MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It has been an emotional week for the picks panel, with all the arguing over who’s responsible for the government shutdown and whether the finale of “Breaking Bad” was pitch-perfect glorious or merely awesome. But even amid all the bickering, it was nice to see some humanity surface when everyone joined hands during the candlelight vigil for Lane Kiffin.

On now to the picks, where all eight panelists missed on WVU’s upset of Oklahoma State last week. With the Mountaineers facing a 27-point spread in Waco, there are no takers on Team Holgorsen this week either, though our consensus is the line is slightly bloated.

Week 6 Picks
Hoppy
Kercheval

Randy
Gyorko

Allan
Taylor

Brad
Howe
West Virginia
at Baylor
Baylor
38-17
Baylor
38-20
Baylor
33-28
Baylor
42-28
TCU
at Oklahoma
Oklahoma
38-21
Oklahoma
27-10
Oklahoma
23-20
Oklahoma
35-21
Ohio State
at Northwestern
Ohio State
28-24
Ohio State
37-28
N’western
33-31
Ohio State
42-31
Maryland
at Florida State
Florida St.
27-14
Florida St.
37-17
Florida St.
27-14
Florida St.
42-24
Ole Miss
at Auburn
Ole Miss
31-24
Ole Miss
33-31
Auburn
28-27
Ole Miss
31-28
Georgia
at Tennessee
Georgia
41-21
Georgia
47-24
Georgia
38-27
Georgia
35-28
Arizona State
at Notre Dame
Arizona St.
31-21
Arizona St.
35-27
Notre Dame
24-21
Arizona St.
35-28
Michigan State
at Iowa
Iowa
24-20
Iowa
19-16
Iowa
16-14
Iowa
21-17
Washington
at Stanford
Washington
28-21
Stanford
31-24
Stanford
34-30
Stanford
38-27
UT-San Antonio
at Marshall
Marshall
45-24
Marshall
55-31
Marshall
35-24
Marshall
42-17
Last week:
Season total:
8-2
38-12
7-3
38-12
8-2
36-14
8-2
36-14
Week 6 Picks
Garrett
Cullen

Kyle
Wiggs

Greg
Hunter

Travis
Jones
West Virginia
at Baylor
Baylor
35-21
Baylor
32-14
Baylor
31-28
Baylor
35-20
TCU
at Oklahoma
Oklahoma
28-17
Oklahoma
24-14
Oklahoma
28-24
Oklahoma
27-14
Ohio State
at Northwestern
Ohio State
34-23
Ohio State
30-24
Ohio State
45-28
Ohio State
30-20
Maryland
at Florida State
Florida St.
28-17
Florida St.
30-20
Maryland
24-21
Florida St.
33-17
Ole Miss
at Auburn
Auburn
20-17
Auburn
30-27
Ole Miss
21-17
Auburn
21-20
Georgia
at Tennessee
Georgia
34-14
Georgia
35-20
Georgia
24-21
Tennessee
24-23
Arizona State
at Notre Dame
Arizona St.
27-20
Notre Dame
28-24
Arizona St.
38-28
Arizona St.
30-24
Michigan State
at Iowa
Michigan St.
13-10
Iowa
19-16
Michigan St.
28-10
Michigan St.
21-17
Washington
at Stanford
Washington
38-35
Stanford
30-23
Stanford
35-21
Stanford
31-20
UT-San Antonio
at Marshall
Marshall
34-21
Marshall
34-14
Marshall
35-17
Marshall
31-21
Last week
Season total
8-2
34-16
8-2
33-17
7-3
32-18
4-6
27-23
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Comments

  • EB

    I need to stop looking at this website. Wow! " Debbie Downer" MetroNews Sports. Have a Coke and a smile. ( you provide the cola) LOL Then put a smile on that face. WVU 31 Baylor 12

  • Tusker

    It's called objective journalism.. Why would any of these journalists abandon their objective professional integrity to appease the peanut gallery?

    I bet every single one of them wants to be wrong.

    GO MOUNTAINEERS

    • steve

      Don't take the fun out of giving them a hard time just because you think they are being professionals. See how they messed up on OSU by being professionals; it takes heart man.

  • Big Larry

    If Tricket starts and plays the entire game:

    Baylor 38 WVU 24

    If Tricket plays half the game:

    Baylor 49 WVU 17

    If Tricket sits the Bench:

    Baylor 55 WVU 7

    Go Mountaineers!!!

  • Rock Solid

    If the o line doesn't block, we won't run and if the o line doesn't bock better all we'll do is get Clint T killed. Yet worst of all Baylor has speed plus and we look like we are running in mud. Remember speed kills. I'm hoping for a miracle, but reality keeps rearing her ugly head.

  • Jase

    Pathetic, everyone picked against wvu, and they call themselves west Virginians. They should be ashamed of themselves and go cover and work for Marshall

    • Mister Man

      They're picking who they think will win. It's not a reflection of who they want to win.

  • tw eagle

    well, I like the thinking of the omnipotent oracles . . .pick the opponent unanimously and the Mounties will pull out the game ... no on upset because WVU wins ... the odds makers have a better estimate of WVU injuries than I do ... who will be taking the snaps?? Mountaineers have a "need for speed" this week .. work hard, have fun and hope for a fair shake from the officiating crew ... weather channel shows the Waco temps dropping from 90's toady to the 70's by Saturday evening ... 20% precip plus 65% humidity ... better than the heat found in the oakie game , but a lot of "frictional heat"will be generated from the pace of play.

  • tony

    once again we will see, I think we have a far greater chance to win if we get out of the first quarter..if we do and we are within a score at that point-i like our chances to win...

    we need to be extremely physical this game
    ....I understand the panel but I disagree, I think we got in his head last year (Briles)-watch his video- and there may be fireworks when we match their intensity and don't back down. We probably have more guys back from last year than they do. we need to go down there and slap their asses around a bit.

  • Mike Evanoff

    WVU will upset Baylor and move into the Top 25.

    • hailey

      They are not moving into the top 25, but they are going to win....finally the offense line steps up and Sims rushes for atleast 175 yrds.

  • O'Really?

    Keep in mind the entire 'panel' also picked the Cowboys over the Mountaineers last week. If that pattern holds true THIS week, WVU WILL upset the Bears!

    Thank you panel!

  • steve

    Travis, you should have picked the Mounties, since no one else did and you can't go much lower in the cellar. I like the gamble on the Vols. You need a good "upset week" or you'll stay in the cellar. My head tells me the Bears will win, but "THEY HAVEN'Y PLAYED ANYBODY"! MOUNTIES 31, bears 30 (we have no chance if it rains or the wind gusts), if it goes overtime then its MOUNTIES 52, bears 50. Extra: PIRATES in 6! Have fun its only a BALLGAME.

    • Travis Jones

      @steve...I know but the problem is we don't get to see who each other picks prior. Your right though I'm stinking it up this year.. I won this thing last season but can't get anything correct now lol

      • steve

        you should have known at least 4 would pick Baylor (the ones that picked Maryland). You gotta have guts to pull this out, but i'm rootin for ya.

    • steve

      I picked THE PIRATES IN 6 AND NO ONE HAS CAUGHT MY MISTAKE YET; it's a 5 game series! So lets make it Pirates in Four; that means a sweep after last nights loss.

  • ducks in a row

    I believe the Mountaineer's will accomplish something in Waco that'll have the sports world grinning like a cheshire cat on Saturday night. I think Baylor is going to try and beat us on the ground. So, In preparation for that, here is a motivational quote ...

    "I just wrap my arms around the whole backfield and peel 'em one by one until I get to the ball carrier. Him I keep."
    Big Daddy Lipscomb, former NFL defensive tackle on his tackling technique

    WVU by a dime.

    I believe.

  • Jason

    The reason for the picks is: WVU got crushed by a good Maryland team. Therefore WVU got overlooked the following week and WVU made the team pay. This week, and probably here on out, nobody will be overlooking them. Hence, Baylor, the more rounded/better team at this point in the season, is favored to win. By the "experts" in Vegas.

    • DH

      Jason:

      I agree with you, I think Maryland is better than most people think and they will upset Florida State this weekend (none of the panelist picked Maryland either). Baylor does have speed and on paper appears to be better, but WV can counter that speed with a few BIG hits. Keep in mind, Baylor hasnt played top tier competition yet this year.

      WVU will win 24-21

  • Mike

    Looks like the pickem panel has no faith as well. Just join the rest of the country and be against us. WVU will win by double digits in Waco against the Baylor Cubs. WVU 31-Baylor 21

    • Brian

      WVU will win by double-digits?? What planet are you on? It will be 42-0 by halftime.

  • Dougie

    I could understand nobody taking the eers last week after the Maryland debacle. But its sad to see none of you still have any confidence in the team this week.

  • wvu09

    nice to see folks have faith in WVU

    • Nick

      Exactly, I have faith in WVU. No team will win by more than ten. I never liked Hoppy
      Kercheval much....I can't stand to even look at him now.