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Ransom is Pigskin Picks week 3 winner

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Darian Ransom of Whiteville was the runaway winner of the week three Allstate-Angela Slagle Agency Pigskin Picks contest. He will receive $50. In one of the most difficult weeks to pick winners in contest history, Ransom was correct on 12 of 13 selections. The participants closest to Ransom were Dawn Price, Michele Haigler and Eddie Hall with nine correct selections each.

Ransom’s only miss was East Carolina’s 44-24 win over USF. He was not alone. Every contestant picked USF to defeat the Pirates. The average number of correct picks out of this week’s 13 games was 6.8. Although it did not come into play this week, the correct tiebreaker highest point total was 111 in Alabama’s 63-48 win over Mississippi. Austin Ward’s prediction of 95 points was  the closest any contestant came to the correct answer.

It’s not too late to play. The contest is scheduled to run for seven more weeks. A print entry form is available on page 2B in Tuesday’s paper. You may play online by clicking here or visiting NRcolumbus.com and clicking on the contest ad on the home page. The contest is free and you don’t have to be a subscriber to play.


Game (Winner in Bold) % Selecting winner
ECU at USF 0%
Florida at Texas A&M 14%
Pittsburgh at Boston College 22%
Kansas State at TCU 28%
Duke  at Syracuse 31%
Texas vs. Oklahoma 36%
N.C. State at Virginia 42%
Virginia Tech at North Carolina 75%
Texas Tech at Iowa State 78%
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 86%
Miami Fla. at Clemson 89%
Tennessee at Georgia 89%
Alabama at Mississippi 97%


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The average total number of points selected by contest players was 80.

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