Week 12 of the Advocate News Football Contest proved difficult to predict during rivalry week in college football. Several games came down to the wire, causing a significant shake-up at the top of the weekly standings in the contest’s final week of 2021.
The tie-breaker score was 69, the total number of points in Michigan’s 42-27 win over Ohio State.
Karson Trede of Durant won first place and $25 this week, missing three games and guessing 91 for the tie-breaker.
Troy Harmel of Walcott won second place and $15 this week, missing two games and guessing 60 for the tie-breaker. Harmel won in a previous week, keeping him out of first place for a second time.
Ben Brown of Wilton won third place and $10 this week, missing four games and having a tie-breaker prediction of 63.
This week’s scores included: NC State 34, North Carolina 30; Michigan 42, Ohio State 27; Alabama 24, Auburn 22; Oregon 38, Oregon State 29; Michigan State 30, Penn State 27; Minnesota 23, Wisconsin 13; Oklahoma State 37, Oklahoma 33; Washington State 40, Washington 13; Florida 24, Florida State 21; Army 31, Liberty 16; Illinois 47, Northwestern 14; Virginia Tech 29, Virginia 24; Kentucky 52, Louisville 21.
Thanks to all contestants who played the 2021 Football Contest. Weekly sponsors included: Toyota of Muscatine, Family Eye & Contact Lens Center, Community Bank & Trust, Liberty Trust & Savings Bank, Keller’s Home Furnishings (Tipton), Sinclair Tractor, Wilton office of DeWitt Bank & Trust, Wilton Auto, Wilton Candy Kitchen, Durant Collision, Arty’s, Wilton Café, The Durant Hub, and Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth CPAs.
A reminder that only this year’s GREEN contest forms and forms from the paper were accepted. Forms of other colors from past years were disqualified.
Also a tradition since 2010, the Football Contest had a “12 weeks, 12 winners” theme. Participants were limited to one first place finish over the 12-week period of the contest. (All winners can continue to play week-to-week, but each entrant was limited to one first place finish.)