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Make your grid picks with the experts

Deseret Morning News and KSL sports "experts" are joining the newspaper's college Grid Picks contest, not that many of the pickers need the help.

Readers can go online at deseretnews.com, click on the Grid Picks link and predict the winners of 12 college football games each week. Last week, 32 of the 1,036 entrants were a perfect 12-0 in the weekly contest.

Beginning this week, Loren Jorgensen, Jon Ringwood and Amy Donaldson of the Deseret Morning News' sports desk, along with KSL-TV's Tom Kirkland and KSL radio's Bill Riley will list their picks. A running total of their successes and failures will be kept. Grid picks will appear in the newspaper each Wednesday through the remainder of the football season.

Can you prognosticate better than the experts?

Better yet, can you become the top picker among the 1,000 or more people who enter the contest online each week? The most accurate predictor each week wins a pair of football tickets to a University of Utah or BYU home game. In the case of ties — like last week — the tiebreaker score will win. Six runners-up each receive a Grid Picks T-shirt.

Dennis Meldrum, of Kaysville, was 12 for 12, 11 on tiebreaker, wins two tickets to a University of Utah football game.

The six runners-up were Jeremey King, Alpine; Cindy Waldron, West Jordan,; Justin Johnson, Ogden; Andrew Smith, Centerville; Dan Lueckler, Clearfield; and Tyler Oviatt, West Jordan.

The Deseret Morning News also sponsors a weekly Grid Picks contest for Utah high school games, and both can be found at deseretnews.com/gridpicks.