Last week was our best of the year, hitting two of our three upset picks. Doug nailed Baylor over Oklahoma and Zach hit Ohio State over Michigan State, while the B.C. Dudes didn't come through for Scott against Louisville.
This season: Scott (4-7), Doug (5-6), Zach (4-7)
This game is everything to Dan Mullen's team. Win and your dream remains alive. Lose and watch how quickly many in the country revert back to the same old "Mississippi State is a nice team, but they don't belong in the upper echelon of the SEC West much less the top five of the nation" dialogue. Too much on the line for Mullen not to have his guys play their best game. LSU beat Alabama up. I suspect the Bulldogs will try to finish the fight by taking it right at the heart of Alabama's defense. I like the 'Dogs (as 8.5-point dogs themselves.
It's official, I'm drinking the Kool-Aid of Georgia Southern and first year leader Willie Fritz. Georgia Southern ranks 8th overall in scoring offense (43ppg) while also leading the country in scoring...a very rare feat. I don't think anyone would have given this one a chance 12 months ago, but it's called an upset for a reason. Vegas has the line at Georgia Southern +3.
This season started too well for Kentucky to see it come crashing down in flames. I look for the Wildcats to provide their best effort of the season after last week's 63-31 laugher at the hands of Georgia and clinch a monumental sixth win for Mark Stoops and company. Give me the 'Cats plus the 8.5.