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Week 13 Best Bets - The FootballScoop Staff weighs in

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Mississippi State's backdoor cover against Alabama not only kept the Bulldogs in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings, it allowed Scott to pass Doug for second place in our picks standings. Zach hit Utah over Stanford and Doug (poor, poor Doug) whiffed on LSU beating Arkansas.

This season: Scott (5-6-1), Doug (4-8), Zach (7-4-1)

Scott:  over


I like Minnesota plus 10.5 at Nebraska. Jerry Kill's team is so well coached I simply can't see them getting blown out in Lincoln. Nebraska, with losses to Wisconsin and Michigan State, might not give everything the way they would if they were playing to get into the playoff. I just don't see Bo blowing Jerry Kill's team out...and I wouldn't be surprised if the Gophers found a way to win at the end.

Zach:  over 


I don't know how Baylor is only a 28.5-point favorite, but I'll take it. I fully expect the Bears to hit the 55-point mark in their College Football Playoff beauty pageant, and Oklahoma State has had major quarterback and offensive line issues this season. Not a good mix for the Cowboys.

Doug: over 


Let me make this clear; I don't think that the Hoosiers have enough in them to knock off the Buckeyes. However, with the spread at +34 for the Hoosiers, I think they'll be able to cover on the legs of running back Tevin Coleman.