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Managing Editor, Landon Young, collaborates with his father, Gerald Young, on this week’s SEC games

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On Saturday’s early segment, managing editor, Landon Young, does this week’s Southeastern Conference pick ‘em challenge with his father, Gerald Young.

My father is the reason I am so crazy about Mississippi State sports. He brought me home from the hospital when I was born in a No. 1 Mississippi State jersey. Growing up, we woke up early every Saturday and watched ESPN College GameDay together while drinking some fresh coffee.

Every week, I call him before Saturday and we discuss who will win this Saturday inside the SEC. We will discuss betting lines, close games, and winners each week.

After the first four weeks of the football season, we are still tied at one win apiece.

SEC Football Week 5:

Alabama (-14.5) vs. Ole Miss

Pops: I think this is a no-brainer... I’m taking Ole Miss in the points, but I think Bama wins.

Son: The Mississippi State fan inside of me wants to pick Bama, but that seems unrealistic. I’ll take Ole Miss to cover.

Arkansas vs. Georgia (-16.5)

Pops: I’ll also take Arkansas and those points as well. I’m not so sure that Arkansas won’t beat them.

Son: That -16.5 seems way too large. I’ll take the Hogs to cover.

Auburn vs. LSU (-3)

Pops: I’m picking up Auburn straight up.

Son: Auburn wins in Death Valley.

Florida (-7.5) vs. Kentucky

Pops: That’s a tough one... I’m gonna say Florida covers.

Son: I’ll take UK to cover this one since it’s in Lexington.

Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M (-7)

Pops: I’m actually convinced that we’re going to win today. If we can clean up mistakes we’re going to beat the Aggies. Give me the DAWGS!

Son: I’m gonna take the DAWGS to win this SEC road matchup. Dawgs win in a close one.

Tennessee vs. Missouri (-2.5)

Pops: I’ll take Missouri to win this one since they have the home field.

Son: I’m taking UT to go into Missouri to win this one.

South Carolina (-6.5) vs. Troy

Pops: It’s that close? Haha, I’ll say they cover.

Son: The Bear picked Troy on College Gameday this morning, but I’m gonna pick South Carolina to cover.

Vanderbilt (-14.5) vs. UConn

Pops: I heard on the radio that UConn is one of the worst teams in the country. I’ll take Vandy to cover.

Son: I’m taking UConn to cover, but Vandy wins.

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