Last week was fun, huh? Let's do it again this week. I went 11-2 last week, putting my total at 22-3 on the year. I don't pick against the spread because the rules are made up and the points don't matter.
Alabama (-14.5) vs Florida
Bama actually looked somewhat human against Mercer, which is funny to say since the score was something like 48-14. That being said, I still think they get a big win over Florida. This isn't Dan the Man's year to knock off Saban.
Bama 38, Florida 21.
Auburn vs Penn State (-6.5)
I think this has potential to be game of the week over the Florida and Bama game, as there's a chance that'll be a blowout. Bo Nix plays badly on the road and Penn State will be ready and rocking. I think the Lions get the win here.
Penn State 28, Auburn 24.
South Carolina vs Georgia (-31.5)
I think the spread here is a little crazy. Georgia is clearly the better team and will win by multiple scores, but 31.5? That seems too high too me.
Other Bulldogs 31, South Carolina 14.
Tulane vs Ole Piss "We WuZ reBeLs" (-14.5)
Tulane looked pretty great against Oklahoma in the season starter, almost pulling off a huge upset but eventually falling 35-40. They then put up 69 points against the Morgan State Bears. Never heard of them? Yeah, me neither. But still, 69 points is 69 points. It's hard to score that much on anyone. I think Tulane has a chance to make this interesting and this will be a shootout.
Ole Piss 52, Tulane 45.
Georgia Southern vs Arkansas (-23.5)
Arkansas is riding high off their biggest win in the last several years, if not the last decade. Getting the triple option off a big win like that is a recipe for a slight let down, but I still expect the Hogs to win somewhat comfortably.
Arkansas 38, Georgia Southern 21.
New Mexico vs Texas A&M (-29.5)
The Aggie's starting QB is out with a broken ankle so they'll be starting the back up. He's looked very ehhh so far, leading the Aggies to a 10-7 win over Colorado last week and not really seeing the field much otherwise. The Aggies should win here as New Mexico is pretty garbage, but don't be surprised if they don't run the Lobos off the field.
Aggies 45, Lobos 17.
Central Michigan vs LSU (-18.5)
Central Michigan played a solid game against Mizzou and honestly LSU is not looking like the team they're cracked up to be. The Tigers are too talented for this game to be in danger, but i think the corndogs might be sweating a bit before it's all over. Interesting tidbit: ESPN's Football Power Index is currently predicting that the Tigers will lose not one, not two, but EVERY SEC game on their schedule. That's right, EVERY SINGLE ONE. Do I think that'll happen? No. But I do think Coach O's job will be in jeopardy by the end of the season.
LSU 35, Central Michigan 21.
Stanford (-11.5) vs Vanderbilt
Stanford has had a weird season so far. They started off by getting blown out 24-7 by Kansas State, but then knocked off #14 USC (who then fired their head coach). Stanford shouldn't struggle too much with Vandy, I'd take the over here.
Stanford 28, Vandy 14.
Tennessee (-40.5) vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
I'm not gonna lie, this is the first time I've ever heard of Tennessee Tech. Apparently that's for good reason too as they've scored 14 points in their first two games combined, losing to Samford 52-14 then getting blanked by Furman 26-0. If Tennessee doesn't win by at least 30, they should cancel the rest of the season.
Tennessee 45, Tennessee Tech 3.
Aaaaand now for the only one that matters...
Mississippi State (-3.5) vs Memphis
The Tigers are no stranger to scoring points, having just come off a 55-50 win over Arkansas State. This is the biggest game of Memphis' season, so expect them to be pumped and ready to go. That being said, this will also easily be the best defense they'll see this season. Not to mention that giving up 50 points to the Red Wolves is a really bad sign as they aren't exactly stellar on offense, they don't even know who their starting QB is yet.
Obviously the young Memphis QB is very talented, but let's see how he does when the Dogs shut down the run game and he has to throw it all game long against the strongest and fastest defense he'll see this year. Memphis will score, but it won't be enough. The Memphis defense looks soft enough for Rogers to build up some real numbers here and maybe work out some demons left over from last season. Wrap it in Maroon and White.
State 45, Memphis 21.
Hail Damn State