I used to hate bye weeks. Now I love them. Considering last week and what we have coming up, I am on cloud 9 for this one. There are some pretty big games that could mean lots to Auburn’s future this week, so let’s sit back, relax, and watch other people suffer.
This Week: 7-6 (53.8%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 7-5 (58.3.0%)
EA NCAA 14: 10-3 (76.9%)
Last Week: 12-1 (92.3%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 6-6 (50.0%)
EA NCAA 14: 5-8 (38.5%)
Overall: 131-27 (82.9%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 63-65 (49.2%)
EA NCAA 14: 110-48 (69.6%)
Mississippi State (-1.5) at Arkansas – The winner of this game could decide the final spot in the SEC West Standings. A Mississippi State win solidifies Arkansas in the cellar. An Arkansas win gives them a small shot at staying out of the basement. Arkansas hasn’t won a game since September 14th. That won’t change.
EA: Mississippi State 28, Arkansas 24 – SUCCESS!
WB: Mississippi State 27, Arkansas 17 – SUCCESS!
Mississippi State 24, Arkansas 17
Georgia Southern at Florida (-28) – Georgia Southern is respectable. Florida is meh all over. They don’t have the ability to blow out anybody, so this one will be close until the 4th quarter.
EA: Florida 38, Georgia Southern 10 – FAILURE
WB: Florida 38, Georgia Southern 21 – FAILURE
Georgia Southern 26, Florida 20
UT-Chattanooga at Alabama (-49) – Alabama takes a bye week before the biggest Iron Bowl in history.
EA: Alabama 48 , UT-Chattanooga 3 – SUCCESS!
WB: Alabama 35, UT-Chattanooga 3 – SUCCESS!
Alabama 49, UT-Chattanooga 0
Texas A&M at LSU (-4.5) – The biggest SEC game of the week goes down in Baton Rouge. For Auburn’s best bowl interests, regardless of what happens in the Iron Bowl, they want Texas A&M to lose. There’s a big bandwagon of folks thinking a 10-2 Texas A&M would/should go to the Sugar Bowl over 11-1 or 10-2 Auburn or 11-1 Alabama should neither of the two make it to Pasadena. That’s stupid. Geaux Tigers.
EA: Texas A&M 52, LSU 45 – FAILURE
WB: LSU 41, Texas A&M 38 – SUCCESS!
LSU 34, Texas A&M 10
Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-2.5) – Vandy’s on a two game winning streak (Florida, Kentucky). Tennessee is coming off a bye following the beat down from Auburn. A rested Tennessee at home will win.
EA: Tennessee 35, Vanderbilt 13 – FAILURE
WB: Tennessee 28, Vanderbilt 20 – FAILURE
Vanderbilt 14, Tennessee 10
Kentucky at Georgia (-28.5) – Georgia prolly gon’ be a lil’ mad. Kentucky
prolly is not good at football. Blackout beat down.
EA: Georgia 47, Kentucky 14 – SUCCESS!
WB: Georgia 45, Kentucky 7 – SUCCESS!
Georgia 59, Kentucky 17
Missouri (-2.5) at Ole Miss – A small line for such an awesome Missouri, right? Whatever. They’ve beaten nobody in the top 25. They’ve played an easy schedule in an East that doesn’t want a winner. Ole Miss will win in a close, exciting one.
EA: Missouri 30, Ole Miss 23 OT – SUCCESS!
WB: Ole Miss 34, Missouri 31 – FAILURE
Missouri 24, Ole Miss 10
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina (-34.5) – The Gamecocks take a bye week before their battle with Clemson. Coastal Carolina sounds like a cool vacation spot, though, right?
EA: South Carolina 56, Coastal Carolina 10 – SUCCESS!
WB: South Carolina 52, Coastal Carolina 7 – SUCCESS!
South Carolina 70, Coastal Carolina 10
And now for the national games to fill out the pick ’em slate…
Oklahoma at Kansas State (-5) – Kansas State has gotten on a little roll. I guess that’s why they’re favored in this one. That, or the fact that Bob Stoops is already packing for Tuscaloosa. YOU HEARD IT HERE, FIRST!
EA: Oklahoma 34, Kansas State 24 – SUCCESS!
WB: Kansas State 31 , Oklahoma 21 – FAILURE
Oklahoma 41, Kansas State 31
Oregon (-20.5) at Arizona – It’s funny what a loss will do to a betting line. Weeks ago, Oregon would have been a 40 point favorite to the Wildcats that have beaten nobody in their six wins. Now, it’s a little more sensible. Doesn’t matter, Oregon will roll. EA Sports is on crack.
EA: Arizona 35, Oregon 28 – SUCCESS!
WB: Oregon 45, Arizona 20 – FAILURE
Arizona 42, Oregon 16
Nebraska at Penn State (-2) – Maybe I’ve only caught the wins, but why is Nebraska considered not very good? Their three losses are to ranked teams. Penn State has one decent win and it came against an under-performing Michigan. I don’t mind either of these schools, honestly, and I’ve adopted Penn State as a 2nd team this year, but Nebraska should win.
EA: Nebraska 49, Penn State 13 – SUCCESS!
WB: Nebraska 20, Penn State 17 – SUCCESS!
Nebraska 23, Penn State 20
Arizona State (-2.5) at UCLA – This is a nice little top 20 matchup. They both have two losses, but Arizona State lost to Notre Dame. How do you lost to Notre Dame? UCLA wins.
EA: Arizona State 41, UCLA 17 – SUCCESS!
WB: UCLA 31, Arizona State 24 – FAILURE
Arizona State 38, UCLA 33
Baylor (-9.5) at Oklahoma State – Oklahoma State is Baylor’s toughest test left on their schedule. There’s already been an earthquake in Stillwater today. Gameday is there. Baylor goes down. Auburn moves up a spot without even playing a game. Go Pokes. I see you EA Sports.
EA: Oklahoma State 41, Baylor 17 – SUCCESS!
WB: Oklahoma State 41, Baylor 38 – SUCCESS!
Oklahoma State 49, Baylor 17
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