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College Football Playoff rankings: If the season ended today
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College Football Playoff rankings: If the season ended today
Wednesday October 8th, 2014

The No. 3 Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS over their last eight games, giving them the SEC's longest current winning streak. They'll try to extend that winning streak this Saturday hosting the No. 2 Auburn Tigers.

Mississippi State is a 2.5-point home underdog at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as the betting underdog.

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After beating the then-No. 8 LSU Tigers 34-29 on the road two weeks ago, Mississippi State produced an encore Saturday, beating then-No. 6 Texas A&M 48-31 at home. Quarterback Dak Prescott had a nearly identical stat line over the two games, passing for 268 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in both wins. Prescott rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown against LSU and 77 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M. The dual-threat quarterback has emerged as a Heisman favorite going off at 5/2 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

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Auburn will be the third straight top 10 foe for Mississippi State and might be the toughest one yet. In blowing out LSU 41-7 last week, Auburn improved to 9-0 SU and ATS in its last nine games against SEC opponents. The Tigers have been outstanding as usual on offense, averaging 42 points per game, but the defense looks even better than it did last season. Th Tigers are allowing only 14.4 points per game, putting them in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense.

The UNDER is 3-0 over Auburn's last three games and 5-2 over Mississippi State's last seven home contests. Saturday's total is set at 63 points.

Both the Tigers and the Bulldogs feature talented mobile quarterbacks and hard working defenses. Auburn is 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games against Mississippi State, but this could be the best team the Bulldogs have ever had. The winner of this game will emerge as the clear team to beat in the SEC West.

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