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I bounced back with a 4-2 record last week. It could have been 5-1 but Texas A&M won by 13 over South Carolina. The line was 13.5.  I took Utah and the 6.5 points against Oregon thinking the Utes would keep it close with that great defense. 

Wrong. Oregon looked like a playoff team in winning 35-6.

They say that folks always remember what you do in November. Hope they are right. We are 24-31 with five Saturdays left in the regular season. Our goal is to get back to .500.

So here we go:

LSU (6-2) (getting 3.5) at Alabama (7-1): Styles make fights and so it will be in this heavyweight battle in the SEC West. LSU, with quarterback Jayden Daniels, want this to turn this game into a track meet. Alabama wants it to be a street fight.  Here are the key stats. Alabama is second in the SEC in scoring defense at 16.5 points allowed per game. LSU leads the nation in scoring offense at 47.4 points per game. Who's style wins? I like Alabama at home giving 3.5.

Missouri (7-1) (getting (15) at Georgia (8-0): The Bulldogs, No. 2 in the first CFP Standings,  took Florida to the woodshed last week in Jacksonville. QB Carson Beck had the best game of his career with 315 yards passing and two toudhdowns. He's getting better every week.. Missouri's only loss this season was to LSU (49-39) in a game it could have won. The energy at Dooley Field will be off the charts. Georgia wins and covers the 15.

Texas A&M (5-3) (getting 3) at Ole Miss (7-1): Folks, I'm telling you, this has a chance to  be a helluva game. Ole Miss is starting to play some really good defense to compliment its offense. Ole Miss is fifth in the SEC in scoring defense (21.4 ppg). The Rebels are still in the hunt in te SEC West with a win against the Aggies. I'm taking Ole MIss and giving the 3.

Arkansas (3-5) (getting six) at Florida (5-3): Getting his team ready to play at Florida will be one of the toughest things Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has ever done. The Razorbacks have lost six straight and the last three losses have been by seven (Ole Miss), three (Alabama), and four (Mississippi State). The Gators were dominated by Georgia last week and need a win here because the rest of the schedule is LSU, Missouri and Florida State. I'll take the Gators at home and give the six.

Auburn (4-4) (giving 12.5) at Vanderbilt (2-7): Not long ago Auburn was cominng off four staight losses to Texas A&M (27-10), Georgia (27-20), LSU (48-18) and Ole Miss (38-21). But the Tigers bounced back with a 27-13 win over Mississippi State and now have a legitimate shot at a bowl game.  A win over the struggline Commodores brings Auburn to within one game of a bowl with Arkansas, New Mexico, and Alabama left to play. I'll take Auburn and give the 12.5 points.

Kentucky (5-3) (giving 4) at Mississippi State (4-4). Kentucky played Tennessee tough last week in Lexington but the Volunteers prevailed 33-27. Kentucky needs one more win to qualify for a bowl and should get it against a Mississippi State team that is 1-4 in the SEC. The good news for Kentucky is that quarterback Devin Leary is coming off his best game with 378 yards passing. I'll take Kentucky and give the four points.