Rivalry Week is upon us, which means bragging rights are on the line across the SEC, including when No. 7 Alabama tees it up with rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. The Crimson Tide have been eliminated from SEC West contention, but a state championship is up for grabs after the four-overtime thriller last season. Auburn has had a rough campaign, but an upset over the Crimson Tide with interim coach and legendary Tigers running back Carnell Williams at the helm would send the program into the offseason on a much-needed high.
Elsewhere, No. 1 Georgia will face Georgia Tech as the Bulldogs look to cap off another perfect regular season, No. 5 LSU looks to keep its faint College Football Playoff hopes alive at Texas A&M and South Carolina will be looking to notch its second straight upset over No. 8 Clemson.
Let’s break down each game and make picks straight up and against the spread.
Appetizer: Style points for the Tigers
Don’t be surprised if LSU coach Brian Kelly leaves his foot on the gas vs. Texas A&M if his Tigers can jump out to a lead. He knows that in this day and age, making a great final impression can go a long way. No, Texas A&M isn’t exactly a juggernaut this year. In fact, it’s a disaster.
Let’s play a game for a second. Say, hypothetically, LSU blows the doors off of Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Would the CFP Selection Committee give the two-loss Tigers a spot in the four-team playoff? They would have two quality wins over Georgia and Alabama, but the loss to Tennessee doesn’t look as great as it did prior to Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina, and the season-opening loss to No. 16 Florida State isn’t excusable for a title-worthy team.
LSU topped UAB 41-10 last week despite only…
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Author : Barrett Sallee
Publish date : 2022-11-23 15:51:32
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