It is an unusually busy championship game weekend on Saturday with Covid-19 cancellations also being played out alongside the main course in Atlanta.
Week Results: 2-3. Bad week. Went for an upset with Tennessee, a pick ‘em with Mississippi State, and the LSU (again) doing LSU things.
Closest Pick: Nothing remotely close. I was 38 points out with Bama/Arkansas and 26 out with Georgia/Mizzou.
Season Results: 47-18.
(7) Florida @ (1) Alabama (in Atlanta) – Florida will be able to pass to some degree on Alabama but Kyle Trask has slowed down a touch as the season has gone on while the Alabama passing defense has only improved. Expect to see a large amount of Najee Harris – 22 touchdowns on the season – early as the Crimson Tide will try to get Florida to bite on the run before opening up the pass. Alabama score plenty of points early and that won’t change here as they march through Florida and into the CFP undefeated. Alabama 45, Florida 21.
(5) Texas A&M @ Tennessee – Tennessee picked up a big win over a pandemic riddled Vandy last week, but the Vols are still just 3-6 on the year. A&M doesn’t make mistakes, while Tennessee makes are too many. The Aggies will win and pray for some weird results elsewhere to sneak into the CFP. A&M 38, Tennessee 10.
Ole Miss @ LSU – It is an LSU game, so who knows. It is 4-4 (Ole Miss) vs 4-5 (LSU) and that makes this a bigger game for SEC pride than it first looks. The Rebels have won three in a row – albeit against bad teams – while LSU beating Florida last weekend is easily the best win for either squad on the season. Ole Miss seems to have a touch more consistency, so that is the pick here. Ole Miss 37, LSU 27.
Mizzou @ Mississippi State – Mizzou (5-4) have been great at home and a not great on the road. Mississippi State (2-7) hasn’t really been great anywhere other than opening day. Mike Leach needs to teach his team how to finish drives in the off-season as they haven’t scored more than 24 points in eight straight games. That won’t change on Saturday. Mizzou 38, Mississippi State 17.