SEC week 3 predictions

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The SEC welcomes college football’s biggest game of the season Saturday when Alabama travels to College Station.

Kevin is 14-8 ATS and 22-3 overall, while I’m 11-11 and 21-4 overall.

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On to week three…

#7 Louisville (-13) at Kentucky

Jon: I truly hope Kentucky somehow finds a way to pull off the monumental upset. That would be great for the program, but Cards are just too good. Louisville 41, Kentucky 21

Kevin: This line is a no brainer. Louisville wins and covers. Cardinals 45, UK 20

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Tennessee at #2 Oregon (-27)

Jon: Tennessee is playing much better than last year, but Oregon is just too nasty and the execution is just too good on offense. The Ducks could be the best team in the country. Oregon 49, Tennessee 20

Kevin: I love Oregon’s offense, and they will cover. Ducks 47, Vols 17

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#25 Ole Miss at Texas (-2.5)

Jon: The time for Ole Miss to get a signature win during the Hugh Freeze era is now. Does Hugh Freeze get a job interview afterward? Ole Miss 31, Texas 29

Kevin: Ole Miss is playing great, but Texas wins and covers. Horns 38, Ole Miss 35

#1 Alabama (-8) at #6 Texas A&M

Jon: Ah, the game of the millennium? It may not turn out to be the biggest game of the season. But this game is the perfect reason why college football is incredible. I just can’t see Texas A&M’s porous defense stopping the Tide’s running game. Johnny Manziel has a huge day, and Texas A&M covers. Alabama 35, Texas A&M 31

Kevin: Johnny Manziel is going off, and the defense overachieves. They will rise to the occasion. Texas A&M 38, Alabama 36

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Mississippi State at Auburn (-6)

Jon: Both QBs are going to have to play and be effective for Mississippi State, and this game usually turns out pretty weird. I really like Auburn, but MSU’s run defense is better than what most think. AU wins, but MSU covers. Auburn 20, Mississippi State 16

Kevin: I have no confidence in MSU yet. Auburn has more talent and the better head coach. Is this the most important game of Mullen’s career? Auburn 27, Mississippi State 20

Southern Miss at Arkansas (-22)

Jon: Arkansas had a letdown week against Samford, but last year’s team would have lost that game. Arkansas bounces back with a better performance and covers. Arkansas 36, Southern Miss 13

Kevin: Arkansas should dominate Southern Miss, but it could be more like last week’s game, much closer than some anticipate. Hogs 34, Southern Miss 17

Vanderbilt at #13 South Carolina (-13.5)

Jon: This is a big spread, even in Williams-Brice. The Commodores will keep this game close and could find a way to win late. But the Gamecocks bounce back with a win. South Carolina 27, Vanderbilt 17

Kevin: South Carolina will bounce back with a win, but Vandy covers. USC 29, Vanderbilt 24

Kent State at #8 LSU (-36.5)

Jon: LSU’s offense is elite through two weeks, and Zach Mettenberger has been very good. The Tigers will win, but they don’t cover. LSU 49, Kent State 13

Kevin: LSU will blow out Kent State. Tigers 52, Kent State 10

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  • I think Ole Miss turns the Longhorns into Steers and Johnny Football leaves the game injured in the third quarter.

    • Seriously?! It’s fine if you think Bama’s going to win, but hoping/thinking a player is going to leave injured…now that’s just wrong. IF Bama wins, wouldn’t the victory be all the sweeter if Johnny stays in for the whole game? I know if we win, I would rather it be with every Bama player healthy!

  • Ya’ll are giving States offense way to much credit. I say State only puts up 7 late in the 4th. 10 points at the most.

  • I don’t think their is any way Texas wins that game. I don’t like other SEC teams but I’ve gotta tip my hat to Ole Miss and Mr. Freeze if they get a win this weekend.

  • Ole Miss shouldn’t have any problems beating Texas. I think we’ll cover the spread, but it’s going to be very tough for us to beat Bama.

  • This may be one of the few games fans may want to give the points and take the Gamecocks. After watching the Gamecocks extensively for the past 12 years, with the comments Spurrier has made publicly this week about his disappointment, as well as his statements about a significant shakeup, I would imagine Vandy will regret being the first team to play the Gamecocks after the egg they laid against Georgia last Saturday. This is going to be a statement game for South Carolina and I doubt they don’t take their foot off the gas pedal until the final horn blows. Final score South Carolina 38, Vandy 16.