South Carolina’s 33-23 win against one of the best non-power conference teams in the country in East Carolina would look much different without the context of the season-opening blowout loss to Texas A&M.

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The Pirates have one of the best quarterback-receiver duos in the nation in Shane Carden and Justin Hardy. Still, when I polled my colleagues in the office this afternoon, the lowest guess on the Georgia-South Carolina line was Bulldogs by 6.5 points.

The Gamecocks are playing for their SEC East lives at home this week. Lose and they’re three games behind Georgia due to the head-to-head tiebreaker. Running back Mike Davis looked healthier against ECU and despite a bevy of talented receivers at UGA, the game should be more of a grinding style.

Still, the fact that CG Technology opened the line at Georgia minus-one on Sunday afternoon is mildly surprising. (As I’m writing this, the consensus already has ballooned to a field goal.)

In the other SEC game, Florida opened as a 19-point favorite against Kentucky, which is 2-0 straight up and against the spread.

Commodores fans may be able to cheer up. Vanderbilt (0-2, no offensive touchdowns) is a 20-point favorite against Massachusetts, a member of the MAC — for now. Then again, Vandy opened as more than a two-touchdown favorite against Temple, and we all know how that went.

Here are the rest of the Week 3 lines. Auburn is off.

Matchup Kickoff Time* Line#
UCF at Missouri Noon Missouri -8
Massachusetts at Vanderbilt Noon Vanderbilt -20
Arkansas at Texas Tech 3:30 p.m. Arkansas -6
Georgia at South Carolina 3:30 p.m. Georgia -1
Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss 4 p.m. Ole Miss -21.5
Mississippi State at South Alabama 4 p.m. Mississippi State -13
Southern Miss at Alabama 6 p.m. Alabama -49
Louisiana-Monroe at LSU 7 p.m. LSU -32
Kentucky at Florida 7:30 p.m. Florida -19
Tennessee at Oklahoma 8 p.m. Oklahoma -20
Rice at Texas A&M 9 p.m. Texas A&M -28

*Based on Eastern Time Zone
#Based on CG Technology lines as of 5 p.m. ET Sunday

Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M (in addition to the Wildcats) are 2-0 against the spread. (Florida is 1-0 after lightning canceled its game against Idaho.)

Vanderbilt, Alabama and South Carolina are 0-2.