Mississippi Rebels at LSU Tigers -16.5: Ole Miss played awful last week, getting blown out by the Vols. Ole Miss has rarely not played awful. LSU has often played awful, but usually plays its best when doing so. This line is getting bigger and bigger, meaning this year’s edition of Houston Nutt’s annual upset surprise could simply be losing to the Tigers by 16. PICK: Ole Miss.
Arkansas Razorbacks -3 at Mississippi St. Bulldogs: Razorbacks QB Ryan Mallett is so tall, cowbell soundwaves won’t even reach his ears until the fourth quarter. Then he’ll start throwing interceptions willy nilly. This is how the Alabama Crimson Tide caused him to do just that in their game against him - those Tuscaloosa pom poms get mighty swishy when the wind is just right. PICK: MSU.
Tennessee Volunteers -9 at Vanderbilt Commodores: Beginning to suspect this year’s Vandy team is an especially bad Vandy team. Since the same can be said for this year’s Vols, treat this as if it’s any other vintage of Vols-Dores. PICK: Tennessee.