We are down to the final three weeks of the regular season and things are serious. We are in the fourth week of the college football playoff drama and things should only intensify.
It’s a huge week in the state of Mississippi and we will get to that shortly, but first let’s look at some other games that have huge implications as well.
Last Week: 5-0
Yearly Predictions: 37-20
No. 11 Nebraska at No. 22 Wisconsin
It’s a Big-10 showdown as Nebraska looks to stay on top of the Western Division and Wisconsin can create a log jam at the top.
In the grand scheme of things, if Nebraska wants to make a serious run in the college football playoff rankings, they have to win this game. They are currently 16th in the rankings, but a win here puts them in position to play for the Big-10 championship which could propel them close to the top four.
Big Red 27 – Wis CANSIN 17
No. 9 Auburn at No. 16 Georgia
It’s the battle of Jekyll and Hyde between the Tiger of Auburn and the Dogs of Georgia. Georgia has looked like world beaters one week and chumps the next. Auburn was sitting comfortably in the college football playoff until they were dinged this past weekend against Texas A&M.
Georgia still has a chance to win the East if things go right, but must win Saturday. Auburn can save face and still finish in the upper half of the West and head to a big bowl game.
Butt Fumble 31 – We Richting 30
No. 20 LSU at Arkansas
It’s the battle for the boot as LSU travels to Arkansas and this should be another throw back, knock-em down type of game.
LSU is coming off a heart breaking defeat to Alabama in overtime, while Arkansas had the week off. The Hogs need two wins to become bowl eligible for the first time in eons. Many feel Arkansas will ding someone in the west before it’s all said and done this year and Saturday could be the day. Arkansas has played well in close losses to Alabama and Mississippi State and had Texas A&M on the ropes.
With this being at home, I give the edge to the Hog Mollys.
Wooooo We got one 20 – We need a quarterback deaux 14
No. 2 Florida State at Miami
Florida State has been living off that Auburn karma all season long, while they are undefeated; they have hardly looked the part of a defending national champion. Close wins against the likes of Clemson, Notre Dame and Louisville has them looking like they are on borrowed time.
Don’t take my word for it though, as the college football playoff committee just docked them a spot from two to three in this week’s poll.
Miami is a very good team this year and would love nothing more than to ruin the Noles season. Karma is running out in Tallahassee and could be on empty Saturday.
The U 34 – Pass the Crab Legs 31
No. 1 Mississippi State at No. 4 Alabama
I don’t think I have to tell you what this game means or get into the matchup to much as we have done this at nauseam all week here at MWN. The goal is now simple. Beat Bama and State can stay number-one in the country and lock up the west at home next week against Vanderbilt.
A loss isn’t the end of the world as the Bulldogs could still make the CFB Playoff by winning out.
But – this is truly State verses the world this weekend as very few pundits are picking the Bulldogs and other fan bases are wanting their teams to get into the CFB Playoff, so they will be pulling for Alabama as well.
It all comes down to quarterback play and turnovers for me in this game and I give the nod to Number-15 in Maroon.
I think State comes out and punches Alabama in the face and holds on late. This is their moment, they have prepared for this game and time for a long while now. This team is battle tested and now they can taste success and see the finish line. Get those Champaign glasses out and get ready. It’s coming Saturday.
We Them Boys 31 – We use to Be them Boys 21