Finally, a week when I finished over .500.

I went 4-2. And it could have been better.

I picked Kentucky to beat Tennessee, something the Wildcats had done only once in the past 32 years. But Kentucky won 29-26 and did not cover the six points.

I flat out missed Texas A&M’s game at home against Mississippi State, which dominated the Aggies 35-14.

But, for a change, the football gods smiled on your humble scribe.

Georgia Tech and Clemson played in a monsoon which kept Clemson from covering the 14 ½. Georgia Tech won by a half point.

Vanderbilt was a 6 ½ point underdog to South Carolina. The Gamecocks won by seven (34-27).

Arkansas was a 3 ½ point underdog at Ole Miss and rallied from a 31-7 deficit to win 38-37.

Early last week I didn’t think there was any way Georgia would cover the 14 ½ in the Cocktail Party against Florida in Jacksonville. But then I spent two days in Gainesville, Fla., and realized things there were in a state of flux. Georgia won 42-7 and Florida fired its coach the next day.

So after digging a hole early we are 26-28 against the spread after nine weeks.  Let’s hope we can get to .500 with these enlightened picks:

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