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: