Brutal. Just brutal.
After my best Saturday of the season the Football Gods decided that your scribe needed an extra dose of humility. Specifically:
I picked Alabama to beat LSU and it did, 24-10. But the Crimson Tide didn’t cover 21 ½.
Auburn won at Texas A&M, as expected, but won by exactly 15 (42-27), which was the number. In this world, as I understand it, a tie is a loss.
I thought Florida was sick of losing and would rally behind interim coach Randy Shannon. It couldn’t have been much worse if half the Gators had missed the team plane to Columbia, Mo. That final: Missouri 45, Florida 16.
I should have known that Kirby Smart was not going to tack on style points against Will Muschamp, his old roommate. Georgia wins 24-10 but didn’t cover the 24 ½.
I’ve decided that Kentucky is just good enough to break your heart. Ole Miss scored with five seconds left to win 38-37.
Clemson was favored by 7 ½ at N.C. State and the Tigers won by seven, 38-31.
Put it all together and you have a crowd-pleasing 0-6 to run our record to 26-34 after 10 weeks.
I promise I’ll try to do better this week. On to the picks: The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.