Oh, well. Another 3-3 week. But it coulda-shoulda-woulda been so much better.

Indiana, up 24-7 at the half, wins 24-17 and fails to cover 17 points against hapless Rutgers . . . Georgia, up 24-0 in the third quarter and poised to cover 31 points, loses its bark and its bite in a 38-12 win . . . Mighty Michigan gets mugged early by struggling and injured Northwestern, a 14-point dog, and trails 17-0 before pulling out a 20-17 escape.

Those are “mistakes’’ I would probably make over and over again.

Enough whining. On to this week’s picks, a combination of best teams and counter-intuitive prognostication.


(Central Flyover Time)

Alabama minus-35 at Arkansas, 11 a.m., ESPN

Illinois minus-5½ at Rutgers, 11 a.m., BTN

Maryland plus-17½ at Michigan, 11 a.m., ABC

Iowa minus-6 at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m., BTN

LSU minus-2½ at Florida, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Nebraska plus-17½ at Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m., BTN

Notre Dame minus 5½ at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ABC

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