Traditional Rivalries Highlight NCAA Holiday Schedule

This past week Baylor was eliminated from any hope of a national title in the NCAA. However, Missouri remained in the mix with its 24-10 victory over Ole Miss on the road.

Alabama and Auburn had the weekend off to prepare for the upcoming Iron Bowl. The game quite possibly could be the most important in the long history the rivalry.

The Crimson Tide led by head coach Nick Saban is currently between 10.5 to 11-point favorites depending up the book you look at. The winner will take home the SEC West title and face South Carolina or Missouri in the championship game of the SEC.

If the Tide can win out, it would face the Florida State Seminoles in the BCS National Championship game in Pasadena, unless the Seminoles lose to Florida or in the championship game of the ACC.

If FSU were to lose, then Ohio State moves in to take on the Tide. If both Ohio State and Florida State stumbled then Oklahoma State might possibly be in the mix.

Heisman Look

On many sports books such as Bovada and topbet, the Heisman Trophy race is down to just Jameis Winston and A.J. McCarron.

At present, on betonline Winston is chalk at -200. However, each one has two games to separate themselves from one another.

Nevertheless, if Winston plays well over the next two games and is not arrested for an alleged sexual assault, then he should win the trophy hands down.

Early Look

Mississippi State hosts Ole Miss (-3). The Mississippi State problem at quarterback remains a problem for the team. Under Huge Freeze, the Rebels have a road record of 7-3 ATS. Take Ole Miss less the points.


The era of Aaron Murray as quarterback at Georgia came to an end in the Bulldogs 59-17 win against Kentucky. However, he could not enjoy his final game between the hedges, as he suffered a torn ACL.

Hutson Mason will take over for Murray when the Bulldogs taken on Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The Bulldogs are favored by 3 points on and have won four straight against the Yellow Jackets.

South Carolina is 4-0 SU against Clemson in their past four matchups. The Gamecocks are favorites by 4.5 points for their showdown on Saturday.

Keith Price the Washington quarterback has 19 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, but is doubtful for the annual rivalry matchup between Washington and Washington State.

Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott their talented running quarterback will miss his third consecutive game due to an injured elbow.