Michigan State at Indiana+4.5
The Old Brass Spittoon is up for grabs as Sparty travels to Indiana. Michigan State has had an outstanding run game behind running back Kenneth Walker III. KW3 has 913 rushing yards so far this season, and will for sure go over a thousand against Indiana. Quarterback Payton Thorne has both Jayden Reed and Jalen Nailor who are both on pace to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the year. They will have a tough test against this good Indiana defense that is led by linebacker Micah Mcfadden. Since the Hoosiers are having a tough time moving the ball their defense has been put into poor situations. If Michael Penix can play Indiana might have some success against a Spartan defense that has been average at best. Look out for a potential upset.
Verdict Indiana 24 – Michigan State 23
Oklahoma State+5.5 at Texas
Texas is coming off one of the most brutal losses to a rival I have ever seen. No doubt this offense is good with Casey Thompson and Bijan Robinson, but the defense is less desirable. Oklahoma State is going to bring it on defense. Oklahoma pretty much shut down Texas in the second half, the Cowboys should be able to slow them down. The key is Spencer Saunders and his ability to get the Oklahoma State offense going. Texas is still recovering from the Red River Showdown and it will show.
Verdict: Oklahoma State 27 – Texas 24
Kentucky at Georgia -23
Every week is another example of Georgia being absolutely dominant on defense. Marks Stoops has done a remarkable job at Kentucky but their mode of operation will play right into Georgia’s hand. Even though Will Levis is a tough quarterback, but he can not be responsible for throwing more than 25 times a game. Unfortunately, the Wildcats runs into the Georgia buzzsaw.
Verdict: Georgia 31 – Kentucky 7
Ole Miss-2.5 at Tennesse
Lane Kiffin returns to Neyland Stadium as a head coach for a night game against the Volunteers. Let’s face it both of these defenses aren’t good, but with the total currently at 84, it’s just too much to be certain. Tennessee is riding some momentum, but Ole Miss’s defense has taken strides (despite how they looked last week). The Rebels are better on both sides of the ball, and their defense gets a late stop for the win.
Ole Miss 45 – Tennessee 38