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Georgia Facing Another Big Game

By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

Sometimes a big game really isn’t.

No. 1 Georgia faces No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday, the third straight game for the Bulldogs against a ranked Southeastern Conference opponent.

The picks with lines provide by FanDuel Sportsbook:

No. 11 Kentucky (plus 21 1/2)

at No. 1 Georgia

Bulldogs have won 11 straight meetings … GEORGIA 31-10.

Purdue (plus 11 1/2) at No. 2 Iowa

Boilermakers have not cracked 13 points in any of their last three games … IOWA 26-13.

UCF (plus 21 1/2)

at No. 3 Cincinnati

Knights passing game has fallen apart since the injury to QB Dillon Gabriel … CINCINNATI 34-17.

TCU (plus 13 1/2) at No. 4 Oklahoma

Spencer Rattler or Caleb Williams at quarterback for the Sooners? … OKLAHOMA 41-23.

No. 5 Alabama (minus 17 1/2)

at Mississippi State

Tide has not lost consecutive regular-season games since 2007, Nick Saban’s first season as coach … ALABAMA 38-17.

No. 10 Michigan State (minus 4 1/2) at Indiana

Spartans RB Kenneth Walker III leads the nation in rushing … MICHIGAN STATE 28-21, BEST BET.

No. 12 Oklahoma State (plus 5 1/2) at No. 25 Texas

Can the Cowboys and the Big 12’s best defense keep the Longhorns down after a crushing Red River collapse? … TEXAS 27-23.

No. 13 Mississippi (minus 2 1/2)

at Tennessee

Rebels’ Lane Kiffin returns to Knoxville as a head coach for the first time since his one season leading the Vols in 2009 … MISSISSIPPI 45-35.

Auburn (plus 3 1/2)

at No. 17. Arkansas

Tigers have won five straight in the series … ARKANSAS 27-26.

No. 18 Arizona State (plus 1/2)

at Utah

Sun Devils can take a commanding lead in the Pac-12 South … ARIZONA STATE 28-23.

No. 19 BYU (plus 5 1/2) at Baylor

Bears offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes was with BYU the last three seasons and has turned around Baylor’s offense … BAYLOR 27-24.

No. 20 Florida (minus 10 1/2)

at LSU

How much fight is left in the Tigers? … FLORIDA 35-23.

No. 21 Texas A&M (minus 9 1/2)

at Missouri

Tigers have won seven of the last nine meetings, but the former Big 12 rivals have only played three times since joining the SEC and not since 2014 … TEXAS A&M 35-23.

No. 22. NC State (minus 3 1/2)

at Boston College

Is the right team favored here? … BOSTON COLLEGE 24-20, UPSET SPECIAL.

TWITTER REQUEST

Nebraska (minus 3 1/2) at Minnesota — @KobiRugby

Gophers have lost their top two tailbacks to injury … NEBRASKA 21-14.

Arizona (plus 6 1/2) at Colorado — @davesouthorn

Wildcats won’t have a better opportunity to snap the nation’s longest losing streak at 17 games … ARIZONA 21-17.

Louisiana Tech (minus 6 1/2) at UTEP @shawn–bubba

You might not have noticed, but the Miners are 5-1 for the first time since 2010 .. UTEP 27-26.

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Last week: 13-10 straight; 12-11 against the spread.

Season: 93-48 straight; 77-64 against the spread.

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