Going with Rebels in this week's upset special

Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Texas A & M a seven-point favorite over the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night at Oxford. The over-and-under is a whopping 75.5, higher even than Washington-Oregon.

In other words, oddsmakers don’t think Ole Miss can stop Johnny Manziel or that A & M can slow down the Rebels much, either.

How high is 75.5? Well, last year, the two teams combined for 48 first downs and 945 total yards and still only 57 points. The Aggies came from behind for a 30-27 victory. The Rebels led 27-17 midway through the fourth quarter before Manziel did what Manziel does.

Here we go:

Ole Miss 34, A & M 31 This week’s upset special. Ole Miss has played only one home game but is about to play six in a row. This will be great way to get that started.

State 31, Bowling Green 24 — Anybody who believes this is a homecoming gimmee for State needs to think again. They play good football in the MAC. Bowling Green is 5-1. State should win but can’t just show up.

Georgia 34 Missouri 20 — OK, I admit, Missouri is better than I thought, but not good enough to win this one twixt the hedges.

South Carolina 27, Arkansas 24 — In close games like this one, I go with The Visor.

LSU 31, Florida 17 — Lots of great athletes on the field at Tiger Stadium, but by far the most will be playing for the Tigers.

Oklahoma 35, Texas 24 — I am afraid the end is near for Mack Brown.

Michigan 34, Penn State 30 — Michigan is 5-0 and I’m still not sure the Wolverines are very good. Then again, Penn State lost by 20 to Indiana last week.

Oregon 49, Washington 30 — I am really beginning to love the idea of an Alabama-Oregon national championship game. Still a long way to go to get there.

Arizona 27, Southern Cal 24 — Coach O’s return as a head coach.

Saints 30, Patriots 27 — Saint Drew over the Brady Bunch in what the oddsmakers say would be an upset.

Give me the dunce hat for picking USM last week and finishing with an 8-3 mark. For the season, I am 51-12, for a not-so-shabby 81 percent.

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