Ole Miss vs. ULM
Justin: The Ole Miss offense puts up big numbers against inferior competition, and that trend will continue Saturday. On the other side of the ball, the defense will be shaky, once again. Rebs win 63-21.
Ben: Rebs, no contest. 42-24.
Hallie: Hotty Toddy and Fins Up. Need I say more?
No. 19 Texas vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
JD: I believe Oklahoma wins the Red River Rivalry in a big way. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been spectacular so far in 2018, and I think he continues to improve his Heisman chances on Saturday with a 44-24 win over Texas.
BM: Texas? Not back. Kyler Murray? Never left. Oklahoma, 52-16.
HG: Sam Ehlingher has been playing well, and they (Texas) have good momentum coming off a few great wins. I think Texas has a really good chance at an upset.
No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida
JD: Florida is back in the top 25 for the second time this season after handing Mississippi State its second loss of the year. However, the Gators will get knocked out again after LSU dominates them in the Swamp. Florida won’t be able to score many points on the stiff Tiger defense, which will lead to a 35-18 LSU victory.
BM: To be honest, a win over Mississippi State is not a great reason for Florida to be back in the top 25. Florida is way too unspectacular and LSU is way too hot for this game to go any way but ideally for the Tigers. 31-10, LSU.
HG: The LSU defense has been outstanding this season, and I think Florida’s offense may struggle against them. Joe Burrow is also playing really well right now, so I’m going to go with LSU.
No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 24 Virginia Tech
JD: I believe Notre Dame has a legitimate shot at making the College Football Playoff this year. The Fighting Irish are usually overrated every year in the preseason polls, but that is not the case this season. Moreover, Virginia Tech was upset by Old Dominion earlier in the year. Notre Dame wins, 38-14.
BM: Virginia Tech isn’t the team everyone thought it was when it started its season by blowing out the Seminoles. While I tend to think Notre Dame is overrated, this year may truly be different, and this game will not be a roadblock to that. Fighting Irish win, 27-14.
HG: Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback was just injured. Not only that, Ian Book has figured out his offense with powerhouse running back Dexter Williams. Notre Dame wins.
No. 13 Kentucky vs. Texas A&M
JD: Kentucky is on a mission this year. They’ve held all three of their SEC opponents thus far to under 20 points. That, along with running back Benny Snell carrying the offensive load, is a recipe for success. Not to mention, Texas A&M was extremely close to losing to a bad Arkansas team last weekend. Kentucky wins, 28-17.
BM: Kentucky is something special this year. However, while Georgia would be a logical game for their magic to run dry, I think it happens this week. A&M’s record (3-2) is no indication of its quality. The Aggies are the team to come closest to beating Bama this season, and they only lost to Clemson by 2. Aggies win, 24-17.
HG: Running back Benny Snell has been unstoppable for the Wildcats! This is the best team Kentucky has seen in a while. I like Kentucky.