College Football Picks Against the Spread Week 3 Headlined SEC Clashes

Can Ole Miss shock the world again? (Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports)

Welcome to Week 3 of the College Football Season and College Football Picks Against the Spread. This weeks picks feature three SEC showdowns. The Rebels of Ole Miss head into T Town to take on Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. It also features the Auburn Tigers getting a chance to prove they for real, as they head Death Valley to take on Les Miles and Tigers of LSU. The rest of the slate features teams looking to prove they belong in the College Football Playoff.

After a strong start to the season, I look to keep it rolling in Week 3. Lets pick some games!

>Season Total 8-2-0
>Upset Alert 0-2

University of Mississippi +6.5 at Alabama Crimson Tide

Ole Miss will get their first true test of the season as they head on the road to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide. The Rebels have a ton of talent on both sides of the ball. Chad Kelly has looked awesome granted against weaker competition. He has dominated the way a good quarterback should. The Crimson Tide will be looking for revenge after getting beat in this matchup a year ago. I expect this game to come down to the wire, much like last season. The Rebels will have a shot to get the outright win but Alabama may prove to be too much. Take Ole Miss and the points.

Auburn Tigers +6.5 at LSU Tigers

Last week LSU won at home against a top 25 Mississippi State and Auburn barely beat Jacksonville State in overtime. So the right side has to be Auburn. Brandon Harris looked okay in his first game under center this season. Leonard Fournette is an absolute monster. I expect Auburn to show their capabilities tomorrow and remind everyone why they should be in the National Title discussion. I expect Auburn to cover this game with ease and should have a good chance at getting the outright win.

Penn State Nittany Lions -10 vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Penn State welcomes a Rutgers team that is in shambles. Their head coach, Kyle Flood, will not be in attendance for this game due to his three game suspension for “contacting a professor about a players academic standing.” per ESPN. They may also be without star wide receiver Leonte Caroo. I hate to rely on Christian Hackenberg to score enough to win by double digits but it seems like the ideal situation for a huge Penn State win. Take the Nittany Lions minus the points.

USC Trojans -10 vs Stanford Cardinals

As much as I respect Stanford coach David Shaw, the Cardinals have a massive uphill climb in the contest. The USC Trojans have been rolling to start the season, and keep making me feel strong about having them as one of my four playoff teams. Cody Kessler looks the part and continues to find his weapons including JuJu Smith. The Cardinal on the other hand look like they need a ton of help, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Kevin Hogan has gotten worse each year. I simply don’t think the Cardinal have the offensive firepower or the defensive prowess to stay in this game like years past. Take the Trojans minus the points

**Upset Alert**

Patrick Towles

Can Towles and the Wildcats get another win as an underdog? (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky Wildcats +3 vs Florida Gators

A week ago the Kentucky Wildcats went to South Carolina as a seven point underdog. Not only did they cover, but they won outright. This week they head home and welcome the Florida Gators team that is a mess. Florida barely got by East Carolina as a 20.5 point favorite. Coach Jim McElwain was yelling at his players, clearly frustrated by what he was seeing. While Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles is not the epitome of consistency, he should be able to do enough to get a win at home. Stanley Williams should help the offense with his rush ability. Take the Wildcats to not only cover but get the outright win.

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