Pick 6: SEC Against the Spread — Week 6

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     Texas vs No. 7 Oklahoma (-17) in the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ABC

    Kevin: Texas is the great unknown in college football, specifically it is unknown what the hell they’re doing down in Austin. It’s honestly impossible to imagine that the one coach Tennessee almost had before hiring Butch Jones is the one coach in the midst of an even bigger dumpster fire at a big time program. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is firing on all cylinders and deserves to be favored by 17, if not more. The Texas players are humiliated, and this is a rivalry game, they’ll hang around for a few quarters. Texas +17, and take the over if you please.

    John: Good grief. This isn’t fair. Ordinarily, I’d say that a rivalry game means something. And that Texas has a lot of pride on the line. But I’m also big on not trying to catch a falling dagger, and if there’s a bigger falling dagger than Texas, I’m unaware of it. This is a coin toss, in my opinion, and I have a feeling that the number wont be close either way. Texas will either get run and add insult to the injury that is their worst start since 1956, or they’ll keep this thing surprisingly close. What ultimately swayed me is that Texas’ mascot has a “life-threatening condition” and won’t travel to Dallas. When it rains, it pours. Lay the 17 and take the Sooners.

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