South Carolina vs Kentucky
Oklahoma State is missing crucial pieces to their offense today with Chubba Hubbard out and the backups banged up as well. The Offensive Line will be missing their best player in left guard Teven Jenkins as well. TCU has a good defense and it’s very hard to throw against their outstanding safeties. TCU has offensive issues of their own at running back and on the offensive line. Oklahoma State has a lot of great defenders that should slow this offense down. I don’t think there will be a lot of quick strike offense in this game. Take the Under.
Texas lost a tough game last week at home to a gritty Iowa State team. This is a brand new coaching staff and they just didn’t have enough this year to be spoilers in college football. This Texas team is loaded with talent and today will take on another gritty team in Kansas State. The problem for the Wildcats is they lack talent on offense and don’t have the QB play that an Iowa State team has. This is an offense with a young offensive line and just not a lot of talent at the skill positions. Texas should keep them in check. The Longhorns have a lot of weapons on offense and over the course of 60 minutes are going to find the end zone. Kansas State won’t be able to keep up unless they win in special teams. Take Texas.
Troy had a disappointing year with the offensive talent they have on their roster. I would have liked to see this team stick with just one QB and ride it out, but today they do have the talent edge on both sides of the ball. South Alabama is just not running the ball well enough behind their weak offensive line. Desmond Trotter is a banded up and if he is not 100% I just don’t think this offense can get on the board. Troy has been frustrated the last few weeks as they have been behind trying to play catchup. Look for the Trojans to get right today as they try to keep a bowl bid possible. Take Troy.
Kentucky does not have a great offense so it doesn’t seem wise to take them as such big favorites, but Vegas knows what they are doing. South Carolina is a mess with their coaching change and the real key is their defense today which is severely banged up. Kentucky might not be flashy, but they will control the line of scrimmage and win the point of attack. Look for the Wildcats running game to run all over this mangled front seven of the Gamecocks and when they loosen them up look for the deep shot against a bunch of backups in the secondary. South Carolina just does not have the healthy bodies on the defensive side of the ball to compete in the SEC tonight. Take Kentucky.