Jacksonville State at Kentucky--This is going to be an interesting game. I think Kentucky will win, but the Wildcats could lose the way they have been playing.
Auburn at LSU--LSU hasn't played a bad game this year and it is time for that to happen. I think this could be the week for that so I am going out on a limb and picking Auburn, even with the visiting Tigers going with a new starter at quarterback.
This will be the biggest upset of the year if it happens, but I?like this Auburn team that is getting better. The Tigers are as fast as anybody in the SEC on defense. I think Auburn will be better this week than it was against Florida, and I think this team will keep on improving.
In other games around the country:
North Carolina at Clemson--Clemson may have taken Maryland lightly last week and probably wasn't at the top of its game vs. the Terps, but still found a way to win. This week, against the Tar Heels, Clemson will play with more emotion and remain unbeaten.
Maryland at Florida State--Florida State has probably been as big a disappointment as any team in the country, but at some point in the season the Seminoles should get things turned around. I think they will be able to take care of Maryland this week.
Oregon at Colorado--It doesn't matter whether this game is played at altitude in the Rockies or at sea level on the Pacific coast, Oregon will win with ease.
Utah at Cal--The Utes earned a nice win at Pitt last week and should be good enough to win this conference road game vs. Cal.
Penn State at Northwestern--Penn State isn't that good, but should be strong enough to win this one although this is a game that could go either way.
Southern Cal at Notre Dame--The Irish have been playing well recently and I think they will keep it going, even against an opponent that normally causes Notre Dame a lot of problems.
Wisconsin at Michigan State--The Spartans have a real edge playing at home, but I like Wisconsin for several reasons. Russell Wilson is playing great football at quarterback and the whole team is very sound. Michigan State is impressive on defense, but the Spartans have not played against an offense like Wisconsin.
With that outstanding offensive line, I think the Badgers can move the ball on any defense in the country, including LSU and Alabama, so look for Wisconsin to pick up a big conference victory on the road.
Editor's Note: Coach Dye was 5-0 on his SEC picks last week and 12-7 overall. His record for the season is 47-9 in SEC games and 106-30 overall.