Homerism started coming back down to earth last week with a sub-.500 showing.
On to this week's auto-fades.
Blatant Homerism--Week 12
(Last week: 2-3; Overall: 34-20-1)
Auburn at Georgia (-2.5)
Look, I know – I don't know why I'd trust Mark Richt here, either. Yet, I have to imagine that the Tigers will have a hard time getting up off the mat after last week's debacle versus Texas A&M. The Bulldogs should be able to move the ball against an Auburn D that appears to be regressing.
The pick: 'Dawgs, 34-31.
LSU at Arkansas (-1)
The Hogs had last week off to watch the Tigers slug it out with Alabama. Think it's going to be like 30 degrees at kickoff for this. That doesn't sound like LSU's bag.
The pick: Razorbacks, 6-3.
Missouri (+4.5) at Texas A&M
Another chance to roll with a rested squad versus one coming off an emotional game. Perception of the Aggies is probably a little inflated following a weird win at Auburn.
The pick: A&M by not enough – if at all.
Utah at Stanford (-8.5)
The Cardinal had last week off to stew over a housing at the hands of Oregon. Meanwhile, Utah came up short against the Ducks in their own house.
I'm not all that high on Ute QB Travis Wilson, who will be facing a top-tier defense in Palo Alto.
The pick: Revenge win for Stanford by 13.
Arizona State at Oregon State (+9)
The Sun Devils are traveling to Corvallis for a cold night game a week after scoring a somewhat fortunate win over Notre Dame. Feels like a flat spot for Todd Graham and Co.
The pick: Watch your back, ASU – Mike Riley might put a knife in it.
The Skinny--Week 12
(Last week: 2-3; Overall: 28-26-1)
Auburn (+2.5) at Georgia
Mississippi State (+8.5) at Alabama
Virginia Tech at Duke (-5)
North Texas at UTEP (-6)
Missouri at Texas A&M (-4.5)