I'm now 34-7 this year on picks. Last week I went 8-2 because South Carolina and New Mexico State pulled upsets. If you're done laughing about yet another 'Disaster in the Pasture,' here are this Rivalry Week's picks:

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Ole Miss (9-2, 5-2 SEC) at Mississippi State (5-6, 1-6 SEC)   6:30 p.m. CT • ESPN  Starkville, Miss. • Davis-Wade Stadium at Scott Field (60,311)

Lane Kiffin has a pretty good ball team. State needs this upset for bowl eligibility. State won't get it and Lane won't have mercy after last year's debacle. Rebs take the Egg Bowl, 38-17.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Missouri (9-2, 5-2 SEC) at Arkansas (4-7, 1-6 SEC)   3 p.m. CT•CBS                     Fayetteville, Ark. • Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,000)

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman recently got a vote of confidence from his A.D. He is still going to finish 4-8 as Mizzou slops the Hogs, 31-17.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Texas A&M (7-4, 4-3 SEC) at LSU (8-3, 5-2 SEC)  11 a.m. CT •ESPN                    Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (102,321)

Jayden Daniels isn't losing his last home game. In fact, the dual-threat All-SEC QB will cement his Heisman invite Saturday as LSU whips the Aggies, 38-20.

Kentucky (6-5, 3-5 SEC) at Louisville (10-1)  11.a.m. CT• ABC    Louisville, Ky. • L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium (60,800)

Louisville is good enough to knock off FSU next week. Kentucky should be thankful its already bowl-eligible. Cards wipe out the Wildcats, 42-21/

Vanderbilt (2-9, 0-7 SEC) at Tennessee (7-4, 3-4 SEC)  3:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network      Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (101,915)

A better contest would be a Sunday morning Shoney's Breakfast Bar Eat-off between Josh Heupel and Phil Fulmer. Winner gets Krispy Kreme for life. Tennessee in a rout, 45-10.

Florida State (11-0) at Florida (5-6, 3-5 SEC)   6 p.m.    CT•ESPN                          Gainesville, Fla. • Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Yes, FSU is ripe for an upset. Yes, Florida plays way better at home. Sadly, this is not the week Bama gets a much-needed 'Noles loss. That comes next week vs. Louisville. FSU leaves the Swamp smiling, 34-20.  No bowl for Billy.

Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC) at Georgia Tech (6-5)  6:30 p.m. CT     ABC                      Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)

Enjoy your pregame meal at The Varsity, Jackets fans. It will be the highlight of your day hearing "WHADDA 'YA HAVE?" Get some greasy onion rings. What you WON'T have is an upset of Georgia. Bama might, but you won't. Congrats on going to a bowl, though. UGA wins big, 52-20

Clemson (7-4) at South Carolina (5-6, 3-5 SEC)  6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network      Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (77,559)

Those of us with six-digit stadiums continue to be embarrassed by the many in this article that don't. Know who WON'T be embarrassed Saturday? I'll give you two people: Dabo Swinney and Tyler from Spartanburg. Clemson wins a close one, 34-28. And I hope Dabo wins his bowl game, too.

And the big one:

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Alabama (10-1, 7-0 SEC) at Auburn (6-5, 3-4 SEC)  2:30 p.m. CT • CBS       Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (88,043)

The Tide looks to both keep Playoff hopes alive and beat Auburn for the 50th time in history. Bama fans will whine until kick-off about the Jordan-Hare Voodoo, but this is the year it turns to DooDoo. Trust me. Bama wins but Auburn covers as the Tide takes it, 34-20.And I'm probably being too kind.

All of the SEC Marching Bands From Alabama to Vanderbilt

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