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SEC Game of Interest (Week 14)

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Wooo pig sooie!

Arkansas DE Trey Flowers and Mizzou QB Maty Mauk are going to know each other very well by Friday evening
Arkansas DE Trey Flowers and Mizzou QB Maty Mauk are going to know each other very well by Friday evening
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You guys know the drill. We're bad at picking games against the spread (7-18-1), and there's really only one conference game that means anything since Tennessee couldn't get their act together. Arkansas (-2) at No. 20 Missouri (Friday, 2:30 p.m. EST) is the obvious SEC Game of Interest.

The pick: Hogs -2

Why you should care: Atlanta is lovely in early December. An Arkansas victory guarantees that our boys will get to spend the first Saturday in December in the City Too Busy to Hate.

Rationale: There's definitely some homerism happening here, but it's not unfounded. This game opened as a pick-em, and the line has slowly moved in Arkansas's favor. Why is Vegas favoring a barely-bowl-eligible Arkansas squad against the SEC East division leader? You know exactly why if you've watched any Razorback football this season (other than our easy 45-32 victory last month). They're a big, physical team with a stout defense and a punishing running game. They're basically us with fewer highly touted recruits. And you might recall how effective we were against Mizzou: our defense pitched a shut-out, Douglas and Chubb combined for 239 yards and 2 TDs on 51 carries. We shouldn't expect the same type of domination this weekend, but, frankly, it wouldn't be a total surprise if it happened. #GoHawgs!

Other picks: Mississippi State laying 2 points on the road against a reeling Ole Miss team who don't have their best player seems like a steal. While an intrepid Redditor reminded us that 10 years ago an unranked Florida team with a lame duck head coach upset #10 FSU at home, we feel pretty confident that this year's Florida team already got their miraculous victory. (Why must we be everyone's signature win???) FSU will win by a bunch.

Go Dawgs! Beat Tech! We know you will.