Tucker’s Pick ‘Em: College football picks and previews for Week 14

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – 41NBC’s Tucker Sargent makes his picks.

Record last week: 8-2
Record this year:  102-41

ALL TIMES EASTERN

ALL RANKINGS ACCORDING TO LATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE POLL

Arkansas (6-5, 2-5 SEC) @ No. 17 Missouri (9-2, 6-1 SEC)
Friday, November 28 at 2:30 p.m.
The hottest team in the country takes a road trip to face a team that could clinch the SEC East with a win.

Arkansas has outscored its last two opponents, LSU and Ole Miss, 47-0. Both of those teams were ranked, mind you.

The Hogs have simply put it all together the last few weeks. Now, they’re bowl eligible.

The Tigers have more to play for, and they’re at home:

Missouri 24, Arkansas 20

Actual Score: Missouri 21, Arkansas 14 (WIN)

Michigan (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) @ No. 6 Ohio State (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten)
Saturday, November 29 at 12 p.m.
The Wolverines have scored 11 points or fewer four times this year, but don’t let that fool you.

This one is known simply as "The Game." A 6-6 Michigan team scored 41 points on an undefeated Ohio State team last year, if that proves anything.

The Buckeyes haven’t lost to Brady Hoke in Columbus yet. Will this be his final chance?

Ohio State 42, Michigan 17

Actual Score: Ohio State 42, Michigan 28 (WIN)

No. 16 Georgia Tech (9-2, 6-2 ACC) @ No. 9 Georgia (9-2, 6-2 SEC)
Saturday, November 29 at 12 p.m.
It’s the best installment of ‘Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate" in years.

A win by either team would push them to 10 regular season wins. Georgia Tech has all ready clinched a spot in the ACC title game, while Georgia’s conference championship hopes ride on the outcome of the Arkansas/Missouri game.

Since taking over at UGA, Mark Richt is 12-1 in games coached against the Yellow Jackets:

Georgia 41, Georgia Tech 28

Actual Score: Georgia Tech 30, Georgia 24 – OT (LOSS)

South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) @ No. 21 Clemson (8-3, 6-2 ACC)
Saturday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Another coach who’s had success lately against his in-state rival is South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

The Ol’ Ball Coach has led the Gamecocks to five straight wins over Clemson.

Do you think he will hold up six fingers if the Cocks win again?

South Carolina 28, Clemson 17

Actual Score: Clemson 35, South Carolina 17 (LOSS)

Florida (6-4, 4-4 SEC) @ No. 3 Florida State (11-0, 8-0 ACC)
Saturday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Florida coach Will Muschamp has a chance to go out with a bang in his final game.

If "The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" proved anything, it’s don’t count out the Gators:

Florida 24, Florida State 23

Actual Score: Florida State 24, Florida 19 (LOSS)

No. 4 Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1 SEC) @ No. 19 Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC)
Saturday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m.
A few weeks ago, this was shaping up to be the biggest Egg Bowl, well, ever. It’s not so hyped anymore, but it’s still a top 20 matchup.

Ole Miss is coming off an embarrassing loss at Arkansas. The Rebels got down early and never recovered, falling 30-0 to a team that had previously won just one conference game.

As beat up as the Rebel (Black Bears) are, it’s hard to see them knocking off the Bulldogs:

Mississippi State 27, Ole Miss 17

Actual Score: Ole Miss 31, Mississippi State 17 (LOSS)

Notre Dame (7-4) @ USC (7-4, 6-3 Pac-12)
Saturday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m.
It’s been a rough three weeks for Notre Dame. After getting blasted 55-31 on the road at Arizona State, the Irish have lost two home games. One of those losses was to Northwestern.

USC is also coming off some disappointment. The Trojans fell 38-20 last week to inner-city rival UCLA.

Notre Dame fans had so much hope for this season:

USC 34, Notre Dame 24

Actual Score: USC 49, Notre Dame 14 (WIN)

Tennessee (5-6, 2-5 SEC) @ Vanderbilt (3-8, 0-7 SEC)
Saturday, November 29 at 4 p.m.
Vandy is back to being Vandy, and Tennessee is just one win away from bowl eligibility.

A win by the Volunteers will give the Commodores their first winless-in-the-SEC season since 2009:

Tennessee 38, Vanderbilt 17

Actual Score: Tennessee 24, Vanderbilt 17 (WIN)

ULM (4-7, 3-4 Sun Belt) @ Georgia Southern (8-3, 7-0 Sun Belt)
Saturday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
Georgia Southern clinched a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last week after ULL fell to Appalachian State. For those of you not familiar, this is the Eagles’ first year in the conference.

They can win the title outright if they can beat the struggling Warhawks:

Georgia Southern 42, ULM 28

Actual Score: Georgia Southern 22, ULM 16 (WIN)

No. 15 Auburn (8-3, 4-3 SEC) @ No. 1 Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC)
Saturday, November 29 at 7:45 p.m.
The last five winners of the Iron Bowl have played for the national championship.

Once again, one of the two controls its destiny to title glory. This year, it’s the Crimson Tide.

Alabama appears to have a clear advantage in this one, especially since it’s at home, and even more so because of the way Auburn has played the last few weeks.

But the Tigers have nothing to lose, and after all, crazier things have happened.

We may never see a finish as good as last year’s, but this game won’t be decided until the final moments:

Alabama 21, Auburn 15

Actual Score: Alabama 55, Auburn 44 (WIN)

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