It is here again. Thanksgiving week and all that goes with the special Holiday.
All picks must in by Thursday at Noon.
Let us get right into it.
1. Texas (11-0) @ Texas A&M (6-5)
Texas fans may recall in 1975 and '79 the Longhorns rolled into College Station with 9-1 teams and were upset by inspired Aggie squads. Could it happen again?
Baby's Loser: Texas A&M
The Friday Games
2. Alabama (11-0) @ Auburn (7-4)
Alabama fans no doubt remember 1989 when an undefeated Crimson Tide outfit rolled into Auburn with visions of a National Championship, only to lose, 30-20.
Baby's Loser: Auburn
3. Pittsburgh (9-1) @ West Virginia (7-3)
The Backyard Brawl has featured a variety of exciting contests. In 1970, Bobby Bowden's Mountaineers led the Panthers 35-8 at halftime but eventually lost, 36-35. Here is a vote for the powerful Pitt defensive line to stifle the hi-octane Mountaineers.
Baby's Loser, tight: West Virginia
The Saturday Games
4. Florida State (6-5) @ Florida (11-0)
An apology is due to Gator followers. Florida is so strong, and so heavily favored over all the teams they face, there are few instances where the opponent can generate enough support to make the contests interesting. The mighty Gators are here now.
Baby's Loser, Florida State
5. Oklahoma State (9-2) @ Oklahoma (6-5)
In some preseason publications, this game was believed to have a major say in producing the BCS Champion. Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson has an injured shoulder and the Sooners have won the past six in the epic Bedlam series.
Baby's Loser, in a mild upset, Oklahoma
6. Notre Dame (6-5) @ Stanford (7-4)
The Cardinal lost "The Big Game" to Cal last week and with it the chance for a Rose Bowl invitation. Notre Dame is in a world of controversy with the coaching situation of Charlie Weis. The Cardinal appeared tired in the second half last week. Look out!
Baby's Loser, close: Notre Dame
7. Washington State (1-10) @ Washington (3-7)
Apple Cup action! Notorious for underdogs springing the upset, this is one of the most unpredictable rivalries in the country. A vote for the improved Huskies to escape.
Baby's Loser, much closer than expected: Washington State
Saturday's Tough One
8. Utah (9-2) @ Brigham Young (9-2)
Beehive State battle between two of the finest western squads. In the past 20 years each team has won 10 times. The ingredients are present for a classic showdown.
Baby's Loser, in a thriller, Utah.
Game Of The Week
9. Georgia (6-5) @ Georgia Tech (10-1)
The Yellow Jackets have scored 50 touchdowns this year while giving up 29. The Bulldogs have scored 33 TDs while surrendering 31. Advantage Georgia Tech.
Baby's Loser, Georgia.
Last Week Baby Tate went 6-3, missed Stanford, Ga., and Okla. For the Year– 98-30
It was a particularly difficult week due to the intensity of so many rivalry games.
7-2: Zodiac, 12, Red Raider, Cliff, Ryan H., Chris C., 007, and Mark S.
6-3: Baby Tate, Dan B., Kevin, Georgia Dawg, Tim C., J.A., Connor, RunTellMatt, Scott R., and Taylor B.
5-4: Michael C., Kimberley, Henry, Alex, Kent, Tyler S., Matt S., Daniel S., Jared W., Blake B., Bill B., Hal R., Josh M., Jim M., James W.
Below Baby Tate's Mendoza Line: (Are You Ready For This?) Ronnie, Brandon, Mosang, Daniel H., Tom O., Carl, Ryan R., Iceman. Hokie Hogg went 3-2.
There are some bigtime heavy hitters below the Line this week. No doubt they will all bounce back to normalcy this time around.
And thanks to all 42 participants who played this past week.
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