This article is part of our College Capper series.
That's more like it in Week 3 for yours truly. A 4-1 week felt great, just a lackluster performance from Tennessee keeping me from a perfect showing. Feeling especially great about calling North Texas over Arkansas straight up. That said, last week was just a slate I really liked. There were easily three additional games I could have included but felt stronger about my core five.
Unfortunately, that isn't the case this week. Maybe my East Coast bias has me looking in the wrong place, or maybe last week's weather has me doubting a lot of teams that didn't play. I just don't have a great feel for this week's contests no matter how long I've put off penning this column. So, tread lightly. I'm going with all favorites, so there's limited diversity and I'm hoping for a lot of blowouts.
Georgia –14 at Missouri
Part of this feels like a trap, and Georgia could be due a letdown. But the Bulldogs responded after blasting South Carolina to put an equal hurting on Middle Tennessee State last week, and certainly look the part of an Alabama-esque machine. Missouri has feasted on second-tier squads over the last year-plus, beating the likes of Idaho, Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Connecticut. When facing high-caliber teams, they fell to South Carolina by 18, Auburn by 37 and Georgia by 25. Georgia can dominate in the trenches, allowing for plenty of rushing success while Missouri has little hope at slowing down Georgia through the air