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AL.com college football Week 12 staff picks: Georgia-Auburn, Alabama-Mississippi State, Stanford-USC and more (video)
WJOX's Ryan Brown asks Alabama Media Group's Kevin Scarbinsky and Annice Deweese for their Week 12 college football picks. (Wesley Sinorfirstname.lastname@example.org)
BCS berths, playoff positions and conference titles are all on the line in this week's slate of games.
Drew Champlin and Brian McAlister remain atop the leaderboard, but their lead is shrinking.
Be sure to check out this week's picks video above featuring AL.com pigskin prognosticator extraordinaire Annice Deweese, AL.com sports columnist , and our host, of WJOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham and The Roundtable weekdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brown also on AL.com.
Now, onto the picks!No. 25 Georgia at No. 7 Auburn
The Tigers begin Amen Corner needing a win for a chance at the SEC West crown.NamePickScore Nick BirdsongAuburn40-28 Michael CasagrandeAuburn32-31 Drew ChamplinAuburn34-27 Joel A. EricksonAuburn34-31 Andrew GribbleGeorgia31-30 Mark HeimAuburn38-31 Mike HerndonAuburn38-31 Tommy HicksAuburn31-24 Brandon MarcelloAuburn38-31 Brian McAlisterAuburn31-30 Matt ScaliciAuburn31-28 Kevin ScarbinskyAuburn41-40 Wesley SinorAuburn31-28 Jon SolomonAuburn41-38
No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi State
The Crimson Tide tries to avoid the traditional post-LSU game letdown.NamePickScore Nick BirdsongAlabama45-0 Michael CasagrandeAlabama45-7 Drew ChamplinAlabama45-7 Joel A. EricksonAlabama41-14 Andrew GribbleAlabama35-7 Mark HeimAlabama45-17 Mike HerndonAlabama41-14 Tommy HicksAlabama42-17 Brandon MarcelloAlabama31-10 Brian McAlisterAlabama40-13 Matt ScaliciAlabama45-10 Kevin ScarbinskyAlabama42-10 Wesley SinorAlabama35-7 Jon SolomonAlabama34-7
No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 24 Texas
The only other game between two ranked teams this week could determine the winner of the Big 12.NamePick Nick BirdsongOklahoma State Michael CasagrandeOklahoma State Drew ChamplinTexas Joel A. EricksonTexas Andrew GribbleOklahoma State Mark HeimOklahoma State Mike HerndonOklahoma State Tommy HicksOklahoma State Brandon MarcelloOklahoma State Brian McAlisterOklahoma State Matt ScaliciTexas Kevin ScarbinskyOklahoma State Wesley SinorTexas Jon SolomonOklahoma State
No. 5 Stanford at USC
The Cardinal have won four straight over USC, but in this rivalry, expect the unexpected.NamePick Nick BirdsongStanford Michael CasagrandeStanford Drew ChamplinStanford Joel A. EricksonStanford Andrew GribbleStanford Mark HeimStanford Mike HerndonStanford Tommy HicksStanford Brandon MarcelloStanford Brian McAlisterStanford Matt ScaliciStanford Kevin ScarbinskyStanford Wesley SinorStanford Jon SolomonStanford
Florida at South Carolina
A win by the injury-riddled Gators would knock South Carolina out of the SEC East conversation.NamePick Nick BirdsongSouth Carolina Michael CasagrandeSouth Carolina Drew ChamplinSouth Carolina Joel A. EricksonSouth Carolina Andrew GribbleSouth Carolina Mark HeimSouth Carolina Mike HerndonSouth Carolina Tommy HicksSouth Carolina Brandon MarcelloSouth Carolina Brian McAlisterSouth Carolina Matt ScaliciSouth Carolina Kevin ScarbinskySouth Carolina Wesley SinorSouth Carolina Jon SolomonSouth Carolina
Troy at Ole Miss
The Trojans need to beat Ole Miss or Texas State Thanksgiving week to become bowl eligible.NamePick Nick BirdsongOle Miss Michael CasagrandeOle Miss Drew ChamplinOle Miss Joel A. EricksonOle Miss Andrew GribbleOle Miss Mark HeimOle Miss Mike HerndonOle Miss Tommy HicksOle Miss Brandon MarcelloOle Miss Brian McAlisterOle Miss Matt ScaliciOle Miss Kevin ScarbinskyOle Miss Wesley SinorOle Miss Jon SolomonOle Miss
UAB at East Carolina
The struggling Blazers hit the road against arguably the conference's best defense.NamePick Nick BirdsongEast Carolina Michael CasagrandeEast Carolina Drew ChamplinEast Carolina Joel A. EricksonEast Carolina Andrew GribbleEast Carolina Mark HeimEast Carolina Mike HerndonEast Carolina Tommy HicksEast Carolina Brandon MarcelloEast Carolina Brian McAlisterEast Carolina Matt ScaliciEast Carolina Kevin ScarbinskyEast Carolina Wesley SinorEast Carolina Jon SolomonEast Carolina
FCS: No. 23 Jacksonville State at No. 2 Eastern Illinois
Gamecocks must win on the road to keep playoff hopes alive.NamePick Nick BirdsongEastern Illinois Michael CasagrandeEastern Illinois Drew ChamplinEastern Illinois Joel A. EricksonEastern Illinois Andrew GribbleEastern Illinois Mark HeimEastern Illinois Mike HerndonEastern Illinois Tommy HicksEastern Illinois Brandon MarcelloEastern Illinois Brian McAlisterEastern Illinois Matt ScaliciEastern Illinois Kevin ScarbinskyEastern Illinois Wesley SinorEastern Illinois Jon SolomonEastern Illinois
FCS: No. 18 Chattanooga at Samford
The Bulldogs must beat Chattanooga to remain alive in the SoCon conference title chase.NamePick Nick BirdsongSamford Michael CasagrandeChattanooga Drew ChamplinChattanooga Joel A. EricksonChattanooga Andrew GribbleChattanooga Mark HeimSamford Mike HerndonChattanooga Tommy HicksSamford Brandon MarcelloChattanooga Brian McAlisterSamford Matt ScaliciChattanooga Kevin ScarbinskyChattanooga Wesley SinorSamford Jon SolomonChattanooga
SIAC Championship Game: Miles College vs. Albany State
The streaking Golden Bears face the Golden Rams in Atlanta for the SIAC crown.NamePick Nick BirdsongMiles College Michael CasagrandeMiles College Drew ChamplinAlbany State Joel A. EricksonMiles College Andrew GribbleMiles College Mark HeimMiles College Mike HerndonMiles College Tommy HicksAlbany State Brandon MarcelloMiles College Brian McAlisterMiles College Matt ScaliciAlbany State Kevin ScarbinskyMiles College Wesley SinorMiles College Jon SolomonMiles College
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