9 Picks: LSU, Southern and the Saints look to end November with a victory

9 Picks: LSU, Southern and the Saints look to end November with a victory

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It's the Thanksgiving edition of 9Picks.

LSU starts the week Thursday night in College Station against Texas A&M in the season finale.

Southern and Grambling face off in the Dome on Saturday and the Saints host the Rams in a must win on Sunday.

9 Games, 9Picks:

LSU (6-4) at Texas A&M (8-3)
LSU bounced back after a loss against Alabama and will bounce back after a tough loss against Florida. The Aggies are struggling with quarterback injuries and have lost three out of their last five games. A&M's defense struggles against the run giving up 180 yards per game. The Tigers will run, run, run to a victory.
LSU 23, Texas A&M 13

Southern (8-2) vs Grambling State (8-1)   
The Jaguars and Tigers meet in the Bayou Classic looking for a spot in the SWAC Championship game. Both teams have won eight in a row and are undefeated in SWAC play. This Bayou Classic promises to be an instant classic with the Jags coming out on top.
Southern 32, Grambling 31

Rams (4-6) at Saints (4-6)
The Saints lost another late fourth quarter game against the Panthers and now face a Rams team with their own struggles. The Rams are having a tough time scoring and have lost five of their last six games. Jared Goff made his first start at quarterback against the Dolphins completing 17 of 31 passes for 134 yards, but the team could only muster 10 points. The Saints bounce back on Sunday against a bad Rams offense.  
Saints 24, Rams 10

Ole Miss (5-6) at Mississippi State (4-7)
This is not the Egg Bowl the Rebels and Bulldogs envisioned at the beginning of the season. It won't be pretty and might just be down right rotten.
Mississippi State 26, Ole Miss 24

The Jimbo Fisher Watch:
No. 15 Florida (8-2) at No. 14 Florida State (8-3)
LSU fans will keep an eye on this matchup for sure. Will it be Jimbo Fisher's last game at FSU? Will he be the next LSU head coach? First things first, Seminoles beat the Gators at home.
Florida State 24, Florida 16

No. 3 Michigan (10-1) at No. 2 Ohio State (10-1)
A spot in the Big 10 Championship and the NCAA Playoff is on the line when the Wolverines and Buckeyes meet in 'The Shoe' Saturday afternoon. Both teams have struggled to win at times this season. This could be a defensive game, with the home team coming out on top.
Ohio State 17, Michigan 13

No. 1 Alabama (11-0) at No. 13 Auburn (8-3)
The Tide and Tigers meet once again in the Iron Bowl on Saturday. Alabama leads the fierce rivalry 44-35-1. Auburn puts up a good first half fight, but Bama rolls to an undefeated regular season.
Alabama 27, Auburn 16 

Notre Dame (4-7) at No. 12 USC (8-3)
There's no question who will win the game, the question is can Brian Kelly weather the storm that is about to hit South Bend after the Fighting Irish finish 4-8?
USC 35, ND 20

South Carolina (6-5) at No. 4 Clemson (10-1)
South Carolina has won five of their last six games and are bowl eligible this season. Clemson needs a win against the Gamecocks to stay on track to make the NCAA Playoff. Gamecocks make it a game, but the Tigers pull away in the second half. 
Clemson 27, South Carolina 14


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