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The Line King: No loss goes unrewarded

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  • Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:49:44 GMT
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    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

  • Bama prepares for an unbeaten Vandy

    Bama prepares for an unbeaten Vandy

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:30:30 GMT
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    It's a surprising match-up Saturday in Nashville with a battle of unbeaten teams between Alabama and Vanderbilt.

    It's a surprising match-up Saturday in Nashville with a battle of unbeaten teams between Alabama and Vanderbilt.

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    The Crimson Tide made the most of their final non-conference game before starting their SEC schedule.

    The Crimson Tide made the most of their final non-conference game before starting their SEC schedule.

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    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
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    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
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  • Week 2 Preview: Playoff implications & Heisman bounce back

    Week 2 Preview: Playoff implications & Heisman bounce back

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    Hurricane Irma has shut down the top teams from the Sunshine State, but college football will be played around much of the country Saturday.
    Hurricane Irma has shut down the top teams from the Sunshine State, but college football will be played around much of the country Saturday.

(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections.

With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.

That leaves Shreveport, LA, and Birmingham, AL, scrabbling for fill-ins, usually Sun Belt and MAC teams. While that may be a good deal for those two conferences, it raises the question: Why do Shreveport and Birmingham even have bowl games?

Aren't bowl games supposed to be a reward for a good season? And please note, a good season nowadays includes beating less than half of your conference opponents and one lower-tier program (preferably a bad lower-tier program).

Friday

LSU (-12.5) at Arkansas 2:30 p.m. ET

Finally and thankfully, the season comes to a none-too-quick end for the Hogs. Actually, this season ended last spring. Although historically Arkansas has been known to tip over the applecart now and then. Maybe not this Friday, but wow laying 12.5 is scary – do it.

Saturday

Georgia Tech (+14) at Georgia noon ET

A classic, classic opportunity for a letdown for the Dawgs, who are already in the $EC Ego Championship game. Tech could actually finish the season 6-7 and still go to a bowl, lose and finish 6-8 (see above). My goodness, take the Jackets.

Kentucky at Tennessee (-13) 12:21 p.m. ET

If there ever was a game were the free-flow of Bourbon was encouraged, this would be it. Both teams are so woefully inept, the Line King has offered to hold the Bourbon Barrel until either is worthy of keeping it. Taking Big Orange and laying 13 points is a dangerous thought, but so are bright orange pants.

Auburn at Alabama (-32) 3:30 p.m. ET

Bammer takes on its second FBS program in two weeks. Barn fans remind themselves THEY won the National Championship two seasons ago … the Line King has pointed out several times why they have tanked but has been ordered not to mention it again. My gosh, laying 32 is dangerous.

Florida (+8) at Florida State 3:30 p.m. ET

FSU has been complaining they aren't in consideration for the mythical national championship game. One only has to peruse their schedule to answer the question of why. The only powder puff missing is Barn. Are you kidding, take the 8 points.

Vanderbilt (-11.5) at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. ET

Brainiac Bowl. Vandy has the slight advantage in SAT scores, but the Deacons have God on their side, and it's never wise to go against God on the road, but in this case let's roll the dice and lay the 11.5.

Missouri at Johnny Football (-22) 7 p.m. ET

For eight seasons these two teams wanted to face each other at the seasons end – in the Big 8 Line-Their-Pockets Game. Well they get their chance, only no trophy. The Line King never bets against Johnny Football, but laying 22 is scary.

Miss State (+1) at Mississippi 7 p.m. ET

It's the last chance for the Black Bears to go to Shreveport. Rumor has it the Independence Bowl executives will be in town … as game day officials. Ole Miss State has stumbled through this season, winning the games they should and getting thumped on games that matter, but +1? Are you kidding me?

This game doesn't qualify as a "matters" game, unless you are a Black Bear fan hoping to gas up the car and head to Shreveport – that ain't scary, that's just sad.

South Carolina at Clemson 7 p.m. ET

Talk about scary, SoCar is getting 4 points. Everyone knows the Line King is no $EC homer, but the ACC might be worse than the Sun Belt this year, so how can SoCar be the underdog? Seems like a no-brainer.

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  • Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

    Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

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    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

  • Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:25:48 GMT
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    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

  • Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:10:29 GMT

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

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