Our experts are back with their Week 11 college football picks. Every Thursday, Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica will pick out their top plays from some of the week's best matchups. It's all here in one file for your perusing pleasure.
Here are the best bets for Week 11 of the college football season.
Phil Steele: 4-5 in Week 10 (35-44-2 season)
"Stanford Steve" Coughlin: 5-0 in Week 10 (33-14-2 season)
Chris Fallica: 4-3 in Week 10 (40-31-1 season)
Note: Lines from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.
No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (-2.5) at No. 10 Auburn Tigers
Steele: Georgia has won nine of the past 11 in the series and has pulled off back-to-back upsets in the past two years. Georgia is playing with unbeaten pressure and has the No. 1 target on its back. Auburn has solid numbers, registering plus-146 yards per game in SEC play and with its defense holding foes to 111 yards per game below their season average. Auburn's defensive numbers have suffered from giving up yards with large leads. Up big versus Mississippi, the Tigers allowed 20 points in the second half, and they gave up late touchdowns in each of their past two games. Georgia has even better numbers at plus-228 yards per game in conference play, and its defense holds foes to 152 yards per game below their season average. Both teams have excellent defensive fronts, but with Kamryn Pettway out, Georgia has the deeper roster of running backs. Home teams have done well in big games this year (not to mention, the home team has won six of the past eight in this series), and these two squads are very close in talent. I give a slight edge at quarterback to Auburn, so I'm going with the home team to pull the upset.