It’s the most exciting time of the year in college football, a rivalry week teeming with spotlight games that matter for the multi-conference playoffs. Anything can happen when hated teams meet and seasons can be derailed if the favorites lack performance. Ohio State takes on Michigan on Saturday in a battle of the undefeated, where the victor decides his own fate in the national title picture.

USC’s home showdown with Notre Dame is another nationwide showdown that tells the Trojans they must win. And in Clemson, the Tigers are looking to avoid becoming the second team in a row that South Carolina has been knocked out of the playoff race.

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Season results: Brad Crawford (80 years old)-32 straight; 65-43-4 against the spread); Chris Hammer (74-38 in a row; 63-45-4 ATS). The 4-5-1 weeks match for both of us against the spread is the first losing week of the pair in two months this season, so it had to happen sooner or later. Neither of us foresaw South Carolina’s win over Tennessee, but we managed to nail Kentucky, keeping it close to top-ranked Georgia. We thank everyone for following this season and wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

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By picking for the week’s biggest game of rivalry, starting with the Egg Bowl on Thursday in Oxford, Mississippi.