Florida @ LSU 3:30 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m., CBS)

Spread: LSU (-13)

I’ve been preaching the LSU defense all season and it continues again against Florida. Maybe the biggest and most obvious reason that LSU is the pick this week is the fact that Florida’s quarterback John Brantley is out. The only way I see Florida keeping this one close is if the LSU offense tries to get fancy or if Jordan Jefferson plays and disrupts the machine that is the grind it out LSU offensive. The Tiger may give up a cheap touchdown on special teams but look for this game to be a rout and for LSU to pull away late. And by the way, Tyrann Mathieu is a legitimate Heisman contender – that kid can play.