Every week, Maxwell Award winner, Heisman Trophy finalist, former NFL starting quarterback and CBS Sports analyst Brady Quinn will be here offering his picks on some of the closest, most-competitive college football games.
This week, Brady moves away from the close games to look at three of the biggest showdowns on the final week of the regular season -- all three of which will determine conference titles.
Last week: 1-2 | Season: 22-16
SEC Championship Game -- No. 1 Alabama (-24) vs. Florida: That's a big number to cover against a team that's been one of the top defenses all year long in Florida. The difference is this Alabama team is far above the competition. Even though the Gators have extremely talented cornerbacks who can to match Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart, I believe Alabama controls the line of scrimmage with a dominant offensive line and the combination of Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts in the backfield. I'm not sure how many points the Gators will be able to muster against quite possibly the best front seven Nick Saban's ever had coaching the Crimson Tide. Expect this to be a dominating win for Alabama as it rolls to the SEC title and into the College Football Playoff. Pick: Alabama -24
SportsLine ATS projection: Florida +24 -- Analysis
Bedlam -- Oklahoma (-11) vs. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have been one of the most opportunistic teams in the country in converting turnovers into points. It's been in part because of their big play potential with Mason Rudolph slinging the ball to James Washington and Jalen McCleskey, but don't fall asleep on their running game either. Justice Hill is very capable and Chris Carson is a home run hitter out of the backfield. I'm not sure they will be able to match the production of Baker Mayfield and the combination of Samaje Perine, Joe Mixon and Dede Westbrook, but I believe it will be close. This is not the same Oklahoma defense that led the Big 12 last year. In fact, the Sooners rank behind Oklahoma State in both scoring and total defense this season. I expect this game to be a shootout but close in the end. Pick: Oklahoma State +11
SportsLine ATS projection: Oklahoma -11 -- Analysis
ACC Championship Game -- No. 3 Clemson (-10) vs. No. 23 Virginia Tech: The number makes me hesitant because we have seen Clemson struggle against less talented teams this season, but I think the Tigers have turned the corner. Deshaun Watson and Co. have rushed for 250+ yards the past two games and are clicking at the right time in the passing game (seven touchdowns to one interception) in the last two weeks since losing to Pittsburgh. Jerod Evans will have to have the game of his life to keep this one close. I like the Tigers to continue to build momentum toward the playoff. Pick: Clemson -10
SportsLine ATS projection: Virginia Tech +10 -- Analysis