AL.com college football staff picks for Week 6

We’re passing the halfway point of the regular season in the SEC, and such is the case with AL.com’s college football staff picks.

Scroll along below to find out how various AL.com sports staffers see this week’s games playing out. In addition, we’ll provide predicted scores for this week’s Alabama and Auburn games.

A reminder that these picks are AGAINST THE SPREAD. That means that each person’s selection doesn’t necessarily mean he or she thinks that team will win outright, just that it will cover the point spread.

Here’s a Halloween weekend edition of the picks (all times Central and all games Saturday unless noted):

Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama football

South Alabama cornerback Devin Rockette (6) returns an interception 95 yards for a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe in the first half of a NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (Mike Kittrell/AL.com)

South Alabama (+6) at Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Georgia Southern

Joseph Goodman: Georgia Southern

Tom Green: Georgia Southern

Patrick Greenfield: South Alabama

Giana Han: Georgia Southern

Mark Heim: Georgia Southern

Mark Inabinett: Georgia Southern

Mike Rodak: Georgia Southern

Creg Stephenson: Georgia Southern

John Talty: South Alabama

Desmond Ridder

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)AP

Memphis (+6.5) at Cincinnati, 11 a.m., ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Cincinnati

Joseph Goodman: Cincinnati

Tom Green: Cincinnati

Patrick Greenfield: Memphis

Giana Han: Cincinnati

Mark Heim: Cincinnati

Mark Inabinett: Cincinnati

Mike Rodak: Cincinnati

Creg Stephenson: Cincinnati

John Talty: Memphis

Joe Milton

Michigan quarterback Joe Milton celebrates his touchdown against Minnesota in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. Michigan won 49-24. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)AP

Michigan State (+25) at Michigan, 11 a.m., Fox

Michael Casagrande: Michigan State

Joseph Goodman: Michigan State

Tom Green: Michigan State

Patrick Greenfield: Michigan State

Giana Han: Michigan State

Mark Heim: Michigan State

Mark Inabinett: Michigan State

Mike Rodak: Michigan State

Creg Stephenson: Michigan

John Talty: Michigan State

Garrett Wilson

Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson plays against Nebraska during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)AP

Ohio State (-13) at Penn State, 6:30 p.m., ABC

Michael Casagrande: Ohio State

Joseph Goodman: Penn State

Tom Green: Ohio State

Patrick Greenfield: Ohio State

Giana Han: Ohio State

Mark Heim: Ohio State

Mark Inabinett: Penn State

Mike Rodak: Ohio State

Creg Stephenson: Ohio State

John Talty: Ohio State

Kellen Mond, Isaiah Spiller

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) hands off to running back Isaiah Spiller (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

Arkansas (+11) at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Texas A&M

Joseph Goodman: Arkansas

Tom Green: Texas A&M

Patrick Greenfield: Texas A&M

Giana Han: Arkansas

Mark Heim: Texas A&M

Mark Inabinett: Texas A&M

Mike Rodak: Arkansas

Creg Stephenson: Texas A&M

John Talty: Texas A&M

Kyle Pitts

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) reacts after a play against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)AP

Missouri (+15) at Florida, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network alternate

Michael Casagrande: Missouri

Joseph Goodman: Florida

Tom Green: Missouri

Patrick Greenfield: Florida

Giana Han: Missouri

Mark Heim: Florida

Mark Inabinett: Missouri

Mike Rodak: Florida

Creg Stephenson: Missouri

John Talty: Florida

 Louisiana vs. UAB football

UAB wide receiver Trea Shropshire (right) congratulates UAB running back Spencer Brown for his third-quarter touichdown against Louisiana at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Mark Almond | [email protected])

UAB (-10) at Louisiana Tech, 2:30 p.m., Fox Sports Southeast

Michael Casagrande: UAB

Joseph Goodman: Louisiana Tech

Tom Green: UAB

Patrick Greenfield: UAB

Giana Han: UAB

Mark Heim: UAB

Mark Inabinett: Louisiana Tech

Mike Rodak: Louisiana Tech

Creg Stephenson: UAB

John Talty: UAB

Shakel Brown

Troy defensive tackle Shakel Brown (21) celebrates a fumble recovery vs. Georgia State on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy. (Joey Meredith/Troy athletics)

Troy (+3) at Arkansas State, 2 p.m., ESPN+

Michael Casagrande: Troy

Joseph Goodman: Arkansas State

Tom Green: Troy

Patrick Greenfield: Arkansas State

Giana Han: Troy

Mark Heim: Troy

Mark Inabinett: Arkansas State

Mike Rodak: Troy

Creg Stephenson: Arkansas State

John Talty: Arkansas State

Jerrion Ealy

Ole Miss running back Jerrion Ealy is tackled by Alabama defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

Mississippi State (+31) at Alabama, 6 p.m., ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Alabama 42, Mississippi State 17

Joseph Goodman: Alabama 42, Mississippi State 17

Tom Green: Alabama 49, Mississippi State 14

Patrick Greenfield: Alabama 42, Mississippi State 13

Giana Han: Alabama 48, Mississippi State 14

Mark Heim: Alabama 38, Mississippi State 14

Mark Inabinett: Alabama 50, Mississippi State 14

Mike Rodak: Alabama 56, Mississippi State 21

Creg Stephenson: Alabama 45, Mississippi State 13

John Talty: Alabama 48, Mississippi State 14

Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz

Seth Williams (18), Anthony Schwartz (1) and Auburn will try to run past LSU on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

LSU (-3) at Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Michael Casagrande: LSU 17, Auburn 16

Joseph Goodman: Auburn 24, LSU 21

Tom Green: Auburn 31, LSU 28

Patrick Greenfield: Auburn 28, LSU 21

Giana Han: LSU 28, Auburn 24

Mark Heim: LSU 34, Auburn 30

Mark Inabinett: Auburn 32, LSU 31

Mike Rodak: LSU 35, Auburn 28

Creg Stephenson: LSU 27, Auburn 20

John Talty: LSU 27, Auburn 21

Houston v Navy

If you go out trick-or-treating on Halloween, don’t forget to wear your mask. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Getty Images

Standings after Week 5

Tom Green: 29-21 (4-6 last week)

Mark Heim: 27-23 (6-4 last week)

Mark Inabinett: 26-24 (6-4 last week)

John Talty: 26-24 (6-4 last week)

Michael Casagrande: 25-25 (6-4 last week)

Giana Han: 25-25 (4-6 last week)

Mike Rodak: 25-25 (4-6 last week)

Joseph Goodman: 24-26 (4-6 last week)

Patrick Greenfield: 22-28 (2-8 last week)

Creg Stephenson: 22-28 (5-5 last week)

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