Friday, October 16, 2009

SEC Predictions For October 17

After a blockbuster Saturday a week ago, the SEC does not quite provide the blockbuster punch this week but it is the SEC so of course there is intrigue.

Georgia at Vanderbilt
The Bulldogs take a trip to Tennessee for the second straight week hoping this visit is more pleasant than last weeks drubbing in Knoxville. But Vandy did not fare much better losing to Army. The Bulldogs have more talent, way more talent, and barring a total emotional let down they should win this one.
Georgia 21 Vanderbilt 10


Miss State at Middle Tennessee State
The Blue Raiders already stung a BCS opponent Maryland this season and now get their chance at an SEC team at home. Miss State has been very close against three likely bowl teams in their past three games. I think they finally break through this week.
Miss State 34 Middle Tenn State 27


UAB at Ole Miss
So the SEC title dreams are down the drain in Oxford. Jevan Snead looks like he read a lot more press clippings than defenses thus far this year. And the Rebels really, really miss T Michael Oher. Still, Ole Miss has much more talent than UAB.
Ole Miss 35 UAB 10


Kentucky at Auburn
The Tigers came back to Earth last week losing to Arkansas. Kentucky lost their third straight but made a game of it at South Carolina. In the Wildcats four game guantlet they have played better each week. Could they get a break through against Auburn with new QB Randall Cobb running the attack? I don't think so, but I like UK more than the experts.
Auburn 38 Kentucky 30



South Carolina at Alabama
Nobody is giving Steve Spurrier much of a chance in Tuscaloosa and that is the way the Ol' Ball Coach likes it. His defense is good enough to keep him close, but South Carolina has to get a solid game out of Stephen Garcia going against a really good Alabama defense (I am mean really good). The Gamecocks have enough to match Alabama for a half or maybe three quarters, but not four.

Alabama 20 South Carolina 7

Arkansas at Florida Preview to come!


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3 comments:

  1. Ordinarily I would give Spurrier a shot at an upset here, but so far Va Tech is the only team to hang with Bama for even three quarters. I have yet to see the team I think can beat this year's Tide, and than includes the Fighting Tebows.

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  2. As I mentioned above I think South Carolina can hang with Alabama for a little bit but they will need a big break (or two or three) in the 2nd half to pull off the upset.

    But lets jump ahead to December like most have...I gotta put Florida a little bit ahead of Alabama right now because of Tebow. Until someone beats them I have to keep the #1. Heard on the Finebaum show this week from their Vegas guest that the books would probably have Florida about a 6 pt fav right now, but it would have been Alab -1 or -2 a week ago so it is a very fluid situation in the public's mind right now.

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  3. ACC/SEC,
    check out my preview...
    http://leftoverhotdog.blogspot.com/2009/10/gamecocks-v-crimson-tide-preview.html

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