Friday, October 23, 2009

SEC Weekend Games of Interest: The Off Week Edition

Just as the Dawgs have an off week to rest, work and improve, so will the SEC Weekend Games of interest. However, I still have to give you some picks and hopefully improve on our 42-6 record. Without any other wait, here is what’s happening in your neck of the woods:

Arkansas at Mississippi: In the battle of high profile transfer QB’s, Ryan Mallett is better than Jevan Sneed and one keeps rising up the NFL Draft Board while the other falls. I don’t expect this game to be close and it's going to be a blowout, whoever wins. I’m going with Arkansas, 33-21.

Tennessee at Alabama: The Third Saturday in October, played on the forth weekend of the month. This should be a tighter game than the spread, but Tennessee won't have the same luck with Alabama’s defense that they did with Georgia’s. The Tide roll 21-10.

Vanderbilt at South Carolina: Is it possible, can the Ole Ball Coach and the Gamecocks fall to Vandy for a third straight year? No, Cackalacky runs past a weak Commodore squad 27-7.

Louisiana Monroe at Kentucky: Kentucky’s freshman QB Morgan Newton looked good early against Auburn last week and both he and Will Fidler should split time in demolishing the WarHawks. Kentucky is the pick, 35-10.

Florida at Mississippi State: Florida hasn’t won in Starkville since 1985 and should end the streak this week. Once again we pick the Gators, but against the spread as their defense dominates, 28-7.

Auburn at LSU: LSU has had plenty of time to recover from their 13-3 loss to Florida two weeks ago and should be licking their chops to face an Auburn defense that is reeling after 2 consecutive losses. This should be a tight game for three quarters, but I look for the Bayou Bengals to pull away in the fourth behind Charles Scott and the night home crowd. LSU wins 27-13.

That does it for this week. Enjoy some college football and a cold beverage because fall is in full swing. Go Dawgs!

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