The football season is moving right along. I’ve done pretty well with the record so far with the two teams from Mississippi responsible for half of my losing picks. The good teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. There haven’t been too many surprises. If there were, maybe it would be Vanderbilt who is undefeated, dreaming of a bowl game and off to a great start. Otherwise, everything is separating out pretty much as expected so far. I may ruin my record this week but I think this may be the week that some “upsets” take place.
Alabama at Georgia – Both teams have played pretty well to start the season and both find themselves in the top 10. Alabama is in the top 3 in both total offense and total defense in the SEC with Georgia right on its heels. Alabam will being going to a tough Georgia crowd but I look for Saban to pull a little trickery and come out with a win. Alabama 17 Georgia 14
Tennessee at Auburn – Upset number two. Tennessee hasn’t quite gotten off to the way they’d like. Auburn has done pretty well, only losing to a very good LSU team. But they did look pretty suspect against a weak MSU team. Tennessee will be on the road and playing at Auburn will be tough. Somehow, though, I think Fulmer will have his boys ready and may finally pull off a good win. Tennessee 24 Auburn 20
Ole Miss at Florida – No upset here. Ole Miss has played pretty well having a new coach this year. But Florida is Florida and Florida is very good. Playing in gatorland won’t be an easy task. With all of the world watching Oxford this week for the presidential debate, fans will be glad they weren’t at this game as Florida takes it to the Rebels. Florida 27 Ole Miss 13
Mississippi State at LSU – No upset here either, though MSU fans would love to see one. They’d actually be in a tie for first in the SEC West if they did. But, enough dreaming. It will be a night game in raucous Tiger Stadium and an undefeated team lies waiting in the darkness. Oh, how I’d love to be wrong here but I have a feeling it will be a long night for the Dawgs as the Cats put a lickin on ’em. LSU 42 MSU 3
UAB at South Carolina – Not exactly a breather here for Spurrier’s boys, but definitely lighter than the SEC. That’s what the cocks need right now and they’re just good enough to have to not worry a whole lot about this one, especially being at home. South Carolina 30 UAB 12
Western Kentucky at Kentucky – Well the Wildcats are far from great this year, though they are 3-0. They shouldn’t have much difficulty here, paying Western Kentucky for a win. This is probably going to be as exciting as watching John McCain speak, but a win is a win and Kentucky will take everyone they can get. Going 4-0 will put them in good shape at getting a shot at a bowl game at the end of the year. Kentucky 35 Western Kentucky 17
Arkansas at Texas – This is the game they were supposed to play a few weeks ago but was postponed due to the hurricane. Not much has changed in that period of time and I still don’t see Arkansas as having a shot at this one. In intially picked Texas to win this a few weeks ago 45-10. Well, like I said, not much as changed. Texas 45 Arkansas 10