SEC Game Predictions – Week Nine

For the second week in a row, I didn’t come out too well on my predictions.  For a while, it looked like I had a good shot at the LSU game and an outside shot at the MSU game.  But by the time those games were in the record book, I was 2-3 and an upset MSU fan.  All wasn’t lost as I found myself spending the weekend at the Sheraton right next to the SEC office in Birmingham.  Throw in the shopping with the missus, eating out and going to the Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman concert (mine and my wife’s respective favorite singers) and I had a great weekend.  This week, it’s back to normal life for me.


Auburn at West Virginia – Auburn is dropping like a brick and desperately needs to start winning to have a shot at even a bowl game.  After this game they still have a difficult schedule, with only one gimme game left.  At 4-3, that makes this a much win against a 4-2 but undefeated-in-conference West Virginia who will be at home on my brother’s birthday.  WVU just may play their best game of the year.  West Virginia 24  Auburn 17


Alabama at Tennessee – Fat Phil’s hourglass is about empty as the Volunteer fans are getting anxious.  Sure they beat a mediocre Mississippi State team last week by a lopsided score.  But that game really wasn’t decided until early 4th quarter when UT put up two quick TD’s on pick-6’s.  Alabama will be a much tougher foe, coming in undefeated and #2 in the nation.  Saban 27 Fulmer 13

Ole Miss at Arkansas – This is an interesting game.  The Rebels have won a couple of good games and lost a couple of tight ones.  Arkansas has been slapped around but has also done a little slapping itself.  Houston Nutt comes to his former digs after being unrespected for what he brought Arkansas.  Look for Nutt to go all out to beat the Razorbacks.  Ole Miss 31 Arkansas 21

Georgia at LSU – I’m not sure if LSU is getting better during this season.  They got a close one last week at South Carolina but did come out with the win.  Georgia will be coming to LSU where they stand to face a tougher team than what showed up in South Carolina.  This one may just decide the SEC Championship fate of one of these two teams.  LSU 24  Georgia 20

Middle Tennessee at Mississippi State – My Bulldogs could use 12 of these games a season.  That seems to be the level of competition that they’ve been putting out, if you judge them by the numbers.  But MSU is better than what they’ve played and will be coming home to the friendly confines at Scott Field for a homecoming night game.  MSU 31  Middle Tennessee 13

Duke at Vanderbilt – Both of these teams have been somewhat surprising this year, especially Vandy.  After a couple of tough losses, Vandy would really like to get that 6th win and be bowl eligible for the first time this century.  Good thing they’ll be at home, otherwise, I don’t know.  Vandy 34 Duke 17

Kentucky at Florida – Well, Kentucky started off good but after hitting the meat of the SEC, they’ve begun to work themselves down the conference leaderboard.  Now they have to go into the Swamp against a superior Florida team.  I don’t give KY a shot as I’m sure 99.9% of the sporting world.  Florida 34 Kentucky 10

Last Week 2-3

This Year 42-16


2 responses to “SEC Game Predictions – Week Nine

  1. Glad to see you again, Doc. Much as it’s just not very appealing, I’m going to have to say “Go, Vols” and “Go, LSU” this time. We’ll have to wait and see.

  2. Hey Preacher, I’ve been slow on the blog the last 3-4 weeks, busy and having trouble getting motivated but I can’t forget the predictions.

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