Not a bad week last week as far as my picks … except my Bulldogs and John McCain. Picking some losers here, huh? Well, it’s the same ‘ol shoulda with my teams. Last week, 6-1 thanks to my Dawgs, shouldda been 7-0. Oh well, at least I won’t get my Dawgs pick wrong this week. Anyway, there are some big games this week, Alabama and LSU has to be at the top.
Alabama at LSU – Bama may finally be ready to move beyond the Bear. LSU is definitely beatable and Saban’s going to know what it takes. This should be a really fun game to watch and I’m sure more than one drunk Tiger will make this a rowdy crowd. Maybe Bama will stumble but I just don’t see it. Alabama 27 LSU 24
Arkansas at South Carolina – The Gamecocks have played a pretty good season. Arkansas? Well, they’re about where everyone predicted – which has SC fans happy that a losing team’s coming in. The hogs still could have a shot at a bowl game and would have to have this game to have a shot. But they don’t. South Carolina 31 Arkansas 14
Tennessee-Martin at Auburn – I’m not so sure that Auburn can beat a cupcake anymore. They’re in a place they haven’t been in a long time – outside looking in for a bowl game. Fortunately for them, though, this game will make them bowl eligible, though it may be the last game they win this year. Auburn 42 UT-Martin 0
Florida at Vanderbilt – Oh Vandy had such high hopes starting off with a great run. They’re still sitting on five wins and need one more to get bowl eligible. It just doesn’t seem right for the Commodores to have to play in the SEC. But they do and they’ll lose to a surging Gator team. Florida 38 Vandy 17
Georgia at Kentucky – Georgia’s a long way from that NC game they had their sights on when the season started. But they’ve recovered okay and are in great position for a nice bowl game. Going to Kentucky, who’s bowl eligible will be a bit of a challenge but doable. Georgia 28 Kentucky 13
Wyoming at Tennessee – Well Fulmer didn’t get the axe. He announced his resignation at the end of the season. You just can’t get much love at Rocky Top if you don’t continue producing, at least that’s how it looks to me. And at 3-6 and probably out of a bowl game for the first time in forever, I can’t say there’s a lot of love to go around. Tennessee 37 Wyoming 10