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SEC Game Predictions – Week 15

Well, well, well, the season’s not quite over.  Even my Bulldogs who got taken behind the wood shed by the Rebels are in the hunt for a good coach.  I have no idea who but Chris Petersen from Boise State is a hot rumor today.  Last week, some great games were played and I was shocked to see Arkansas, especially, beat LSU and to see that Auburn, Tennessee and MSU all are looking for coaches.

But let’s get down to it.

The SEC Championship Game

12/5/08

Alabama vs. Florida

This is the game of games in the SEC.  This should be one great game.  The winner should head on to the National Championship game.  It’s all up for grabs.  Florida’s coming on strong with Tebow at the helm, ever since losing by 1 to a very good Ole Miss team.   Florida really had no business losing that game but it may have been exactly what they needed.  They put it in overdrive after that game and have been playing lights out.

Alabama has been steady all year long and bring their number one ranking into the game.  Bear Bryant isn’t strolling the sidelines but you can bet there are people that finally feel like the Tide is back to its glory days.  John Parker Wilson has been about average as far as quarterbacks go, but the big thing is that he hasn’t made a lot of mistakes while his team manhandled their opponents.

As much as I’d like a back-and-forth-bruise-’em-up kind of game, this may just be decide by a couple of big plays.  Florida’s going to have to keep the ball out of Javier Arenas’s hands and cover Julio Jones tighter than a tick.  Alabama’s going to have to put the pressure on and blitz Tebow if they have a shot.  I think in the end, though, the Tide will be using a little tissue on this one as the Gators walk away with the win.

The only question after this game will be, “Should Alabama and Florida play in the national championship game against each other?”

Florida 38  Alabama 34

Last week 4-4

This year 70-26

SEC Game Predictions – Week Fourteen

Ahhhhhh.  There’s nothing like rivalry week in the SEC.  This time of year these are always great games filled with a lot of emotion and usually enough bitterness to last half of the teams until the start of the next year.  Not a whole lot will be decided this week as far as the SEC.  But Alabama and Florida do need to make sure they don’t stumble, otherwise any shot at the National Championship will be out the window.  I hope you enjoy the turkey this week and hopefully I’ll kill a few deer.

11/28

MSU at Ole Miss – Houston Nutt came to Mississippi and blew away 1st year expectations.  Nutt has his team looking right in the face of not just a bowl game but a good bowl game.  MSU’s offense finally decided to come out of the locker room and put up their best numbers of the year last week.  This game is always close and filled with a lot of emotion and will be this weekend.  MSU going to a fired up Ole Miss team and fanbase might just spell disaster, as much as I hate to admit it, though I still can’t pick Ole Miss.  MSU 24 Ole Miss 21

LSU at Arkansas – Both losers last week, these two come in to this game looking to salvage something.  For Arkansas, it’s a bowl game.  For LSU, it’s avoiding a lower tier bowl game and maintaining some semblance of pride.  Arkansas has been bright at times but I don’t think they’re much of a match for LSU.  Tigers 38  Arkansas 20

11/29

Georgia Tech at Georgia – I think this may be one of the most interesting games this weekend.  Georgia Tech’s had some really nice games this year and has the ability to get some yardage.  Georgia will be in another good bowl game this year, though not the one they wanted to be in when the season began.  There just might be a lot of offense in this game but ultimately, I’ll give the nod to Georgia Tech.  Tech 38 Georgia 35

South Carolina at Clemson – Clemson all but tanked this year, starting off ranked pretty high but sinking pretty quickly to the point of having to let Tommy Bowden go.  South Carolina has come on pretty steady this year and will come in to Clemson fired up.  South Carolina 28 Clemson 17

Auburn at Alabama – Speaking of tanking … Auburn is staring their worst season in while right in the face while their rival in-state is staring the National Championship game in the face.  This is usually a tossup game but I just don’t see Auburn having enough to roll past the Tide.  Alabama 27 Auburn 13

Florida at Florida State – This is not the game it used to be.  There was a time when this game was anyone’s guess.  While Florida State has improved, they’re not the caliber team that Florida is, even at home.  Tebow’s team has to be playing as good as any other team in the nation and they just seem to be running on all cylinders.  Florida State hangs for a little while but Florida’s superior players will eventually take over and wear down the Seminoles.  Florida 32 Florida State 21

Kentucky at Tennessee – Ouch, Tennessee faces a decent hungry Kentucky team coming in to Knoxville looking to rub it in as Tennessee’s laying back licking its wounds.  Vol fans don’t really know how to react and might just be out hunting deer instead of cats this weekend.  Their players may not be far behind either.  History wants me to pick Tennessee but heart wants me to pick Kentucky.  I’ve always had a weak spot for following my heart.  Kentucky 21  Tennessee 17

Vandy at Wake Forest – Wake Forest has had some decent wins as has Vandy.  This game feels like a tossup though Vandy probably should have one or two more losses than they do have.  Vandy’s going bowling in the first time in a loooooong time and are playing with some confidence.  Still I think Wake Forest at home might just be a little too much this weekend.  Wake Forest 34 Vandy 19

Last Week 2-2

This Year 66-22

SEC Game Predictions – Week Thirteen

I almost forgot to post my picks.  That’s what happens when your team keeps losing.  Last week, I was perfect in the predictions.  This week continues to bring a few interesting games as teams jockey for bowl position at the end of the year.

11/22

Arkansas at Mississippi State – This is the battle for last in the SEC West as the loser will probably wrap up that distinction.  But Arkansas still has a shot at bowl eligibility with a win today over my Dawgs.  MSU is fighting for ….  Hmm….  Well…. MSU 24 Arkansas 21

The Citadel at Florida – The Citadel will take a beating behind the woodshed but they’ll leave with some cash in the pocket.  For Florida, the important thing will be to not get anybody hurt as they push for a national title shot.  Florida 59  Citadel 0

Ole Miss at LSU – This should be a fun game to see.  At least I’ll have someone to cheer for today.  Ole Miss is bowl eligible and has a chance to have a good season if they beat LSU today and MSU next week.  But, the Tigers are the Tigers and the Rebels are the Rebels.  LSU  27 Ole Miss 17

Tennessee at Vanderbilt – When was the last time Tennessee and Vandy played and Vandy was in a bowl game and Tennessee home watching?  Vandy is actually playing for something while the Volunteers are watching the end of a legend as Fulmer leaves at the end of the  year.  Vandy 24  Tennessee 20

Last Week 6-0

This Year 64-20

SEC Game Predictions – Week Eleven

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.

11/8/08

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

Last Week 6-1

This Year 53-19

SEC Game Predictions – Week Ten

Well, about now, every week is a tough week to pick games in the SEC.  But I’m starting to get sad that the season is getting toward the end.  Still, Basketball’s right around the corner and that should be another exciting season of SEC sports.

11/1/08

Arkansas State at Alabama – Alabama’s on a roll, no pun intended.  Undefeated, #2 in the nation and AR State coming to town?  If I were Arkansas State, I’d go ahead and take the check, not show up and save the players from injury and embarrasment.  Alabama 45 Arkansas State 0

Tulsa at Arkansas – This is an interesting game.  Tulsa is in the top 20 and Arkansas owns the cellar in the SEC West.  On paper, Tulsa should win.  But, I just have this feeling the Hogs will pull this one out.  Arkansas 27 Tulsa 24

Auburn at Ole Miss – Tuberville coming to Nutt’s house is another interesting game.  Auburn is tanking in a bad way and Ole Miss not only hates Tuberville but they’re looking at that rare bowl possibility this year.  I wonder if the Tigers haven’t already thrown in the towel.  The grove will be fired up this week (not from smoking).  Ole Miss 24 Auburn 14

Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) – You just have to love weeks like this where good solid teams play some college football.  This one’s a toss up.  Tebow’s playing well and Moreno is also playing pretty well.  I’m not sure who really to pick in this one.  I guess I’ll give the edge to Florida on behalf of my friend preacherpen.  Florida 34 Georgia 31

Kentucky at Mississippi State – This game will be decided by which team the respective University decides to bring.  I keep waiting for Mississippi State to step it up a notch and I’m hoping this will be the beginning.  Kentucky’s no slouch and is playing for a bowl game.  MSU 21 Kentucky 14

Tulane at LSU – I can’t believe anyone at Tulane thinks they have a shot at this one.  Root for the underdog but expect LSU to wear ’em out.  LSU 52 Tulane 3

Tennessee at South Carolina – What can I say?  Tennessee all but stinks this year (though they did end up blowing my Dawgs out).  The Gamecocks are playing decent, better than TN, anyway.  SC will be at home for this one and I think the Vols are looking ahead to a new coach.  South Carolina 27 Tennessee 21

Last week 5-2

This year 47-18