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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


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.


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


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.


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 Eight

Whoa, Nellie!  This season is going by too fast.  What a surprising weekend.  Florida slapped LSU around like they were a junior college team.  Arkansas handed it to Tubs – now Auburn is fighting just to get bowl eligible – that may be a tough order.  And to put the cherry on top, my MSU Bulldogs beat Vandy.  There was a time when that wouldn’t mean much but since Vandy was #1 in the East, unbeaten and ranked 13, it was a satisfying victory.  Like lots of SEC weekends, this weekend won’t be an easy one to pick.  Last week I was a bad 2-3 missing South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas victories.


Ole Miss at Alabama – Alabama’s #2 in the nation.  Ole Miss has played mediocre against mediocre teams, being beat by a couple of them while beating highly ranked Florida in the Swamp.  Which team will show up in Tuscaloosa?  The mediocre team.  Alabama 27 Ole Miss 13

Arkansas at Kentucky – Arkansas had a nice win against Auburn and had a great running attack.  Though they’re on the road against a good Kentucky team, maybe the Hogs are starting to turn the corner with their new coach.  I think Arkansas only gets better the rest of the season.  Arkansas 24 Kentucky 14

Vanderbilt at Georgia – This is an intriguing game at the top of the SEC East.  Vanderbilt is an impressive 5-1 but their record doesn’t match up too well with their stats – so far, they’ve had luck on their side as much as skill.  I look for Georgia to show up strong at home.  Georgia 28 Vanderbilt 12

LSU at South Carolina – The ‘Ol ball coach has got his team playing decent.  LSU’s coming off a beating at the hands of Florida.  They’ll be going into a hostile Gamecock crowd that’s hungry for a big win.  I think Spurrier may just have something up his sleeve and looking for an upset.  South Carolina 24 LSU 21

Mississippi State at Tennessee – Tennessee has always had MSU’s number for the most part.  But this year, UT has struggled as fans beg for their coach to get the ax.  His seat is pretty hot.  MSU is starting to pull things together and are looking a bit more consistent, having played well at LSU and beating Vanderbilt this year.  Add to that the fact that just about every year, one head coach out of the SEC gets Croomed and fired, things don’t look so good for the Vols.  MSU 24 Tennessee 21

Last Week  2-3

This Year 40-13

SEC Game Predictions – Week Six

This past week was a little tougher picking the games.  I just knew it was upset weekend.  I called the Alabama upset and nearly got a second if Tennessee could have just made a handoff.  But the real shocker was Ole Miss beating Florida at Florida.  I think Ole Miss is the only one that even thought about that happening and they probably even thought they’d lose.  But congrats to the Rebels.  My Dawgs did pretty decent at LSU and things may have been closer had Ducre not dropped a pass late in the game.  Oh well, that’s college football.  This weekend, I don’t see any surprises.


Kentucky at Alabama – Alabama just pounded Georgia at Georgia and you think Kentucky’s going to come in and beat the tide at home, ranked #2?  No way.  Tide fans will be going crazy and Kentucky’s in for a long afternoon.  Alabama 37 Kentucky 10

Florida at Arkansas – Florida’s mad having lost at home to lesser competition in Ole Miss.  Arkansas has been pretty much no competition to any decent team they’ve played.  I’m afraid it’s another long afternoon for an SEC team.  Florida 42 Arkansas 7

Auburn at Vanderbilt – This is an intriguing game and if there were an upset, this would be a possibility.  Vanderbilt looks like they have a great chance at a bowl game this year and Auburn has been less than stellar.  My brain says go with Auburn here but my heart says Vandy.  Vanderbilt 20 Auburn 17

South Carolina at Ole Miss – Ole Miss is hotty toddy off a big win over Florida and will now come home to a raucous crowd, excited about the possibility of postseason play.  Spurrier’s team hasn’t shown a whole lot this year.  Still, the Gamecocks will give it a shot and make it close.  Ole Miss 31 South Carolina 21

Northern Illinois at Tennessee – Tennessee’s writing a check for this one.  Out of conference is nice this time of year and UT will be glad to play a pushover.  No competition here.  Tennessee 41  Northern Illiniois 10

Last week 5-2

This year 34-9