This Week: 6-2
Mississippi State at Tennessee - Predicted Neyland Stadium attendance: 24,512. Being used to playing in front of crowds this size, combined with Tennessee's horrid offense, the Bulldogs pull out a close upset(?), saving Sylvester for one more year.
Mississippi State 16, Tennessee 13
Tennessee 34, Mississippi State 3 - FAILURE
LSU at South Carolina - I've seen other sites predicting this to be a close one. I don't see it. Yes, LSU just got blown out by Florida, and South Carolina has looked a lot better, but they still aren't close. As much as I want Les Miles to be welcomed to the real world (his own recruits), I don't see it happening in this one. But like I said, I really wouldn't mind if I missed this pick.
LSU 28, South Carolina 10
LSU 24, South Carolina 17 - SUCCESS!
Arkansas at Kentucky - Arkansas! Really?! Dang it! Well I guess it's not LA-Monroe. Anyway, the Hawgs looked decent last week against a depleted, tired Auburn defense (yes, these are excuses), and Kentucky's D is good, as it showed against the unstoppable force known as...well we'll just call 'em RTR #13. But Arkansas is still really bad, especially Dick's interception ratio, (no, not the latest STD). I think this will be low scoring, mistake filled, and make our loss look even worse.
Kentucky 17, Arkansas 10
Kentucky 21, Arkansas 20 - SUCCESS!
Vanderbilt at Georgia -Another chance for our losses to look even worse. It seems that as bad as we've been, every team we have played has played their best game in years, besides LSU. Georgia is going to stomp the 'Dores now that Vandy's national championship hopes are out the window. You're Vandy...shutup.
Georgia 41, Vanderbilt 10
Georgia 24, Vanderbilt 14 - SUCCESS!
Ole Miss at Alabama - If this game was in Oxford, I would almost guarantee a Rebel victory. Alabama absolutely refuses to play well against anybody not ranked in the top 10 (at the time, the Clemson game is not a top 10 win!). Ole Miss still isn't hugely awesome like everyone wants them to be, but neither is Alabama. I see a close one with a field goal to win it...Go Rebels!
Ole Miss 17, Alabama 14
Alabama 24, Ole Miss 20 - FAILURE
Other Games That Might Tickle Your Fancy
Ohio State at Michigan State - The Spartan faithful are going to be licking their chops at a rare chance to actually beating the Buckeyes, but I think Ohio State has gotten a tad better with Pryor back there.
Ohio State 27, Michigan State 17
Ohio State 45, Michigan State 7 - SUCCESS!
Missouri at Texas - There's really no reason Texas should lose again, and Missouri was exposed last week.
Texas 38, Missouri 21
Texas 56, Missouri 31 - SUCCESS!
** Upset Special **
Cal at Arizona - I don't know why I feel this, but I do. Maybe it's because I've never liked Cal.
Arizona 20, Cal 14
Arizona 42, Cal 27 - SUCCESS!...told you.