Week 5 Predictions: We’ve Come So Far
There’s no way it’s already Week 5. Sorry to say, but it is. How many days to the kickoff of the 2015 season? Is it already starting to feel like football weather for it? Season’s already over. Basketball is on the horizon.
This Week: 8-1 (89.0%)
Last Week: 8-2 (80.0%)
Overall: 47-11 (81.0%)
Tennessee at Georgia – The Volunteers and the Bulldogs used to play at 2:30. Now they play in what used to be the Jefferson-Pilot game. Georgia just came off a rout of Troy and Tennessee took the week off after semi-hanging with Oklahoma. It seems like Georgia has played a lot of 11 o’clock games recently, and I picture a half-empty student section. Tennessee might have a chance, but they just aren’t that good yet.
Georgia 34, Tennessee 24
Georgia 35, Tennessee 32 – SUCCESS!
Vanderbilt at Kentucky – Kentucky’s offense scored some points on Florida. They probably should have been the Gators. Vanderbilt somehow hung with South Carolina and took them out of the “worst SEC teams I’ve ever seen” slot. I think Kentucky will score for days against the Commodores, though.
Kentucky 42, Vanderbilt 10
Kentucky 17, Vanderbilt 7 – SUCCESS!
Arkansas at Texas A&M – Well looky here, Arkansas has a pulse. Well, they’ve been able to run over some little guys. Texas A&M has yet to be really tested. South Carolina is struggling this year and that’s all they have to hang their hat on. I think Arkansas will keep up, especially with Texas A&M’s defense, but I think the Arkansas secondary will be torched.
Texas A&M 41, Arkansas 31
Texas A&M 35, Arkansas 28 – SUCCESS!
Missouri at South Carolina – ESPN Gameday picked this game. Think about that. Missouri just lost to Indiana, and South Carolina just struggled with Vanderbilt with a blowout already on their resume. I would have picked Arkansas/Texas A&M. Even Georgia/Tennessee. Missouri is going to win to fully start the South Carolina spiral.
Missouri 28, South Carolina 17
Missouri 21, South Carolina 20 – SUCCESS!
Memphis at Ole Miss – I remember when this game used to start the season. Then Memphis got really bad, and Ole Miss just kinda stayed where Ole Miss stays. Memphis hung with UCLA earlier this year, but UCLA ain’t nothing. Ole Miss is too much for the Tigers.
Ole Miss 38, Memphis 10
Ole Miss 24, Memphis 3 – SUCCESS!
New Mexico State at LSU – This game couldn’t come at a better time for LSU. They were exposed last week. In a sense, this game makes it even worse since they don’t have a real chance to get back on track. Oh well, they can try to do that in their trip to Auburn next week. NOPE.
LSU 45, New Mexico State 3
LSU 63, New Mexico State 7 – SUCCESS!
Louisiana Tech at Auburn – Check my preview tomorrow for my score prediction, but SPOILER ALERT: offense back on track to the tune of 50+ points.
Auburn 52, Louisiana Tech 7
Auburn 45, Louisiana Tech 17 – SUCCESS!
Other Games of Note
Florida State at North Carolina State – It feels like Florida State loses at North Carolina State a lot. I think I’m right about that. Maybe it was just one Thursday or something, but the Wolfpack always seems able. It kinda feels like Florida State is really due a loss considering how they skated by last week and the whole Jameis thing continuing to fester. I don’t think it will happen, even though I want it to.
Florida State 31, North Carolina State 14
Florida State 56, North Carolina State 41 – SUCCESS!
Minnesota at Michigan – The only thing “of note” about this game is just that Michigan is terrible, Brady Hoke will be fired, and Les Miles will be their new coach after being run out of Baton Rouge following this season.
Michigan 10, Minnesota 7
Minnesota 30, Michigan 14 – FAILURE
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