Week 6 Predictions: Ranked-on-Ranked Action

Had it not been for me giving Michigan any credit, I would have had a perfect pick last week. Oh well, at least I got all of the SEC games right. And that’s all that really matters in this world. This week is a little tougher. There are ranked-on-ranked games out the ying-yang. Let’s do this.

This Week: 2-6 (25.0%)
Last Week: 8-1 (89.0%)
Overall: 49-17 (74.2%)

10/4

Vanderbilt at Georgia – Hey look, Georgia is playing a day game again. Seriously, it’s like every game. It’s sunny and bright and their student section is half full. That’s how I picture Georgia. You know how I picture Vandy? Losing.

Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 13

Georgia 44, Vanderbilt 17 SUCCESS!

Florida at Tennessee – It’s Peyton Manning and Danny Wuerffel. Actually, it’s that one guy at Florida and that other guy at Tennessee. It’s the game to decide the East. Well, as weird as things are over there, it really could be. In real football today, Florida is shaky at best. Tennessee can be, and they still lose games, but they sort of look competent. And it’s at their place. Tennessee big.

Tennessee 31, Florida 17

Florida 10, Tennessee 9FAILURE

South Carolina at Kentucky – South Carolina was blown out by Texas A&M, who struggled to beat Arkansas in OT. South Carolina beat Georgia. South Carolina struggled to beat Vanderbilt. South Carolina lost to Missouri, who lost to Indiana a week before. Steve Spurrier’s tee-shot at Augusta National after a few Coors Originals is less erratic than that football team.

Kentucky really might have a chance in this one. The Gamecocks are probably close to packing it in, and there’s a little excitement in Lexington. They won’t lose to Kentucky will they? Uhhh, I guess not.

South Carolina 28, Kentucky 20

Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38FAILURE

Alabama at Ole Miss – Come on, everybody. Let’s make this a huge game. Gameday’s in town. Ole Miss has beaten nobody, but they’re GOOD. They’re gonna be a real test for Alabama. Get ready, this Tide team is going to struggle against these upstart Rebels.

No they won’t… at all. But people are hyping this game so much that it’s going to look like a big win. It’s Alabama beating Ole Miss. There’s nothing big about that.

Alabama 41, Ole Miss 14

Ole Miss 23, Alabama 17FAILURE

Texas A&M at Mississippi State – This one feels like a big ol’ matchup of teams that have hit other teams just at the right time. Texas A&M whooped South Carolina when everybody still thought the Gamecocks were good. Mississippi State whooped LSU, before almost blowing it, before we all realize that this is the worst LSU team in a while. One is going to lose and start their fall to about where they should be. One will ride the hype until they play an elite team.

The game is in Starkville, which will be a slight advantage to the Bulldogs, I guess, but the Aggies have already won on the road in bigger venues. I’m going with them.

Texas A&M 45, Mississippi State 31

Mississippi State 48, Texas A&M 31FAILURE

LSU at Auburn – Check my game preview tomorrow for my score prediction. SPOILER ALERT: The beating LSU deserves.

Auburn 41, LSU 24

Auburn 41, LSU 7 SUCCESS!

Other Games of Note

Arizona State at USC – Arizona State was in Tim Brando’s top 5 last week. He called their game against UCLA. UCLA scored 62 points at Arizona State. Maybe he’ll change his ranking since he saw it in person. Now the Sun Devils travel to take on the other team for Los Angeles. It won’t go much differently.

USC 42, Arizona State 21

Arizona State 38, USC 34FAILURE

Stanford at Notre DameI really don’t have a clue on this one. Stanford lost to USC in a close one, but they’ve only given up 13 points at most in games this year. Notre Dame is still Notre Dame until they prove otherwise, 4-0 record or not. With the 2012 National Championship debacle still fresh in my mind, I’m going with the Cardinal.

Stanford 24, Notre Dame 13

Notre Dame 17, Stanford 14FAILURE

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