Taking a look at this week's SEC games:
Arkansas at Mississippi State--This is probably the most interesting game in the SEC this week. Arkansas is predominantly a passing team and Mississippi State is predominantly a running team, but Arkansas has improved its running game lately.
Arkansas may be a little bit better than Mississippi State which is playing at home where they are tougher, but I don't think that is enough. I expect Arkansas to win this game because they have too many weapons for the Bulldogs.
Troy at South Carolina--South Carolina shouldn't have any problem on Senior Day vs. a Troy team struggling on defense.
Appalachian State at Florida--Florida should be able to defeat a Division I-AA opponent even though App State is 9-1.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt--Vanderbilt has won twice and Tennessee has four victories. This should make in five for Vols.
Ole Miss at LSU--Ole Miss has won the last two times it played LSU, but I don't expect that to happen again this year. LSU wins at home.
In other games around the country:
Pitt at South Florida--This could be a close one. I will take South Florida with the game being in Tampa.
Stanford at Cal--Stanford is playing well and will win this rivalry game, even on the road.
Virginia Tech at Miami--After the rough start, Virginia Tech is improving and should win again.
Florida State at Maryland--Maryland in an upset.
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