South Carolina is unbeaten and ranked in the Top 10 and Auburn hasn't played real well yet and is a big underdog this week so it will be interesting to see if the Tigers rise to the occasion and show what they can do. Here is a look at this week's SEC games.
Mississippi State at Georgia--I like Georgia to win this game, but if Georgia plays like it did against South Carolina then Mississippi State will beat them just like last year. Georgia can't afford to make a lot of mistakes.
Kentucky at LSU--The struggle will continue for the Wildcats as LSU stays unbeaten.
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M--I am going to pick Texas A&M in this game played at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Arkansas is wounded on defense and that will be a factor. Both teams are coming off of tough losses and this game should be close, but I like the Aggies because it will be more of a home game for them.
Alabama at Florida--The Gators have been playing well defensively and combine that with those two speedy running backs, Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, and this is a dangerous opponent for Alabama. Florida also has home field advantage, but Alabama is playing really well so I am picking the Tide to win in a close game.
Auburn at South Carolina--It is easy to see why the Gamecocks are favored in this game. They are at home, undefeated, have plenty of motivation and they have an older, more mature team than Auburn. Plus, they have found a way to win, mostly on defense.
South Carolina is facing an Auburn team that is young and not playing real well right now. Despite all of that I won't be shocked if Auburn steps up, plays well and pulls off the upset, but it makes sense to pick South Carolina because they have No. 21 in the backfield.
In other games around the country:
Arizona at Southern Cal--The Trojans aren't playing great football, but Arizona is struggling. Look for Southern Cal to win this one.
Clemson at Virginia Tech--This looks like one of the better games of the day as two unbeatens play in Blacksburg. This is the first tough game for Virginia Tech and I think Clemson will take care of business on the road.
Nebraska at Wisconsin--This will be Nebraska's first game in the Big 10 and it couldn't be any tougher against a Top 10 opponent that is getting great play from its new quarterback, Russell Wilson, and has home field advantage. Wisconsin will stay undefeated.
UAB at Troy--I like the Trojans at home in this one.
Notre Dame at Purdue--I am picking a third straight win for Notre Dame after opening with a pair of losses.
Editor's Note: Coach Dye was 7-0 on his SEC picks in week four and 16-1 overall to improve his record to 65-12 for the season. His record on SEC picks is 33-5.