There are plenty of rivalry matchups on the menu this week and games that will determine conference champions. Here are this week's picks:
Here are this week's picks:
In the SEC:
Ole Miss at Mississippi State--I think Ole Miss is a better team, especially with Mississippi State's health issues at quarterback. I am going with the Rebels to win a close one, but they better show up with their "A" game.
Arkansas at LSU--The losing streak continues for Coach Bielema's Razorbacks.
FSU at Florida--I don't see how the Gators have any hope in this rivalry game.
Georgia at Georgia Tech--With Aaron Murray injured this one will be closer than it would have been if the record-setting quarterback was playing, but Georgia has the talent to win on Tech's home field and should do it.
Tennessee at Kentucky--Neither bunch is going to a bowl so this wraps up their seasons. Tennessee should have enough firepower to outscore the Wildcats in a matchup of two of the SEC East's two new head coaches.
Clemson at South Carolina--This is should be a very interesting game that could go either way. The Gamecocks are looking to make it five in a row vs. their in-state rival and I expect them to find a way to do that.
Texas A&M at Missouri--I think most fans have figured out that Missouri has a really good football team and the Tigers will need to play that way to make sure they secure their spot in the SEC Championship Game.
Missouri has a good enough defense to slow the high-powered Aggies and more than enough offense to score a lot of points vs. Texas A&M, which I expect to happen on Saturday as Coach Pinkel's Tigers advance to next week's league title game in Atlanta.
Alabama at Auburn--Alabama comes into this game unbeaten and really hasn't had a close call this season other than its early win at Texas A&M. It's a team that does a lot of things well on both defense and offense.
It won't be easy for the Tigers vs. a very talented opponent, but I think Alabama is going to get everything these kids from Auburn have got and I think that will be enough in what should be an emotional, hard-fought game as Auburn continues its winning streak and earns a trip to next week's SEC Championship Game.
(Overall Record: 117-30)