ITAT Picks The SEC: Week 13

Mark Murphy, Jason Caldwell and Stephen Atkinson are joined this week by wcw3au1 for week 13 of the SEC.

Editor's Note: The winner of our weekly Inside the Auburn Tigers prediction contest will receive an invitation to join staff members to give their takes in the SEC picks column. Last week's winner, wcw3au1, is our guest.

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Week 12Overall%
Pick'em Winners*

* - 5xTiger, dukeofga, rabungap61, OkAUBURNTiger, AUgold, autigrs, eagle70, Antibammer, rlshm, corynd, FlaTiger

The Citadel (4-7, 9-1 Southern Conference) at Florida (9-1, 7-1), 12:30 p.m. CT
Jason's Take: Name the score. That's the game in Gainesville on Saturday as the Gators take on outmanned Citadel in The Swamp. I'll go with Florida 66, Citadel 3
Mark's Take: The Gator reserves should get a good workout this week. Florida 49, The Citadel 10
Stephen's Take: For some reason I doubt that Florida spent more than just a few minutes working on the Bulldogs with Florida State and Alabama coming up the next two weeks. Florida 52, The Citadel 10
wcw3au1's Take: Bless ‘em! Somebody told me last week that Coach Meyer said his Gators have been like sharks attacking in the water since the Ole Miss loss. The Citadel plays the part of chum bucket this weekend. Move over Cumberland, somebody is rewriting the record books. Florida 223, The Citadel ZIP!

Ole Miss (6-4, 3-3) at LSU (7-3, 3-3), 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS
Jason's Take: LSU escaped last week against Troy, but my guess is the Bengal Tigers won't be as lucky this week. Ole Miss has played much better and is a confident team heading into the "day" game in Baton Rouge. That makes a big difference. Ole Miss 27, LSU 20
Mark's Take: The Rebels are enjoying their first Post-Orgeron season and the good feelings could continue as the Rebels travel down river to Baton Rouge for an SEC West matchup. Ole Miss 27, LSU 24
Stephen's Take: A few weeks ago this would have been a no-brainer pick. Now it's a coin toss. Over the last eight weeks LSU has allowed an average of 29.1 points per game. The heck with it, I'm taking the Rebels. I doubt the Tigers want to go to the Cotton Bowl this year anyway. Ole Miss 31, LSU 28
wcw3au1's Take: According to a majority on the ITAT board, this is a match-up between a Nutt and a Nut. I say the "Hat" finds a way to pull out another nail-biter. LSU 38, Ole Miss 35

Tennessee (3-7, 1-5) at Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3), 11:30 a.m. CT, Raycom
Jason's Take: Who would have ever dreamed that Vanderbilt would go into the game against Tennessee with more wins and a favorite to beat the Vols. That's the case this season and for good reason. Tennessee is coming off an off week after losing to Wyoming at home while Vanderbilt won on the road at Kentucky. I can't see Tennessee losing to Vandy. Win one for Fulmer. Tennessee 24, Vandy 22
Mark's Take: Vandy's been a tough team to figure out this year, but the Vols have consistently been on the losing end of the score this fall. Vandy 24, Tennessee 20
Stephen's Take: When Vanderbilt becomes bowl eligible it throws a wrench into rule No. 1 of college football score predicting: "Always pick against Vanderbilt." I just don't think Tennessee can score enough points on anybody to win a ball game. Vanderbilt 17, Tennessee 13
wcw3au1's Take: You've never truly been taunted at a college football game 'til you've been taunted by a Vandy fan. Because I now have, I'm picking this game with my heart and not my head. Phil the plumber gets it done. Tennessee 23, Vanderbilt 20

Arkansas (4-6, 1-5) at Mississippi State (3-7, 1-5), 1:30 p.m. CT
Jason's Take: This is a game where both teams have a shot to make a little more out of what has been a rough season. With Casey Dick's status uncertain I'll take the Bulldogs in a close one. MSU 23, Arkansas 20
Mark's Take: With an extra week of preparation look for the improving Razorbacks to pick up a road victory against an MSU team that continues to struggle on offense. Arkansas 28, Mississippi State 17
Stephen's Take: An Arkansas team that was just terrible at the start of the year may actually have a chance to get bowl eligible. The Razorbacks are simply a better football than Mississippi State. Arkansas 28, Mississippi State 14
wcw3au1's Take: As much ground as Sly Croom made up on the West last year, he's given it all back and more this year. He better get ready for the Egg Bowl or he may be job hunting soon. Petrino with two weeks to game plan is enough for me. Arkansas 24, Mississippi State 10

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