Southern Football Predictions

Dean Legge makes his weekly picks for the 23 schools in the South.


1. Virginia Tech – Beating of Georgia Tech means Virginia Tech is the best in the South

2 FloridaAlabama poses real challenge for Gators on the road.

3. Tennessee – Comeback win over LSU kept season alive

4. Florida State – Game against Syracuse should be easy

5. Georgia – Off week, but the jury is still out on the Dawgs – Vols are next

6. LSU – Nick Saban would not have surrendered a three-touchdown lead

7. Miami – Two out of conference games in a row

8. Alabama – Undefeated with a big game with the Gators this weekend

9. Vanderbilt – Still undefeated

10. Virginia – Still hasn't beaten anyone

11. Georgia Tech – Ouch!

12. Clemson – Same old Tigers – inconsistent

13. Auburn – Tigers should roll against South Carolina

14. South Carolina – Cocks are not very good

15. Wake Forest – Win over Maryland was big for program

16. Maryland – Yuck

17. Arkansas – Not that great, but still has a few wins left in them

18. North Carolina – Upset win over State was big

19. Mississippi State – Outmatched by Georgia, and will be once more this weekend

20. Ole Miss – Just a poor program

21. Duke – Going nowhere – again

22. Kentucky – At least fought in loss to Florida

23. North Carolina State – The worst team in the South

This week's games:

NOTE: these are Sunday lines; some may have moved

MTSU (+15) at Vanderbilt
Winner straight up – Vanderbilt
Winner with points – Vanderbilt
Comment – Looking for first 5-0 start since ice age
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Florida (-4) at Alabama
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Florida
Comment – I think Bama can beat Florida, but will believe it when I see it
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South Carolina (+11.5) at Auburn
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – If Auburn throws one pass they are making a mistake; run the ball all day
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LSU (-14.5) at Mississippi State
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
vComment – Will Tigers recoup from collapse
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Mississippi (+21) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Tennessee
Comment – Tennessee may look ahead to Georgia, but their talent is too much for the Rebels
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Clemson (-6.5) at Wake Forest
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Clemson
Comment – Stay away from this game – hard to know what to do with this one
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Navy (-6) at Duke
Winner straight up – Navy
Winner with points – Navy
Comment – Duke is terrible
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Syracuse (+21) at Florida State
Winner straight up – Florida State
Winner with points – Florida State
Comment – Big line, but take the Noles at home
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Virginia (-3.5) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Virginia
Winner with points – Virginia
Comment – Stay away from this one, too
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South Florida (+21) at Miami
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – Miami
Comment – This line seems too big, but who knows?
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Utah (+3.5) at North Carolina
Winner straight up – Utah
Winner with points – Utah
Comment – Another difficult one to pick – Utah should win
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Virginia Tech (-10) at West Virginia
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Dangerous game, but Hokies will win and cover
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LOCK OF THE WEEK
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South Carolina (+11.5) at Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Take the Tigers and hope they run all day long
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Year – Lock of the week: 3 of 4 or 75%
Year – Straight up: 49 out of 63 or 77%
Year – Points: 26 of 53 or 49%

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