Southern Football Predictions

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

1. LSU – Shouldn't be challanged until Arkansas…
2. Georgia – Do or die for Dawgs...
3. Auburn – Not explosive on offense - can the defense get them through difficult two-game stretch?
4. Virginia Tech – In control of destiny…
5. Alabama – Difficult loss to LSU - what could have been the entire season…
6. Virginia - see comment on Virginia Tech...
7. Tennessee – Doesn't feel like the Vols are in control of the East…
8. Florida – Need help, luck and wins, but can still make it to Atlanta - somehow…
9. Clemson – Still waiting for the Tigers to fall apart...
10. Wake Forest – Speaking of which…
11. Kentucky - Not a good week for off-week...
12. Arkansas – Maybe the best running attack in the SEC since the split…
13. Florida State – Finnally a big win - about time…
14. Vanderbilt – Loss to Florida was expected, but a late-season win is a must for a bowl - and that's not happened a lot of late (of late as in since the early 80s)...
15. Miami – Time to knock off the Gators once and for all...
16. South Carolina – McFadden just scored another touchdown - wheels fallen off and car won't start...
17. Georgia Tech – Pathetic performace last week. I mean it was really bad. Will Gailey survive this? Not looking good...
18. Maryland – Who cares - anyone even read this far down the list? (Why to look for typos?)
19. Mississippi State – Win over Tide would be classic...
20. Ole Miss – Taking the week off...
21. North Carolina – A sort-of must-win this week...
22. NC State – See above…
23. Duke – Too bad Notre Dame wasn't on the schedule this season...

This week's games:

NOTE: These are last Sunday's lines; some may have moved


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Georgia Tech (-13.5) at Duke
Winner straight up – Georgia Tech
Winner with points – Georgia Tech
Comment – Hard game to pick ATS IMO…

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North Carolina (+3.5) at NC State
Winner straight up – Carolina
Winner with points – Carolina
Comment – This will be a big-deal game in two seasons - it's far from it now...

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Wake Forest (+8) at Clemson
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Wake Forest
Comment – Split pick to hedge the bet - no clue who will win this one…

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Alabama (-4) at Mississippi State
Winner straight up – Alabama
Winner with points – Alabama
Comment – Tricky let-down game for Tide?

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Arkansas (-1) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Tennessee
Comment – Only taking the Vols because it's in Knoxvegas... Hogs are on a roll…

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Florida State (+5) at Virginia Tech
Winner straight up – Vriginia Tech
Winner with points – Florida State
Comment – Two big upsets in a row? Nope, but it's close...

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Auburn (PK) at Georgia
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Road team always wins (right?)...

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Kentucky (-4) at Vanderbilt
Winner straight up – Kentucky
Winner with points – kentucky
Comment – Tigers are way too good for this one…

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Virginia (+3.5) at Miami
Winner straight up – Virginia
Winner with points – Virginia
Comment – Last game at the Orange a loss for Canes...

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Florida (-6) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – Gators
Winner with points – Cocks
Comment – Even Steve is bored with this one...

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La Tech (+37) at LSU
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Tigers roll…

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Boston College (-5.5) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – Boston College
Comment – Oh well, it was a good season for the Eagles until last week…
LOCKs OF THE WEEK
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Florida State (+2.5) at Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Not that many gems out there. I have to take one, so I take this one…
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Year - Lock of the week: 6 of 13 or 46%
- Within one of .500, which means it's not heppening...
Year – Straight up: 105 out of 146 or 72%
Year – Points: 64 of 129 or 50%


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