Southern Football Predictions

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

Jacksonville State (No Line) at Georgia Tech
Winner straight up – Tech
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Wonder what a Paul Johnson vs. Georgia Southern matchup would have been like – we will never know. Tech has avoided Southern for the last 20 years…

Charleston Southern (No Line) at Miami
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – This season needs to be much better fro the Canes…

NC State (+11.5) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – South Carolina
Winner with points – South Carolina
Comment – I'm a little torn on this one ATS, but South Carolina should have an easy time by the 4th quarter…

Vanderbilt (+3) at Miami University
Winner straight up – Vanderbilt
Winner with points – Vanderbilt
Comment – Not going to pick this as the lock of the week, but I'm a little confused on why Vandy is a three-point dog – maybe because they are on the road, but I'm not sure. It looks wrong…

Boston College (-9.5) at Kent State
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – Boston College
Comment – Replacing a signal caller is difficult, but BC should be fine in this one…

Alabama (+5) vs. Clemson (Atlanta)
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Clemson
Comment – Tigers seem to play well in big games – I will take them this week…

James Madison (No Line) at Duke
Winner straight up – Duke
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Do they have to play?…

Delaware (No Line) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – See above…

McNeese State (No Line) at North Carolina
Winner straight up – North Carolina
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Some ACC schools opening up with real weak teams…

USC (-19.5) at Virginia
Winner straight up – USC
Winner with points – Virginia
Comment – Other ACC schools are not. Cavs keep it below three touchdowns with a late score in the fourth…

Virginia Tech (-10) at East Carolina
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – East Carolina
Comment – This is a difficult game for Virginia Tech to open with…

Wake Forest (-12.5) at Baylor
Winner straight up – Wake Forest
Winner with points – Baylor
Comment – Take the Bears, but only because of a late score. Wake wins easy…

W. Illinois (No Line) at Arkansas
Winner straight up – Arkansas
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Not quite like opening up against the Packers is it Bobby?

UL Monroe (+26.5) at Auburn
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – UL Monroe
Comment – Tigers are still working out the kinks, but they are going to score a lot of points…

Hawaii (+33.5) at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Florida
Comment – Tebow scores ten touchdowns – Gators win easy…

Ga Southern (No Line) at Georgia
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Game over at the mid point of the second quarter…

Memphis (+8) at Ole Miss
Winner straight up – Ole Miss
Winner with points – Ole Miss
Comment – This is a difficult one, but Nutt has talent and can motive them. I like Ole Miss here…

Mississippi State (-9) at Louisiana Tech
Winner straight up – Mississippi State
Winner with points – Mississippi State
Comment – A road test in week one, but take the Dogs to win by ten…

Kentucky (+4.5) at Louisville
Winner straight up – Louisville
Winner with points – Louisville
Comment – Too much for the Cats to rebuild to win this early in the season…

Tennessee (-7) at UCLA
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – UCLA
Comment – Los Angeles is not the best place to break in a quarterback – Vols win, but Bruins keep it tight…

LOCKS OF THE WEEK

Dean's Pick:

Memphis (+8) at Ole Miss
Winner with points – Ole Miss
Comment – Take me to the promise land Houston!

Parker's Pick:

Boston College (-9.5) at Kent State
Winner with points – Boston College
Comment –

All Time – Lock of the Week: 32 of 61 or 53%
All Time – Straight up: 518 of 673 or 77%
All Time – Points: 363.5 of 679 or 54%


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