Southern Football Predictions

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

South Carolina (+4.5) at NC State
Straight Up: NC State
Against the Spread: South Carolina
Comment: It is possible Carolina is better than we think? Doubt it.

Alabama (-7) vs. Virginia Tech at the Georgia Dome
Straight Up: Alabama
Against the Spread: Virginia Tech
Comment: This one will be much closer than last year's SEC-ACC showdown…

Missouri State (NL) at Arkansas
Straight Up: Arkansas
Against the Spread: NA
Comment: Weak…

La. Tech (+13.5) at Auburn
Straight Up: Auburn
Against the Spread: Auburn
Comment: Gene Chizik wins: South Dakota State, Kent State, Iowa, Kansas State, Colorado... and now La. Tech (I hope for Chizik's case at least)…

Charleston Southern (NL) Florida
Straight Up: Florida
Against the Spread: NA
Comment: Gators, having already won the National title, score 100… Tebow walks on water at half…

Georgia (+5.5) at Oklahoma State
Straight Up: Georgia
Against the Spread: Georgia
Comment: Strange line; I think Georgia wins, so take the points (but something is not right here… what am I missing?)

LSU (-16.5) at Washington
Straight Up: LSU
Against the Spread: Washington
Comment: LSU wins easy… and then the Tigers allow a late TD…

Jackson State (NL) at Mississippi State
Straight Up: Mississippi State
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: Boring; at least with Sly Croom running the show this was a possible loss…

Western Kentucky (NL) at Tennessee
Straight Up: Tennessee
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: SEC Network = Excitement!

Western Carolina (NL) at Vanderbilt
Straight Up: Vandy
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: This one on the Ocho?

Kentucky (-15) at Miami (OH)
Straight Up: Kentucky
Against the Spread: Kentucky
Comment: Cats win at Paul Brown Stadium…

Jacksonville State (NL) at Georgia Tech
Straight Up: Georgia Tech
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: Jackets fumble three times and win by three touchdowns…

Northeastern (NL) at Boston College
Straight Up: Boston College
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: ACC = Big Time Yankee football!

Baylor (+1.5) Wake Forest
Straight Up: Baylor
Against the Spread: Baylor
Comment: This is one of those silly losses for Wake…

Middle Tennessee (+19.5) at Clemson
Straight Up: Clemson
Against the Spread: MTSU
Comment: Tigers never seem to cover big lines at home…

The Citadel (NL) at North Carolina Straight Up: North Carolina
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: Was William & Mary not available?

William & Mary (NL) at Virginia
Straight Up: Virginia
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: Guess not…

Richmond (NL) at Duke
Straight Up: Duke
Against the Spread: NL
Comment: MLK vs. SWD will have more in the stands than this thriller…

Maryland (+21.5) at Cal
Straight Up: Cal
Against the Spread: Maryland
Comment: Remember when Ralph Friedgen was a genius? Gas was $1 a gallon back then…

Miami (+5.5) at Florida State
Straight Up: Cal
Against the Spread: Maryland
Comment: Remember when this game mattered? Gas was $0.75 a gallon back then…

Ole Miss (-16.5) at Memphis
Straight Up: Ole Miss
Against the Spread: Ole Miss
Comment: Rebels to show they are the best… at least in that part of the South


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