Week Five SEC Predictions

It's time for another round of SEC predictions, and believe me when I tell you, I'm embarrassed at my 8-2 mark last week. At least I got both inter-conference games right. I'm feeling good about this week, so here are this week's picks, and of course, the reasons why.

Once again let's start with the SEC vs. SEC match ups (leaving USC for last).

Alabama at Florida: The Gators looked good last week in the swamp and will continue to do so on Saturday. Alabama has taken a step back this year, and even though statistically they're in the upper half in just about every category, the Gators won't lose to an average team in the Swamp.

Florida 31 – Alabama 13

Georgia at Ole Miss: Ok yes, Georgia looked terrible last week, and who knows who will start at QB, or better yet end at QB for the Bulldogs. But did you see Ole Miss play last week? The Rebels, on their best day, can't beat the Dawgs on their worst. Ole Miss gives up an average of 173 yards per game on the ground, and that number will only go up. Georgia gets back to their running ways.

Georgia 35 – Ole Miss 10

Miss. St. at LSU: Miss. St. got me last week, but they won't this week. LSU in my opinion is still one of the top five teams in the country. They will show it again this week.

LSU 37 – Miss. St. 0

Central Michigan at Kentucky: Kentucky's quarterback Andre Woodson is third in the conference in passing yards per game. He continues to play well and Rafael Little finally gets on track. But it's a slug fest.

Kentucky 31 – Central Michigan 30

Tennessee at Memphis: Eric Ainge hasn't been the sharp shooter he was since the California game, and Memphis will give the Vols everything they have. Then, Tennessee will show up... and win... big.

Tennessee 35 - Memphis 14

Kent St. at Vanderbilt: Vandy gets two in a row. Bobby Johnson is declared the greatest coach ever. Ok seriously, Vandy takes care of business and doesn't look ahead to a possible SEC win next week against Ole Miss.

Vandy 20 – Kent St. 10

And finally...

Auburn at South Carolina: The Gamecocks will stick around early, but Auburn's incredible defensive line will wear the South Carolina offensive line out. Irons will play well, but not great. It pains me to do this, but I've got a record at stake here. The Gamecocks give their best effort of the year and make a game out of it for a while. No one will walk out of the stadium disappointed in their team

Auburn 27 – USC 10

Beginning next week, I'll throw in a couple of random national games of interest as well.

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