SEC Picks

The national title may not be determined in January. It may be decided Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. That's when No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama collide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Saturday night's winner projects to play in the BCS Championship game ... perhaps against Saturday night's loser.

Regardless, LSU versus Bama is clearly the marquee matchup among the seven games on this week's SEC schedule.

Randy Moore went 5-0 on last week's SEC Picks. Fellow IT staffers Danny Parker and Chris Price were 4-1, and Josh Woodward was 3-2. Price continues to lead for the season at 55-11. Their picks for this week (with season records in parenthesis) are as follows:


LSU at Alabama: I think this game comes down to quarterback play and coaching. Alabama has the edge at both. Pile home field advantage on and this one is a no-brainer for me. Tide 27-13.

South Carolina at Arkansas: Based on Arkansas' performance last week against Vanderbilt I am a little hesitant, but the home-field advantage sways me again. Arkansas 33-21.

Vanderbilt at Florida: I think Vanderbilt will have a let down after a very tough loss against the Razorbacks. Florida will bounce back after their tough loss to Georgia. Gators 31-13.

New Mexico State at Georgia: No doubt in this one. Georgia 38-10.

Ole Miss at Kentucky: Almost anyone can beat Kentucky. This is no exception. I will take the Rebels 27-16.

UT-Martin at Miss. State: Should be an easy one for State. Not hard to call Mississippi State 31-13.

Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: Tennessee is playing some terrible offense right now, but I think they will figure something out to at least get the job done against the Blue Raiders. Vols 24-21.


LSU at Alabama: Super Bowl Jr. goes to the home team. Alabama, 19-14

South Carolina at Arkansas: Gamecock secondary has to face a QB this week that's thrown a pass before. Bad news. Arkansas, 20-17

Vanderbilt at Florida: Another case of shoulda, would, could for the 'Dores. Florida, 17-10

New Mexico State at Georgia: Bulldogs continue building momentum toward a return trip to Atlanta. Georgia, 51-6

Ole Miss at Kentucky: Wildcats nearly pull off the upset but blow a layup…uh, I mean drop a touchdown. Mississippi 13-6

UT-Martin at Miss. State: Enjoy your homecoming Starkvillians. State, 55-0

Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: Even what amounts to being a junior varsity version of the Vols is too much for the Blue Raiders. Tennessee, 23-13


LSU at Alabama: Saban has more talent but Miles has more luck. The big winner in this game will be the fans who get to watch what projects to be a fantastic battle. Bama, 20-17

South Carolina at Arkansas: Unless the Hogs decide to start a freshman QB who has never thrown a college pass they should win. Arkansas, 27-20

Vanderbilt at Florida: This Thanksgiving I'm going to give thanks that I'm not the Commodore place-kicker who blew the chip-shot field goal at the end of the Arkansas game. Florida, 34-17

New Mexico State at Georgia: What can you say? Dawgs, 49-7

Ole Miss at Kentucky: This game should be played as a preliminary to LSU versus Bama. Then you'd have the league's two worst and two best teams on the same bill. Ole Miss, 24-17

UT-Martin at Miss. State: Dan Mullen's underachieving Bulldogs flex some muscle for a change. Mississippi State, 42-7

Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: MTSU gave up 49 points to Georgia Tech, 38 to Troy and 45 last week to Louisiana. Wonder how many UT fans will stay home to watch the LSU-Alabama telecast instead? Vols, 27-17


LSU at Alabama: 28-20 LSU grabs a big win. I would also like to take the time to tell the SEC that most people would have liked a day game so we could go home and watch this massive showdown.

South Carolina at Arkansas: 34-21 Hogs grab another win

Vanderbilt at Florida: 28-10 Gators get back to winning

New Mexico State at Georgia: 21-3 Bulldogs. Looks like the Doobie Brothers skipped town for this game.

Ole Miss at Kentucky: 24-20 Black Bears grab a much needed SEC win, albeit against the floor mat of the SEC.

UT-Martin at Miss. State: 34-3 State knocks off former Vol Montori Hughes and his Skyhawks

Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: 24-10 Tennessee catches its breath and finally scores some points.

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