SEC Picks

As a prelude to Thanksgiving, several turkeys are on this week's Southeastern Conference football schedule.

Third-ranked Alabama hosts Georgia Southern, Auburn hosts Samford, Florida hosts Furman and South Carolina hosts The Citadel. Even giblet gravy and cranberry sauce couldn't make those matchups appetizing.

Incredibly, perhaps the most intriguing game on this weekend's schedule is the in-state tussle between Tennessee (0-6 SEC) and Vanderbilt (2-5 SEC). The Vols have won 27 of the past 28 meetings but the Commodores are fired up and optimistic.

Danny Parker went 6-1 on last week's InsideTennessee picks. Randy Moore and Chris Price went 5-2, Josh Woodward 4-3. Price continues to hold the best season's record at 65-15.

What follows are this week's SEC picks, with each staffer's year-to-date record in parenthesis:


Georgia Southern at Alabama: Alabama rolls over GS with ease. Tide, 48-0.

Miss. State vs. Arkansas (Little Rock): Arkansas has things going and is extremely dynamic on offense. State can't match them. Swine, 33-17.

Samford at Auburn: Auburn takes care of business on their way to the showdown. Tigers, 38-6.

Furman at Florida: Wow, some good games on the schedule this weekend. Florida, 33-6.

Kentucky at Georgia: Kentucky is Kentucky. Georgia, 42-10.

LSU at Ole Miss: LSU stays on track. Tigers win, 24-3.

Citadel at South Carolina: Another good one. Gamecocks, 42-0.

Vanderbilt at Tennessee: Tyler Bray is back. Enough said. Tennessee, 21-17.


Georgia Southern at Alabama: Breaking news hits many Crimson Tide fans hard while in Tuscaloosa after learning that Paul "Bear" Bryant is deceased. Alabama, 45-0

Miss. State vs. Arkansas (Little Rock): Every time I see the word Arkansas now I hear Michael J. Fox's voice from his work in the blockbuster hit "Incredible Journey." Arkansas, 49-7

Samford at Auburn: The Tigers get a win over an in-state opponent in November but not the one their faithful prefer. Auburn, 44-21

Furman at Florida: Coach Will Muschamp is all smiles after Jeff Demps accumulates 263 yards of total offense. Florida, 28-0

Kentucky at Georgia: The simplest path for an SEC Eastern Division team to take to Atlanta gets even easier with the Wildcats in town. Georgia, 38-12

LSU at Ole Miss: With no dinner to stand on in Oxford, coach Les Miles heads out of town hungry but with another win. LSU, 48-6

Citadel at South Carolina: Alshon Jeffrey's performance sparks coach Steve Spurrier into pondering adopting a 20-year-old. S. Carolina, 40-0

Vanderbilt at Tennessee: Old quarterback, new team. Vols break their dreary second-half scoreless streak and turn I-40 West into the Trail of Tears. Tennessee, 26-21


Georgia Southern at Alabama: No mercy. The Tide still has a shot at the national title. Bama, 49-7

Miss. State vs. Arkansas (Little Rock): The Razorbacks can't be as good as they looked against Tennessee. Still ... Hogs, 27-13

Samford at Auburn: I love SEC football but even I wouldn't watch this. Auburn, 42-14

Furman at Florida: I love SEC football but I wouldn't watch this, either. Gators, 45-7

Kentucky at Georgia: I feel sorry for UK offensive coordinator Randy Sanders, who once played and coached for UT. A lot of high school teams have more weapons than the Big Blue has. Dawgs, 31-7

LSU at Ole Miss: The Houston Nutt farewell tour continues. Tigers, 42-7

Citadel at South Carolina: Who needs Marcus Lattimore? Gamecocks, 38-7

Vanderbilt at Tennessee: Games are won with talent and emotion. Neither team has much talent but Vandy has emotion. Commodores, 24-20


Georgia Southern at Alabama: Just another day in paradise for the Crimson Tide: 39-7 Alabama

Miss. State vs. Arkansas (Little Rock): After watching Arkansas last week, they might beat State by thirty: 40-10

Samford at Auburn: This shouldn't be too close: Auburn, 35-10

Furman at Florida: Another cupcake for the Gators: Florida, 33-7

Kentucky at Georgia: This game shouldn't be close; two programs going in the opposite direction: Georgia, 34-10

LSU at Ole Miss: This one could get real ugly, LSU fans might take over the grove: Tigers, 99-3

Citadel at South Carolina: I like South Carolina's defense, they should be able to score enough to beat the Citadel by themselves. Gamecocks, 28-7

Vanderbilt at Tennessee: In all my life I have never picked a Vanderbilt victory over Tennessee. The Dores look like a team with some momentum, but I just can't see them beating Tennessee. Vols, 24-20

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