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SEC Picks — Week 4

Have a look at what the InsideTennessee staff had to say about the weekend's schedule of Southeastern Conference football games.

InsideTennessee publisher Scott Hall and managing editor Danny Parker took a one game lead over VFL Joey Kent after week 3.

The former Tennessee wide receiver went 8-2 in Week 3 where he saw his upset selection in the Ole Miss Alabama game fall just short.

Parker miscalculated the Texas A&M at Auburn game but swept the rest of the games.

Hall's lone miscue was selecting East Carolina whom failed to score on six redzone possessions against South Carolina.

Hall and Parker are tied at the top with 28-7 records with Kent being one game behind at 27-9. Let’s get to the weekend picks.

Scott Hall (28-7)

Kent State at Alabama

The fun of this game lies in the hope that Saban and Kiffin have one of those one sided discussions on the sidelines. Alabama, 49-10.

Georgia at Ole Miss

Will Jim Chaney fall into pass happy mode again? Yes and that will cost the Dawgs unlike last week.  . Ole Miss, 34-24

Florida at Tennessee

The Vols aren't playing good enough disciplined football and Florida has all the swagger. The ghost of 11 straight show up in Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Florida, 13-10.

Miss St at UMass

UMass made a nice showing in the opener at Florida and look to do so here. Why on earth is Miss State traveling to the northeast to play in a game that might just be competitive from start to finish?  Miss State, 31-17.

Delaware State at Missouri

Missouri continues to show they have found themselves a real gun sliger at quarterback. Missouri, 52-10.

Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky

Vanderbilt was able to handle MTSU another CUSA team that is better than the Hilltoppers. CUSA goes down again. Vanderbilt, 27-17.

LSU at Auburn

The wolves are howling on the Plains and the best thing the Tigers could do is get away from home. The problem is this game is at Auburn where it's been a long time since Auburn has won a SEC game. LSU, 21-13.

South Carolina at Kentucky

The loser of this game almost certainly finished at the bottom of the SEC East. Kentucky is going to be that team. South Carolina, 34-31

Arkansas at Texas A&M

A&M is on a collision course with Alabama for supremacy in the SEC West. This is one more step toward that. Texas A&M, 31-21.

Joey Kent (27-8)

Kent State at Alabama

Alabama, 49-3.

Georgia at Ole Miss

Ole Miss, 31-20

Florida at Tennessee

Tennessee, 24-17.

Miss St at UMass

Mississippi State, 24-7.

Delaware State at Missouri

Missouri, 35-3.

Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky

Vanderbilt, 21-17.

LSU at Auburn

LSU, 27-21.

South Carolina at Kentucky

Kentucky, 20-14

Arkansas at Texas A&M

Arkansas, 31-27.


Danny Parker (28-7)

Kent State at Alabama

Nick Saban against the school at which he played. There's certain to be some emotions running through the coach's mind. Expect him to call off the dogs early. Alabama, 42-6.

Georgia at Ole Miss

Expecting some points in this one. Tennessee fans should be rooting for the Rebels in case their Vols fall in Athens next week. Mississippi, 41-34.

Mississippi State vs. Massachusetts

Are the Bulldogs finding themselves on offense? No? Hard to tell. We'll see how they do in Tom Brady Land. Mississippi State, 23-10.

Delaware State at Missouri

Drew Lock and the Tigers offense looked impressive at times against Georgia in spite of the turnovers. Mizzou should have won that game and will take it out on its visitors this week. Missouri, 49-14..

Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky

The Commodores didn't play up to snuff in Atlanta last week. Expected their defense to look better. Another challenge for Derek Mason's stop unit. Vanderbilt, 24-21.

LSU at Auburn

Auburn seems to be playing solid football but just can't quite get over the hump. LSU isn't playing great football and barely held on last week. Expecting a terrific game. Tough to pick. LSU, 20-18.

South Carolina at Kentucky

It's not looking pretty at the bottom of the SEC East. The loser takes a major hit toward getting bowl eligible. South Carolina, 35-20.

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M

One of the best games of the September schedule. Wouldn't mind being in attendance. Should find out a lot about these two. Texas A&M, 30-27.

Florida at Tennessee

Much of me tells me to pick the Gators, but I have a hard time going against my preseason predictions, even if the Vols' two most important players — Darrin Kirkland Jr. and Cameron Sutton — are out. Tennessee hasn't come close to playing up to its potential and it has the players to score on even a prolific defense like Florida's. If the Vols eliminate some pre-snap penalties and busted assignments, they should be OK. Truly believe that whichever team scores three touchdowns is going to win — if either of them can. In the end, I'll tab the Big Orange with Austin Appleby not quite enough offensively for the Gators to squeak it out. Oh, and Gabriella Santa predicts a 17-14 win for the Orange & White. My pick: Tennessee, 16-10.


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