SEC Picks — Week 5

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

InsideTennessee managing editor Danny Parker took a one game lead over VFL Joey Kent and IT's publisher Scott Hall after week 4. Hall saw his lead evaporate after picking the Vols to lose to the Gators last week. All three IT staffers missed the selection in the LSU-Auburn game and while Kent was the only one to successfully pick the South Carolina-Kentucky contest. The home team won both of those matchups. 

Scott Hall (34-10)

Alcorn State at Arkansas

Not much excitement around this one. Arkansas, 56-0

Florida at Vanderbilt

This one is worth following. I expect Florida to come in with a significant hangover. Not ready to call the upset but it will be closer than the experts think. Florida, 17-14

ULL at Auburn

Yawn. Auburn, 31-10

Texas A&M at South Carolina

The Aggies keep showing they are a legit SEC contender. South Carolina is a really bad offensive football team. They will be lucky to get to double digit points. Texas A&M, 34-10

Kentucky at Alabama

This one is over by halftime. Alabama names their score. Alabama, 56-6

Memphis at Ole Miss

Ole Miss gets revenge for last year in a blow out. Ole Miss, 41-13

Missouri at LSU 

Coach O gets an L. The northern version of the Tigers  shows they are a team with a bright future due to their elite young QB and an exciting OC.  Missouri,  31-21

Tennessee at Georgia 

The Vols get it rolling for all four quarters and win big. Georgia is a football team lacking confidence and won't even be able to get started before they know they are the inferior team. Tennessee, 38-21

Joey Kent (34-10)

Alcorn State at Arkansas

Arkansas, 56-0

Florida at Vanderbilt

Florida, 27-21

ULL at Auburn

Auburn, 35-14

Texas A&M at South Carolina

Texas A&M, 21-17

Kentucky at Alabama

Alabama, 35-3

Memphis at Ole Miss

Ole Miss, 38-14

Missouri at LSU 

LSU, 28-21.

Tennessee at Georgia

Any time you get beat like Georgia did last week, it has to shake your confidence some. I just don't think this is the most talented team we've seen out of Georgia. I think Tennessee starts off fast this game and let's off at the end. I just see Tennessee rolling over the Bulldogs. Tennessee, 35-17.


Danny Parker (35-9)

Alcorn State at Arkansas

Stat-padding contest. Nothing more need be said. Arkansas, 54-3.

Florida at Vanderbilt

Don't imagine we'll see the Commodores get much going offensively, which will put their defense in bad spots. Kyle Shurmur is slowly maturing into something solid and Ralph Webb has 472 rushing yards. Won't be enough. Florida, 20-6.

ULL at Auburn

The Warhawks surrendered 59 points to Oklahoma a couple weeks ago. Gus Malzahn loves him some stats. Expect the Tigers to go for the throat even when the game is in hand. Auburn, 52-7.

Texas A&M at South Carolina

Cannot imagine a Will Muschamp defense being able to slow down a team with as much firepower as the Aggies. Kevin Sumlin's boys make a statement. Texas A&M, 51-13.

Kentucky at Alabama

Gulp. Don't see this ending well for the Wildcats. Jalen Hurts gets even more confidence after this contest. The Tide cannot afford anymore injuries to their offense. The biggest question I guess is will Tim Williams play after the gun charge? Alabama, 34-0.

Memphis at Ole Miss

It shouldn't be hard to motivate the Rebels after they were upset last year by the Tigers, who are 3-0. Hugh Freeze's bunch looks like a well-oiled machine once they get going. Mississippi, 48-17.

Missouri at LSU 

Not sure what to expect here. If Louisiana State will open up its offense, it could catch fire and steamroll people. Too soon for that? Mizzou is fresh of a beatdown of Delaware State (bless their hearts). Mizzou can send a message to others that it's on its way back if it can win in Baton Rouge on a Saturday night. Will the emotions be too much for the home team? Don't think so but a better game than most of us thought it'd be coming into the season. Louisiana State, 24-20.

Tennessee at Georgia

Bulldogs faithful find out quickly what kind of coach they have with Kirby Smart and what kind of staff the first-year head man has assembled. If they can rebound from one of the worst performances in modern program history to take down the Volunteers, then it's safe to say that the immediate future looks bright. Opportunities exist with the Volunteers missing a trio of defensive starters and few expect Coleman Thomas to be a go on the offensive line. It's also the first true road test in 2016 for the Orange & White. The last three meetings between these five have been a glorious thing to watch with all being decided by one score. The Tennessee that the college football world saw in the second half against Florida is the one that most of us expected to see heading into September. If Butch Jones can get that to carry over, his team will be fine. They certainly look like they've remembered how good they are and have relaxed some and understand how to just play football and to eliminate distractions, taking a major lead from their quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Expecting a cleaner game from the Vols and a more complete effort. Tennessee 34-14.

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