SEC Picks — Week 6

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 maintained his one-game lead over VFL Joey Kent and stretched his lead to two games over IT's publisher Scott Hall after Week 5. Hall went for the upset pick with Missouri over LSU and that failed miserably. Kent and Parker both went a perfect 8-0 on the weekend. Hall looks to rebound this weekend with a number of games that could go either way.

Scott Hall (41-11)

LSU at Florida

Weather could easily be a factor in this game and it looks to be a defensive struggle. LSU looked impressive in their blowout win over Missouri last week. They pull this one out. LSU,13-10

Auburn at Miss State

Interesting game here. The winner has a chance to play itself into a decent bowl and the loser will be fighting to make one. Auburn seems to have found something to hang their hats on offensively. Auburn, 31-21

Vandy at Kentucky

A must win if either team is going to make it six wins and a bowl game. Kentucky  seems to have figured it out defensively and they keep that going against a bad offensive team in Vandy. Kentucky, 17-13

Alabama vs Arkansas

This one is going to be a fun one. Arkansas shows very well here but can't pull it off. Alabama, 31-28

Georgia at South Carolina

Did the Ole Ball Coach leave the talent level as bad as it appears or is Muschamp just this bad of a head coach? It is going to a few years before we know the answer. This weekend take your pick. Georgia, 31-13

Tennessee at Texas A&M 

Two things about this matchup: 1) A&M is a real SEC championship contender 2) This is a terrible spot for a team that is mentally drained and physically beaten up. Texas A&M, 34-21

Joey Kent (42-10)

LSU at Florida

LSU,28-17

Auburn at Miss State

Miss State, 24-21

Vandy at Kentucky

Vandy, 17-14

Alabama vs Arkansas

Arkansas, 31-24

Georgia at South Carolina

Georgia, 21-17

Tennessee at Texas A&M

Tennessee, 27-24.


Danny Parker (43-9)

LSU at Florida

Doesn't look like this one is going to go down — this weekend or any weekend this season. It'd be fun to see them tangle. Lots of NFL-bound talent on both sides. We'll pick a score but it doesn't look like it matters. Louisiana State, 20-18.

Auburn at Mississippi State

Got nothing. Seriously. No earthly idea who to pick here. Figures to be a swing game in the SEC Picks. Leaning toward the Bulldogs because of the home-field advantage. The improvements made on the Tiger defense are apparent, and they're finally funneling the football through Kerryon Johnson. Auburn, 27-20.

Vandy at Kentucky

Another tough contest to pick but between the Wildcats being at home and showing a little something by beating South Carolina, have to go with Big Blue. That's even though the 'Dores looked solid defensively last week against Florida. Kentucky, 14-13.

Alabama vs Arkansas

These two sometimes have knock-down, drag-out contests. Hoping this is another one. Always entertaining and physical. This one starts at tough stretch of games for the Razorbacks. The pressure is on. Too much talent for the Tide to pick against them. Alabama, 31-17.

Georgia at South Carolina (Sunday)

Not as much talent in this contest as some other showdowns between these Eastern Division foes. Jacob Eason has shown enough to think he can get it done and keep the Bulldogs afloat. Georgia, 35-24.

Tennessee at Texas A&M 

Tough matchup for the Volunteers at this exact moment with talent like Darrin Kirkland Jr., Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton all shelved. If they had that trio, I'd take them, even against a hot Aggies squad and in a crazy atmosphere like Kyle Field is likely to be. It's still nearly a coin toss given the playmakers — end Myles Garrett and receiver Speedy Noil — that didn't travel with A&M to South Carolina last week. So there are unknowns there. Having scouted the Aggies as best as you can from game replays, they haven't looked just dominant as you'd expect. We also haven't seen Tennessee come close to playing four quarters of football on the level its capable of playing. The Vols average almost 175 yards rushing per game. If they can make these elite edge rushers prove they can hold up against the run while racking up at least 225 yards on the ground, their chances improve significantly. In the end, Trayveon Williams busts one to keep the clock running and punches it in for a late tack-on score. Texas A&M 41-31.


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