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SEC Picks — Week 9

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 continues to lead these picks but Scott Hall is charging hard after a perfect 7-0 last week. Parker now  a one game lead over InsideTennessee's publisher a commanding seven-game advantage over VFL Joey Kent.  Hall looks to carry his hot streak and take over the top spot this week.

Scott Hall (55-15)

Florida vs. Georgia

Tennessee fans will be watching this one closely and I give the Dawgs a much better chance that most do. Vegas has the line set at 7.5 and that is too many points with the kind of low scoring game I am expecting. This game comes down to a field goal or a late TO. The edge goes against the young QB. Florida, 13-10

Kentucky at Missouri

A month ago I picked Missouri to win at LSU and they were destroyed. They have been awful ever since. Fool me once shame on you but you aren't fooling me twice Tigers. Kentucky, 28-24 

Auburn at Ole Miss

Auburn is hot and Ole Miss is not. This is not the week to go against the those trends. Auburn, 38-21

New Mexico State at Texas A&M

This one is not going to be on my watch list for Saturday. The Aggies can pick their score. Texas A&M, 44-7

Samford vs. Miss State

Miss State needs a win and they will get it even if no one is watching. Miss State, 31-13

Tennessee at South Carolina

 Butch Jones teams are very good after bye weeks and South Carolina just is not a good football team. The Vols get back on track. Tennessee, 34-13 

Joey Kent (47-23)

Florida vs Georgia

Georgia, 24-17

Kentucky at Missouri

Missouri, 21-13

Auburn at Ole Miss

Ole Miss, 34-31

New Mexico State at Texas A&M

Texas A&M, 42-3

Samford vs Miss State

Miss State, 31-10

Tennessee at South Carolina

Tennessee, 27-10


Danny Parker (56-14)

Florida vs Georgia

Toughie. Followers of the Southeastern Conference standings that are Tennessee fans should be pulling for the Bulldogs. However, it's hard to take Georgia after it fell at home to Vanderbilt. Florida, 24-20.

Kentucky at Missouri

Tiny margin for error for the Tigers if they want to get to a bowl game, carrying a 2-5 mark. They've played well in spurts but don't seem to know how to win as well as the Wildcats do this year. Kentucky, 38-35.

Auburn at Mississippi

One of the few teams in the land that may can match up with the best on both lines of scrimmage is the Tigers. With Rhett Lashlee calling plays, there's less of a propensity for unneeded cuteness moving the ball. The Rebels won't be easy to beat in Oxford but running attacks like Auburn's rarely go in slumps. Auburn, 41-21.

New Mexico State at Texas A&M

Nothing to see here. Move along. It's name-your-score night at Kyle Field. Texas A&M, 52-13.

Samford vs Mississippi State

Can a team in the SEC baseman handle a 6-1 team? Expecting so. Mississippi State, 27-17.

Tennessee at South Carolina

Some may expect a blowout out of the Volunteers. Not so sure. Interested to see how the interior of the Tennessee front does with half of the rotation gone. Quay Picou and a combination of defensive ends Jonathan Kongbo and Kyle Phillips must hold up or the Gamecocks will gash them right up the middle. From an entertainment perspective, looking forward to seeing John Kelly run the football. It's always fun to watch a guy run as hard as Kelly does. On the back end of the Vols defense, expecting to see a pair of legacies, just not sure which two. Tennessee, 30-22.


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