SEC Picks — Week 11

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 commanding lead coming out of Week 10. Scott Hall is three games off the pace and VFL Joey Kent fell into a distant third. Hall and Kent look to make up ground in this weeks picks.

Scott Hall (65-19)

LSU vs Arkansas

LSU players and staff will have a hard time getting ready to play this game. They really don't have a lot to play for at this point and Arkansas is poised to keep their momentum going after a big win last week. Arkansas found themselves defensively last week and slowing down the unmotivated one-dimensional LSU offense won't be difficult. Arkansas, 24-17

Mississippi State at Alabama

Alabama is just too good for this game to even be interesting. Mississippi State will keep it respectable until the second half. Alabama, 34-13

South Carolina at Florida

South Carolina has a real shot because the Gators will have a hangover from their loss last week at Arkansas and they are extremely banged up. If this game was in Columbia I would pick the Gamecocks but I just can't at the Swamp. Florida, 17-13

Auburn at Georgia

Georgia plays well and makes this a close one but Auburn is just a little to much for the Dawgs. Auburn, 17-13

Vanderbilt at Missouri 

Vandy is a much improved football team and to be blunt Missouri has gotten worse. I can't believe I am doing this but yes I am picking Vandy on the road. Vandy, 24-21

Mississippi at Texas A&M 

The Aggies blew their chance at a special year last week. There will be a hangover this week but Ole Miss isn't very good especially with their signal caller.  Taking the home team. Texas A&M, 27-24

Kentucky at Tennessee

This game goes down to the wire. Tennessee is too decimated with injuries at DT to stop the Cats running game. The Vols offense plays well and gets it done. Tennessee, 35-27

Joey Kent (54-30)

LSU vs Arkansas

Arkansas, 27-21

Mississippi State at Alabama

Alabama, 38-13

South Carolina at Florida

South Carolina, 24-21

Auburn at Georgia

Georgia, 31-24

Vanderbilt at Missouri 

Vandy, 14-10

Mississippi at Texas A&M 

Texas A&M, 38-13

Kentucky at Tennessee

Tennessee, 35-24

Danny Parker (68-16)

LSU vs Arkansas

The Tigers played the nation's best team to a scoreless tie after three quarters last week. Never been a believer in giving a team points for a loss but Ed Orgeron has his bunch playing quality football. He's up against it tangling with Bret Bielema. It'll be a smashmouth affair but the edge goes to the defensive weapons for the bayou boys. Louisiana State, 24-7.

Mississippi State at Alabama

The Crimson Tide is top 20 nationally in run defense (66 yards/game), scoring defense (13.2 points/game), total defense (257.9 yards/game), rushing offense (259.3 yards/game), scoring offense (40.1 points/game), third-down conversion percentage (48.0), third-down conversion percentage defense (29.6), net punting (41.79 yards/attempt) and punt returns (17.18 yards/attempt). Don't really need to say anything else. Alabama, 33-6.

South Carolina at Florida

Two Eastern Division teams seemingly going in different directions. The Gators are again going with their back-up quarterback, while the Gamecocks seem to have found something with 18-year-old Jake Bentley. After losing three straight, the 'Cocks are winners of three in a row. The Gators did not play quality football at Arkansas a week ago. Will Muschamp won't struggle to find energy for extra work hours preparing to take on the program that relieved him of his duties almost two years ago to the day of kickoff. Toughest contest of the week to predict. Giving the edge to the home atmosphere. Florida, 17-16.

Auburn at Georgia

If runner Kamryn Pettway can't go, that'll be a blow to the Tigers, but not certain it'll matter. Kerryon Johnson is more than capable of picking up the slack. Auburn, 41-21.

Vanderbilt at Missouri 

Derek Mason has his Commodores playing their best football since he took over for James Franklin. The Tigers are the SEC's 14th best team. Vanderbilt, 17-6.

Mississippi at Texas A&M 

Not as sexy of a matchup as we thought it'd be with Chad Kelly and Trevor Knight gone for the season. That'll put quite a bit on the defenses and running games. The Aggies are better at turning foes over and have the Kyle Field advantage. Texas A&M, 26-21.

Kentucky at Tennessee

The Wildcats don't play good defense and don't have a great throw game. The Volunteers are without several key cogs. Expecting both teams to be productive running the football. So, can Joshua Dobbs and John Kelly outrun Benny Snell, Stanley Williams and Stephen Johnson? With Derek Barnett, Darrin Kirland Jr. and Nigel Warrior on the three levels of the Tennessee defense, there should be enough playmaking ability to help the Vols get control of that battle within the battle. Tennessee, 30-23.


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