IT Analysts Pick SEC Games

What follows is capsule commentary and prediction of this week's SEC games as provided by Inside Tennessee sportswriters Randy Moore and Jeffery Stewart.

Randy Moore's Picks KENTUCKY AT ALABAMA: Jared Lorenzen is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in college football but Kentucky's porous offensive line appears incapable of keeping Alabama's potent defensive front out of the pass pocket. The Cats could make it interesting, though. Bama 31, Kentucky 21. AUBURN AT VANDERBILT: Can Auburn win a game? Can Auburn score a touchdown? Can Vandy chancellor Gordon Gee be any more of a goof ball? The answers: Yes... Yes ... No. Auburn 28, Vanderbilt 14. SOUTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA: Georgia already pounded Clemson, so the Bulldogs will be unofficial champs of the Palmetto State if they win this one. Lou's Crew might keep it close but the Dawgs have momentum and the homefield advantage. Georgia 24, Carolina 14. ARKANSAS AT TEXAS: Arkansas hammered a hapless Tulsa team last weekend, so we still have no idea how good the Razorbacks are. Based on Texas' recent recruiting success, we know the Longhorns are good. Texas 27, Arkansas 13. FLORIDA A&M AT FLORIDA: Even suffering from a post-Miami hangover, the Gators are way too talented for this game to be competitive. Florida 63, Florida A&M 14. WESTERN ILLINOIS AT LSU: I'm guessing LSU didn't schedule this game to boost its ''strength of schedule'' rating in the BCS poll. LSU 49, Western Illinois 7. LOUISIANA-MONROE AT OLE MISS: Eli Manning should get the Rebels back on track ... unless his receivers drop three more TD passes this week. Ole Miss 42, Louisiana-Monroe 14. MISS. STATE AT TULANE: Tulane's headed for a lower classification and Jackie Sherrill's headed for the unemployment line. Mississippi State 28, Tulane 10. Jeffery Stewart's Picks KENTUCKY AT ALABAMA: Will Bama bounce back after a physical and emotionally draining battle against No. 1 Oklahoma. The guess here is the home field advantage lifts the Tide to a win over a Kentucky team that has problems in the trenches. Alabama 38, Kentucky 20. AUBURN AT VANDERBILT: Are the Dores the medicine for what ails Auburn? It may only be a placebo effect but Tigers should finally chalk one up in the win column. That's a long way from being No. 1 but this is a team that can still contend for SEC East Division title if it finds a way to balance the offense. Auburn 30, Vanderbilt 17. SOUTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA: Lou Holtz's Gamecocks pulled the big upset last week against Virginia and won't have the element of surprise on their side when venturing to Georgia. Expect the Bulldogs to prevail with superior players at home. Georgia 27, South Carolina 16. ARKANSAS AT TEXAS: Renewal of rivalry that was one of the nation's best when Darrell Royal and Frank Broyles roamed the sidelines. Texas has better talent but this is a bigger game for Arkansas and the Razorbacks will be ready to rumble. Will it be enough to beat the Longhorns in Austin? Probably not, but it will be close. Texas 24, Arkansas 21. FLORIDA A&M AT FLORIDA: After playing the early season game of the year, the Gators are slumming this week in anticipation of another showdown next week against the Vols. Talent gap is considerable and so should the scoring gap. Florida 55, Florida A&M 10. WESTERN ILLINOIS AT LSU: After traveling to Arizona and whipping the Wildcats, how much resistance can the Tigers expect from WIU? Not much, but at least the backups will see a lot of action. LSU 55, Western Illinois 10. LOUISIANA MONROE AT MISSISSIPPI: Another one for the easy pickings category. Ole Miss is still stinging from a loss to Memphis and should put the hurt on the boys from Monroe. Mississippi 38, Louisiana-Monroe 9. MISSISSIPPI STATE AT TULANE: Bulldogs have their problems and they won't be resolved this season regardless of how many former head coaches they have on the staff. But Tulane isn't up to beating MSU even at home. Mississippi State 41, Tulane 10.

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