IT Picks the SEC

There isn't much quantity on this weekend's SEC schedule but, then again, there isn't much quality, either.

Just four games are on tap, and only one of them (6-4 Ole Miss at 7-3 LSU) involves two teams with winning records. analysts Randy Moore and Jeffery Stewart went 5-1 on last week's picks — each missing on Vanderbilt's win at Kentucky. Randy's season record now stands 58-13, Jeffery's 56-15.

Here are their picks for this weekend:


ARKANSAS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE: Both teams are 1-5 in SEC play but the Hogs have steadily gotten better, while the Bulldogs have steadily gotten worse. Too bad for Sylvester Croom they're meeting in November instead of September. Arkansas 24, Mississippi State 17

THE CITADEL AT FLORIDA: Anyone who picks The Citadel to win this game should have his head examined ... by a Proctologist. Florida 70, Citadel 7

OLE MISS AT LSU: Houston Nutt already posted a signature win against Florida this season. I believe he's due for another. Ole Miss 27, LSU 24

TENNESSEE AT VANDERBILT: If you want to see Tennessee run its plays with precision and score with ease, watch closely during pre-game warmups. Once the whistle blows and there's a defense on the other side of the line, the Vols begin to struggle. Vanderbilt 20, Tennessee 13


ARKANSAS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE: It's Swine meets Canine in a bitter battle between feller SEC West cellar dwellers. Arkansas has won nine straight in this series and 12 of the last 13. The Hogs are trending slightly up and are still alive for a bowl bid, while the Dogs couldn't find up with a helicopter and only the annual Egg Bowl to look forward to. Don't ask for whom the cowbells toll, they toll for Croom. Arkansas 20, MIssissippi State 16.

THE CITADEL AT FLORIDA: Whatever The Citadel is being paid to play The Sacrificial Lamb to the rampaging Gators, it's not worth it. There should be a lot of stat padding, band playing and bench clearing with a good time had by all but the bowed and beaten Bulldogs. Florida 70, The Citadel 6.

OLE MISS AT LSU: Conventional wisdom says LSU is emotionally drained after it's incredible comeback last week from a 31-3 deficit to a 40-31 victory over Troy thanks to a 30-point fourth quarter. But conventional wisdom doesn't account for the law of dynamic inertia and forward momentum. I've got to go with the team on a roll. LSU 30, Ole Miss 27.

TENNESSEE AT VANDERBILT: The Commodores can give Tennessee fits in the best of times for the Vols and this is far from the best of times for the Vols while it is for the Dores, who became bowl eligible with a solid win last week at Kentucky. The Vols got a chance to refocus after the distractions leading up to the Wyoming loss, and can let it all hang out for this intrastate battle. Call it wishful thinking but I'm taking the underdog Vols. After all the sun has to shine on Smokey's hind side sometime. Tennessee 21, Vanderbilt 19.

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