PETE'S PIGSKIN PROGNOSTICATIONS

The road (literally) gets tougher for the Commodores this week. Here's hoping the coach can keep the men on an even keel after a loss or two.

Week 4
(7-2 last week; 26-4 overall)

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

"If" – Rudyard Kipling

Arkansas @ Alabama – The Tide just keeps rolling in. Alabama 28 – Arkansas 10.

Florida Atlantic @ Auburn – Finally a real breather for Auburn. Heaven knows they need one. Auburn 53 – Florida Atlantic 10.

Florida @ Kentucky – Wow…Can UK really be as bad as they looked against Louisville? I can't wait for the Futility bowl when they play Mississippi. In the meantime, Florida should destroy them. UF 49 – UK 14.

Georgia @ Mississippi – The Chattanooga paper dubbed this the "Hot Seat Bowl". The seat's going to get a lot hotter for Houston Nutt after the Bulldogs pound them. The Mississippi AD has already applied the kiss of death, publicly avowing his support for his coach. Dawgs 31 – Mississippi 13.

LSU @ West Virginia – WVU and SEC may be courting one one another in the conference realignment sweepstakes. The Mountaineers may think again after LSU finishes with them. It won't be easy, but… LSU 21 – WVU 14.

Louisiana Tech @ Mississippi State – MSU by 40.

Vanderbilt @ South Carolina – The NCAA investigation will have little effect on the football game (although it may turn into a win in a couple of years). In the meantime, SC's Franklins ($100 bills) will prove to be too much for Vandy's Franklin this year. After a few years of probation for SC, and a few recruiting classes for Coach Franklin, the outcome could be different. Gamecocks 31 – Vandy 17.

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