"It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…

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…who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but he who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great devotion; who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat." -- Teddy Roosevelt

Georgia @ Georgia Tech– Possessing of one of the coolest fight songs in the NCAA (I'm a ramblin' wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an engineer) won't be enough to stop Georgia. How many of Tech's football players are engineers anyway? Dawgs 28 – Tech 17.

Alabama @ Auburn – Not nearly enough firepower at Auburn to penetrate the Tide's defenses. Alabama 21 – Auburn 7.

Florida State @ Florida – I just can't bring myself to pick against Florida in the Swamp. FSU would have to bring their "A" game to win there, and I don't think they've GOT an "A" game. Gators 24 – FSU 17.

Mississippi @ Mississippi State – Mississippi has lost 13 consecutive SEC games. Not close to challenging the all-time record of 36 but getting closer this week. Mississippi State 31 – Mississippi 10

Arkansas @ LSU – The SEC might have to break out quantum physics to figure out whom to send to the SEC championship game in the event of an Arkansas win. LSU is just too strong in all aspects of the game to let that happen, though Arkansas won't go willingly. LSU 24 - Schroedinger's Cat 7

Clemson @ South Carolina – Clemson's been up and down like a yo-yo. South Carolina has had enough time to adapt to the problems caused by injuries and expulsions. Gamecocks 21 – Clemson 17.

Tennessee @ Kentucky - As much as I'd like to see the Mildcats beat the Vols, the vision of the horrible effort UK put forth against Vandy cannot be shaken. Tennessee 34 – UK 17.

Vanderbilt @ Wake Forest - For Wake, it's Senior Day. They got bowl eligible last week, so they aren't desperate. A good formula for playing at less than peak emotional prowess. Vandy, on the other hand, can become bowl eligible with a win. They just played poorly against their most hated rival in a game they should have won. Coach Franklin, unlike his immediate predecessors, appears to be a master motivator, and seems to thrive on challenges. He should have the Black and Gold ready to play. Vanderbilt 31 – Wake Forest 21 Top Stories