Pete's Pigskin Prognostications

4-1 for the third week in a row. I'm for sure in a rut. At least next week I won't be 4-1; there are 6 games on the schedule. Lots of good, ugly, intra-state rivalries this week, as well as some "neighbor" –state matchups. I can't figure out the oddsmakers. VU is only a 12.5 point dog. Take the Vols and bet the rent money.

(4-1 last week; 61-13 overall)

Auburn @ Alabama – Leading off is the Iron Bowl. Alabama is still burning about the zebras stealing their momentum in the LSU game. Auburn is just trying to get past this potential pothole to get to the SEC Championship game. The interplay of these two storylines should make for and interesting game for a while. Superior talent will prevail (as usual) and Auburn wins 27-20.

Arkansas @ Mississippi State – The Pigs destroyed the league's 9th best team last week. There's no reason to think they won't destroy the 10th place team as well. Playing in Starksville should be of some benefit to the Dogs. Arkansas 25, MSU 16.

Florida @ Florida State – Is Zook in or out for the bowl game? I figure if the Gators win, he's in. Sayonara, Ron. Go beat up some Frat boys. FSU 31, Florida 17

Mississippi @ LSU – Can you say BORING? Does anybody care about this game but the participants? As bas as last week's VU KY game. LSU by 21.

South Carolina @ Clemson – How can you beat Miami at Miami and then lose to Duke? The Tigers know. Blame the Duke loss on the big letdown after beating Miami. No such letdown will be in the offing this week. This should be an old-fashioned battle between two inconsistent teams going nowhere. Clemson 21, SC 18.

UTK @ Vanderbilt – This is an intra-sate rivalry that isn't. Vandy thinks it's a big game, but the Vols just brush off Vandy like they were flies. A mere nuisance, nothing more. The Vols are in the middle of enjoying three weeks off before the SEC title game and will make this a real yawner. Vandy will finally score against the Vols (but of course they miss the extra point). UTK 38, Vandy 6.

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