Scott Feinstein picks the SEC

Vanderbilt's Cinderella season partially comes toppling down in Week 5, while Bama flexes its SEC muscle by waxing Florida. Tennessee stays on track with a breeze over Ole Miss. Week 6 has some good matchups and some really lame matchups. Here is my take:

Last Week: (3-2) vs. spread: (3-2) Yearly: (28-11) vs. spread: (17-17)

Miss St @ Florida (-28): Miss St upset Florida last year in Starkville by the score of 38-31. They can only wish they could score half that many points in a game vs. an SEC opponent this year. In 3 games vs. SEC teams, Miss St has scored a total of 17 points. That is just plain ugly. Starting off with Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Florida in the SEC is ugly as well, but that's what Miss St. has to do. Florida will be in an angry mood after the embarrassment that was Alabama. The angry Gators will thump the offensively handicapped Bulldogs this weekend. Florida 38 Miss St 7

Kentucky @ South Carolina (-13): This is bad vs worse. Kentucky is downright dreadful. SC hasn't been much better. Blake Mitchell is probable this weekend for SC and I think if he goes, SC will put up some points on a very bad Kentucky defense. South Carolina 38 Kentucky 17

The Citadel @ Ole Miss (NL): Yawn.... Citadel put a scare in to Florida State for a half before giving up 52 unanswered points. They will scare Ole Miss for a while too, but in the end the Rebels will get a win this weekend. Ole Miss 41 The Citadel 7

Louisiana-Monroe (+27) @ Arkansas: The Hogs will finally get back in the win column this weekend after 3 consecutive losses. Arkansas has owned this match up in past year in dominating fashion. This year will be a tad closer, but not much. Arkansas 45 UL-Monroe 21

Georgia @ Tennessee (-3): Easily the best match up in the SEC this week. When these two teams have met recently, it is always a good, close game. The home field has not factored much in to who wins either. Georgia really hasn't played anyone this year while Tennessee will be facing its third top 5 team in 4 games. Tennessee has been battle tested and has a stout defense. I think that combined with the home field will push Tennessee to the victory. Tennessee 20 Georgia 14

LSU @ Vanderbilt (+15): Vanderbilt is coming off a potentially devastating loss to MTSU. This is the week where they truly see what they are made of. Will the MTSU loss still be on their minds? Will they come out with something to prove? Do they have the talent to win? Who knows, but we will see this weekend. LSU is ranked high for a reason; they are a very good team. I think the key to this game is Vanderbilt's ability to tackle. Tackling has been very suspect this year, but it did actually get better in their loss last weekend. This game will be on ESPN, something that Vanderbilt has not done in a long, long time. I think Vanderbilt has a good showing and does not embarrass themselves, but falls short of pulling off the upset. If they tackle extremely well however, I would not be surprised if they pull the stunner. LSU 34 Vanderbilt 24

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