Thanks to some late-game heroics by Alabama and LSU, I finally had a week with all correct picks. I'm not holding my breath this week. The fecal matter impacts the rotary air impeller this week. Only hapless Arkansas and Kentucky (and how sweet it is not to have to include Vandy in that classification) figure to be sure losers. The other four games are, in my eyes, virtually pick ‘ems.
Auburn @ LSU - The Bengal Tigers tried giving the game away to Vandy two weeks age, and to Florida last week, but had no takers. Auburn will take the gifts and redeem them for points, and keep LSU from scoring their own. Auburn 27 – 20.
Kentucky @ Mississippi – If I had to miss one game in the SEC this year, this would be the one. Mississippi is not very good this year, but Kentucky is REALLY not very good. It could be a close game, though the crowd should be sound asleep by the end of the fourth quarter. Miss 10 – 3.
Arkansas @ Georgia – The Dawgs continue to roll along. There's nobody left on their schedule who can beat them. Certainly not Arkansas. UGA 34 – 10
UTK @ Alabama – I'll be watching this one on TV. It has all of the earmarks of a real classic slobberknocker. On paper, Alabama wins going away. Unfortunately, they play on grass, and UTK is like a cornered, wounded, feral animal, intent on doing the most damage possible before succumbing to terminal fingerpointing. Something weird will happen in the game to decide it, but there's no telling if it will be to the Tide's or the Volunteer's favor. Alabama 27 – 25.
Vandy @ South Carolina - A comparison of teams gives me little to choose between the two. Personnel and results so far indicate a close game that could go either way. The Chickens have three edges in the intangibles: Coaching, Home Crowd, and History. It is Vandy's penchant to come out flat and uninspired in important games, and so far it's been the same old Vandy. SC 31-21.
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