Pete's Pigskin Prognostications: Week 8

Last week was a absolute disaster for the prognosticator. I can't figure out what's going on with the SEC. The results are getting stranger and stranger as the SEC seems to have as much rationality and consistency as airline fares. Virtually no one is safe. How can Florida only score 7 points in the Swamp? How can Arkansas run all over Auburn, at Auburn? There is just no week-to-week consistency. How can people possibly want to bet on this game? More questions than answers here.

Saying of the week:  "A lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math."


As usual, I'm just picking winners, the spreads are included for your edification.  (Home team Bold type.)


Memphis (-1) vs. Mississippi State – I still believe in the SEC.  (I'm not sure about the Easter Bunny.)  MSU over MU by 5.


Arkansas (-8.5) vs. Kentucky – The stars, the Oracle, and all the chicken entrails and goat feathers I could consult doesn't provide a hint as to how this one will come out.  I look for the Big Blue to rebound, and the Fat Man (Lorenzen) to have a big day against the Pigs.  Kentucky by 7.


Alabama (-10) vs. Mississippi – ‘Bama should have whipped Georgia, but Mississippi beat Florida (but who hasn't?).  I look for a reeeeeaaaaallllllllly close game here.  The Crimson Tide might be pale pink by the time this is over, but I think it's UA by 3.  


South Carolina (NL) vs. LSU – There's no line on this game, but I haven't a clue why not.  After the way LSU slaughtered the Reptiles, I like the Tigers 21-13.


Florida (-10) vs. Auburn – When visor-boy was the coach, that was a clone on the sidelines, and Spurrier was playing QB for the Gators.  This should be a titanic struggle between two teams going downhill.  I still think the Swamp has mojo, but not much.  Florida 17-16.


Georgia (-25.5) vs. Vanderbilt – At least there are some stable elements to the SEC.   Even with the Dawg's tendency to play down to the level of their opponents, there is just no way Georgia can play badly enough to make this game very close.  Georgia 31-7.



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