Pete's Pigskin Prognostications: Week 11

Like an idiot, I'm picking two upsets this week, Kentucky and South Carolina. Both are East vs. West match-ups, so I wonder if I'm feeling some hidden bias against the West. Could be. Just as I can't get away from the Big Citrus Fruit, there's not a lot of coverage of the SEC west in Chattanooga.

Saying of the week: "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you probably haven't grasped the seriousness of the situation." 

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

LSU (-4) vs. Kentucky – Don't ask me why, but I like the Wildcats in this one. Kentucky's really a pretty good team, and LSU has been very erratic. Those Bayou boys won't like the cold and maybe rain in the Bluegrass. Kentucky by 2. 

Arkansas (-2) vs. South Carolina – And heaven help me, but I like South Carolina in this one. Do I like them well enough to pick them? Well, UTK ran through SC like they weren't there last week, and the Razorback's main weapon seem to be the run (consider what they did to Auburn.) Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. South Carolina by 1. 

Alabama (-22) vs. Mississippi State – I still can't figure out how Alabama lost Georgia. This is one pack of dogs, however, that won't give them any trouble. Tide 31-10. 

Auburn (-36.5) vs. Louisiana-Monroe – (Yawn) This one should be over early. No problem with post game traffic. Auburn 56-3. 

Miami Fla (-7.5) vs. UTK – The Vols have a lot of problems, but Miami has failed to impress anyone either. I think Miami's defense will prevail in this one. Suntan U. by 5. 

Georgia (-14.5) vs. Mississippi – The Dawgs will be licking their wounds, mostly self-inflicted, and ready to take it out on poor, unsuspecting Eli Manning. UGA by 20. 

Florida (-21) vs. Vanderbilt – The managers and water-boys will play early in this one. No, not Florida's, Vandy's. There's nobody else healthy enough to play for the Commodores. If VU can get some of the running game going and avoid turnovers, it might be closer than expected. I doubt it though. Gators 45, Commodores 17. 

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