Friday, October 9, 2009

Moral Victory! predictions for this week's SEC games

Time for another week of picks. We lost a couple of games last week because of (1) the ridiculous celebration penalty after Georgia scored what should have been the winning TD and (2) my abandoning our strategy of always picking the SEC to win intraconference games not involving USC. So now we're 37-5, or 88 percent.

So here we go:

Auburn at Arkansas: This'll be a shootout. Auburn gave up a ton of yards to a hapless Vol offense so wait and see what Ryan Mallett does to the Tigers. Razorbacks 37-35.

Vanderbilt at Army: The Commodores have superior talent, though this should be closer than the Rice game. Commodores 24-14.

Georgia at Tennessee: The Vol defense is as good as LSU's and Georgia had an awful time moving the ball for most of the game. But I think Georgia's defense made some progress in the game and should do just enough to seal a victory. Bulldogs 28-20.

Houston at Miss State: I'd have loved to have seen Miss State beat an undefeated Cougar team. But the Coogs have one loss now and should have another one after a visit to Starkvegas. Bulldogs 31-26.

Kentucky at South Carolina: Wildcats will have a tough time moving the ball, of course. This might be a different story if the game was in Lexington, but it's not. Gamecocks 19-7.

Alabama at Ole Miss: I think the Tide punches Jevan Snead and his buddies in the mouth and ends this one fast. Crimson Tide 35-17.

Florida at LSU: I'm tempted to make a "with Tebow" prediction and a "with Brantley" prediction, but I'll refrain. The Tigers seem to be getting some of the same magic they got two years ago, and this should be a good one. Gators 26-21.


1050 lb. said...

No way Vanderbilt should have lost against Army. Wonder what "moral victory" spin they'll put on this stinker.

Clark said...

we are so bad.

1050 lb. said...

To clarify my previous comment, I'm wondering what spin the VU coaches and athletic department will put on this. It's 1pm Sunday, and I can't bear to read the newspaper.


I'm thinking they'll go with the "we've just got to execute better" spin, which shifts the focus off playcalling.