Friday, November 20, 2009

Moral Victory Predictions for this week's SEC games

No earth-shaking matchups this weekend, but an interesting game here and there. Auburn and SC taking the week off to gear up for Bama and Clemson, respectively.

Here we go with the picks:

Miss State (4-6) at Arkansas (6-4): The Bulldogs are still maintaining hopes of bowl eligibility. Dan Mullen's doing a fine job this year, but the difference in this game will be the quarterbacks — Arkansas has one and the Bulldogs don't. Razorbacks, 27-16.

UTC (who cares?) at Alabama (10-0): People in Alabama kill moccasins with shotguns. That's pretty much what'll happen in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Crimson Tide, 49-0.

Florida (10-0) at Florida International (who cares?): The Gators attack Roary the Panther. Roary? Gators, 38-3.

LSU (8-2) at Ole Miss (7-3): LSU's struggling and Ole Miss is playing well at home. Everybody's talking about Snead, but the Rebels' real hero is its awesome defensive line, which will make it a long day for whoever's playing quarterback for the Tigers. Rebels, 24-20.

Vanderbilt (who cares?) at Tennessee (5-5): The Commodores are starting a cheerleader at cornerback and the guy who pours the Gatorade at linebacker. And they're holding a contest in the parking lot to select one lucky tailgater to start at wide receiver. Nevertheless, expect this one as usual to be closer than the 18 point spread. Volunteers, 21-10.

Kentucky (6-4) at Georgia (6-4): The person who coordinates Vanderbilt's schedule needs to swap notes with the person who coordinates Kentucky's schedule. The Wildcats are the 11th best team in the SEC (by virtue of their loss to Miss State), but are headed to yet another bowl with only two conference victories. This is a tough, well-coached team, though, and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the Cats could win in Athens and then take care of the Vols in Lexington for an impressive (for them) four SEC wins. But the Dawgs are trying to forget about their matchup next week with Georgia Tech, and they should be ready. Bulldogs, 17-14.


even more anonymous said...

Commies 10, Vollies 9

Dimon said...

Hope you're right.

even more anonymous said...

Stranger things have happened.

I remember Cotton-Bowl-bound (and #2 ranked) Tennessee beating us 10-7 in 1968 or thereabouts. We had a field goal hit the crossbar in the 4th quarter, after our kicker drew a five-yard penalty for taking too long to re-tie his shoelaces.