Before I get to this week’s SEC slate, I want to mention the Atlanta Braves sweeping the first two series of their postseason campaign. Congratulations Braves. It does tie loosely to SEC football. If the Braves manage to break the Georgia Curse by winning the World Series, would that clear the path for Georgia to win a national championship in football? This past weekend, I went 6-1 in my SEC predictions making me 13-1 so far on the season. I missed the Arkansas upset of Miss State. Now, it is time to take a look forward to this weekend in SEC football.
Florida at Texas A&M: The Gators lit up the scoreboard again Saturday with the two Kyles, Trask and Pitts, continuing to dominate. Trask has now thrown for ten touchdowns in the first two games with six of those going to Pitts. The Florida defense got some players back that missed game one but still struggled to get off the field. The Aggies were thumped by Alabama and will feel like their back is against the wall this weekend. I do not see them handling the Florida offense any better than the Tide’s.
Gators 42 Aggies 21
LSU at Missouri: LSU bounced back from the loss to Miss State to get back on the winning side. I know it was just Vandy. Missouri is no better than Vandy. LSU will likely still struggle with better teams but that is a story for another time.
LSU 38 Mizzou 24
South Carolina at Vanderbilt: South Carolina put up a fight against both Tennessee and Florida. Vandy put up a fight against Texas A&M. This should be an entertaining game. It would be a nice win for the Commodores. It is a must win for Will Muschamp. Where there’s a Will there’s a way even if this game is as ugly as that play on words.
Gamecocks 24 Commodores 19
Tennessee at Georgia: Georgia’s defense is the real deal. Georgia’s offense is still an unknown. Tennessee has convinced me they are better than I thought. I know the Bulldogs are good. However, I think every SEC team will get upset at least once this strange season. Could this be Georgia’s week? No, this will be the Vols return to reality week.
Bulldogs 28 Vols 17
Arkansas at Auburn: Auburn looked lost against Georgia. Arkansas finally got a conference win. This sets up to be an entertaining matchup. Gus Malzahn will find himself back on the hot seat if the Tigers or War Eagles or whatever they are lose to the Razorbacks. Having watched Filipe Franks for three years in Gainesville, I know how inconsistent he can be.
Tigers 28 Porkchops 24
Alabama at Ole Miss: Lane Kiffen got the win over Kentucky, but the Landsharks (are they really the Landsharks?) gave up a ton of points to the Wildcats. They will give up even more to the Tide but will not fare nearly as well on offense against Alabama.
Tide 48 Land Rebels 17
Miss State at Kentucky: Talk about an interesting matchup. The entire world was on the Mike Leach bandwagon after the offensive explosion against LSU in week one. Then Miss State came back to reality last Saturday. Kentucky came into this season with high hopes, can they really be 0-3 come Monday? I think the Air Raid offense finds its way again this week.
Bull Pirates 42 Wildcats 35
I keep reminding everyone to enjoy each week this season because it could get derailed at any time. I am growing more confident the SEC can get the entire season played. It has certainly been a blast so far.