SEC Football Predictions-Week of October 30, 2010

The schedule for this weekend is a little lighter than some of the great matchups we have seen in the SEC the past few weeks, but there are no free passes here when you compare to many other leagues such as the ACC and the WAC.  SEC champions earn their keep every week and they are rewarded with strong strength-of-schedule ratings as a result.

Congratulations to Auburn for ascending to #1 in the BCS rankings this week.  It has been a banner year for the Tigers thus far, but it is far from over.

Here are our games for the coming weekend.  I’ll be attending the Ole Miss-Auburn game in person, my first trip to the Grove.  More on that next week.

Vanderbilt versus Arkansas

I looked up the word “ugly” in the dictionary and the definition was “describe the Vandy offense this year.”  I hate to diss my Dores, but things have gotten so bad that they fired the offensive coordinator this past weekend.  We will see what difference that makes.

Hogs will prevail in this one, 49-14.

 

Florida  versus Georgia

Just when Gator fans thought that things could not get any worse, they have to attend the “worlds largest outdoor cocktail party” without a real offensive threat on their team.  Georgia is rolling and they will roll once again versus the “toothless” Gators.

Georgia wins 28-24

 

Kentucky at Mississippi State 

The SEC police will be stationed in Starkville this weekend to check on appropriate cowbell usage.  Who in Birmingham really thought that fans here would play by the rules when they have had their bells on the shelves for years.

State wins this one 24-21

 

Auburn at Ole Miss

The Tigers have to be a little winded after playing Arkansas and LSU in back to back weeks.  I expect a little letdown, but not enough to allow the Rebels (I mean Black Bears, no Rebels) to win at home.

Auburn wins 35-21

 

Tennessee at South Carolina

Steve Spurrier almost had a meltdown last weekend in Nashville watching his Gamecocks keep Vandy in the game for 3 quarters.  Tennessee is almost as anemic and Derek Dooley will not confuse Spurrier with Hitler in his visions about D-Day and German Soldiers (where does this come from?)  On the contrary, this will not be the Battle of the Bulge either, except for the bulge SC will experience in the point column.

Carolina wins, 38-21

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