Last Week: 5-2
This Week: 1-6…OUCH!
South Carolina at Kentucky – The SEC is amazing. A team that looks like the worst one week can slip up and beat a team that looked the best the week before. South Carolina somehow decided what offense was (like we can talk) and surprised the Rebs who all of a sudden were world beaters after knocking off a struggling Florida team. Kentucky handed Alabama the game, literally, but showed that their defense is actually pretty good.
Spurrier has found what he needs on offense, but then again Kentucky has a good defense. South Carolina won a good game, and Kentucky handed away a game. This is a tough one. Kentucky’s at home, but Spurrier has the right plan now. South Carolina in a tight one.
South Carolina 27, Kentucky 24
South Carolina 24, Kentucky 17 – SUCCESS!
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State – This one is simple. Auburn gave the game to Vanderbilt and they won by one. Auburn gave the game to Mississippi State and they lost by one. Vanderbilt by two.
Vanderbilt 16, Mississippi State 14
Mississippi State 17, Vanderbilt 14 – FAILURE
Tennessee at Georgia – Georgia mad, Tennessee bad. Georgia avenges the fluke by handling a down and out Tennessee team. Georgia avoids the upset by wearing red this week. This game used to be something.
Georgia 34, Tennessee 10
Georgia 26, Tennessee 14 – FAILURE
LSU at Florida – This is another tough one. On one hand you have a LSU team that is good, but not really THAT good, and on the other hand you have Florida team that is good, but also not really THAT good. Playing in The Swamp gives Florida some advantage, but Jarrett Lee has won in a hostile environment (see Auburn 2008). Tebow has lost his luster and is experiencing the Heisman slump earlier than other player in the history of NCAA football, but he does have the experience edge over Lee. So I guess Florida wins? Wait Florida lost to Ole Miss and has struggled in big games. No, the 2007 National Championship game was not a big game.
LSU 21, Florida 13
Florida 51, LSU 21 – FAILURE
Arkansas at Auburn – Can I use this one again? Arkansas bad, Auburn bad. Well I just did. Ok, so Franklin is fired. There are tons of rumors of how it happened. I don’t think what Tubby told us is the full story, but no, I’m not going to call him a liar and say “how can we trust him?” and never respect him ever again. He is the leader of over 100 people that go out and try to please lazy slobs like us who show up and expect a team we really have no connection to perform how we think they should. He is allowed to sugarcoat, and he is allowed to withold information to protect certain people. So shutup Finebaum and all you idiots who call in that call yourself Auburn fans (the 04’s I like to call you).
Anyway, I see this one going two ways: one WAY better than the other. I see us spiraling down into a terrible end of the season as we struggle on offense with everybody calling for Tubby’s head (doesn’t that happen every year?), or I see us scoring 50+ on the Hogs just to show we can and maybe a little more because of Petrino.
Do you honestly think I would really predict the first scenario? I really do see us scoring at least 30 and holding the Petrinobacks to less than 10, with maybe one late TD. Auburn’s first drive will consist of 6 runs, all for at least 8 yards, as the entire stadium lets out a collective sigh of relief. This one shouldn’t be close as we prepare for the trip to MarryYourSisterVille, WV.
Auburn 38, Arkansas 7
Arkansas 25, Auburn 22 – FAILURE
Other Games That Might Tickle Your Fancy
Texas vs Oklahoma (at Dallas, TX) – Wait, a big game outside of the SEC? Who’da thunk it? Oklahoma is pretty good, I guess, but I mainly want them to stay number one so the pollsters don’t have a reason to relive the “glory days”. No, I’m not one of those who pulls for the Tahd as long as they aren’t playing against Auburn. I pull against them even during the bye week. I hope Bye kicks their butt.
Oklahoma 30, Texas 20
Texas 45, Oklahoma 35 – FAILURE
** Upset Special **
Penn State at Wisconsin – I don’t like Wisconsin, and I have no problem with Penn State, but I don’t think Wisconsin will lose its 3rd of 6.
Wisconsin 24, Penn State 21
Penn State 48, Wisconsin 7 – FAILURE