It’s rivalry week. Most teams’ seasons hang in the balance, but more importantly my prediction percentage hangs in the balance. One more good week and I may move back into the 80’s.
This Week: 5-4
Last Week: 7-1
Overall: 84-26 (76.4%)
Kentucky at Tennessee – It still amazes me that Tennessee ends their season with Vandy and Kentucky every year. Talk about a letdown of season-ender.
Kentucky hasn’t beaten Tennessee in 447 years. That ends this year.
Kentucky 31, Tennessee 30
Tennessee 24, Kentucky 14 – FAILURE
LSU at Arkansas – I’m still convinced that LSU isn’t half as good as their record would indicate, and Arkansas is much better than their two losses indicate. I’m really glad Auburn beat them earlier in the season because the Hawgs look pretty good right now.
The Razorbacks stake their claim to the SEC’s second BCS spot by humbling the grass muncher.
Arkansas 34, LSU 20
Arkansas 31, LSU 23 – SUCCESS!
Florida at Florida State – Florida has beaten the Seminoles six straight times. A guy named Tebow probably had a lot to do with that. Florida State is in prime position to end the streak and they will do just that.
Florida State 27, Florida 24
Florida State 31, Florida 7 – SUCCESS!
Mississippi State at Ole Miss – Does anyone know why this game is called the Egg Bowl? Does anyone care? Does anyone want to see both of them lose? Sadly that can’t happen, but nothing positive will come from this one.
Mississippi State 17, Ole Miss 14
Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 23 – SUCCESS!
South Carolina at Clemson – The Gamecocks have to be looking at this game like a high school senior on the last day of class. They know they need to show up, but it wouldn’t really matter if they didn’t. This game doesn’t mean anything to them as they more than likely already have their sights on the SEC Championship Game.
Clemson is playing for pride, at home, and will send the Gamecocks to Atlanta with a ‘we-looked-past-you’ limp.
Clemson 24, South Carolina 21
South Carolina 29, Clemson 7 – FAILURE
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt – I’m sorry, what? Do they really play this game every year? What is it, the Nerd Bowl? The Black and Gold Bowl? The We Don’t Have Anybody Else to Play On Rivalry Week Bowl? 4-18 is the combined record of these two teams. If you are caught watching this, you better hope they think you’re asleep and just rolled over on the remote.
Vanderbilt 10, Wake Forest 7
Wake Forest 34, Vanderbilt 13 – FAILURE
Georgia Tech at Georgia – Good news: Aaron Murray is okay and cleared to play. The only problem for him is that he actually has to get tackled again this week. I wonder how he’ll take it. Word is that they changed the no-contact jersey usually worn by Georgia quarterbacks during practice from green to pink for Murray this week. Just what I heard…
Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 28
Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 34 – SUCCESS!
Other Games of Note (all on Friday)
Arizona at Oregon – Just another game hyped as a tough match-up for the Ducks so that when they win they can call it a big victory. No way the Ducks lose this one.
Oregon 41, Arizona 24
Oregon 48, Arizona 29 – SUCCESS!
Boise State at Nevada – Same thing here. Just because Boise State is playing one of their toughest games of the season doesn’t mean it is a tough game. If you look at three girls who weigh 100, 101, and 102 pounds, just because the 102-pounder is the heaviest it doesn’t mean she’s fat.
Nevada being your second toughest game on your schedule says a lot. That’s all I have to say.
Boise State 45, Nevada 28
Nevada 34, Boise State 31 – FAILURE
Auburn at Alabama – There were tons and tons of predictions tweeted to me this week. Only one person picked Alabama, and only one person gave Auburn the now-famous eleventy billion score. Thanks for everybody that participated. Here’s the average score.
Auburn 39, Alabama 27
Auburn 28, Alabama 27 – SUCCESS!
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