If not for Vandy stepping up and beating Connecticut I would have been perfect last week. Regardless, things are looking pretty good so far this season. I realized this week that I hadn’t been adding the “Other Games of Note” like I had in previous seasons, so I’ve added those back along with an upset special (which will not be included in my weekly average since they are usually picked at random or because I really don’t like one of the teams in the game).
This Week: 8-1
Last Week: 8-1
Overall: 26-3 (90.0%)
LSU at Mississippi State – Gee, I sure hope Mississippi State was able to get home and in bed early after last Saturday’s game. I’m sure those milk and cookies Dan personally served to each player helped. Bite me.
I’ve heard a few people say that Mississippi State could upset LSU this weekend. Considering the Bulldogs just lost to Auburn, doesn’t that sorta, kinda mean those people think that Auburn would beat LSU? Doesn’t matter. LSU is going to win big.
LSU 31, Mississippi State 13
LSU 19, Mississippi State 6 – SUCCESS!
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt – Vanderbilt is 2-0 with a win over a usually decent Connecticut. Ole Miss lost to BYU and didn’t exactly crush Southern Illinois. It’s going to be a long year for Nutt’s Rebel Black Bears. Vandy gets a big win by their terms.
Vanderbilt 24, Ole Miss 17
Vanderbilt 30, Ole Miss 7 – SUCCESS!
Coastal Carolina at Georgia – This game couldn’t come at a worse time for Mark Richt. Instead of getting a win over a decent program to take the sting of the last two weeks off, they have to play a game against a team with a crazy coach that will probably draw half a stadium full of fans. The Bulldogs will win, and probably by a lot, but it won’t help matters at all.
Georgia 42, Coastal Carolina 7
Georgia 59, Coastal Carolina 0 – SUCCESS!
Tennessee at Florida – Wow, where as this game gone? I remember back to when I was a young tiger that this was one of the biggest regular season games of the year. Now it’s just something that Clay Travis tries to make seem important.
We really don’t know how good Florida is yet, but Tennessee has beaten at least one decent opponent in Cincinnati. I never thought I’d say this, but it actually seems like Tennessee even has the better quarterback in Tyler Bray.
If this game was in Knoxville, I’d pick Tennessee, but since it’s being played at the Swamp, I see the youth of the Vols coming out. The Gators will win a ho-hum game.
Florida 28, Tennessee 14
Florida 33, Tennessee 23 – SUCCESS!
Navy at South Carolina – Well, South Carolina didn’t look that great last week, did they? I thought they would roll over Georgia, but instead they did what South Carolina always does: look really stupid in at least one game a year. They ended up not beating themselves and escaped with a win.
I’d love to say Navy will win, but that talent thing (no matter how dumb or drunk the player is) usually does matter. The Gamecocks will just be too big and too good for the Midshipmen.
South Carolina 34, Navy 14
South Carolina 34, Navy 14 – SUCCESS!
Louisville at Kentucky – You know how good these two teams are in basketball? Yeah, they are that bad in football, times ten. Both teams have looked really bad against other really bad teams. Both teams don’t look like they are getting better. Both fan bases are ready for basketball season. I guess the home team wins? I guess.
Kentucky 17, Louisville 10
Louisville 24, Kentucky 17 – FAILURE
North Texas at Alabama – Zzzzzzzzzzzz………..
Alabama 35, North Texas 3
Alabama 41, North Texas 0 – SUCCESS!
Troy at Arkansas -The Razorbacks’ “murderer’s row” continues with another Sunbelt-at-best foe. Troy will be the toughest test they will have faced so far this season (which tells you something about their schedule), but Arkansas will roll over them as they work on padding those stats and their record.
Arkansas 49, Troy 20
Arkansas 38, Troy 28 – SUCCESS!
Other Games of Note
Oklahoma at Florida State – I think both of these teams are overrated, but we probably won’t really know until the bowl games. Florida State replaces Texas as Oklahoma’s one tough opponent of the year, and Oklahoma is seemingly replacing Florida as Florida State’s one tough opponent of the year. I do think both teams are good, just not as good as #1 and #5 in the country. But at this point, the pollsters don’t know any better. SO WHY DO WE HAVE POLLS THIS EARLY?!
Oklahoma beat Florida State bad last year, but this year the game is in Tallahassee. I think Oklahoma is more for real than the Seminoles and they will win, not as big as last year, but still by a decent amount. Florida State just isn’t there yet.
Oklahoma 38, Florida State 24
Oklahoma 23, Florida State 13 – SUCCESS!
Boise State at Toledo – I can dream, can’t I? Honestly, I have nothing against Boise. I just don’t want to have to hear about them all year. Toledo gave Ohio State all the wanted last week. Maybe they can knock of the Broncos this week.
Toledo 28, Boise State 24
Boise State 40, Toledo 15 – FAILURE
Auburn at Clemson – Out of 67 predictions, one Bama fan and one “Auburn fan” picked Clemson to win. What these two have forgotten is that the Twit-Fam is undefeated. Never pick against them.
Auburn 41, Clemson 28
Clemson 38, Auburn 24 – FAILURE
Auburn beats Clemson 37-23
35-24 in the Auburn-Clemson game…can’t decide on a winner. I think Trotter grows with each game and this will be key for our conference games coming up. South Carolina is in two weeks and the Tigers need to be ready. So hopefully in these next two games we won’t be overlooking our opponents. War Eagle!