Things didn’t go too good last week. It was the worst of the season, unless you count a loss that I did not predict. This week should help out a lot. You’ll see why as you go through them, and dang are there a bunch to go through.
Last Week: 4-4
This Week: 8-4
Overall: 96-30 (76.2%)
Western Carolina at Alabama – It only took eleven weeks for Alabama to get their first pre-noon kickoff. Eleven. Auburn had two by week three. See what happens when you start losing, Alabama? Watch out for that early kick jinx. It’ll getcha!
Alabama 45, Western Carolina 3
Alabama 49, Western Carolina 0 – SUCCESS!
Arkansas at Mississippi State – After opening the season winning seven straight, the Fightin’ Dan Mullens have lost three straight. They finally have a chance to get back on the winning track as they take on the still hapless Hawgs. I really, really, really want Arkansas to win to continue the slide for the Maroon-Dawgs, but I don’t think they will. I hope I’m wrong.
Mississippi State 30, Arkansas 17
Mississippi State 45, Arkansas 14 – SUCCESS!
Wofford at South Carolina – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………..
South Carolina 38, Wofford 7
South Carolina 24, Wofford 7 – SUCCESS!
Jacksonville State at Florida – Jacksonville State is probably just as good, if not better than UL-Lafayette. The Gators better watch out if they want to get through this end-of-the-season murderer’s row.
Florida 34, Jacksonville State 0
Florida 23, Jacksonville State 0 – SUCCESS!
Georgia Southern at Georgia – As you’ve noticed by now, it’s officially creampuff week in the SEC. I saw someone joke that they bet Georgia Southern will actually score on Georgia, which would just be HILARIOUS since Auburn didn’t. Yeah, totally same thing, guys. You also forgot that Georgia is about as consistent and stable as Sybil. So there.
Georgia 31, Georgia Southern 10
Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14 – SUCCESS!
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M – Tyrik Rollison will finally play his first SEC game this weekend. Wait, he’s not there anymore either? Well dang, there goes that angle. Sam Houston State has one of the more perplexing mascots in all of the world. You’d think a school with a name like Sam Houston State would be the Gunslingers or the Tumbleweeds. Nope, they’re the Bearkats. Yes, with a “k” which makes it even worse. The Aggies will win big, hopefully just because of this atrocity.
Texas A&M 42, Sam Houston State 17
Texas A&M 47, Sam Houston State 28 – SUCCESS!
Ole Miss at LSU – Oh look, it’s two teams playing each other that most of the outside world has heard of. When this is the 2:30 CBS game, you know pickin’s were slim. LSU hates day games, though, so Ole Miss might hang for a bit. But only for a bit. No Freeze warning in Baton Rouge needed.
LSU 28, Ole Miss 13
LSU 41, Ole Miss 35 – SUCCESS!
Syracuse at Missouri – Well this is strange. This is football, right? Who plays Syracuse as a non-conference game in November? Come on, Missouri. Catch up. We don’t that here.
Missouri 17, Syracuse 14
Syracuse 31, Missouri 27 – FAILURE
Tennessee at Vanderbilt – The crowd of 30,000 will be rocking in Nashville as the Dores have a real chance to knock of the Vols this year. After the game, you’ll hear chants of “We run this state!” from Vanderbilt fans. “No really, we run it. Get back to work, Vol fan.”
Vanderbilt 23, Tennessee 21
Vanderbilt 41, Tennessee 18 – SUCCESS!
Samford at Kentucky – Pat Sullivan never lost to Kentucky while he was at Auburn, and he’s not going to start now. Yes, I’m picking it. An extra upset special coming your way. You saw what the Bulldogs almost did to Auburn last year. Kentucky is way worse. They might not let Joker finish the season after this one.
Samford 27, Kentucky 20
Kentucky 34, Samford 3 – FAILURE
Other Games of Note
USC at UCLA – The national scene is a little sparse this week as well, so I had to go with a game of two ranked teams that you’ve heard of. UCLA has the better record, but USC has owned them. And it’s not like they have to travel too far to get there. It’s basically a home game in another stadium. That sounds stupid, but I’m going with it.
USC 31, UCLA 30
UCLA 38, USC 28 – FAILURE
Stanford at Oregon – The toughest test left on Oregon’s schedule, except maybe Oregon State, will not look like a test at all. Oregon has the BCS National Championship game in their sites and they aren’t going to give it up. At least that’s what they say. They lead the nation in effort, you know?
Oregon 41, Stanford 28
Stanford 17, Oregon 14 – FAILURE
Ohio State at Wisconsin – The Buckeyes have skated on thin ice all year. They’ve had close wins over Indiana, Purdue, Cal, and other teams that you’d normally laugh at. Wisconsin hasn’t been normal Wisconsin this year, but Montee Ball and the home crowd will finally knock off Urban.
Wisconsin 34, Ohio State 21
Ohio State 21, Wisconsin 14 – FAILURE
Alabama A&M at Auburn -When things were good, I used to get all kinds of creative predictions from the Twitter folk. Now I have to beg just to get anything. I did have one that was somewhat different, I guess. Some dude named George picked Auburn ;) and Alabama A&M :'(. So there it is: Auburn will leave smiling with a winky face, while the Bulldogs will be crying. Alright then.
But really, most of the scores were a typical 28-or-so point win for the Tigers with the average score seen below.
Auburn 38, Alabama A&M 10
Auburn 51, Alabama A&M 7 – SUCCESS!