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Week 5 Predictions: SEC on SEC, Finally

That’s how you do it, Blogle. Week 4 was perfect, and they weren’t all gimmes. Back to a B average.

Last week: 12-0 (100.0%)
This week: 7-2 (77.8%)
Overall: 50-15 (76.9%)

Finally we have a bevy of SEC games this week, so I’m not out here predicting 14 games. Let’s tear each other apart.


South Carolina State at South Carolina – This game got moved up because of Hurricane Ian. The crowd will be light because of it.

South Carolina 42, South Carolina State 9

South Carolina 50, South Carolina State 10 – SUCCESS!


Kentucky at Ole Miss – Both teams get credit for being better than they usually are. Kentucky has given up more sacks than any team in the SEC and has struggled to put away bad teams. Ole Miss didn’t exactly destroy Troy and beat Tulsa by a touchdown. Maybe we should stop coach-of-lesser-school admiration and stop giving so much undue credit.

Ole Miss 23, Kentucky 21

Ole Miss 22, Kentucky 19 – SUCCESS!

Alabama at Arkansas – Alabama will do what it does: lull Arkansas into a false sense of thinking they have a chance, then slowly choke the life out of them. Arkansas is mediocre like Arkansas always will be. Stop trying to make them a thing. Pulling for Alabama to win by 100.

Alabama 38, Arkansas 13

Alabama 49, Arkansas 26 – SUCCESS!

Texas A&M at Mississippi State – Texas A&M has no offense and a good defense. Mississippi State has okay defense and point-scoring offense. Something has to break. Texas A&M is probably better than the Maroons by default, right?

Texas A&M 28, Mississippi State 17

Mississippi State 42, Texas A&M 24 – FAILURE

Georgia at Missouri – Georgia gave up 22 to Kent State last week. After they play elite Missouri, they’ll be reeling even more. Just watch.

Georgia 45, Missouri 10

Georgia 26, Missouri 22 – SUCCESS!

LSU at Auburn – Check back later for my prediction in the game preview, but SPOILER ALERT: it gon’ be weird.

Auburn 21, LSU 20

LSU 21, Auburn 17 – FAILURE


Eastern Washington at Florida – From the blood rug to the Swamp. Look it up, Eastern Washington plays on a red field. Florida made Tennessee look good, but still should’ve beaten them. They’ll take that anger out on Eastern Washington.

Florida 48, Eastern Washington 7

Florida 52, Eastern Washington 17 – SUCCESS!

Other Games of Note

Clemson at NC State – Clemson gave up a lot of points in a win over Wake Forest last week. NC State should’ve lost to East Carolina and that’s all I’ll think about them the rest of the season. Neither is as good as their ranking. I mean Clemson is #5. Watch a game, folks. It’ll be close.

Clemson 34, NC State 31

Clemson 30, NC State 20 – SUCCESS!

Oklahoma State at Baylor – Did y’all know that Oklahoma State is ranked in the Top 10? Yeah, mullets must be powerful. Baylor is boring. Go Pokes.

Oklahoma State 38,  Baylor 28

Oklahoma State 36,  Baylor 25 – SUCCESS!

Now that you know who will win, head on over to the 2022 War Blogle Pick ’em and get your picks in. There will be weekly prizes and an overall winner at the end of the season. It’s easy. Do it.

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