Last week: 7-0 (100.0%)
This week: 3-4 (42.9%)
Overall: 65-31 (67.7%)
It’s another bye week for four SEC teams, which means only five games to pick. I like a light week, but I have to be on point again. One miscue and the week is ruined. Almost all of the matchups are between teams at a similar level. It’s gonna tough one.
Florida vs Georgia (Jacksonville, FL) – Florida is about where you’d expect in the first year of a new coach. They’ll be alright for a week, and then not. Georgia is nothing like they were last year, but they are much better than Florida. It won’t be close.
Georgia 42, Florida 10
Georgia 42, Florida 20 – SUCCESS
Missouri at South Carolina – Missouri is not as bad as their record. South Carolina is nowhere near as good as their record. Go check it. But they are at home and have some excitement, so the Gamecocks will pull out a close one.
South Carolina 31, Missouri 27
Missouri 23, South Carolina 10 – FAILURE
Kentucky at Tennessee – The Vols will get a lot of credit for badly beating a team that got way too much credit the first half of the season. When will it stop?
Tennessee 38, Kentucky 14
Tennessee 44, Kentucky 6 – SUCCESS
Ole Miss at Texas A&M – Ole Miss moved up the ranks and then got destroyed by LSU. Texas A&M has been slowly falling since game one, outside of being a play away from beating Alabama. This one somewhat seems like one of those weird games where the home team goes off and the visiting team that just lost their first game of the season is still licking their wounds. But sometimes it’s just about the football players. I have no idea.
Ole Miss 38, Texas A&M 37
Ole Miss 31, Texas A&M 28 – SUCCESS
Arkansas at Auburn – Check back later for my prediction in the game preview, but SPOILER ALERT: bacon is best for breakfast.
Auburn 34, Arkansas 23
Arkansas 41, Auburn 27 – FAILURE
Other Games of Note
Ohio State at Penn State – The Buckeyes are undefeated and I’ve barely heard about them. Penn State was rolling and then Michigan went off on them, but they are still 6-1. It’ll be electric at Happy Valley. It would take an upset, and I guess I’ll pick it.
Penn State 34, Ohio State 31
Ohio State 44, Penn State 31 – FAILURE
Oklahoma State at Kansas State – Apparently both of these teams are ranked. Yeah. Oklahoma State is usually good, but they lost to somebody. Kansas State is a little better than mediocre every five years, and I think they beat somebody earlier this year. I don’t care to look.
Oklahoma State 38, Kansas State 24
Kansas State 48, Oklahoma State 0 – FAILURE
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.