Houston Nutt looks to have his Rebels ready to face the tough Vanderbilt Commodores.



Week Three is in the books and it's time to quickly figure the statistics. The Big Red Board finished Week Three with a perfect 8 - 0 and only a 10 points per game differential. That makes this season's running total 26 - 6 with 13.3 points per game. Not too good, not too bad; right on the cutting edge of mediocre.


We would also like to announce with the growing number of conference games on a weekly basis that we will now have our Game of the Week. We welcome all questions, comments, and ridicules; you can even tell us why your game should be Game of the Week. Let's dive into Week Four, shall we?:


All games Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2008

Alabama at Arkansas (11:30 a.m. CT / Raycom) - Coach Saban, meet Coach Petrino. Fans, meet what is being dubbed as the Weasel Bowl. Alabama is playing pretty well for just being in the second year of Saban's rebuild. Arkansas comes in with a few days extra to have prepared after a postponement with Texas. Arkansas is playing at home with something to prove. We have to ride on "Cookie's" bandwagon. Hogs by 3.


LSU at Auburn (6:45 p.m. CT / ESPN) - Okay, we're not in third grade so we're not going to tell you that the Tigers are going to win. What we are going to say is that this should be a battle with Ancient Roman proportions. Comedic Les Miles might even get out at midfield and scream that he is Spartacus after LSU defeats Tommy's boys by a close 10.




Florida at Tennessee (3:30 p.m. ET / CBS) - It seems like whenever the Gators and Vols hook up that it is the Game of the Week; we see it no differently. Although the Fulmer vs. Spurrier luster is gone, the spirited competition between these two collegiate football program still grows - no matter which team is number one and by how far that year. The home team usually has the advantage, but visiting Florida has too much bite this year. Gators by 12.

Georgia at Arizona State (8:13 p.m. ET / ABC) - In the preseason we had this one picked as a nail biter. However, with ASU"s recent loss to UNLV we're thinking that the best competition might be which university has the hottest co-eds. The Sun Devils are good, but they're not as good as the like to think that they are. They're Utah, Junior. The Bulldogs will prove it with a 14 point victory.

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (6 p.m. CT) - Sitting on the horizon of the Top 25 are our good friends the Commodores. Vanderbilt is trying to say that some of their recent success wasn't a fluke. Ole Miss is trying to prove that the WildRebel (WildGus) hasn't played itself out, and Houston will go to that well more than Lindsay Lohan to rehab. Something will pay off for the Rebels though as Nutt survives his "close game curse" against Vanderbilt beating them by 8.

Mississippi State at Georgia Tech (TBA) - Mississippi State surprised Auburn and gave them a scare with a 3 - 2 loss to the Tigers last week. The Bulldogs should hold onto that glory; Georgia Tech won't be so friendly to a non-conference foe. This game could be close....but it will not be. The Yellow Jackets sting Mississippi State by 18 as Croom's seat gets hotter in the Southern Fall.

Wofford at South Carolina (7 p.m. ET) - Mike Ayers would love nothing more than to bring his Terriers into Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday and knock the once-hyped Gamecocks down to a 1- 3 record. Note to Coach Spurrier: PPV Television had better not show a fretting Mrs. Coach Spurrier in the stands this week - for your sake. USC earns a W by 34.

Big Brown is making a guest star appearance at the State Fair this week so Kentucky will have the weekend off to prevent a drop in ticket sales.

And many apologies for taking the week off so that we could catch some R&R.

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