For the five of you that pay attention, it's time to do it again: SEC Predictions. Last week http://www.thebigredboard.com/ finished 7 - 2 (one loss for trying to do Ole Miss a favor and being supportive) and off a total of 117 points for an average of 13 points per game. A running total of 15 - 6 is dismal, but the hopes of turning our lack of success grows stronger this week. It has to, being off with a running 16.8 weekly points average will be embarrassing at the water cooler.
Enough chit-chat; let's rock:
All games Saturday, September 13th, 2008
Western Kentucky at Alabama (6:07 p.m. CT / PPV) - Poor Western Kentucky, they come into Alabama at a time when the Tide is on a rooo.....hot streak. Saban might finally be getting through to his talent. Western Kentucky will hope to get through the game. Elephants by 28.
Auburn at Mississippi State (6 p.m. CT / ESPN2) - Ah yes, this week's good conference matchup. Tommy's Tigers travel to Starkville to tame the Bulldogs. Auburn will run wild, Tuberville will smirk, and Croom will consider crying. Mississippi stopped having a chance when the game against Louisiana Tech kicked off. Tigers by 20.
Georgia at South Carolina (3:30 p.m. ET / CBS) - Correction, the Bulldog travelling to Columbia is this week's good conference matchup....or closest matchup. Some have said that the Gamecocks have a chance to win the SEC East; last weeks loss at Vanderbilt was not a good indication of that and playing one of the favorites to win the BCS Championship should pretty much silence that talk. Richt's Bulldogs by 24.
Middle Tennessee at Kentucky (7 p.m. ET) - This looks to be the closest possibility of an upset this week, and Coach Stockstill will have his Blue Raiders pumped to beat the big, bad SEC. It will not be enough rah-rah to get past the first quarter and a half. The Wildcats pull away and stay up late after a 22 point victory.
North Texas at LSU (7 p.m. CT) - The fans in Baton Rouge are glad to see the Mean Green come to town. The same mean green team that everybody is afraid of week after week, especially early every season. "They're a good team that is always able to pull off an upset." Please; LSU will be cleaning their claws out all week long to remove the scraps of North Texas. Tigers by 30.
Samford at Ole Miss (6 p.m. CT) - The Rebels still have heartburn over last weeks inability to close out the game against Wake Forest. Coach Pat Sullivan knows that his Bulldongs do not stand a chance and Oxford's stadium and nostalgia will inspire him to read The Old Man and the Sea on the sideline. Meanwhile, Houston Nutt will find an opportunity to incorrectly enunciate the word "Samford." Rebels by 24.
UAB at Tennessee (12:30 p.m. ET / Raycom) - Does anyone really think that an explanation here is necessary? UAB should do the environment a favorite by saving the exhaust fumes brought on by the travel. Phil Fulmer and Company take out the frustrations of a Nationally televised loss, a week off, and impending legal confrontation out on the helpless Blazers. Volunteers by 21.
Rice at Vanderbilt (6 p.m. CT) - We saved the best for last. Okay, no we didn't. Rice at Vanderbilt....Rice at Vanderbilt......[think, think, think]. Okay, we're done; Commodores prevent the SEC from losing any non-conference games this week by 14.
Arkansas at Texas - Postponed to Sept. 27 - Fortunately for the Longhorns the game has been rescheduled. The Razorbacks will just have to wait to be 3 - 0 until next weekend. Okay, just kidding. On a serious note, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Ike. Stay strong.
Florida is off this week so that they can come up with new, creative ways to pad Tebow's stats.
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