Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

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Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

Halloween weekend can be a frightening time for SEC teams.

Will the favorites all survive, or will Week 9 shake up the SEC standings?

Picking college football games against the spread is a battle we are all destined to lose at some point, but Damn, Keach has been rolling at 60% or better for the past two seasons.

Let’s take a look at our week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview:

Billy:

Last week’s record: 1-5 
Season record: 34-27 (55% ATS)

Keach:

Last week’s record: 4-2 
Season record: 37-24 (60% ATS)

Josh:

Last week’s record: 4-2 
Season record: 34-27 (55% ATS)

Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

MTSU pulls off 51-45 victory at Missouri

Kentucky at Missouri

12:00 pm SEC Network

Line: Missouri -4.5 o/u: 70.5

Missouri has been a absolute disaster over the last three weeks. The offense was an embarrassment on the road at LSU and Florida, and last week the defense didn’t show up in a loss to Middle Tennessee.

Both teams defensively are a mess, but the offenses have the ability to score some points and make this a shootout.

Kentucky is coming off their best win of the season after knocking off the MSU Bulldogs.

This one is simple, Kentucky is playing better football right now, so I’m going with Stoop’s to steal a win in Columbia and essentially become Bowl Eligible for his first time as head Wildcat.

Good Lord, can you believe that Kentucky, yes Kentucky, is second in the SEC East at week 9?

The Picks:

Billy: Missouri

Keach: Kentucky

Josh: Kentucky

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Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville 

3:30 pm CBS

Line: Florida -7.5 o/u: 43.5

There’s reason for concern with the Gators.

Are they for real?

They’ve essentially played one, just one,  decent team this year, the Vols, and lost. The good thing for Gator fans… Georgia isn’t a decent team. The Gators’ have beat up on some bad teams like UMass, Kentucky, North Texas, Mizzou and Vanderbilt, which somehow beat Georgia, in Athens.

Georgia hasn’t been competitive in the last two games in Jacksonville.

This is a gut check game for Kirby.

This years game is a little different than past years, neither team really has any, “game changers” at wide receiver. In the past you’ve had players like Gurley, Tebow, Stafford and this year, neither team has any of those type players.

Georgia has zero senior talent on this squad. The class of 2013 has 5, just 5, players that are making a contribution on this current team. Georgia has decent slot receivers, and tight ends, but they don’t have an “X” receiver on the team.

Unless Georgia’s offensive line steps up and the Dawgs can get the run game going, freshman quarterback Jacob Eason will be forced to the air — not a recipe for success against the Gator defense.

The more physical team has prevailed in this game of late, I’d say that favors the Gators.

The Picks:

Billy: Georgia

Keach: Georgia

Josh: Gators

Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis celebrates Auburn recovering a fumble in Saturday's game against Arkansas: Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis celebrates Auburn recovering a fumble in Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

Auburn at Ole Miss

7:15 pm SEC Network

Line: Auburn -4.5 o/u: 63

Auburn torched the Hawgs’ last week, out-rushing the Razorbacks 543-25. Yes. You read that correctly. The Rebels currently hold the worst run defense in the SEC, not exactly good news for Ole Miss.

Ole Miss has some “major” issues going on. Chad Kelly is having a Bo Wallace type season with Hugh Freeze’s, “chunk n dunk” offense, the defensive lines are so good in the SEC, it’s really tough for a quarterback to drop back and pass in this league.

The Gus Bus is back and the Tigers are looking like a legitimate threat to Alabama’s dominance in the SEC West, which should make for another great Iron Bowl down the road.

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The Picks:

Billy: Auburn

Keach: Auburn

Josh: Auburn

Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC.

Tennessee at South Carolina

7:15 pm ESPN2

Line: Tennessee -13.5 o/u: 50.5

Saturday night when the Gamecocks host No. 18 Tennessee at 7:15 p.m. ET in Williams-Brice Stadium, it will mark Muschamp’s first night game as head Gamecock. In fact, it’ll be South Carolina’s first night home game since Week 2 of last season, a 26-22 loss to Kentucky.

It’s sitting there on a platter for the Vols’. I know, Florida needs another SEC loss, but the Gators haven’t played anyone with a pulse this season, other than Tennessee, which is their lone loss. So, to expect Florida to run the table with a neutral site game against a struggling Georgia team in Jacksonville, followed up with trips to the Ozarks and Baton Rouge is a bit of a stretch to think they’ll run the table.

Tennessee, albeit battered and beaten, have gotten past the tough part of their schedule, with games against South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt remaining, a loss would be a major upset. The eastern division is sitting on a tee for Butch Jones, all the Vols need to do is play consistent football.

South Carolina has been anemic on offense and special teams has been anything but special, especially on punt returns. The running game has struggle behind a below average SEC offensive line. Freshman quarterback, Jake Bentley showed a spark last week, albeit against an inferior UMass squad, will he be able to do the same against a solid Vols’ D-Line?

Listen, the formula the Gamecocks need to upset the Vols is simple. Run the football and stop the Tennessee rushing attack. South Carolina hasn’t done either worth a crap and with a Shawn Elliott led offensive line that’s as bad as our 2016 Presidential Candidates, I’d expect this one to get ugly.

But, then again, Tennessee hasn’t been able to put together a positive 60 minutes all season long.

The Picks:

Billy: Tennessee

Keach: Tennessee

Josh: Tennessee

Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview

Kyle Field in College Station, TX

New Mexico State at Texas A&M

7:30 pm ESPNU

Line: Texas A&M -43.5 o/u: 69.5

Aggies vs. Aggies, in College Station.  Well, 43 is a pile of points and this one is going to get U.G.L.Y and sideways and typically I am not a fan of laying huge numbers, but I am here. The Texas Aggies can score against good teams, the New Mexico Aggies aren’t a good team and I expect Texas A&M will hit a lot of big plays. I’d be very shocked if New Mexico State had any success offensively against a stout John Chavis led defense.

The Picks:

Billy: NM State Aggies

Keach: NM State Aggies

Josh: I should probably play the numbers here, but what the hell. Give me the Texas Aggies.

While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

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College Football: SEC Week 8, What We Learned

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What we learned in the SEC during Week 8 of the 2016 college football season

College Football; Leonard Fournette

LSU running back, Leonard Fournette

Why hello Leonard, We’ve missed you.

It’s good to have you back.

He broke the school rushing record on his eighth carry of the night. Fournette rushed the ball 16 times for 284, and 3 touchdowns.

LSU is rolling under Ed Orgeron and demolished a struggling Ole Miss squad Saturday Night in Death Valley.

LSU will get ‘Bama in a big way on November 5, after a bye next weekend.

LSU and Alabama will play at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Game time is to be determined, but will be announced this week.

LSU fans chanted, “We Want Bama,” Careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

What we learned: LSU and Fournette are back and legit.

College Football: Alabama defeats Texas A&M

Alabama rolls in Tuscaloosa Saturday after rolling the Aggies.

 Good Lord, Alabama is good, really, really good.

With Saturday’s demolishing of Texas A&M, Alabama now sports the longest winning streak in the FBS, with 20 consecutive victories. The Tides’ last loss came against Ole Miss on September 19, 2015.

The Bama faithful had some nervous moments on Saturday during its 33-14 victory over No. 6 Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide trailed briefly in the second half for the first time since the Ole Miss shootout.

Lane Kiffin, despite being a scumbag, was masterful in his play calling Saturday and handed a dose of humble pie to Defensive mastermind, John Chavis. Kiffin used misdirection to confuse Texas A&M’s defense and he found ways to create space with the vertical game.

Listen, Alabama ain’t losing, unless they completely fall apart against LSU and the Tigers play their A++ game.

What we learned: Alabama is the New England Patriots of college football.

College Football: Jake Bentely

South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley attempts a pass against UMass

South Carolina’s offense finally showed a pulse Saturday, for about 2.5 quarters, then offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, went full-blown conservative. Freshman quarterback Jake Bentley was a big reason why the Gamecocks showed some life offensively. Bentley tossed the rock for two touchdowns and 201 yards Saturday in his college debut to lead the Gamecocks to a 34-28 victory over UMass. Bentley sure looked the part, he was calm, composed and the team seemed to respond well to his leadership, but we’ll know a lot more Saturday night when Josh Dobbs and his Vols’ come to Columbia. Bentley may very well be the future at quarterback for the Gamecocks, but McIlwain will play a big part as well, he’s simply too talented and this offense will be at its best with both playing at a high level.

The Gamecocks may have found a way to score some points, but unless the defense and special teams play better than it did Saturday, it won’t matter much this season.

What we learned: Bentley gives the Gamecocks a chance to win, immediately.

Austin MacGinnis connected on a 51-yard field goal to give Kentucky the victory over MSU and keep their elusive bowl berth hopes alive for Mark Stoops.

Stephen Johnson was 17-33 for 292 yards, two touchdowns, and one fumble that could have haunted this team for a long time had the game gone in the other direction. Thankfully, it didn’t. The fumble has haunted Johnson all season, he’ll need to solve the problem moving forward if the Cats’ hope to make a bowl game for the first time since 2010.

Mississippi State (1-3 SEC) fell to 2-5 for the first time since 2008, the final season under Sylvester Croom. The offense played well enough to win in the second half, but, ultimately the defense failed the Bulldogs late. This was Dan Mullen’s first loss to Kentucky since taking over as MSU head coach.

What we learned: Kentucky is a road win @ Mizzou away from Bowl eligibility, unless they stumble against Austin Peay in Lexington, which, with Kentucky, is quite possible.

College Football: Auburn crushes Arkansas

Auburn offensive lineman Alex Kozan (63), Auburn quarterback Sean White (13), Auburn defensive back Joshua Holsey (15) and Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis (57) celebrate their 56-3 win over Arkansas Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, during the second half at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com)

Auburn destroyed Arkansas 56-3 giving Auburn their largest margin of victory over a ranked team in program history.

The Tigers finished the game with 542 yards rushing. Pettway led the way with 197 yards on 27 carries. Sean White finished 6/11 for 77 yards and one touchdown. Auburn is 5-2 starring at a matchup against a struggling Ole Miss team that was torched by Fournette Saturday night. Hugh, good luck stopping the bus.

What we learned: Gus found his bus.

College Football: Missouri losses at home to MTSU

Middle Tennessee State cornerback Michael Minter celebrates as he runs off the field following the Blue Raiders’ 51-45 win over Missouri on Oct. 22, 2016. Jeff Roberson, AP

Rick Stockstill and his Blue Raiders get their first SEC win since defeating Vanderbilt in 2005.

The score was 51-45, in Columbia, on homecoming. Mizzou’s defense isn’t the same this year. Why they made a change in the defensive scheme this off-season is beyond me.

What we learned: Mizzou stinks and could lose out.

 

 

 

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SEC Week 8: Should Chubb, Fournette, Shut It Down?

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SEC Week 8

SEC Week 8 Predictions: Should Chubb, Fournette, shut it down? Can anyone beat Bama?

SEC Week 8: Should Chubb, Fournette, shut it down? Can anyone beat Bama?

Week 7 in college football was anything but boring with Arkansas defeating Ole Miss in overtime, while Clemson needed overtime to beat a North Carolina State team that lost at home to ECU earlier this season. What will the SEC week 8 slate bring us?

Can anyone beat Bama? Sure, it’s possible, but not likely, unless Alabama plays poorly. This week, the Tide faces an SEC West showdown with Texas A&M, but it appears it’s Alabama and the others.

Alabama silenced the, “who’s the best team” debate with an almost inconceivably dominating 49-10 thumping of Tennessee Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The Tide proved, for now, they’re not only the best team in college football, but also the most complete.

Georgia, what are you doing? It’s time for Nick Chubb to shut it down and prepare for the NFL draft, dude isn’t right. Randy Moss said it best, “straight cash homie.” Georgia has three losses to date, what do they have to play for other than 3 measly rivalry games against Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech… who cares? Chubb has a $5 million dollar insurance policy, paid for by the university, only, for permanent disability.

Christ, Chaney and Smart lined Chubb up for 4th and 1 at fullback, Chubb, a decoy? Come on. I would almost guarantee Chubb has never lined up at fullback in practice, let alone a game. To make matters worse, you gave the ball to a dude that weighs 165 pounds wet, maybe!

Hey Georgia fans, the Big 12 expansion is off the table, should McGarity holler at Herman? Kirby Smart isn’t ready for a job as big as Georgia. They hired an alumni, didn’t really conduct a search and made a mistake. Sure, he was groomed by Saban, but so was Muschamp, and what do Georgia fans and SEC fans say about Muschamp? Exactly! Kirby should have taken a job years ago somewhere like Purdue, Kentucky etc… to get some coaching experience. Assistant coaches don’t become elite head coaches overnight, it takes time. Hire the best man for the job and Kirby wasn’t the best man for Georgia, but he’ll get 8-9 wins per year.


South Carolina (-20.5) vs. UMass Game Preview

SEC Football Predictions Week 8

4* prospect, Jake Bentley, appears he will make his first start of his collegiate career vs. Umass Saturday in Columbia.

When: Saturday, October 22 – 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Is it time for South Carolina to test drive that Bentley? I think so. Why waste his redshirt… it’s not a waste, it’s what’s best for the future. No offense, but McIlwain isn’t ready for SEC football, and to be honest, from a mobility standpoint, Nunez was better.

South Carolina is dead last in the nation, 128th out of 128, in scoring offense, it’s time for an offensive spark. Sure, Bentley will make some mistakes, he’s a freshman, but he will also make some throws no one else on the current roster is capable of making. Bentley is the son of a coach and has a high football IQ and swagger about him South Carolina hasn’t seen since Stephen Garcia, an attitude is something this team needs. What’s the downside of playing Bentley? Simple, the fans turn on Bentley like they have on McIlwain. I think it’s a smart move toward the future and for the first time all year the Gamecocks will score more than 20 points with the running game finally starting to work against a porous UMass defensive front. I expect a four quarter battle, but the Gamecocks will pull away late.

The Minutemen are 1-6, but remember, they gave Mississippi State all they wanted, and it did a great job against the Florida offense to start the season. The Umass defense has some issues and has struggled all season, what better opportunity for SC to take some chances?

The Picks:

Billy: South Carolina

Keach: Umass

Josh: Umass

Auburn (-9.5) vs. Arkansas Game Preview

SEC Week 8

Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen (10) dives in to the end zone

When: Saturday, October 22 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
TV Broadcast: ESPN

Arkansas strides into Auburn off of a big win against Ole Miss, but they will have to run the ball effectively against a stout Tiger defense. Auburn has played better with Sean White guiding the team, but they’ll need to step it up another notch on offense against an experienced and solid Hawg defense. This one should be physical.

9.5 points? Vegas, what am I missing?

Auburn is the better team but 9.5 is way too many points in a game that figures to be physical. Both of these teams have played a tough schedule to date and I expect Arkansas to play well enough to cover this one.

The Picks:

Billy: Arkansas

Keach: Auburn

Josh: Hawgs

SEC Week 8

Ed Orgeron celebrates after his LSU Tigers trounce Southern Miss

LSU (-6) vs. Ole Miss Game Preview

When: Saturday, October 22 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
TV Broadcast: ESPN

LSU is riding a 2 game winning streak with new head coach, Ed Orgeron. Will we see the”real,” Fournette or has he shut it down for the season to get healthy for the combine? Ole Miss is coming off a devastating loss to the Hawgs’, but Ole Miss plays hard behind Quarterback Chad Kelly and they’ll need to show that grit against a talented LSU team. This should be a close game and the coaching drama from LSU’s interim coach and former Ole Miss head coach returning to the Grove should make for an exciting, hard fought ballgame.

It’s a night game in Baton Rouge, so the rowdy cajun’s will make it tough, but it’s nothing Chad Kelly hasn’t seen before, he’ll keep it close enough to cover the spread.

The Picks:

Billy: LSU

Keach: Ole Miss

Josh: Ole Miss

Alabama (-17) vs. Texas A&M Game Preview

Jalen Hurts

When: Saturday, October 22 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
TV Broadcast: CBS

A&M will give Alabama one of its toughest games yet, but it won’t matter.

Texas A&M is a legit football team and will look the part early behind a solid running game and Knight’s legs, but once again, it won’t matter.

Alabama will take control in the second half with a pounding ground game before Knight begins to panic, and presses, which will result in another Alabama non-offensive score, extending the streak.

The Picks:

Billy: Texas A&M

Keach: Alabama

Josh: Alabama

Mississippi State (-3) vs. Kentucky Game Preview

SEC Football Predictions Week 8

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (7) runs past Mississippi State defensive lineman Cory Thomas (34) and linebacker Richie Brown (39) during an NCAA college football game in Provo, Utah, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

When: Saturday, October 22 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Kentucky will try to beat a Dan Mullen-coached Mississippi State team for the first time in seven attempts, both of these teams are bad. Kentucky will try to move Mark Stoops closer to his first bowl trip as UK head coach. Aside from MSU’s win over LSU, they have looked below average at best, while Kentucky looks to win their 4th game of the season.

I don’t trust either one of these two teams, no way I’d touch this game, but Kentucky seems to be playing better football of late. I’ll go with the hotter team that happens to be playing at home.

The Picks:

Billy: MSU

Keach: MSU

Josh: Kentucky

Missouri (-7) vs. Middle Tennessee Game Preview

SEC Week 8

Mizzou celebrates after coming up with a Gator turnover, however, that was the only Tiger highlight of the day as the Gators destroyed Missouri.

When: Saturday, October 22 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

The Tigers have been outscored 82-21 over the last two weeks by LSU and Florida, and that’s the wrong kind of streak to be on if you’re Mizzou.

MTSU lost to Vanderbilt, at home, but Mizzou has turned the ball over a ton and that’ll be enough to allow MTSU to cover.

The Picks:

Billy: Mizzou

Keach: Mizzou

Josh: Blue Raiders

While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

Spreads from http://www.oddsshark.com/

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SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6

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SEC Football

The first month of the SEC football season is a wrap, and while there have been some key conference matchups, miraculous comebacks and upsets that have helped shape the landscape, the best is still ahead.

Tennessee and Texas A&M, the only two undefeated SEC schools, other than Alabama, clash in a Week 6 showdown in College Station. Both the Vols and Aggies are currently ranked in the AP Top 10.

Bret Bielema is looking for what would be his biggest win as head Hawg against the No. 1 Fighting Saban’s.

SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6


Auburn vs. Mississippi State Game Preview

SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6

Auburn Tigers Demolish The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 58-7

When: Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Spread: Auburn -2.5
Over/Under: 53

Auburn isn’t bad, in fact, they’re better than you think.

Folks have sort of written off Auburn, but the Tigers have faced three terrific teams – yeah, LSU is a terrific team – and they keep on clawing.

This is not one of the better Dan Mullen teams and they have already lost too a much worse Alabama based team, South Alabama, and I expect MSU to struggle here. Auburn isn’t going to contend for the west crown this season, but the Tigers have the better athletes and based on that alone, they win and cover. Look for Auburn to have the advantage on special teams, field position, and running the ball slightly better than Mississippi State will.

The Picks:

Billy: MSU

Keach: Auburn

Josh: Auburn

Florida vs. LSU Game Preview

SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6

Ed Orgeron watched as LSU’s much-maligned offense gained a whopping 634 yards on Saturday night. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

When: Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
TV Broadcast: ESPN

Spread: LSU -3
Over/Under: 42

GAME CANCELED: WEATHER

LSU fired Les Miles, for good this time, I think, and the Tigers responded with a drubbing over Missouri, but the ‘Orgeron led Bayou Bengals’ have another tough game this week against a nasty Florida defense that ranks inside the top-10 against the rush. This game pits strength against strength, making this one of the more intriguing contests on Saturday.

Look for the Gators to have trouble moving the ball, making this a game a defensive slug fest with plenty to play for. Expect a physical, low scoring football game with the winner coming from the offense that can make something happen and the defense that forces more turnovers.

Vegas doesn’t seem to think the Tigers will have a hard time adjusting to Ed Orgeron. Last week, in his first game replacing Les Miles, LSU gashed a solid Mizzou defense for 418 yards and six TD’s against Missouri. The Gators are 11th in the country by allowing only 90.6 rushing yards per game. Something’s has to give. Will the ‘Bayou Bengals’ become Gator bait?

The Picks:

Billy: LSU

Keach: LSU

Josh: Florida, and take the under

Alabama vs. Arkansas Game Preview

SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6

ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 24: Austin Allen #8 of the Arkansas Razorbacks throws against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When: Saturday, October 8 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
TV Broadcast: ESPN

Spread: Alabama -14
Over/Under: 49.5

Bama’ takes their perfect record to the Ozarks this weekend. The Tide boast one of the best defensive units in the game and will wreak havoc on the Razorbacks offense to move the ball, but the bigger question, will be on defensive side of the ball for the Hawgs, can they stop a potent, Jalen Hurts led offense?

The Alabama Crimson Tide steamrolled Kentucky, 34-6 in their final tuneup game before facing their toughest conference opponents. Jalen Hurts was once again solid, connecting on 20 of 33 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

Alabama will shred the Hawgs’ run defense, but expect Arkansas to play keep away from the Tide offense. Allen has played very well and will frustrate the Tide defense with his accuracy, can Bama adjust?

No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas. The Crimson Tide has won nine straight meetings.

The Picks:

Billy: Bama

Keach: Bama

Josh: Woo Pig Sooie!

Tennessee vs. Texas A&M Game Preview

SEC Predictions & Picks: Week 6

Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs heaves a last-second touchdown to Jauan Jennings to lift the Vols to a 34-31 win at Georgia.

When: Saturday, October 8 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
TV Broadcast: CBS

Spread: Texas A&M -6.5
Over/Under: 57

The Volunteers and Aggies currently lead their respective divisions in the SEC, just like everyone predicted. Well, maybe not everybody…or anybody. Tennessee survived last week on a last-second Hail Mary from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings in a 34-31 win over Georgia. The Volunteers now get an undefeated Aggies team and, potentially, another undefeated team in Alabama the following week, brutal! A&M’s path doesn’t get any easier either. After Alabama, the Aggies’ get a bye before traveling to Tuscaloosa.

The Vols’ aren’t winning easily, but they keep finding ways to pull horseshoes out of their ass, and wins are what matter, however they come. The Aggies can move into the NCAA Football playoff talk with a win on Saturday and with the home crowd on their side, it has all the makings of a big win.

The Picks:

Billy: Tennessee 

Keach: Texas A&M

Josh: ‘Gig Em’

Georgia vs. South Carolina

Williams-Brice Stadium

Williams-Brice Stadium

When: Sunday, October 9 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Spread: Georgia -7.5
Over/Under: 45.5

Note: The game time/date and location could be changed due to potential weather issues from Hurricane Matthew. A decision is expected Thursday afternoon, South Carolina Athletic Director, Ray Tanner, the SEC and emergency officials are working together to determine the safest option. If the game is moved, this would be the Gamecocks second home game in as many years lost due to weather, last year they moved the LSU game to Baton Rouge, after devastating floods hit central and southern parts of South Carolina.

Hurricane MatthewHurricane Matthew projected pathIf the game is moved, this line will be taking off the board.

Can Georgia recover after such a gut-wrenching loss to Tennessee on the unsportsmanlike assisted Hail Mary? The Bulldogs had it won, until they didn’t, and now Kirby Smart must rally his troops for a trap game in Columbia, a place where Georgia hasn’t won since 2008.

The Gamecocks are coming off a loss to Texas A&M, where they gave up some yards, but contained a potent Aggie offensive attack. South Carolina is ranked 23rd in overall points allowed per game, giving up only 18. The achille’s heel for the Gamecocks is their offense, they’ve only scored 20+ points once this season in a win against East Carolina. Georgia is ranked 89th in overall points allowed per game, surrendering 30+ points. Will the Gamecocks be able to take advantage of a vulnerable Dawg defense? This one will be ugly and I could see South Carolina winning outright, either way, Georgia may be in for several tough seasons.

The Picks:

Billy: South Carolina

Keach: UGA

Josh: South Carolina

Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

SEC Football

When: Saturday, October 8 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Lexington, KY
TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Spread: Kentucky -3
Over/Under: N/A

Kentucky will seek to avenge a crushing defeat in Nashville a season ago in a game the Wildcats cost themselves with a series of miscues and perplexing coaching decisions. That 2015 loss to Vanderbilt kept Kentucky from bowl eligibility.

Both of these offenses are horrendous and that should keep the scoring down in this one. Yes, the Cats have a very weak defense, but Vanderbilt just doesn’t have the offense to take advantage of that. Both offenses are ground based attacks, which should really keep the clock moving. The Commodores have the stronger defense and should really keep the Cats under wraps here. The last four games in this series have averaged just 32.5 ppg, with no more than 40 points being scored in any of those games and this one may not reach 41 points either.

The Picks:

Billy: Kentucky

Keach: Vanderbilt

Josh: Cats’

While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

Spreads from http://www.oddsshark.com/

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College Football: 5 things we learned in Week 5

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College Football: 5 things we learned in Week 5

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Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson deserved to win

Clemson vs. Louisville was a playoff worthy game, and Lamar Jackson, hands down, was the best player on the field Saturday night.

Lamar Jackson answered a lot of my questions about him as a passer. He’s very accurate and the ball just jumps out of his hand, he’s a special player.

Louisville could have won Saturday — but a brain fart by wide receiver James Quick, who went out of bounds a yard short of the first down marker without much resistance in the final minute. If I’m Jackson, I’m furious with Quick after everything I put into this game, that was such a chickenshit way to end the game.

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Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) leaps in front of Georgia safety Dominick Sanders

Luck is on someone’s side

Butch Jones has eaten his Lucky Charms and it’s a damn good thing. Jones needed a miracle to take a late lead against Georgia in Athens, only to then lose it with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Then, win the game on “The HailMary,” after a stupid pooch kick and a UGA’esque, unsportsmanlike penalty placed the Vols near midfield. The Vols are 5-0 and basically clinched a horrible SEC East. Somehow.

Moments before the final miraculous play happened, Jones apparently changed the call from a short pass with laterals to a jump ball in the end zone.

The call of Jones life, WOW!

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North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) embraces kicker Nick Weiler (24) after

Florida State’s Season, all but over

Florida State desperately misses Safety Derwin James and with losses to Louisville, and now the Tar Heels, with Clemson still looming, this season is essentially over.

Will Jimbo turn down the chunk of cash LSU plans to throw his way? Maybe. It’s definitely easier to win a title at FSU than it is at LSU, but who knows.

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Quarterback Brandon McIlwain #11 of the South Carolina

Brandon McIlwain, “ain’t” ready for College Football.

McIlwain was 9-for-15 passing for 34 yards and an interception. He rushed 12 times for seven yards. Gamecock punter, Sean Kelly, had 36 yards passing on a fake punt. Senior, Perry Orth, was 11-for-18 for 138 yards. McILwain may be the future quarterback at South Carolina, but for now, he can’t throw, he’s not making the right decisions with the read option, and his running game, is well below what I expected.

It’s safe to say, the best chance for South Carolina to win now, is for Orth and McILwain to both play.

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It’s bad at Nike U

Oregon was blown out by Mike Leach and his Washington State team. Looking at the Oregon schedule, it’ll be tough to become bowl eligible this season.

That’s hard to imagine after the run they’ve had in Eugene.

Tom Herman made the right decision last year holding tight at Houston, he may very well be able to chose between LSU, Oregon and Texas come January.

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Toure Boyd to Transfer

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Photo Credit: GoGamecocks.com

Photo Credit: GoGamecocks.com

Junior safety Toure Boyd has left the team and will transfer from the South Carolina football team.

Boyd, signed with the Gamecocks in 2015 out of Chaffey College, he saw action in one game, playing briefly against UCF. dealing with an annoying ankle injury, he petitioned for a medical redshirt which was approved.

He was able to see action in three out of the four games this season which were mostly on special teams. He ends his stint at South Carolina with 1 recorded tackle.

The Gamecocks are expected to get senior safety Chaz Elder back from a rib injury Saturday against Texas A&M

 

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SEC Football Predictions & Preview: Week 5

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SEC Football Predictions

Sep 24, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones.

SEC Football Predictions & Preview: Week 5

Week 5 brings a little bit of a down week after last week’s big SEC East shuffling, but the division has another massive game – well, at least Tennessee does. Let’s take a look at the week 5 SEC Football Predictions:

Billy:

Last week’s record: 4-4 
Season record: 26-17 (60% ATS)

Keach:

Last week’s record: 6-2 
Season record: 25-18 (58% ATS)

Josh:

Last week’s record: 3-5 
Season record: 21-22 (49% ATS)

Here is your SEC Football: Week 5 Preview & Predictions.


Florida at Vanderbilt 12:00 pm SEC Network
Line: Florida -10 o/u: 41

Will the Florida defense be able to rebound and make a statement after Tennessee rolled through the, so called, “vaunted” Gator secondary like Honey Boo Boo chasing the ice- cream truck. Todd Kelly Jr. said it best after the game, “We took their souls”  in the second half? If the Gators defense shakes off that gut wrenching loss in Knoxville Saturday and plays physical football, Vanderbilt won’t stand a chance. One good sign for the Gators this week, Jalen Tabor has kept his mouth shut after being toasted last week.

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Well, if Vanderbilt was a member of Conference USA, they’d be sitting pretty – after routing Middle Tennessee State and pulling off an OT road win against Western Kentucky. Unfortunately, they’re not and failed miserably at home against a horrible South Carolina team and got ran out Atlanta by an average Georgia Tech team.

Purdue transfer, Austin Appleby, played well against Tennessee. In no way was the loss his fault, and this week he should have plenty of time to operate the offense going against a Vanderbilt defense that has a paltry 3 sacks through 4 games. Expect a fired up Gator team this week.

The Picks:

Billy: Florida

Keach: Florida

Josh: Florida

Tennessee at Georgia 3:30 pm CBS
Line: Tennessee -3.5 o/u: 54

The Dawgs’ limp between the hedges this week after coming off of an embarrassing effort against Ole Miss, while Tennessee heads into Athens riding a high after showing a ton of heart after a dismal first half vs. Florida, snapping an 11 game losing streak to the Gators.

Not often you see a Georgia squad a home dog, but that’s what you have this week and I wonder how many Dawg fans were missing Mark Richt last weekend in Oxford? Dropped passes killed the Bulldogs in a 45-14 loss to Ole Miss. Through four games Georgia has dropped 17 passes out of 135 attempts. Listen, the Georgia offensive line has been horrific, stop Chubb, and you’re left with a freshman quarterback throwing off his back foot to a bunch of butterfingers. Mckenzie (the human joystick) needed some stick-em last week after dropping multiple passes, that cant happen.

After allowing 300 yards of offense in the first half, Schoop’s defense smothered the Gators allowing just 102 in the second half. Halftime adjustments, noted!

In week one, Georgia looked solid against a good UNC team in the Georgia Dome, while Tennessee needed overtime at home to defeat Appalachian State, my, how the trend lines have turned since week one.

I’ve heard many folks mention a UGA bounce back, while the Vols’ have a let down after getting past the Gators last week. I guess, it’s possible. But, I look at the position matchups, particularly the Tennessee offense vs. the Georgia defense, and it’s not pretty. I suspect Tennessee will start slow, like they have all season before running away with this game in the second half.

The Vols’ are 6-1 against the spread in Athens over the last 6 games.

The Picks:

Billy: UGA

Keach: Tennessee

Josh: Rocky Top, and it won’t be pretty for the Dawgs.

ULM at Auburn 3:30 pm SEC Network
Line: Auburn -33 o/u: 56

Coming off a devastating loss, followed by a huge win, all within 2 minutes of each other, I’d expect a sluggish start from Auburn. The Tiger faithful will panic, for absolutely no reason and the Tigers will roll, in the second half. Let’s just hope they roll Toomer’s Corner trees and some idiot doesn’t set them them a blaze this week.

The Picks:

Billy: ULM

Keach:  ULM

Josh: ULM

Texas A&M at South Carolina 4:00 pm SEC Network
Line: Texas A&M -18 o/u: 48.5

Changes up front coming for the Gamecocks?

“That’s part of the discussion we’re having right now,” head coach Will Muschamp said when asked if there would be upcoming changes on the offensive line. “Personnel, scheme, and different things–that’s part of the discussion. We need to improve.”

Kentucky has one of the worst defenses in the country and South Carolina scored just 10 points on 268 yards of total offense. Unacceptable. South Carolina rushed for just 91 yards against Kentucky and allowed a season-high 4 sacks. The Wildcats had 3 sacks on the season before South Carolina came to the blue grass state.

Good lord, I hope changes are coming, Shawn Elliott’s line has been so bad he should be arrested for stealing from the University of South Carolina. Elliott is a Spurrier holdover, the only one, clearly it was a mistake. Listen, Elliott is a great Ra-Ra-Ra cheerleader, but his lines have drastically underachieved the last 4 seasons when it was supposedly a “strength,” of the team heading into each season.SEC Football: Week 5 Preview & Predictions

This is a horrible matchup for a horrific offensive line facing two of the best rush ends in college football in Garrett and Hall. The real question here is, will South Carolina score more points than Texas A&M has sacks?

The Picks:

Billy: Texas A&M

Keach: Texas A&M

Josh: Texas A&M- on a line that should be illegal

Kentucky at Alabama 7:00 pm ESPN
Line: Alabama -35.5 o/u: 57.5

Kentucky will need weapons in order to pull off a road win against the Fighting Saban’s, unfortunately, for the Cats, this is football, so all the “war” talk does you NO good.SEC Football: Week 5 Preview & Predictions

The Wildcats are 2-36-1 all-time against the Crimson Tide, its last win a 40-34 overtime victory in 1997. Kentucky has never won at Bryant-Denny Stadium, they came close in 2008, but fell 17-14.

The Picks:

Billy: Alabama

Keach: Alabama

Josh: Roll Tide

Memphis at Ole Miss 7:00 pm ESPNU
Line: Ole Miss -14.5 o/u: 65.5

Focus?

SEc Football: Week 5 Preview & PredictionsThe Rebels could be overlooking this game after facing Georgia and Alabama the last two weeks and they have an off date staring them in the face next week, so will the Rebels be focused? Ole- Miss has to be the best 2-2 team in the country, even after blowing huge leads against Florida State and Alabama.

Memphis has the offense to hang some points on a sketchy Ole Miss defense, 14.5 is a pile of points, be careful.

The Picks:

Billy: Ole Miss

Keach: Memphis

Josh: Ole Miss – Revenge for last years loss to the Tigers.

Missouri at LSU 7:30 pm SEC Network
Line: LSU -13 o/u: 51

Take this line with EXTREME CAUTION, LSU has announced Fournette will be a game-time decision, if he’s out this game should be taken off the board.

LSU has had quite a week, they defeated Auburn, then lost to Auburn two minutes later, lost their head coach for the second time in less than two years and may be without the best running back in college football….All in  4 days!

Assuming Fournette plays, 13 points is still a ton of points in what should be a defensive ballgame in Baton Rouge, but then again, Les Miles is gone, so who knows.

Ed Orgeron has promised the offense will be opened up and When Orgeron took over the Trojans after Lane Kiffin’s firing in 2013, he rallied the team to six victories in the next seven games.

Good lord, someone at ESPN create some sort of TV Show for Spurrier and Miles, could you imagine the viewing for such a program?

The Picks:

Billy: LSU

Keach: LSU

Josh: Mizzou

Alcorn State at Arkansas 12:00 pm SEC Network
Line: No Line

The Hawgs’ are coming off a physical high scoring loss to Texas A&M and with Alabama up next, a break vs. Alcorn State is a welcomed site in the Ozarks. Arkansas needs to shore up their 3rd down defense and establish the run we’ve grown accustom to in Fayetteville.


While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

 

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SEC Football: Week 4 Preview & Predictions

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SEC Football: Week 4 Preview & Predictions

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and Florida head coach Jim McElwain, from left, meet on the field before the Tennessee-Florida game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

SEC Football: Week 4 Preview & Predictions

Half of the 14 SEC teams suffered losses in their season opener. Heading into week 4, the SEC has rebounded with eight teams represented in the latest AP top 25, which leads all power-5 conferences.

Week 4 gives us three Top 25 matchups and a HUGE game between LSU and Auburn because of what’s on the line for both, Les Miles and Gus Malzhan.

Sure, it’s only week 4. But by midnight Saturday on the east coast, we should know which SEC teams are legitimate contenders and which are pretenders.

Billy:

Last week’s record: 6-4 
Season record: 22-13 (62%)

Keach:

Last week’s record: 6-4 
Season record: 19-16 (54%)

Josh:

Last week’s record: 6-4 
Season record: 18-17 (51%)

Here is your SEC Football: Week 4 Preview and Predictions.


Mississippi State (1-2) vs. Massachusetts (1-2) Game Preview

Line: MSU -22

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Network: ESPN3

The UMass football team hosts Mississippi State in Foxborough on Saturday, On Monday, Miss. State unveiled the alternate, New England Patriots-inspired uniform Dan Mullen’s crew will be wearing at Gillette Stadium. Saturday’s game in Foxborough will be Mississippi State’s first played in New England since 1986.

UMass, an independent, are 1-2 this year. After opening the season with losses to Florida and Boston College they registered their first win of the season against FIU last week, 21-13. Give UMass props for scheduling, MSU is the second of three SEC teams the Minutemen will face this year with South Carolina being the third in late October.

MSU, defensive lineman Will Coleman (back) is questionable for the game against UMass.

https://twitter.com/HailStateFB/status/777892524404772866?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The Picks:

Billy: UMass

Keach: UMass

Josh: MSU


Vanderbilt (1-2) vs. WKU (2-1) Game Preview

Line: WKU -7.5

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY
Network: CBS Sports Network

The Commodores offense was atrocious Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd as they got ran out of Atlanta, 38-7, by the Ramblin’ Wreck. Paul Johnson and his option offense racked up 511 total yards while the Commodores had a measly 275. Kyle Shurmur, struggled once again with a paltry 149 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Georgia Tech ended the game on a 31-0 run.SEC Football: Week 4 Preview & Predictions

Vanderbilt has a solid defense, but they were exposed last week against an option offense that requires a discipline.

Western Kentucky is by no means a power house, but I do believe they are the better team in this matchup.

SEC Football: Week 4 SEC Predictions & Preview

The Picks:

Billy: Western Kentucky

Keach: Western Kentucky

Josh: Western Kentucky


South Carolina (2-1) vs Kentucky (1-2) Game Preview

Line: Kentucky -3

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
Network: SEC Network

The Wildcats tried their best to lose to Sunbelt member, New Mexico State, before closing things out late after a costly Aggies’ INT. The Gamecocks held on and got the win against East Carolina, but it was U.G.L.Y. #BBN is good enough to beat South Carolina if Muschamp’s crew repeats last weeks performance. Kentucky can score, they can’t stop anyone, but a shootout favors the Wildcats’ and Stoops all but has to win this game if they have any hopes of reaching bowl eligibility in Lexington. Likewise, South Carolina has aspirations of reaching a bowl this season and a loss in Lexington, with what remains on their schedule, would make it very difficult. Kentucky has struggled stopping anyone on defense and the fan turnout showed as much last week, but leave it to a, reserve Gamecock defensive player, Chris Moody, to provide Stoops and #BBN with some bulletin- board material. Idiot!

Is South Carolina the make-or- break game for Mark Stoops? As Chris Moody would say, it’s been a “weird” rivalry of late between South Carolina and Kentucky. Garnet and Black Attack published a piece on the Top 5 South Carolina games vs. Kentucky. Keach said it best, “Kentucky should hire Art Briles too go along with John Calapari and give a big ole’ FU to the NCAA.

The Picks:

Billy: Kentucky

Keach: Kentucky

Josh: South Carolina – Safe bet is to stay the hell away from this game.


LSU vs. Auburn Game Preview

Line: LSU -3.5

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Network: ESPN

It is a battle of coaches on the hot seat as LSU head coach Les Miles and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn are both under immense pressure to win. LSU dropped their season opener to Wisconsin (who damn near lost at home to Ga. State last week), the Bayou Bengals have responded with two wins, including a close, 23-20 victory against Mississippi State this past Saturday. Les tried his very best to give that game away late, but luckily he has Fournette, who was able to salt the game away before Les had time to screw things up, again!SEC Football: Week 4 Predictions & Preview

Auburn is downright struggling, a 29-16 loss to Texas A&M saw another poor offensive outing and a quarterback shuffle has resumed between Sean White and John Franklin III.

Listen, I enjoy listening to Gus and Les and think they’re great for the SEC, but whichever coach drops this game better start getting that resume updated.

Rick Neuheisel on XM Radio– “I have a prediction. Art Briles will be at Auburn next year. Whether as the head coach or the offensive coordinator — Art Briles to Auburn, along with [quarterback] Jarrett Stidham.”

Auburn fans after this game, if they lose:

The Picks:

Billy: LSU

Keach: LSU

Josh: LSU


Georgia (3-0) vs. Ole Miss (1-2) Game Preview

Line: Ole Miss -7

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
Network: ESPN

Ole Miss’ faces yet another top-25 opponent Saturday when the Rebels welcome No. 12 Georgia to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels allowed 334 yards on the ground to Alabama last week after failing to maintain a large first half lead for the second time this season.

Georgia survived a scare from Mizzou over the weekend to remain unbeaten, (albeit the ugliest 3-0 in CFB) and is eerily similar to the Rebels’ first two opponents, Alabama and Florida State. Georgia will trot out freshman quarterback, Jacob Eason, who tossed the game-winning touchdown in Georgia’s 28-27 win over the Tigers, and another strong running attack led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michele. Chubb has failed to reach 100 yards rushing in his last two games. Will Georgia get its running game back on track against a scrappy Ole Miss defense? Can Hugh Freeze and his Rebels’ jump out to another big lead, if so, will they be able to close the game out?

I don’t trust Ole Miss, although Hugh Freeze has done a hell of a job purchasing a quality team in Oxford, a loss here would make the Rebels’ 1-3 on the season. In Oxford, Backs against the wall, Chad Kelly vs. the UGA secondary = Disaster!

The Picks:

Billy: Georgia

Keach: Ole Miss

Josh: Ole Miss – Big! My wife’s going to kill me for this pick.


Arkansas (3-0) vs. Texas A&M (3-0) Game Preview

Line: A&M -5.5

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Network: ESPN

Bret Bielema has had several, “Bert,” moments this season, but he has the Hawgs’ flying high after jumping out to a 3-0 start. Austin Allen has been solid at quarterback so far and the defense has looked better than I expected, but not as good as the Aggies’ defense. Listen, this is a huge game for Sumlin, although with his buyout at $10+ million, I’m not sure it matters what happens, he “ain’t” going anywhere after this season. We’ve seen this from the Aggies’ before, hot starts and then they fade down the stretch once they get into conference play, will they be able to sustain the momentum this season? Trevor Knight, who transferred from Oklahoma, has been solid in College Station, mounting close to 850 passing yards and 5 TD’s through three games.

The Picks:

Billy: Arkansas

Keach: Arkansas

Josh: Texas A&M


Florida vs. Tennessee Game Preview

Line: UT -6.5

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Network: CBS

Florida has dominated Tennessee in the series of late, as the Gators have reeled off 11 straight wins in the series, keep in mind, several of those years being among the worst Gator teams in program history.

Florida probably would have been favored in this one, too, thanks to its smothering defense and Tennessee’s offensive struggles, but Gator QB Luke Del Rio, is expected to miss the game with a knee injury. Tennessee has looked vulnerable all year, offensively and defensively, but the Vols’ have this one marked on their calendar – guaranteed! If Butch Jones drops this game his credit book with the Vol faithful will be maxed out and I’d imagine the Rocky Top boosters won’t have any trouble selling enough shine to muster up the $4 million buyout. Tennessee has their share of key injuries as well, with several defensive starters listed as either out or questionable, but the Vols’ still have the talent edge over the Gators and the game is in Knoxville. Streaks have to end at some point, what better time than against a backup Gator QB?

Expect a physical game, as no love is lost between these two programs.

The Picks:

Billy: Tennessee 

Keach: Tennessee

Josh: Florida


Alabama (3-0) vs. Kent State (1-2) Game Preview

Line: Bama -43.5

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Network: SEC Network

Really? Why is Alabama playing Kent State?

The Picks:

Billy: Kent State

Keach: Alabama

Josh: Kent State – Saban won’t run it up vs. his alma mater, I hope.


Missouri (1-2) vs. Delaware State (0-2) Game Preview

Line: None

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Network: SEC Network

Delaware State, a Football Championship Subdivision team from the MEAC, visits Faurot Field Saturday and will be outmatched—heavily. The Hornets (0-2), the two losses coming against Delaware & Monmouth, were 1-10 last year and have only faced one power conference FBS team in its history since 1924: A 63-6 drubbing at in Ann Arbor, against Michigan in 2009.

Delaware State, enjoy cashing that paycheck.


While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

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Spur Of The Moment: Week 3 SEC Recap

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This was a huge win for South Carolina and Muschamp. Sure it was against a directional school from North Carolina, but the Pirates’ always play the role of giant killers and had knocked off NC State the prior week. It started off quickly for the Gamecocks, which jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead, before the offense packed it in and headed home. On paper, the Gamecocks had no business being in this game, let alone winning the game, but ECU failed to convert TD’s in the red zone and turnovers plagued the Pirates all day. The Gamecocks will head to Lexington next week for their 3rd SEC road trip in 4 games, something unheard of in the SEC, but will need more than 20 points if they hope to pull off the road win in Lexington.

Week 3 SEC Recap

ECU. South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Chris Lammons (3) causes East Carolina Pirates quarterback. Credit:TheState.com

Georgia Tech 38, Vanderbilt 7

Total domination by the Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech. Webb was effective at times but had too little help, while the Commodore defense struggled to contain the option.

The Wildcats’ got their first win of the 16′ season, but it was a shootout against a New Mexico State team that lacked D1 FBS talent. Drew Barker left the game with a leg injury and his status moving forward is unknown at this time.

 

GT’s Week 3 SEC power Rankings:

  1. Alabama
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Tennessee
  4. Arkansas
  5. Florida
  6. UGA
  7. Ole Miss
  8. LSU
  9. Auburn
  10. Mississippi State
  11. Missouri
  12. South Carolina
  13. Vanderbilt
  14. Kentucky

SEC Football Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat: Below are the 4 SEC football coaches whose seats burn hottest in Week 3.

4. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt

3. Gus Malzahn, Auburn

2. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

1. Les Miles, LSU

♦ If Butch Jones doesn’t beat the Gators Saturday, he’ll find his name on the list.

 

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SEC Football Week 3 Preview & Predictions

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SEC Football Week 3 Preview & Predictions:

SEC Football Week 3 Preview and Predictions

SEC Football Week 3 Preview and Predictions

Well the first two weeks of SEC Football have been interesting, to say the least.

It’s Week 3, which means we’ve got a casserole of in-conference and non-conference games.

The fighting Saban’s roll into Oxford to face a talented and well paid/purchased Ole Miss team and the Tide will be out for revenge after dropping consecutive games to the Rebels. The Aggie’s travel to the plains to face Auburn in what should tell us a lot about both of these programs, while the Dawgs’ tote a true freshman QB to Columbia Missouri to face a solid Mizzou defense. You smell something? Les Miles and his unfathomable end-game decisions face a Mississippi State Bulldog squad that absolutely embarrassed South Carolina last weekend. The interesting part for LSU, a team that completely failed trying to fire its coach last season, is average again this year with or without Fournette. No worries Les, what could possibly go wrong?

The two biggest non-conference match-ups involve Derek Mason and his “Les Miles’esque” coaching blunders squaring off against Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium, while South Carolina and it’s struggling offensive line better put on their big boy britches against a dangerous East Carolina team that sank NC. State last weekend.

A Thought: Hey, #BBN, have you given Stoops a raise or extension yet this season? Time to lock him up for a few more seasons.

The rest of the non-conference games this week feature, ahhh…. no one really cares.

SEC Football Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat: Below are the 4 SEC football coaches whose seats burn hottest in Week 3.

4. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt

3. Gus Malzahn, Auburn

2. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

1. Les Miles, LSU

While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

Spreads from http://www.oddsshark.com/

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