I am creating a new segment on Death Valley Voice. Every week I will predict all games that feature at least one SEC team.
South Carolina vs. UCF
Central Florida comes into the game undefeated but their competition has not been that impressive. They barely escaped Penn State with a three point victory. South Carolina is a seven point favorite but don’t expect the game to be that close.
Final Score: South Carolina 38 UCF 17
Tennessee vs. South Alabama
Tennessee has lost their last two games. The South Alabama match up should be an easy win for them before they face three straight SEC opponents ranked 12 or better. South Alabama is riding a two game win streak but both victories were by narrow margins against sub-par teams. Tennessee should not find any difficulty knocking off South Alabama.
Final Score: Tennessee 45 South Alabama 24
UAB vs. Vanderbilt
UAB lost a close opening game to Troy in overtime. The next Saturday they were thumped by LSU allowing five Zach Mettenberger 5 touchdown passes. Week three they showed their offensive strength dropping 52 points on FCS opponent, Northwestern State. Vanderbilt has lost against the two quality teams they have faced this year. UAB is not a quality team and Vanderbilt will punish them.
Final Score: Vanderbilt 41 UAB 24
Arkansas State vs. Missouri
Arkansas State’s play has been mediocre against its sub-par schedule, coming out of week four with a 2-2 record. Missouri quarterback, James Franklin, has been impressive against bad competition this season. Arkansas State is not good and Franklin will put up a gaudy stat line.
Final Score: Missouri 52 Arkansas State 13
Kentucky vs. Florida
Kentucky is the weaker team but is coming off a bye week, and Florida is coming off a physical game with Tennessee that cost the Gators their quarterback. Florida comes into the game 12 point favorites but this game is going to be close.
Final Score: Florida 21 Kentucky 17
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
Both teams come into the game with the same 3-1 record. However, the Aggies lost to the number one team in the nation, while Arkansas fell to Rutgers. Texas A&M won the game last year 58-10. A&M has the offense to put up points, but to think they will hold any SEC team to 10 points this season is absolutely crazy.Final Score: Texas A&m 54 Arkansas 24
Ole Miss vs. Alabama
This top 25 match-up is the second most anticipated SEC game this weekend. Alabama is a 14.5 point favorite entering the game, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting Ole Miss quarterback, Bo Wallace’s confidence. Wallace has voiced that the Rebels have better receivers than Texas A&M, who dominated the Alabama secondary. Wallace is trying to stay optimistic but I doubt this game is close.
Final Score: Alabama 34 Ole Miss 10
LSU vs. Georgia
This is going to be a fun game to watch between two of the nation’s best offenses. Both defenses are unproven and that could be the deciding factor. I think it will be high scoring and close throughout, but LSU pulls away at the end. Here is the complete game preview for more of an in-depth look at the battle of two top-10 teams.
Final Score: LSU 38 Georgia 28
Check back next Friday on Death Valley Voice for results and more predictions.