Its time for SEC weekly previews. Every wednesday I will predict all games for the upcoming week that feature at least one SEC team.
Last week was the first week for SEC predictions. I finished with a 7-1 record, with my only incorrect pick being the Georgia, LSU game.
Georgia State @ Alabama
LSU played Georgia last week so it seems fair that Alabama plays Georgia State right? Alabama will waltz through their schedule until they play LSU on November 9 in Tuscaloosa. Georgia State hasn’t won a game all year going 0-4 against rather weak competition. This game will yield no problems for the Crimson Tide.
Final Score: Alabama 45 Georgia State 3
Georgia @ Tennessee
Georgia is coming off a huge home win against LSU 44-41. Georgia is ranked 6th in the country with an impressive 3-1 record after facing three top ten opponents in four weeks. Georgia should be able to cruise through the rest of their schedule, with Florida being a possible stumbling point. Tennessee is bad, really bad. Last week they barely fended off a South Alabama comeback, winning 31-24. This game should never be close as Georgia’s offense will impose their will on the Volunteer defense.
Final Score: Georgia 52 Tennessee 17
LSU @ Mississippi State
If you want the full want the full preview for the game click here. LSU comes into the game with an extremely dynamic offense, but their defense has been inconsistent, and at times just plan awful. Mississippi State has been putting up points in bunches against bad teams but their offense has struggled against quality teams. LSU comes into the game with something to prove after their loss to Georgia and Zach Mettenberger will lead his team to a lopsided victory.
Final Score: LSU 45 Mississippi State 17
Kentucky @ South Carolina
South Carolina has not been playing as well as expected, but have been escaping with victories. They are 3-1 on the season with their lone loss coming in week two against Georgia. Last week they handed UCF their first loss of the season 28-25. Kentucky has been disappointing this season going 1-3 so far. South Carolina shouldn’t have trouble against the struggling Wildcats.
Final Score: South Carolina 31 Kentucky 3
Missouri @ Vanderbilt
This has the potential to be a really good game. Missouri is undefeated, but Vanderbilt will be their toughest competition to date. Vanderbilt has gone 3-2 with both of their losses being respectable to quaility SEC teams. Missouri quarterback, James Franklin, has been much improved this season, accounting for four total touchdowns in Missouri’s last game against Arkansas State. The Vanderbilt game will show what he can do against real competition. I think Franklin is a real talent. He will lead Missouri to a narrow victory.
Final Score: Missouri 38 Vanderbilt 34
Ole Miss @ Auburn
Auburn, Ole Miss will likely be the most exciting SEC matchup of the weekend. These are two evenly matched teams, that are much improved from their disappointing seasons last year. Both schools come into the contest with 3-1 records, both of their losses came to a SEC powerhouse. Bo Wallace claimed that Ole Miss could score on Alabama then got blanked 25-0 at home. What Bo Wallace should have said was Ole Miss can score on Auburn. The Rebel offense will score far more than they did against Bama and beat Auburn.
Final Score: Ole Miss 35 Auburn 24
UPSET ALERT! Arkansas @ Florida
Arkansas started the season 3-0 but have lost their last two. They looked impressive offensively against a weak Aggie defense, but no team including them has been able to control Manziel. Troy Murphy will be starting for Florida again, replacing an injured Jeff Driskel. Murphy looked extremely mediocre against Kentucky. Expect the Razorbacks to come out with their lethal running backs and upset the elven point favorite Gator team on the road.
Final Score: Arkansas 24 Florida 17