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 second week for SEC predictions. I finished the week with a 5-2 record, but I did predict the exact score of the Alabama game. This puts me at 12-3 on the year.
Texas A&M @ Ole Miss
Ole Miss will try to snap their two game losing streak as they face Texas A&M. The Rebels started the season 3-0 but were shutout by Alabama before losing to Auburn on the road. Texas A&M will be well rested, coming off a bye week. Ole miss will be able to move the ball offensively, but they will not be to slow down the best offensive team in the SEC. Texas A&M will extend Ole Miss’s losing streak to 3 without any difficulty.
Final Score: Texas A&M 49 Ole Miss 27
Western Carolina @ Auburn
This is a great example of a team getting paid to be destroyed by a superior foe. Auburn is having a surprisingly good season. They are 4-1 with 2 SEC wins. Their only loss came against tenth ranked LSU. Auburn only won two games last season, and failed to win a single SEC matchup. Western Carolina is a division two school and a bad one at that. They are 1-5 this season, and will be 1-6 after they play Auburn.
Final Score: West Carolina 3 Auburn 38
Bowling Green @ Mississippi State
Mississippi State will try to bounce back from their home loss against LSU. The Bulldogs played well through three quarters, but LSU used a 28 point fourth quarter to win by 33. Bowling Green has looked impressive this season, and have a 5-1 record to show for it. The Falcons haven’t played any teams as good as Mississippi State this year, and it will be a rude awakening.
Final Score: Bowling Green 17 Mississippi State 45
Alabama @ Kentucky
Kentucky used a strong fourth quarter and almost came back against 13th ranked South Carolina. Alabama basically had a bye week. They stomped Georgia State 45 to 3, and were able to rest many of their starters. The number one team in the country will have no problems against the worst team in the SEC.
Final Score: Alabama 45 Kentucky 10
South Carolina @ Arkansas
Both teams are coming off disappointing performances. The Arkansas offense was completely shutdown against Florida. The Razorbacks lost to the Gators 30-10. South Carolina won their game last weekend, but defeating Kentucky by seven is far from impressive. I picked Arkansas last week and it was costly. I am tempted to pick Arkansas again but I have to go with the Gamecocks in a tight one.
Final Score: South Carolina 24 Arkansas 20
Missouri @ Georgia
Georgia barely escaped Knoxville with an overtime victory. Missouri looked impressive, defeating Vanderbilt by 23 on the road. James Franklin has looked impressive this season leading the Tigers to a 5-0 start. Keith Marshall will be out for the Bulldogs and Todd Gurley is doubtful. Franklin has been good, but Murray is much better, and he will lead a banged up Georgia squad to victory.
Final Score: Missouri 24 Georgia 41
Florida @ LSU
The SEC Game of the Week features two one loss teams that can’t afford another loss. For a full preview click here. Last week Florida’s defense was dominant as usual, as the Gators beat the Razorbacks 30 to 10. LSU allowed Mississippi State to keep it close for three quarters but pulled away in the fourth quarter and won by 33. LSU’s complete offensive attack will be the first team to truly break through the tough Florida defense, and the Tigers will win convincingly.
Final Score: Florida 17 LSU 41.