Week 6 Picks

Last week was loaded with tough games and I picked a few upsets and none of them happened. That leaves me at 38-7 heading into week 6.

Onto the picks:

Mississippi State (2-3, 0-3 SEC) @ UAB (0-4), 12:00n

If MSU loses this game, Dan Mullen is on the hot seat. And they almost did lose this game a year ago. It speaks volumes of the prestige of the Bulldogs’ program to agree to go on the road to two conference USA teams. Why visit a 25 seat stadium? You’re THAT desperate for capital? Dig this: you’re desperate for a win, and if Vick Ballard and Chad Bumphis don’t break out in this game, they never will. I’ll give them one more chance.

Mississippi State 27, UAB 10

Kentucky (2-3, 0-2 SEC) @(18)South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC), 12:20pm, SEC Network

This is a game you need to keep your eye on. South Carolina was upset a year ago by a much better Cats team and you can bet they’ll be ready for revenge. Even with a new QB taking the reins of the offense, the Gamecocks should be fine. Connor Shaw, meet your best buddy, Marcus Lattimore. He’s coming off a subpar performance against a porous Auburn defense and will be looking for a bounceback game. This is a very, very weak UK team- especially on defense- but hey, upsets do happen.

South Carolina 41, Kentucky 17

(17)Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) @(1)Louisiana State (5-0, 2-0 SEC), 3:30pm, CBS

There’s always hope, but realistically, this isn’t going to happen. LSU’s defense is even nastier than Alabama’s, especially in the secondary. Tyrann Mathieu and company will not tolerate such foolishness as Jeff Driskel hitting wide open receivers, nor will Sam Montgomery and his friends on the defensive line allow any breathing room for Demps and Rainey. There’s no question in my mind that Driskel will be one of the greatest Florida QB’s in history when Charlie Weis is finished with him, but he and the offensive line won’t improve in time to get this win. Nor will Florida’s defensive line improve enough to stop Michael Ford, Spencer Ware and Jarrett Lee from slinging it deep. Not this year, Gator fans.

LSU 29, Florida 19

(15)Auburn (4-1, 2-0 SEC) @(10)Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC), 7:00pm, ESPN

Fresh off a big win at Texas A&M, the Hogs don’t get any chance to breathe, because Auburn invades the Ozarks a week after. And this isn’t just any Auburn team- this is an Auburn team has an extremely annoying habit of winning every game it plays by 3 or 4 points. Not this time, though. Maybe we won’t see 100 points in this game, but Arkansas will put up plenty. Auburn will score a bit, mainly with Mike Dyer on the ground, but not enough to stop Arkansas’s fearsome air attack, led by Tyler Wilson.

Arkansas 38, Auburn 28

Georgia (3-2, 2-1 SEC) @Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC), 7:00pm, ESPN2

This is one of the biggest games not involving Florida going on this season. We need Tennessee to win… and their chances are very good in Knoxville, historically speaking. Here and now, both teams are sort of on fire… against Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Buffalo.  Here’s a chance for Tyler Bray to get his first signature win as a Tennessee QB. Can he put up the same big numbers he’s used to against a quality team? Can Cornelius Washington-less Georgia stop it? Have fun watching Bacarri Rambo vs. Da’Rick Rogers, too (remember their twitter war? UT gets it done in a shootout.

Tennessee 35, Georgia 31

Vanderbilt (3-1, 0-1 SEC) @(2)Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC), 7:00pm, ESPNU

Really? Here’s a joke game for Alabama to sit back and relax. Or, that would have been the case the last couple of years… but something is different this year about Vandy. They’re just not rolling over and playing dead, which is really shocking after watching them do that up until now. But come on, this is Alabama. They have Trent Richardson and a nasty defense. If you can stop Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, you can stop Zac Stacy and Warren Norman.

Alabama 34, Vanderbilt 7

2 thoughts on “Week 6 Picks

  1. Mississippi St.-24 UAB-14
    South C.-35 Kentucky-13
    LSU-28 Gators-21
    Arkansas-40 Auburn-38
    Georgia-31 Tennessee-28
    Alabama-43 Vandy-7

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