Five games are in the SEC this week, and four of the games feature SEC East versus West teams. Unfortunately, most of the games should be blowouts.
#15 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs.
This game could be interesting. Both teams will be using quarterbacks they thought would be backups before the season began. The starting QB journey at South Carolina begins for Connor Shaw and continues for Tyler Russell with the Bulldogs. Both Shaw and Russell sparked their teams last week. I just think the ‘Cocks have too many weapons around Shaw with RB Marcus Lattimore and WR Alshon Jeffrey. Russell does have some weapons as well in RB Vick Ballard and WR Chad Bumphis. But Carolina’s just too talented. Gamecocks 42, Bulldogs 28.
#1 LSU Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers
This game shouldn’t even be close. Tennessee is playing its first full game without standout QB Tyler Bray. Familiar face Matt Simms takes the helm for the Vols. It won’t matter. The Tiger defense will be all over the Volunteer offense. And the combination of QB’s Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee with their trio of running backs means that LSU will run away with this game. Literally. Bayou Bengals 42, Vols 6.
#2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels
The worst team in the conference versus possibly the best team in the conference. I don’t need to say much more. Crimson Tide BIG over the Rebels, 49-3.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Don’t discount this game. Vandy’s at home and the Dawgs aren’t the model of consistency. They seem to have found their groove, winning four in a row after starting the season 0-2. This ‘Dore defense has a knack for taking the ball away. I think Georgia takes this game, but Vanderbilt keeps them close. Final score, Bulldogs 17, Commodores 14.
Florida Gators vs. #24 Auburn Tigers
The gauntlet continues. The Gators haven’t won at Jordan-Hare this decade. But I really think this Gator team is more talented than the Tigers. Florida has to bottle up RBs Michael Dyer and Onterrio McCalebb. Otherwise, it could be a long day. Auburn’s defense is terrible, and Florida has the athletes on offense to make you look stupid. I like Florida over Auburn, 28-21.
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