Saturday, September 06, 2003

SEC picks, week 2

I got so wrapped up in Airport yesterday, I neglected to make my week 2 predictions. GameDay is on as I write this, so it's down to the wire for my fearless predictions.

My Bayou Bengals are in Arizona to take on the Wildcats. I'm not at all a fan of Pac 10 football (or Big 10 football, for that matter. Those "10" conferences can't hang with Southern football). And Arizona is just about the worst team in the Pac 10 this year.

So LSU wins it. I see a 14 to 24 point win.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma comes to Alabama to play the Tide. Somehow Bama has never hosted a No. 1 team in Tuscaloosa. Not sure how that happened, I'd like to see Alabama do well, and there's a chance they can hang tough. But I think Oklahoma is too much for the shamed Elephants.

Florida goes down to Miami to take on the Canes. On GameDay they mentioned that this is the first non-conference road game Florida has played in 12 years. Just shows what a puss Spurrier is. I like Miami here, and it will be telling to see how close Florida can keep the game and how well they can move the ball against Miami.

Georgia has Middle Tennessee State at home. I lived in Murfreesboro for a year when I was in the 3rd grade, and we lived next door to MTSU. Good luck to the Blue Raiders. Georgia wins in a big, big blowout.

Auburn is in town to play Tech after getting embarassed by USC. The Plainsmen have everything to prove; Tech has a freshman QB and lost to BYU last week. Auburn. Big.

Tennessee hosts Marshall. Tennessee should take this one big, but Marshall is one of those teams that always threatens to break out and beat a big team. Vols win it.

Virginia at South Carolina. Virginia wins.

Ole Miss at Memphis. The Rebels almost lost to Vanderbilt. No way I can pick them here. I like Memphis in an upset.

Murray State at Kentucky. Kentucky wins.

Tulsa at Arkansas. The Hogs took week 1 off, so I'm interested to get a look at them. Arkansas wins.

UT Chattanooga at Vanderbilt. Vandy looked about as good as they ever have last week against Ole Miss. I'll go with Lionel Richie's former band here.


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