This sort of article only works if there is some sense of accountability. With that said this is how we are doing so far in 2017:
- Last week: 6-2
- Misses: Vanderbilt (lost by 14) and LSU (lost by 3).
- Closest prediction: Texas A&M by 7. They won by 7.
- Worst prediction: LSU by 10. They lost by 3.
- Season so far: 34-18
Here are the SEC games for Week 6 of the season:
Saturday, October 7
Vanderbilt vs. (5) Georgia – Can Georgia finish a season without going Georgia? The Bulldogs have risen up the rankings every week and they are playing as well as anyone in the country. In this game the Bulldogs will look for their ground game – which is averaging a healthy 200 yards per game – to gash through a suddenly suspect Vanderbilt run defense. Vandy will keep it close early, but Georgia is playing at a different level right now. Prediction: Georgia by 14.
(12) Auburn vs. Mississippi – It is interesting that Auburn gets Ole Miss a week after Alabama ran through, around, and over the Rebels. If the Tigers are to be any kind of threat to the Crimson Tide in the SEC West, then they have to dominate Mississippi to a similar extent. The poor excuse for an Ole Miss pass rush (three sacks all season) will give Jarrett Stidham all the time he wants to pick their secondary apart. Then there is the threat of running back Kerryon Johnson, who has an incredible eight touchdowns in his last two games. Auburn will win big here. Prediction: Auburn by 21.
(21) Florida vs. LSU – Florida has looked like it should lose most of its games this year, but the Gators are 3-0 in conference play and they are looking to make another run at the SEC East title. LSU has the players, but last week’s loss to Troy was one of the worst in school history. There is a lot of pressure on Feleipe Franks here at QB for the Gators after Luke Del Rio was lost for the season with a broken collarbone last time out. Odds are that this one will be ugly to watch. Prediction: Florida by 7.
South Carolina vs. Arkansas – Two teams that are on the verge of SEC relevancy meet in this one. The winner will have the momentum to push on and maybe cause an upset along the way, while the loser will be looking at the schedule to find their path to a mid-level bowl game. Neither team will blow you away, but both tend to find themselves in close games that are decided late. Prediction: Arkansas by 3.
Texas A&M vs. (1) Alabama – Everyone knows that Alabama is 5-0. Fewer people are probably aware that Texas A&M are 4-1 right now and that they are a Josh Rosen comeback for the ages away from being 5-0 and making this a clash of unbeaten teams. The Aggies have been compiling wins under the radar, but this Alabama squad is playing at a level that we have never seen before under Nick Saban. Texas A&M shouldn’t have their traditional second half of the season slump this year – eight wins should be their minimum goal from here – but stopping Alabama is asking too much. Prediction: Alabama by 24.
Kentucky vs. Missouri – Missouri has had two weeks off since we last saw them. Hopefully, the Tigers have spent that time wandering around on campus trying to find a defense. The Missouri offense can be potent, but that is difficult when the team never has the ball. A nation worst turnover margin and inability to stop anyone on third down has made this a long season so far in Columbia. It doesn’t get any better here against a Kentucky team that is still in the SEC East race despite having flaws on offense. Prediction: Kentucky by 14.