It’s in the air. It is finally, time for college football to kickoff.
Down South it gets no better than football season in SEC country. This year there are questions abound in the SEC. Answers may come to some questions this weekend.
Here is the weekend slate of SEC games.
Game of the Week
Alabama v. Michigan
The headline game of the week matches two of the most storied programs in the nation in Cowboy Stadium. Alabama comes in the heavy favorite, but Tide coach Nick Saban will not have any of that. Saban said this about Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson:
“Offensively, they have probably as significant a player as we’ve played against maybe since Cam Newton in terms on the quarterback position, in terms of what he can do in the game, in the offense and how the offense is sort of built around and features him as a player.”
Very high praise, but that is all it will be. No matter how good “Shoelace” is, the Tide is too strong on both lines and will overwhelm the Wolverines.
Alabama 31, Michigan 17
Auburn v. Clemson
This one should be called the “Futility Tiger” Bowl. Last time Clemson was seen they seventy, SEVENTY (70), to West Virginia. Auburn went to through an unfulfilling season and an offseason plagued with suspensions, dismissals and overall uncertainty. While I think Clemson will find a way to stay Clemson, they will get out of their own way to take care of Auburn. The Tigers from the Plains are in for a long season.
Clemson 45, Auburn 38
Tennessee v. NC State
Derek Dooley is coaching for his job this season. He has the offense to have a chance, but that took a hit with the dismissal of Da’Rick Rogers. Dooley needs to beat someone of note and an out of conference opponent from a power conference in primetime would fit the bill. However, Dooley has yet to catch a break with the Vols, he won’t start now.
Tennessee 41, NC State 44
Vanderbilt v. South Carolina
The first SEC conference game of the year is a meeting of two of the hotter teams in the SEC East. Vandy is riding high on the energy of Coach James Franklin, while South Carolina has national title aspirations. Vandy is going in the right direction, but they are not ready to contend with a true power in the SEC East.
South Carolina 41, Vandy 20
Texas A&M v. Louisiana Tech
Texas A&M’s first game as a member of the SEC and they face a pretty good Louisiana Tech team. If A&M has to work out some kinks in Kevin Sumlin’s system they could be in trouble. Look for the upset in this one.
Louisiana Tech 30, Texas A&M 24
How do you think the SEC will fare this week? Let us know in the comments!