Vanderbilt @ Kentucky
Kentucky has one more chance to give the illusion that they are not the absolute worst team in the SEC East. Too bad they are. Vandy is playing for bowl eligibility. They absolutely need this one, and they will get it.
Tennessee starts their road to redemption this Saturday against Troy. After facing a completely front loaded schedule, the level of competition drops off for the Vols. Tennessee has more than enough fire power on offense to put Troy away.
Texas A&M @ Mississippi State
The “We Believe” campaign in Starkville came to a screeching halt last Saturday when the Crimson Tide spanked Mississippi State. Now, the Bulldogs get to welcome Johnny Football to Davis Wade Stadium. The Aggies smacked around Auburn last week, putting up 63 points. State is a better defensive team and has a solid offense. The Bulldogs will have success running the ball, which will be crucial in controlling the clock and keeping Manziel on the sideline. This battle for the title of “Official Maroon Team of the SEC” is really close too call. It will be determined by how Mississippi State bounces back from disappointment.
Texas A&M 38-34
Ole Miss @ Georgia
Ole Miss has been one of the biggest surprises in the SEC this season. The Rebels were in shambles last year, but Coach Hugh Freeze has taken the broken pieces and made a respectable team. Ole Miss does not have the talent of Georgia, but they are a well-coached group and may put some points on the board against the Bulldogs. It will be interesting to see how Georgia handles success, after handling
Florida, especially quarterback Aaron Murray. For all of Murray’s praise, he has yet to have a stellar performance in a big spot, and he struggled mightily against Florida. The Bulldogs are going to need Murray to step up to ensure a win over a team they should beat.
Missouri @ Florida
This is Florida’s last SEC game of the season. They get hapless Missouri. The Tigers from up North have proven through the season that they are not equipped to match physical style of play this year. If there is one word to describe this year’s Gator team, it is physical. Florida will bully Missouri all day and sit in the SEC clubhouse and wait to see if Georgia stumbles.
Tulsa @ Arkansas
Arkansas fell back to their losing ways last week against Ole Miss, proving thoughts of their resurrection were a bit premature. Now the Razorbacks take on Tulsa, who under normal circumstances would not stand a chance. However, with this reeling Arkansas team and Tulsa’s ability to run the football: they are ninth in the nation rushing for 248 yards a game, this could get a little dicey for the Razorbacks. Tyler Wilson at the offense will be the difference, but this could be a shootout.
New Mexico State @ Auburn
Auburn is dreadful. Auburn is a 23 point favor over New Mexico State. That means New Mexico State is absolutely horrible. Auburn gets their well paid for rent-a-win in this glorified scrimmage.
Alabama @ LSU
It is the Game of Century Part III. The past few years, LSU/Alabama has been the marquee match-up in the SEC and has had implications on the national championship race. Some of the luster has come off the game this year with LSU’s struggles on offense and Alabama destroying everyone with machine-like precision. The Tide are a ten point favorite over the Tigers and not much is expected of the LSU offense against the monster that is Alabama’s defense. While LSU’s defense will make things difficult for the Alabama run game, AJ McCarron has been the definition of flawless. His lack of mistakes will make it difficult for LSU. The Tigers will not lay down for this one. They will be playing in an electric Tiger Stadium, where they will hope to extend the nation’s longest home game winning streak to 23. Unfortunately, the Tigers have not done anything consistently on offense to inspire enough confidence to think they will win this game.
Those are our thoughts on how the SEC will fare this weekend. What do you think? Who do you like between LSU and Alabama? Let us know what you think in the comments!