Week 3 Picks

Alabama 56, North Texas 6 – The only question in this game is how much Phillip Sims and Cyrus Kouandjio will play.

Arkansas 49, Troy 24 – Arkansas should breeze through their final tune-up before Bama.

Auburn 44, Clemson 34 – Clemson has underwhelmed in their season-opening wins over Troy and Wofford and has clearly made this game the focus of the early part of their schedule.  This focus won’t be enough, though, as Auburn wins it’s 18th in a row.

LSU 38, Mississippi State 24 – The Tigers stuff the Bulldog’s rushing game and cruise easily.

Ole Miss 27, Vandy 17 – Houston Nutt and Ole Miss stop Vandy’s win streak at two.

Florida 31, Tennessee 30 – Both teams’ seasons will turn on this game.  The loser shuffles toward the bottom of the East, while the winner keeps the dream alive.  This game will be a report card on Derek Dooley’s progress at UT.

Georgia 52, Coastal Carolina 14 – An easy win the for the Bulldogs.  It won’t make Mark Richt’s seat any cooler, but a win is a win.

Kentucky 7, Louisville 6 – The first two weeks of the season have been ugly for these two teams.  This one won’t be pretty, either, but UK gets the win.

South Carolina 39, Navy 10 – The Gamecocks could be hungover from last week’s battle against Georgia, but this one shouldn’t be close.