Week 2 Review

For some reason my week 2 picks didn’t post on Friday so you’ll have to trust me here…

A 9-2 week for a 20-3 overall mark after two weeks…

Alabama 35, Western Kentucky 0 [Prediction: Alabama 40, Western Kentucky 7]

  • Pre-game: “The Tide sometimes struggles following a big non-conference week one win. Nick Saban is doing everything he can to keep that from happening this week.”
  • Post-game: The Tide didn’t struggle with the Hilltoppers, but there’s plenty for Nick Saban and co. to work on this week.

Louisiana- Monroe 34, Arkansas 31 [Prediction: Arkansas 49, Louisiana-Monroe 10]

  • Pre-game: “The Razorbacks weren’t pleased with how they played against Jacksonville State last week and look to build momentum heading into the Bama game.”
  • Post-game: Ouch.  Losing to La.-Monroe and losing Tyler Wilson to injury in the same night.

Ole Miss 28, UTEP 10 [Prediction: Ole Miss 24, UTEP 20]

  • Pre-game: “I’m sure the Miners threw a scare into the RBBs after playing Oklahoma close. This one wont be easy, but Hugh Freeze and the gang will pull out a close one.”
  • Post-game:  The RBBs post a respectable win over the Miners.

Kentucky 47, Kent State 14 [Prediction: Kentucky 28, Kent State 17]

  • Pre-game: “Joker Phillips needs a win and he’ll get one against the Golden Flashes.”
  • Post-game: A good win for the Wildcats after stinking up week one.

South Carolina 48, East Carolina 10 [Prediction: South Carolina 24, East Carolina 13]

  • Pre-game: “The injury to Connor Shaw makes this one closer than it otherwise would be.”
  • Post-game: Well, not really.  Backup Dylan Thompson passes for 330 yards in the win.

Tennessee 51, Georgia State 13 [Prediction: Tennessee 52, Georgia State 7]

  • Pre-game: “The Vols build some momentum with a thrashing of Bill Curry’s Panthers.”
  • Post-game: Tyler Bray has another big game as the Vols roll.

Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13 [Prediction: Vanderbilt 24, Northwestern 23]

  • Pre-game: “The Wildcats gave up almost 600 yards in a win on the road against Syracuse. Out-of-conference wins are a must for Vandy’s bowl hopes, so this is a must win.”
  • Post-game: This one could come back to bite Vandy later in the year when bowl invites are handed out.

Mississippi State 28, Auburn 10 [Prediction: Mississippi State 30, Auburn 27]

  • Pre-game: “Usually, whatever can go wrong will go wrong for Dan Mullen in games like this. Tyler Russell will need a solid game for the Bulldogs to pull this one out.”
  • Post-game: How did I ever think Auburn could score 27 points?  Nine field goals?

LSU 41, Washington 3 [Prediction: LSU 45, Washington 17]

  • Pre-game: “This is a nice test for the Tigers and they should pass easily.”
  • Post-game: The Tigers made this one look easy.

Florida 20, Texas A&M 17 [Prediction: Florida 17, Texas A&M 16]

  • Pre-game: “The Aggies home SEC opener gets spoiled by a visit from the Gators.”
  • Post-game:  The Aggies were happy just to be there.

Georgia 41, Missouri 20 [Prediction: Georgia 30, Missouri 17]

  • Pre-game: “The Mizzou fans will be primed and ready for a visit from the Dawgs, but Georgia will be too strong for the home Tigers.”
  • Post-game: The Dawgs flex their muscles late to steamroll Mizzou.