Week 6 Picks

Heading into week six with a 40-8 record…

1) Tennessee 24, Florida 14 – The free continues for the Gators.

2) Georgia 37, Vandy 14 – Todd Gurley rushes for as many as Mark Richt will let him have in this one.

3) South Carolina 28, Kentucky 10 – Let’s see how the Gamecocks rebound from last week’s stunning loss.

4) Alabama 32, Ole Miss 21 – If Blake Sims is really healthy, the Tide rolls.

5) Auburn 31, LSU 20 – Auburn’s offense starts to get their mojo back in this one.

6) Texas A&M 33, Mississippi State 24 – Too much offense from the Aggies in this one.

 

Week 5 Review

9272014 ScoreboardA 6-1 week brings the total to 40-8…

1) Georgia 35, Tennessee 32 [Prediction: Georgia 27, Tennessee 24] – UT allowed a career game from Todd Gurley and shot itself in the foot late.

2) Kentucky 17, Vanderbilt 7 [Kentucky 31, Vanderbilt 28] – This must have been a fun game to watch.

3) Missouri 21, South Carolina 20 [South Carolina 35, Missouri 31] – The Gamecocks are dead in the East and we have a new favorite atop the leader board.

4) Texas A&M 35, Arkansas 28 [Texas A&M 42, Arkansas 24] – The Aggies score two touchdowns late to set up overtime and then pull out the win.

5) Auburn 45, Louisiana Tech 17 [Auburn 45, Louisiana Tech 24] – This game also sound brutal to watch, right?

6) LSU 63, New Mexico State 7 [LSU 48, New Mexico State 6] – What better way to rebound from a loss to Mississippi State than to play an out of conference patsy.

7) Ole Miss 24, Memphis 3 [Ole Miss 37, Memphis 17] – Perhaps the Rebel Black Bears were looking ahead to Bama.

 

Week 5 Picks

We head into the bye week with a 34-7 record…

1) Georgia 27, Tennessee 24 – The Vols had an off week to lick their wounds following their loss to Oklahoma.  We’ll see if it pays dividends.

2) Kentucky 31, Vanderbilt 28 – This should be a hard-fought contest as wins will be few and far between for these two teams.

3) South Carolina 35, Missouri 31 – The Gamecocks aren’t impressing anyone and that includes their coach.  But the ‘Cocks may just struggle their way all the way to Atlanta this year.

4) Texas A&M 42, Arkansas 24 – The Hogs are improved and their run game will slow the Aggies, but not not enough to pull out a win.

5) Auburn 45, Louisiana Tech 24 – The Tigers rebound from a close call at K-State with an easy win over the Bulldogs.

6) LSU 48, New Mexico State 6 – What better way to rebound from a loss to Mississippi State than to play an out of conference patsy?

7) Ole Miss 37, Memphis 17 – The Rebel Black Bears tune up for Alabama with an easy win over the Tigers.

 

Week 4 Review

We’re 34-7 after four weeks…

1) Alabama 42, Florida 21 [Prediction: Alabama 20, Florida 10]

  • Pre-game: “Both teams will face the best defenses they’ve seen all season.”
  • Post-game: Uh, well, only one could actually say that and that team’s defense gave up a school-record amount of offense.

2) Georgia 66, Troy 0 [Georgia 45, Troy 17]

  • Pre-game: “The Dawgs look to rebound with a win over struggling Troy.”
  • Post-game: Yawn.

3) Indiana 31, Missouri 27 [Missouri 49, Indiana 34]

  • Pre-game: “The Tigers win a shootout.”
  • Post-game:  Not so fast, my friend.

4) South Carolina 48, Vanderbilt 34 [South Carolina 31, Vanderbilt 14]

  • Pre-game: “No hangover for the ‘Cocks; they suffered their’s in week one.”
  • Post-game:  The Gamecocks pulled away late for their third win.

5) Arkansas 52, Northern Illinois 14 [Arkansas 35, Northern Illinois 24]

  • Pre-game: “You do not want to play Northern Illinois in a non-conference game.”
  • Post-game:  But if you do, it feels good to beat them.

6) Auburn 20, Kansas State 14 [Auburn 37, Kansas State 25]

  • Pre-game: “The Wildcats don’t have enough horses to hang with Auburn.”
  • Post-game:  Wrong.  K-State hung tough and kept Auburn’s run game in check.

7) Mississippi State 34, LSU 29 [LSU 27, Mississippi State 17]

  • Pre-game: “The SEC West starts to sort itself out.”
  • Post-game:  Big upset number two of the SEC season as the West does indeed start to sort itself out.

8) Texas A&M 58, SMU 6 [Texas A&M 71, SMU 6]

  • Pre-game: “The Aggies beat their third Texas opponent in a row.”
  • Post-game: Yawn, part two.

Week 4 Picks

It’s already week four and we head into it with a 28-5 record…

1) Alabama 20, Florida 10 – Both teams will face the best defenses they’ve seen all season.

2) Georgia 45, Troy 17 – The Dawgs look to rebound with a win over stuggling Troy.

3) Missouri 49, Indiana 34 – The Tigers win a shootout.

4) South Carolina 31, Vanderbilt 14 – No hangover for the ‘Cocks; they suffered their’s in week one.

5) Arkansas 35, Northern Illinois 24 – You do not want to play Northern Illinois in a non-conference game.

6) Auburn 37, Kansas State 25 – The Wildcats don’t have enough horses to hang with Auburn.

7) LSU 27, Mississippi State 17 – The SEC West starts to sort itself out.

8) Texas A&M 71, SMU 6 – The Aggies beat their third Texas opponent in a row.

Week 2 Review

It was feel-good Saturday in the SEC, for everyone except Vandy, that is.  Three shutouts and five teams score more than 50 points…and Tide Bits goes 12-0 to improve the record the 18-4…

1) Florida 65, Eastern Michigan 0 [Prediction: Florida 38, Eastern Michigan 7]

  • Pre-game: “The Eagles will travel all the way from Ypsilanti, Michigan for this beat down.  I like typing that, Ypsilanti.”
  • Post-game: The Gators dominated in their second try at a season opener.

2) Kentucky 20, Ohio 3 [Prediction: Kentucky 28, Ohio 20]

  • Pre-game: “The Wildcats handled UT-Martin impressively last week and coach Mark Stoops looks to make it two in a row over the Bobcats.”
  • Post-game: Stoops’ has his gang at 2-0 and ready to face the Gators next week.

3) Missouri 49, Toledo 24 [Prediction: Missouri 45, Toledo 24]

  • Pre-game: “The Tigers have no trouble with former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely and the Rockets.”
  • Post-game: Almost nailed this one.

4) South Carolina 33, East Carolina 23 [Prediction: South Carolina 24, Eastern Carolina 17]

  • Pre-game: “The Gamecocks are looking for their first win, but it won’t come easy over the Pirates.”
  • Post-game: The ‘Cocks rough early season schedule continues, but with a win over ECU.

5) Tennessee 34, Arkansas State 19 [Prediction: Tennessee 28, Arkansas State 27 ]

  • Pre-game: “The Vols hope to avoid a letdown against the fast-paced Red Wolves.”
  • Post-game:  The preseason is over for Tennessee as Oklahoma looms next week.

6) Ole Miss 41, Vanderbilt 3 [Prediction: Ole Miss 41, Vanderbilt 10]

  • Pre-game: “Vandy’s miserable season continues with this beat down by the Rebel Black Bears.”
  • Post-game: Almost nailed this one part two, except Vandy stinks worse than originally thought.

7) Alabama 41, Florida Atlantic 0 [Prediction: Alabama 44, Florida Atlantic 3]

  • Pre-game: “FAU will need a miracle to get by the Tide in Tuscaloosa.”
  • Post-game: The only miracle in this one was that the game ended early.

8) Arkansas 73, Nichols 7 [Prediction: Arkansas 38, Nichols State 17

  • Pre-game: “Did you know the mascot for Nichols State was the Colonels?  Me neither until typing this post.”
  • Post-game:  Excuse me, but there’s no more State in Nichols State.

9) Auburn 59, San Jose State 13 [Prediction: Auburn 56, San Jose State 10]

  • Pre-game: “Another easy win for everyone on the Gus Bus.”
  • Post-game: Auburn rolls along with no trouble.

10) LSU 56, Sam Houston State 0 [Prediction: LSU 37, Sam Houston State 3]

  • Pre-game: Who knew that Sam Houston had his own state?  I certainly didn’t.
  • Post-game:

11) Mississippi State 47, UAB 34 [Prediction: Mississippi State 38, UAB 7]

  • Pre-game: “The Blazers come back to earth after a trip to Starkville.”
  • Post-game:  Apparently it was the Dogs coming back to earth and not the Blazers.

12) Texas A&M 73, Lamar 3 [Prediction: Texas A&M 63, Lamar 0]

  • Pre-game: “The Aggies will continue to pad their stats on both sides of the ball in this one.”
  • Post-game: The Aggies padded their stats on both sides in this one.

Week 2 Picks

After a miserable 6-4 start to the season, we’re looking for redemption…

1) Florida 38, Eastern Michigan 7 – The Eagles will travel all the way from Ypsilanti, Michigan for this beat down.  I like typing that, Ypsilanti.

2) Kentucky 28, Ohio 20 – The Wildcats handled UT-Martin impressively last week and coach Mark Stoops looks to make it two in a row over the Bobcats.

3) Missouri 45, Toledo 24 – The Tigers have no trouble with former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely and the Rockets.

4) South Carolina 24, Eastern Carolina 17 – The Gamecocks are looking for their first win, but it won’t come easy over the Pirates.

5) Tennessee 28, Arkansas State 27 – The Vols hope to avoid a letdown against the fast-paced Red Wolves.

6) Ole Miss 41, Vanderbilt 10 – Vandy’s miserable season continues with this beat down by the Rebel Black Bears.

7) Alabama 44, Florida Atlantic 3 – FAU will need a miracle to get by the Tide in Tuscaloosa.

8) Arkansas 38, Nichols State 17 – Did you know the mascot for Nichols State was the Colonels?  Me neither until typing this post.

9) Auburn 56, San Jose State 10 – Another easy win for everyone on the Gus Bus.

10) LSU 37, Sam Houston State 3 – Who knew that Sam Houston had his own state?  I certainly didn’t.

11) Mississippi State 38, UAB 7 – The Blazers come back to earth after a trip to Starkville.

12) Texas A&M 63, Lamar 0 – The Aggies will continue to pad their stats on both sides of the ball in this one.