My picks were 5-2 last week, raising my season total to 13-6. Not too bad, I'd say.
So, this week's picks are...
1. Lousiana Tech at Tennessee (7 p.m EST, Pay-Per-View)
The Vols are coming off an emotional win last week over the Gators while La Tech is coming off a big loss to Miami. It's Homecoming for the Vols, so they should win this one. That said, I think that with this game sandwiched between a huge win over Florida and a big game next week against Auburn, this will be closer than it should. (BTW--close is a relative term here.)
Tennnesee 35, La Tech 17
2. Kentucky at Florida (11:30 a.m. EST, ESPN2
Kentucky travels to the Swamp to face the angry Gators, who are looking for some redemption after last week's last second loss to the Vols. I expect a competitive game for a half and then Florida to put it away. On a side note--this one was moved up from 6 p.m. EST due to Hurricane Jeanne.
Florida 28, Kentucky 20.
3. Mississippi State at LSU (12:30 p.m. EST, Jefferson Pilot)
Another team looking for some redemption after a last-second loss last week with LSU. Also, I'll admit I find it hard to pick Mississippi State after they lost at home to Maine last weekend. This one could get out of hand early.
LSU 40, Mississippi State 17
4. Alabama at Arkansas (3:30 p.m. EST, CBS)
Alabama has been one of the surprising teams in the West this year, but the loss of Brody Croyle is going to hurt the team. Arkansas played a tough game against Texas. Do they have it in them for a second such game? I think they do.
Arkansas 20, Alabama 17
As for the rest of the SEC, my picks are in bold.
5. Ole Miss at Wyoming
6. The Citadel at Auburn
7. Vanderbilt at Navy
8. Troy at South Carolina
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/25/2004 08:05:00 AM