Yeah, it's been a couple of weeks, but after my last showing I wasn't in any huge hurry to make more losing picks. But then I realized something...I do it anyway in my mind so why not post them again on-line?
1. Alabama at Tennessee (3:30 p.m. EST, CBS)
Until Alabama found a running game last week, I'd've said the Vols would run away with this one due to injuries to Brandon Croyle. Now, I'm predicting a closer game than I would have thought but still one the Vols win. The near-loss at Ole Miss last week should have served as a wake-up call to the Vols of how quickly the lead in the East can slip away. Bama will be up for this game, but in the end, UT will pull away and sent the Tide home with a second-straight loss.
Tennessee 24, Alabama 17
2. Florida at Mississippi State (12:30 p.m. EST, Jefferson Pilot Sports regional game).
The Sylvester Croom era got off to a good start in Starkville, but it's not been pretty since. Florida comes in with a must win game to keep up in the race in the East (I still think they're gonna beat the stuffing out of UGA in a couple of weeks). The Florida offense is potent, having scored on drives of two minutes or less 12 times this year.
Florida, 48, Mississippi State 14
3. Kentucky at Auburn (2:30 p.m. EST)
Auburn rolls over Kentucky, who is worst in the East. The good news for Kentucky: basketball season is just around the corner.
Auburn 48, Kentucky 7
4. Georgia at Arkansas (7 p.m. EST, ESPN2)
Georgia would do well to look at the history of Arkansas. In 1999, the Vols rolled into Arkansas with only one loss and the dreams of keeping in a national title game hunt in their minds. Arkansas dashed those. This year, the Razorbacks could deal a similar blow to the Bulldogs, if Georgia isn't focused. I think this one will be closer than most expect.
Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
5. Miami at NC State (7:45 p.m EST, ESPN)
Miami played just well enough to win last week--sorry, Hurricanes, but you are not number two in the country NC State is on their home-field. Miami is expecting a cake-walk, NC State is expecting an upset. I'm going with NC State.
NC State 21, Miami 17
Other SEC Games (winners picked in bold)
6. Eastern Kentucky
7. Troy at LSU
GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/23/2004 08:40:00 AM