So far for the season, I’m fairing pretty well on the worst games of the week, where I have an undefeated record. Of course, most of those games have been huge blowouts so it’s not much of an accomplishment on my end. So far I am 5-4 on my picks but I plan on changing that this week.
I have to admit right here that I continue to underestimate God’s love for the Auburn Tigers (how else can you explain them) and once again they proved me wrong by beating a team that many had proclaimed to be vastly superior. Cough, cough, including myself. So in the spirit of giving, I am finally going to give the Tigers some love this week. On to this week’s games of the week:
#21 Auburn at Clemson
This game is mainly high on appeal because of the way that it went last year. Clemson had a chance to shut up the “War Cam Eagle” chants pretty early on in the season but failed to do so. This year Clemson has struggled against Wofford and beat Troy pretty handily. The narrow win against Wofford, especially, doesn’t bode well for Clemson.
As for Auburn, as I mentioned, they obviously have some sort of deal with either God or the Devil considering the way that they are winning games during their current 17 game winning streak. I have finally given in and will refuse to pick against them until they finally lose.
Pick: Auburn 38 Clemson 31
Tennessee at #16 Florida
Before this season, this game had kind of lost its’ appeal in recent years. Tyler Bray, however, has finally got Vol fans talking again and with good reason. So far on the year Bray has a 78.5% completion rate with 7 touchdowns and no interceptions to go along with nearly 700 yards passing. Pretty gaudy numbers for 2 weeks, no matter who you’re playing. Bray has Tennessee buzzing and I’ve even heard some talk that he may be the best UT quarterback since Peyton Manning. I’m not willing to go there yet but let’s give it some time and see how it turns out.
The Gators, on the other hand are quietly looking pretty solid so far this season. Their defense has only given up 3 points on the season, albeit to Florida Atlantic and UAB, and the offense has looked good enough, as well. Surprisingly, I think this game may actually have a chance to decide the East.
Upset Special: Tennessee 24 Florida 17
Dry Games of the Week
Coastal Carolina at Georgia
Pick: Georgia 41 CC 10
North Texas at #2 Alabama
Bama continues their streak of making the picks column but twice it’s not been for the right reasons. Yet again the Tide is playing a cupcake and yet again they will Roll by halftime. Next week Arkansas and the beginning of true SEC play for the Tide.
Pick: Alabama 45 North Texas 3