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SEC FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: WEEK 4

 

This sort of article only works if there is some sense of accountability. With that said this is how we are doing so far in 2017:
Last week: 6-4
Misses: Tennessee (Hail Mary), Missouri (terrible), Vanderbilt (scrappy), (South Carolina (underwhelming)
Closest prediction: Georgia by 28. They won by 28 (42-14).
Worst prediction: Missouri to win by 10. They lost by 32.


Season so far: 24-12
Here are the SEC games for Week 4 of the season:
Saturday, September 23
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M in Arlington, TX. – Two teams that need a win in the worst way meet at the Jerry Dome. We last saw Arkansas getting run over by TCU, while Texas A&M has been bad against a couple of cupcakes after the loss to UCLA to open the season. The losing head coach here is going to be in a world of trouble, which is bad news for Kevin Sumlin. Prediction – Arkansas by 7.
Tennessee vs. UMass – There will be a hangover to begin with here but Tennessee is way too good for UMass. When they get firing after an initial Florida hangover, Tennessee will put up plenty of points. Prediction – Tennessee by 20.
Vanderbilt vs. (1) Alabama – The Vanderbilt defense has outplayed the Crimson Tide unit through the first three weeks of the season. Vandy head coach Derek Mason routinely upset the apple cart with Stanford in the Pac-12 before that program became a power. Vandy can run with Alabama in a way they haven’t in years, but the Crimson Tide has too much defense for the Vandy attack. Prediction – Alabama by 14.
South Carolina vs. Louisiana Tech – Can South Carolina move the ball without do everything superstar Deebo Samuel? Samuel broke his lower left leg in the game againsr Kentucky and a South Carolina team that has had problems moving the ball just got much less dynamic. Louisiana Tech might be the best team in C-USA and they look set for an upset shot here. Prediction – Louisiana Tech by 5.4
(11) Georgia vs. (17) Mississippi State – Don’t look now but Mississippi State might be the second best team in the SEC. Their domination of LSU (37-7) was a jaw dropping accomplishment. They will back this up by winning in Athens on the back of outstanding quarterback play from Nick Fitzgerald. Prediction – Mississippi State by 7.
(25) LSU vs. Syracuse – Death Valley is not going to be a fun place for Syracuse on Saturday. The LSU faithful will rally behind their team after the shocker in Starkville and the Tigers will run all over the Orange. Prediction – LSU by 28.
Missouri vs. (15) Auburn – In the battle of the Tigers one team has not played up to their potential while the other is just bad. Auburn committed five turnovers last weekend in a terrible showing against Mercer, while Missouri – always defensively inept – now has no offense either. If Auburn is to get to the point in 2017 where they are a threat Alabama then they need to emerge this Saturday. Prediction – Auburn by 24.
Kentucky vs. (20) Florida – They say you should never pick against a streak. Florida has beaten Kentucky every time the two schools have played since 1986, but this year the Wildcats are better than the Gators. If Kentucky can slow down the Gators pass rush, which is basically the only thing Florida has going right at this point, then the Wildcats will win. Prediction – Kentucky by 3.

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