I swung for the fences with Alabama and Georgia losing and was 50% on the day in big upsets. Here is a look at how the rest of Week 10 went, with predictions for Week 11.
By Steve Wright
Week Results: 4-2
Closest Pick: Was not a bad week. I missed three games by single digits overall, with the two closest being six-point misses in the games that saw Kentucky beat Mizzou and Florida take care of Texas A&M.
Worst Pick: Tennessee Georgia was bad – the way the Bulldogs’ defense shut down the Vols was stunning – but I have to go with Liberty upending Arkansas. I had it as 45 to 28 in the Hogs’ favor in a shootout. Instead, the Flames won 21 to 19.
Season Results: 70-15 (82.4%). Last week was 83.3%
Byes – None
Mizzou @ (5) Tennessee – Tennessee will want to show the country the Georgia game was nothing more than a blip. Mizzou can play some defense, but they haven’t played a team yet this season with the explosive play potential of the Vols. The road team will dominate the time of possession here, but it won’t matter. Tennessee 45, Mizzou 17.
(7) LSU @ Arkansas – This will be a battle of effective running games where whichever team runs the ball better will come out on top. The trap game aspect of this for LSU scares me for their fans – the fact it is a noon kickoff in Fayetteville is about as low energy as it can get – but I think they will come back after a slow start to take the win. LSU 28, Arkansas 24.
Vanderbilt @ Kentucky – Kentucky just doesn’t blow teams out, as their style of play keeps everything close. However, they can do so here, as the Vandy defense is ranked No. 125 in the country and allows almost 37 points per game. I expect this to stay tight and for Kentucky to come out on top. Kentucky 27, Vanderbilt 17.
(10) Alabama @ (11) Ole Miss – Alabama has owned this rivalry for a decade, but this is a weird spot for the Crimson Tide. They are out of the national title conversation and have lost two of three. Ole Miss has the players to make it three of four, but is their passing attack capable or challenging ‘Bama deep? I’m not sure. Alabama 38, Ole Miss 31.
South Carolina @ Florida – The aggressive Florida defense has been burned plenty, but the Gators are outstanding at turning teams over. Given that South Carolina has had at least two turnovers in every game except one this season, takeaways will be the deciding factor here. Florida 35, South Carolina 28.
Georgia @ Mississippi State – MSU can scoreboard pressure Georgia by getting a couple of scores ahead while they are still coming down from their win over Tenessee. Will Rogers is as accurate as they come, but the Georgia back seven isn’t going to miss enough assignments or tackles for the dink and dunk to work. Georgia 41, MSU 21.
Texas A&M @ Auburn – Two 3-6 squads in desperate need of a win after Octobers to forget. Cadillac Williams had Auburn rush 46 times in a narrow overtime loss to Mississippi State last week, and that will be the formula again against the worst run defense in the SEC. Devon Achane will get his carries for the Aggies, so expect this one to fly by. Auburn 31, Texas A&M 20.