Last week we went and impressive 6-1 on our predictions and were exactly correct on zero games (again). The only miss of the week was when South Carolina found more offense than seemed capable, beating Ole Miss 48-44 in a shootout. We also had two scores that were the closest to being exactly correct, missing both the Texas A&M at Auburn game and the Missouri at Florida game by exactly six points.
By Steve Wright
Last week’s record: 6-1
Overall record: 61-23
Exact score predicted: 0
Here are some score predictions for Week 11 of the SEC season:
Saturday, November 10
South Carolina @ (15) Florida – If Florida keeps this simple then the Gators should beat a South Carolina squad that finds a way to win games in creative and different ways. The Gamecocks have had issues with power running teams in 2018, so that needs to be the focus for Florida as they claim a narrow win. Florida 23, South Carolina 20.
Ole Miss @ Texas A&M – The Aggies schedule this season has been awkward, with Texas A&M coming off of a month long road trip here. The expectation is that this will go as usual with any Ole Miss game against a good opponent, with Jordan Ta’amu putting up video game yardage numbers and the Rebels failing to get a win. Texas A&M 41, Ole Miss 35.
Vanderbilt @ Missouri – Vanderbilt is fighting to claim bowl eligibility with a defense that is going to find it difficult to handle the passing attack of Drew Lock. Expect to see a lot of Ke’Shawn Vaughn as the Commodores come off of their bye with a surprising victory as two touchdown underdogs. Vanderbilt 37, Missouri 30.
(16) Mississippi State @ (1) Alabama – This is the best defense, and specifically the best defensive line, that Alabama has faced so far this season. If Nick Fitzgerald can continue to look more like the QB of two years ago than he has since, then the Bulldogs will keep this closer than expected. Alabama 35, Mississippi State 23.
(11) Kentucky @ Tennessee – This will all depend on how Kentucky bounces back from the demoralizing loss to Georgia. Tennessee beat Charlotte 14-3 in a slog last weekend, so it is hard to see how they become the second team to score more than 20 points on Kentucky all year long. The first half suspension of Darius West can’t be overlooked, but the Wildcats should have enough here. Kentucky 24, Tennessee 10.
(24) Auburn @ (5) Georgia – The stats will say that Georgia should win this game, especially as they are at home. Their running game was strong against Kentucky last time out, but they face an Auburn team with an offense that is finally starting to look a little more like the one we expected coming into the season. Georgia wins, but it will be tough. Georgia 24, Auburn 21.
(7) LSU @ Arkansas – Not much to see here. LSU can finish 10-2 with wins over bad teams over the last three weeks of the season. That begins with an Arkansas team that will have no answer for the Tigers strength on both sides of the line of scrimmage. LSU 27, Arkansas 10.