SEC previews and predictions: Week 6

By Jess Nicholas, .com Editor-In-Chief

Oct. 5,

Last week’s record: 6-1 (85.7%)
Season record: 40-5 (88.9%)

Once again, inscrutable Auburn proved to be the Predictions Dept.’s downfall in Week 5, as the Tigers baffled the Gamecocks and made the only black mark on our scoresheet. This week, Georgia and Tennessee, LSU and and Auburn and headline the SEC’s offerings in a critical week for division title races.

 

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Losing QB against doesn’t help one bit heading into this game with LSU. The Tigers welcomed QB Jordan Jefferson back last week, but the question remains whether Jefferson will be a help to LSU or a distraction. One thing is for sure: Florida has no chance if plays quarterback in this game the way he played in relief of Brantley against last week. will give LSU a good game, but expect the Tigers to pull away late as the Gators start making mistakes.

LSU                        30

Florida                   17

 

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GEORGIA at

The Volunteers are still very much in the SEC East race, but lose this game and the bath gets a lot more difficult. The same advice goes for Georgia, as well. The Bulldogs have no room for error and Mark Richt’s might depend on this game and others like it on the schedule. This game has produced some memorable moments in recent years, but this year all it’s likely to do is provide a study in two collapsed former conference superpowers.

Georgia                 31

Tennessee                28

 

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comes into this game in shambles thanks to a 2-3 start fueled by a quarterback position that simply isn’t working out. fell at home to Auburn last week, likely ending any chance the Gamecocks thought they might have had for the national championship. will start at quarterback for South Carolina; as for Kentucky, it doesn’t seem to matter. The are playing with all the boundless enthusiasm of a narcoleptic.

South Carolina                27

Kentucky                14

 

AUBURN at ARKANSAS

Given that the Predictions Dept. has been wrong about almost every game Auburn has played this year, we’ll go out on a limb again and predict a Tiger loss. Arkansas has plenty of weapons to get downfield on an Auburn secondary that is, quite frankly, only good when the opposing quarterback makes it look that way. The real question is whether the Razorback front can stop RB Michael Dyer and co. If they can’t, Auburn could very well win this matchup.

Arkansas                47

Auburn                  38

 

MISSISSIPPI at -

Things have officially gone south for the Bulldogs, thanks in large part to an offense that can’t seem to function properly. UAB, though, is still looking for its first win, and the Blazers rank at or below just about every major statistical category. If the Bulldogs somehow find a way to lose this one – don’t laugh; MSU almost lost to Louisiana Tech earlier in the year – things could get ugly in Starkville.

Mississippi St.                27

UAB                       14

 

IDLE: Ole Miss

 

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