Athlon Sports predicts the 10 biggest SEC upsets in 2016
Upsets happen every week in college football, no matter the year or time of year. It just depends on how big those upsets actually are that keep people talking about them on Sundays.
Yesterday, Cody McClure of athlonsports.com predicted 10 upsets that will take place in the SEC for the 2016 season. He didn’t tread lightly.
At No. 10, McClure has Florida over Georgia and at No. 9, BYU over Mississippi State. Those aren’t crazy. But further down his list, it gets more interesting.
At No. 5, a game every SEC fan will be glued to their seats (at the stadium or at home) for is Tennessee-Alabama, in which McClure picks the Volunteers in an upset. At No. 3, he has Arkansas falling to Louisiana Tech and at No. 2, those same Razorbacks defeating LSU.
Here’s what McClure had to say about his No. 1 upset:
Georgia Southern over Ole Miss, Nov. 5
“Well, here it is, the biggest upset of the SEC season. As mentioned before, Ole Miss’ schedule is terrifying. The Rebels play Arkansas, LSU and Auburn leading up to this game. Georgia Southern won four of its last six games last year, and one of those losses was in overtime at Georgia. The Eagles pounded Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl. Also, there are seniors on this team that remember beating Florida down in The Swamp their freshman year. Call me crazy, but I think all the signs point to a major upset in Oxford.”
He makes a legitimate argument, but picking Georgia Southern over a top-five quarterback (Chad Kelly) in college football seems pretty far out there. Go big or go home, I guess.
No. 1 Georgia Southern over Ole Miss, Nov. 5
No. 2 Arkansas over LSU, Nov. 12
No. 3 Louisiana Tech over Arkansas, Sept. 3
No. 4 Vanderbilt over Florida, Oct. 1
No. 5 Tennessee over Alabama, Oct. 15
No. 6 North Carolina over Georgia, Sept. 3
No. 7 Vanderbilt over Ole Miss, Nov. 19
No. 8 South Carolina over Texas A&M, Oct. 1
No. 9 BYU over Mississippi State, Oct. 14
No. 10 Florida over Georgia, Oct. 29
Full descriptions of each upset and the entire article can be read here.