One bold prediction for every SEC game in Week 11
Here’s one bold prediction for every SEC game on Saturday:
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Georgia at Auburn — Ranked 11thin the SEC against the run, Auburn’s defense is in for it against the Bulldogs. Without a reliable quarterback right now, Georgia should give Sony Michel plenty of carries against a porous front and despite a broken hand, he’ll hit the 200-yard barrier.
Arkansas at LSU — One could certainly make the argument that Brandon Allen is one of college football’s hottest player at the moment, coming off an incredible performance at Ole Miss. It’s astounding to see what Allen, a true weapon through the air, has done in Dan Enos’ offensive scheme this year. For this bold prediction, we’ll say Allen surpasses the 300-yard mark and throws three touchdown passes, but it’s not enough.
Alabama at Mississippi State — Will Dak Prescott spoil Alabama’s season? He’s thrown for 300 or more yards four times this season, including three straight starts, but that ends against the Crimson Tide. Alabama records three interceptions, tripling Prescott season total, and continues its march toward Atlanta and beyond.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt — Over its last three SEC games, Vanderbilt has given up only two touchdowns — a 78-yarder to Pharoh Cooper against South Carolina and a 3-yard burst from Florida’s Kelvin Taylor in the first quarter last week. That’s it. The Commodores’ defense has been playing lights out and this week, it comes full circle. Kentucky’s held without a touchdown in Nashville.
Florida at South Carolina — Can picking the Gamecocks to win outright justify as bold? Shawn Elliott’s had this team on the cusp of winning a game it shouldn’t the last two weeks (Texas A&M, Tennessee) but this one comes at home against an offense that’s struggling. The question is, can South Carolina deal with Florida’s pass rush? If so, Perry Orth and the Gamecocks will record a surprising upset against a program that’s already clinched the East.
BYU vs. Mizzou — The Tigers need a win, badly. Mizzou’s sputtering into an unrecognizable mess down the stretch, but gets an opportunity to puts its on-campus turmoil aside for a brief break on the gridiron. That should help Gary Pinkel and his players escape from reality, if only for a couple of hours. The SEC’s worst offense scores four touchdowns, surprisingly, as Mizzou posts a big victory.
Western Carolina at Texas A&M — It doesn’t matter who plays quarterback for the Aggies this weekend against the Catamounts, a team that’s 0-17 all-time against SEC competition. Texas A&M hits the 50-point mark for only the second time this season in a rout.
North Texas at Tennessee — The Vols are favored by 41 points against a team that’s lost eight of its nine games this season. We’ll say Tennessee covers by halftime in an embarrassing performance defensively for the Mean Green.