One bold prediction for every SEC game in Week 5
Our readers asked for predictions that were more bold last week and I delivered (for the most part).
Also, this priceless comment from one of my faves, armyguy007. He’s ribbed me enough over the last couple football seasons to take a friendly counterattack:
Enough talk. Here’s one bold prediction for every SEC game during the fifth Saturday of the college football season:
South Carolina at Mizzou — A different quarterback not named Lorenzo Nunez or Drew Lock will be the player who makes the decisive play in the fourth quarter of a game that may come down to the final possession. This Eastern Division rivalry is always one of the SEC’s most competitive.
San Jose State at Auburn — Jeremy Johnson out-plays Sean White in limited action off the bench and inches closer to regaining his starting job under center for the Tigers.
Arkansas at Tennessee — Butch Jones doesn’t play conservative with a one-score lead and calls a passing play late in the game that leads to a Marquez North touchdown reception and a 14-point win.
Alabama at Georgia — Kenyan Drake becomes the man of the hour for the Crimson Tide with a touchdown reception and a touchdown rush as Alabama holds off the Bulldogs to fight its way back into the SEC Championship and College Football Playoff race.
Ole Miss at Florida — Jaylen Walton, a player who has rarely been mentioned this season for the third-ranked Rebels, gashes the Gators for more than 100 yards rushing as Ole Miss pushes ahead early and never looks back on the road.
Eastern Michigan at LSU — Despite having the nation’s worst rushing defense, Eastern Michigan pops Leonard Fournette hard enough to cause his first lost fumble of the season in the first half, but he still rushes for 150 yards and two touchdowns before intermission.
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee — Disappointing thus far despite a heavy workload, Ralph Webb hits the century mark for the first time this season as the Commodores take care of business away from Nashville.
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky — Coming off the emotional win over Mizzou, the Wildcats look like a team that struggles to get up for a cupcake and has trouble pulling away from a team it should humiliate. Mark Stoops isn’t happy post-game.
Mississippi State at Texas A&M — Kevin Sumlin falls to 0-6 against nationally-ranked teams at home after Dak Prescott tallies more than 350 yards of total offense in a wild shootout at Kyle Field.