One bold prediction for every SEC game in Week 8
Here’s one bold prediction for every SEC game during the eighth Saturday of the college football season:
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Auburn at Arkansas — With two weeks to prepare the Tigers and Gus Malzahn’s offense, Arkansas will have an excellent game plan in place and for the second time this season, Auburn will be held to single digits against an SEC opponent.
Tennessee at Alabama — Can the Crimson Tide keep up their recent hot stretch against a cross-division rival they’re expected to beat by at least 16 points? They’ll win, but it will come in the form of a late stop on Tennessee’s final possession, nullifying a terrific outing from Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs.
Missouri at Vanderbilt — Vegas has the over/under set at 34 points for this game, by far the lowest in the SEC this season. Both offenses are anemic at this point with two struggling quarterbacks and offensive lines that have underachieved. Despite Mizzou’s edge up front defensively, Vandy running back Ralph Webb emerges with a 100-yard game to lead a Commodores win.
Texas A&M at Ole Miss — Kevin Sumlin’s struggles continue against better-than-average league competition. The bold prediction? The Rebels win by at least two touchdowns when the Aggies fail to get going on the ground.
Western Kentucky at LSU — Unfamiliar with Hilltoppers QB Brandon Doughty? You won’t be after Saturday night when he throws for 300-plus against DBU. In six starts this season, Doughty’s thrown for more than 2,700 yards and has 24 touchdown passes. He has four 400-yard games.
Kentucky at Mississippi State — Gasp! Dak Prescott throws his first interception of the season against a defense that’s only responsible for four picks this fall, but Mississippi State still covers.