Sunday, October 21, 2007
SEC Weekend Wrap Up
Another good weekend picking on Vegas. 5-1 against the spread (9-3 season) and 5-1 picking the winner (37-5 season). The crazy upsets I've predicted this season now include South Florida over Auburn, Kentucky over Louisville, and Vanderbilt over South Carolina.
My only failures to pick the winner: Alabama over Tennessee, Auburn over Florida, South Carolina over Georgia, Kentucky over LSU, and Mississippi State over Auburn.
Now to the Nitty Gritty of this past weekend.
-Bama beating the crap out of Tennessee was a bit surprising to me. I thought Tennessee's offense would fair better, and J.P. Wilson would be typical.....not so fast, my friend.
J.P. Wilson actually became a man yesterday with the help of D.J. Hall, and I think the Vol Nation will start beating the Fulmer Firing Drum pretty hard with the 41-17 embarrassment.
-The Razorbacks rolled up 437 yards of total offense in Oxford in route to a 44-8 shalacking of Ole Miss. McFadden and Jones got back on track piling up 211 rushing yards against an inept defense. They should feel good about themselves. Really. ppppppppllllllllllllbbbbbbbbtttttttt.
-LSU wins 30-24, and Auburn covers the ridiculous 13-point spread in a great game down in the Bayou.
Brandon Cox really showed me something last night. I was proud of him and how he handled the fourth quarter adversity. Auburn just allowed the LSU offense to stay on the field too long in the second half, and their talent will score like that given the opportunity (23 second half points).
Just for the record, even though it paid off, the long pass with little time remaining was as dumb a play call and as dumb a throw as I've seen in a long time. One batted ball between hero and goat when you're already well within field goal range is pretty darn stupid.
Coach Miles has had his gutsy calls return major dividends so far this season, but more often than not in the SEC, those calls will end up losing games instead of winning them. The ball is bouncing their way in 2007, but I think LSU is officially too stupid to survive a national championship game.
-Florida's off-week seemed to help as they kept the Wildcats at arms length most of the day. That last Woodson TD pass made the score look more respectable than it was, although the Gators still covered.
Kentucky has turned back into a pumpkin, and Florida will have the chance to control their own destiny playing Georgia, Vanderbilt, and South Carolina to wrap up their conference schedule.
-How 'bout them Commodores!?! The way the Gamecocks struggled with the Tarheels last week was the precursor to this upset. Vanderbilt is disciplined and plays good defense. The upset trail is not over yet for the Commodores this season, but I'm not sure yet who it will be.
Week 9 Games of Interest:
Watch: South Carolina at Tennessee, Florida at Georgia, Boston College at Virginia Tech
Tevo: Cal at Arizona State, Ohio State at Penn State
Don't Buy The Hype: USC at Oregon, West Virgina at Rutgers