IT picks the SEC


Posted Nov 25, 2010


It doesn't get any better than this: You spend Thanksgiving stuffing yourself with turkey and dressing, then spend the rest of the weekend watching SEC football rivalry games.

The marquee game, of course, is Friday's annual Iron Bowl showdown between Auburn and Alabama. This year's matchup in Tuscaloosa features an unbeaten Tiger squad and a defending national champion Tide team.

The rest of the slate is almost as appetizing - LSU vs. Arkansas in Little Rock, Florida at Florida State, Georgia Tech at Georgia, Mississippi State at Ole Miss and Kentucky at Tennessee. The lone game that lacks intrigue is Wake Forest at Vanderbilt.

InsideTennessee's picks panel went a combined 28-2 on last week's predictions - the two misses coming because Josh Woodward and Dave Hooker tabbed Mississippi State to beat Arkansas. Hooker and Chris Price lead the picks panel with matching 73-15 records.

Here are the Week 13 picks, plus the year-to-date records:

Randy Moore (71-17)

AUBURN AT ALABAMA (Friday): There's no storybook ending for Cam Newton's fairy tale. Tide, 31-27

LSU VS. ARKANSAS (Little Rock): Les Miles has a great defense but Bobby Petrino has too many weapons. Hogs, 27-23

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE: I know they're struggling but I just can't see the Gators finishing 7-5. Florida, 27-24

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA: Like UT, Georgia needs a win to finish 6-6 and qualify for a bowl bid. Dawgs, 34-28

MISS. STATE AT OLE MISS: Dan Mullen's boys cap off an 8-4 season with a bang. Bulldogs, 34-20

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON: Looks like Spurrier has solved the late-season blues. Cocks, 31-21

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT: When a pair of 2-9 teams collide, anything can happen. Commodores, 24-20

KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE: I still had black hair the last time the Big Blue beat the Big Orange. Vols, 34-31

James Bryant (62-26)

AUBURN AT ALABAMA (Friday): Alabama will ruin Auburn's somewhat of a perfect season. Tide Rolls 31-28

LSU VS. ARKANSAS (at Little Rock): Arkansas always has Les's number, Hogs will prevail again. 35-21

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE: Seminoles roll, 38-21

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA: Georgia really needs this one, 21-17 Dawgs

MISS. STATE AT OLE MISS: Ole Miss always wins this one at home, should be interesting this year. State should win, but don't count on it. Rebels in the upset 24-23.

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON: South Carolina in this one 28-21

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT: Who cares in this one, Wake Forest 21-20.

KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE: Kentucky is still Kentucky, Vols 31-Wildcats 21.

Dave Hooker (73-15)

AUBURN AT ALABAMA (Friday): The drama surrounding Cam Newton seems to have subsided - even though it never seemed to matter. Tigers, 24-23

LSU VS. ARKANSAS (at Little Rock): Just enough D. Tigers, 27-21

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE: Gators seem to have found their stride. 30-27

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA: Tech's option will be too tough to stop. 24-23

MISS. STATE AT OLE MISS: State salvages a very respectable season. 40-13

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON: South Carolina is feeling it. 30-13

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT: Wake, I guess. 20-10

KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE: 26 it is. 26-24

Josh Woodward (67-21)

AUBURN AT ALABAMA (Friday): 31-24 Alabama spoils Auburns year

LSU VS. ARKANSAS (at Little Rock): 45-38 LSU continues to roll

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE: 35-28 Florida wins the in-state battle

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA: 24-20 Bulldogs beat the Yellow Jackets

MISS. STATE AT OLE MISS: 35-17 Bulldogs throw egg in the face of the Rebels

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON: 35-30 South Carolina in a close one

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT: 35-20 Vandy sends Caldwell out on a winning note

KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE: 26-20 Vols make it 26 with 26

Chris Price (73-15)

AUBURN AT ALABAMA (Friday):The Tide are dying to crush Auburn's chances at a National Title and they are going to get their wish. Tide 31-23.

LSU VS. ARKANSAS (at Little Rock): I think Lucky Les may actually lose this one. Arkansas has more offense. Hogs 31-17.

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE: Florida State is going to end the drought. Seminoles top the Gators 34-31.

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA: Georgia ends the year on a high note. Dogs win 31-17.

MISS. STATE AT OLE MISS: State ends the year on a high note after a tough loss to South Carolina. Dogs top the Black Bears 31-30.

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON: South Carolina closes on a high note as well. Gamecocks win 38-17.

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT: Could be Robby Caldwell's last rodeo. Wake Forest wins over the 'Dores 27-9.

KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE: The streak comes to a close and Randall Cobb leaves on a high note. Wildcats win in Neyland 38-30.


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