2019 SEC Pick of the Week – Week Five
Things could always be worse.
We won our early pick last week as LSU beat down Vanderbilt 66-38 and covered the 24-point spread, but then we watched as Georgia struggled a bit, but not really, against Notre Dame and won 23-17 failing to cover their spread.
As a result we went 1-1 on the weekend, we’re now 2-4 on the year and we’re 36-27 since 2015. I guess that’s what I get for showing some faith in a bunch of dirty dawgs. It was probably the fleas.
Anyway, we move on to week five.
Here we go…
SEC Pick of the Week: No. 23 Texas A&M (-22.5) vs. Arkansas, in Arlington, 12:00pm ET on ESPN.
According to most metrics the Razorbacks have the toughest remaining schedule in all of college football. They’ll get that party started on Saturday at Jerry World on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and said stadium (I think it’s official name is AT&T Stadium or Field, something like that), played for the Razorbacks and was on the team when they won their one and only national championship back in 1964.
Well, they aren’t winning the championship this year or any time soon for that matter. Their best most recent chance was probably under former head coach Houston Nutt in the mid-2000’s when they had Darren McFadden and Felix Jones running point. But they aren’t walking through that door ever again. It’s a shame really. There’s a lot of talent in the state of Arkansas and with it being close to Louisiana and Texas, there really isn’t any reason why that program isn’t consistently winning 8-9 games a year at worst.
Speaking of Texas, well, Texas A&M, Jimbo badly needs a win. The Razorbacks are struggling this year so this is the perfect opportunity to build some confidence and get the season back on track.
I say they do just that.
Aggies all the way.
Upset alert: Mississippi State at No. 7 Auburn (-8.5), 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
I tell you what, for every person that tells me that the Florida Gators don’t look like a top-10 team, I’m going to point at Auburn and just say well neither do they. I mean seriously, are there really only six teams in all of college football better than the Tigers?
Foot in mouth could happen soon as the Gators and Tigers do play soon-ish for homecoming in Gainesville, but first it’s the Bulldogs who travel to the plains of Auburn in an all-SEC West affair.
Honestly, my mind says Auburn wins this by a touchdown but my gut says State pulls off the upset.
Then again my gut is 2-4 on the year thus far… Or has that been my mind? I’m so confused. Just watch it, it should be a good one.
Keep an eye on: Kentucky at South Carolina (-2), 7:30pm ET on SECN.
I get the feeling that it’s now or never for Will Muschamp at South Carolina. Both teams are 0-2 in SEC play, but this was supposed to be the year that Carolina settled into it’s rightful place of 4th (or was it 5th?) in the SEC East. You know, Florida and Georgia at the top and then some combination of Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee fighting it out for third through sixth with Vanderbilt bringing up the rear.
This was supposed to be Jake Bentley’s greatest year. But things happen and now Muschamp must go with a freshman quarterback and well, I just don’t know if he’ll be able to see it through.
Kentucky meanwhile, they’re rebuilding this year as we all know and despite putting up a fight against the Gators as usual, this game has all the makings of a pillow fight.
Now watch. This things goes into multiple overtimes and ends up a classic.
Trending up: SEC for Heisman.
We already know all too much about Tua so we’re not going to go down that road. But this Joe Burrow kid, yeah, that’s a different story.
Burrow, has thrown for just over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns already and has LSU squarely in the playoff picture.
All that seemingly stands in his way is Tua and Alabama of course. Did you expect anything else?
Trending down: Jimbo.
Granted it’s only year two of the Fisher era in College Station and there’s no shame in losing to Clemson… When you’re being paid $10 million a year there is absolutely no benefit of doubt. Last Saturday was one of those games that he has to win no matter what.
That contract is fully guaranteed, right? Haha.