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2021 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Four

Sep 13, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za'Darius Smith (94) and defensive end Alvin Dupree (2) talk against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Man, did Mississippi State get hosed or what? What was that? Even after reading their explanation I have to admit that I’m still not sure exactly how… what’s the point in replay?

Just crazy.

But, we move on. It’s just what we do. As a result though, of Memphis’ comeback win, if you want to call it that, we picked up our first loss of season. Not all was lost however, as Georgia failed to cover the spread in their 40-13 win over South Carolina so we ended on a good note.

We’re now 3-1 on the season in our picks of the week segment and 56-40 all-time since 2015.

It’s now time for some more.

Week four…

Oh, fun observation before we begin: Is it just me or have Florida and Georgia continued to get ever so close to finally knocking Alabama off their perch? It’s going to happen soon.

SEC Pick of the Week: Kentucky (-5) at South Carolina, 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Despite the Wildcats struggling at home against UTC (more on that game in a minute) I’m a believer in Mark Stoops’ bunch. I still think their the third-best team in the East and I think they could win nine or even 10 games this year, with a bowl win.

The Gamecocks on the other hand are still figuring things out under new head coach Shane Beamer. But, like any rebuilding team, they are making a lot of mistakes adjusting to the new coaching staff. And they have the worst offense in the SEC at this point of the season.

Wildcats quarterback Will Levis will do just enough to guide Kentucky to the victory in this one as they’ll end September with a nice and clean 4-0 (2-0 SEC) record.

Upset alert: No. 5 Texas A&M (-5.5) vs. No. 18 Arkansas, in Arlington, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

It’s time for the Southwest Classic. I love this game. Despite the fact that the Razorbacks have been terrible for the better part of a decade this game has been close more often then not.

I mean just look at that! Since this rivalry became a neutral site affair, three games have gone to overtime and seven games in total have been decided by a touchdown or less.

This Arkansas team is now poised to break the nine game losing streak to Texas A&M. It’s their best team in over a decade. They’ll be ready.

Keep an eye on: LSU (-2.5) at Mississippi State, 12pm ET on ESPN. 

We’ll see in this matchup if Ed Orgeron really has the LSU defense on the up and up.

This is a revenge game for the Tigers.

Trending up: Matt Corral and Bryce Young. 

The two quarterbacks are Heisman frontrunners, right? They have to be. Corral will end up with better statistics, I’m sure, but Young will have the better record at the end of the day.

Corral accounted for 7 total touchdowns in a blowout win against Tulane, while Young had 3 in a close win at Florida.

Things could get interesting down the stretch if they both keep up the pace that their on.

Trending down: Kentucky? Maybe. 

One week after an impressive win against Missouri, they nearly laid an egg against UTC. A fourth quarter comeback against a FCS team is never good, especially for a team that many (not me) thinks could finish 2nd in the SEC East.

If you wanted to throw in the officials of the Mississippi State game here, by all means feel free. You’ll get no arguments from me.

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