2021 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Six
Welp, that didn’t go as planned at all.
The Kentucky Wildcats upset the Florida Gators, winning 20-13, for just the second time since Ronald Reagan administration. The Gators’ loss drops us to 4-2 on the year as we begin another week.
But as some things change other things remain the same. Alabama and Nick Saban don’t lose to former assistants, Georgia’s defense is still lights out, Bo Nix is good one week and bad the next.
… it just is what it is.
We’re here through it all.
SEC Pick of the Week: No. 2 Georgia (-15.5) at No. 18 Auburn, 3:30pm ET on CBS.
The best defense in all of college football is at it again, this time going up against the most overrated (some would say disappointing) quarterback in recent SEC memory.
If Bo Nix thinks that he can do what he normally does against this Bulldog defense, he’s got another thing coming.
These ‘Dawgs are legit. They’re the real deal. They’ve allowed just 23 points all season. They swarm. They gang-tackle.
This could get ugly.
Georgia wins going away.
Upset alert: LSU at No. 16 Kentucky (-3), 7:30pm ET on SECN.
The Wildcats are coming off an emotional win against Florida and the Tigers are coming off an emotional loss to Auburn.
LSU is a mess this year and Kentucky is undefeated, though they’ve looked shaky at times. If LSU loses this one, the heat on Ed Orgeron might become unbearable.
But how does Kentucky play after their win last week? It was such a rare win that the fans stormed the field.
I have a sneaky feeling that Kentucky comes out a bit sluggish and LSU pounces.
Keep an eye on: No. 13 Arkansas at No. 17 Ole Miss (-5.5), 12:00pm ET on ESPN.
With both of these teams coming off embarrassing losses, it’s all about that rebound and who you can trust.
My money is probably on the Rebels to get it done just because I believe they have the more explosive offense and the better quarterback.
And by better quarterback, I don’t mean the guy who threw six interceptions against the Razorbacks last year. I suspect he’ll play a lot better this time.
Trending up: Georgia and Kentucky.
In two weeks we’ll get to see both of these matchups. If the Wildcats can get by LSU this weekend, they’ll be undefeated heading into their matchup with Georgia.
Georgia has the best defense I’ve seen since the 1990s defenses Florida State used to trot out there.
We’ll see what happens and if both teams make it there, but this one has potential top-15 written all over it.
Trending down: Florida and LSU.
Like the above matchup, this one is of the same type only different. If that makes any sense?
Both teams are eliminated from their respective divisions, both teams have a serious issue or two and both teams need a win, badly.
The forced rivalry could be Ed Orgeron’s last stand. Or could it be the beginning of the end for Dan Mullen? We’ll see.