2021 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Eleven
Barely, but I’ll take it.
Mississippi State lost to Arkansas 31-28, missing a game-tying field goal as time expired. Fortunately for us though, the Razorbacks entered the game favored by five so they didn’t cover the spread.
That win brings our record to 8-3 on the year and we’ve even got a bit of a winning streak going forward.
Always forward, never back.
SEC Pick of the Week: No. 1 Georgia (-19) at Tennessee, 3:30pm ET on CBS.
I almost didn’t pick this game because of the amount of points that the Bulldogs are giving up. But at this point in the season they haven’t given up more than two touchdowns all season.
Also though, they’re due it seems like.
Aren’t they due for a close game?
The Volunteers can do it I think.
For a half.
The Vols lead the SEC in explosive plays but they just don’t have the depth to continue it for a full game. Theoretically they will get there based on their trend. But as we’ve seen with Florida that’s not guaranteed.
Give me the Bulldogs to cover, barely.
Upset alert: No. 11 Texas A&M (-2) at No. 15 Ole Miss, 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher says that this game is for the SEC West division. I think he has forgotten about Alabama already.
Oh, well. Good for him.
Lane Kiffin will have his boys ready for this one. And while the Aggies have been riding high of late, I think it ends here.
Keep an eye on: No. 25 Arkansas (-2.5) at LSU, 7:30pm ET on SECN.
This has surprisingly been one of the better late season conference games the last decade and a half. I expect it to be the same this year as well.
Arkansas should win this game but as we all know strange things happen in Baton Rouge at night.
Trending up: Alabama vs. Georgia.
The 2021 SEC Championship Game is almost set. At this point I think Georgia should win but I think Alabama does.
Round 2 will be in the CFP and that’s where I see the Bulldogs with the edge.
Trending up II: Tennessee.
The Volunteers beat the Wildcats 45-42 last Saturday to get closer to bowl eligibility. The Vols do this every year though. Struggle in the first half of the season and come on strong in the second half.
But at this point a win is a win.
Tending down: Auburn.
Bo Nix finally had a bad Bo Nix game. We all knew it was coming. A bad turnover and just too many bad decisions.
Though it’s probably not fair to put it all on him. Texas A&M is a good team. Probably the second-most talented team in the West division. But a key injury or two has lead them to two bad losses.
Trending down II: Florida.
Opposite of the Vols are the Gators. They’ve now lost three in a row and with only three games left it’s probably 50/50 on whether they get to the six wins needed to qualify for a bowl.
Luckily for the Gators two of those games are against Samford and Missouri. But losing 40-17 to South Carolina is never OK. I don’t care if the team is ravaged by the flu or not. It’s embarrassing. It’s pathetic. Changes need to be made.