2021 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Twelve
Our excellent 2021 record improved to 9-3 due to Georgia’s 41-17 win over Tennessee on Saturday. The Volunteers gave the Bulldogs all they could handle for a quarter and then it was over.
Georgia just continues to show that they are in a class by themselves. It’s good timing too, while the rest of the country is having a down year.
Hey, just win the games you play. That’s all you can do.
As for this week, it’s cupcake time!
SEC Pick of the Week: Florida (-8.5) at Missouri, 4:00pm ET on SECN.
OK, here we go.
Is this really how things are going to end? I have a hard time believing so. The over/under on this game is 59.5 and that’s probably a winner.
However, I’m thinking the Gators’ defense shows up for the first time since the first half of the Georgia game. Or the shutout against lowly Vanderbilt, whichever you prefer.
Gators comfortably take this one by more than ten.
Upset alert: Auburn (-7.5) at South Carolina, 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
Bo Nix is out for the rest of the year due to an ankle injury. How will the team respond to the loss of literally their only playmaker?
They’re honestly lucky they get a chance to see against the Gamecocks because next week against Alabama could get really ugly.
Just a hunch here.
Keep an eye on: No. 21 Arkansas at No. 2 Alabama (-20.5), 3:30pm ET on CBS.
The only decent matchup in the SEC lands here, because, well, it’s still meh.
There’s no way the Razorbacks should be in this game after about the first quarter but if you know me you’ll know that I rarely pick games in which the spread is around twenty or more.
The Crimson Tide win.
Trending up: Tennessee going bowling.
After their early season loss to Pittsburgh it didn’t seem likely that the Volunteers would reach the six wins necessary to gain bowl eligibility.
Now all they have to do is beat South Alabama and Vanderbilt and they’re in.
Good for them.
Trending down: Auburn.
The Tigers lost to Mississippi State 43-34 and in the process allowed the Bulldogs to set a program record comeback.
At one point in the 2nd quarter the Tigers were leading 28-3. They then proceeded to surrender forty straight points.
Bulldogs quarterback Will Roger’s threw for over 400 yards and six touchdowns in leading the comeback.
To be fair though, Tigers quarterback Bo Nix didn’t have a bad game himself, but questionable play calls, blown coverages and a turnover doomed the Tigers.
Trending down II: Gators defense.
52 points and nearly 550 yards of offense to Samford. That’s how we’re going to roll?