2022 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Four
Would it be in bad taste to just bet Georgia all season? I mean, I’d have the same overall record. By virtue of the Bulldogs’ 48-7 win over South Carolina, we improved our pick of the week season record to 2-1.
I think it’s clear that Georgia is the best team in all of college football. Unfortunately, it’s their world and we’re all just living in it.
Oh, and Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers is the best non-quarterback in college football. He’s just ridiculously good.
That is all. Time to move on.
SEC Pick of the Week: Arkansas vs Texas A&M (-1.5) in Arlington, TX, 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
We’re gambling here, right? Nothing says gambling like the playing of two bitter rivals from the old Southwest Conference at Jerry World.
Normally I’d stay away from a game like this but if either of these teams are ever going to take a leap into the next tier, these are the games they have to win.
KJ Jefferson is going to have to do his thing for the Razorbacks if they are to pull off the upset. And I’m OK with that. He’s one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the conference and the rest of the team is solid but not spectacular.
The Aggies on the other hand and head coach Jimbo Fisher need this win to keep their season afloat. Fair or unfair, it’s basically a must-win due to expectations – expectations that are probably a year away.
I actually feel less confident in this game now than I did earlier this week, but I still like the Hogs in this one. Woo Pig.
Upset alert: Missouri (+7) at Auburn, 12:00pm ET on ESPN.
In a matchup between the worst team in the east and the worst team in the west, both of these teams are basically fighting for their respective seasons.
Auburn and Missouri have both played like hot garbage at various points of the season thus far, but Auburn’s garbage just seems to stink a little bit more.
They’ve got problems everywhere whereas Missouri’s problems are related more to just football.
They’ve got a chance.
Keep an eye on: No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee (-10.5), 3:30pm ET on CBS.
In the last 17 years the Volunteers have just one win over the Gators. That victory came all the way back in 2016 and required a very impressive second-half performance by quarterback Josh Dobbs and wide receiver JuJuan Jennings.
This year? I’m having flashbacks. The Vols look like they have one of the better offenses in the country and the Gators can’t move the football through the air.
The Vols should win this one easily, but the Gators have been able to pull these out against the Vols in the recent past.
Trending up: Georgia.
As I said in the opening, the Bulldogs are really good as this football thing. And unlike my Gators, who seem to not understand who they are, Georgia does.
With Stetson Bennett at quarterback, the best tight end room in the country and an even better defense than last year’s record setting unit, the Dawgs look primed to repeat as national champions.
It’ll all come crashing down eventually, as it always does and debts will be paid, but now is not that time.
Trending up II: Tennessee.
For the first time since 2016, ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Knoxville this weekend for the Florida game. As a FYI, the only victory the Vols can claim over the Gators since their win in 2004 came in 2016 by way of Josh Dobbs and an incredible second-half comeback.
That’s got to be good for them, right?
Trending down: Auburn.
The Brian Harsin Era is over. The only thing that matters now is when. Time is the most precious commodity we have and Harsin is running out of it.
The loss to Penn State for the second year in a row was the proverbial nail in the coffin. Yellawood will surely see that the deed is done this time.
But it’s not like this came out of nowhere. Harsin has seemed like a fish out of water since the start and this is Auburn. Why he even took the job is beyond me and it has showed.
Trending down II: Florida.
Not the performance you want to see a week before your first conference road game, which just happens to be a rivalry game. The Gators single-handedly kept USF in the game thanks to some questionable play calling and turnovers.
If they do what they do best: run the ball and play a bend but don’t break defense they might be OK. But they probably won’t.