202 SEC Football Pick of the Week: Week Five
By the top of the post.
We missed our Pick of the Week game by the top of the field goal post as the Razorbacks’ game-winning field goal attempt missed, fell short, however you want to describe it.
As a result, we’re now 2-2 on the year.
In our other games, Florida nearly pulled off an amazing comeback and Auburn did Auburn things in their (lucky) win over Missouri.
But like we always do, we’re moving on.
SEC Pick of the Week: LSU (-7.5) at Auburn, 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
This just might be the end for Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin. He could be out of a job by Sunday morning if they lose this game.
And I think they will.
LSU aren’t a group of world beaters but they are surely good enough to win this game by more than two touchdowns.
The LSU offense is clicking a much better pace than Auburn’s is and their defense also outplays Auburn’s by nearly every metric.
If the LSU running game gets going and keeps it up it’s going to make life difficult for the Auburn defense. Things aren’t even equal on the flip side of things either.
All Auburn has is Tank Bigsby. And he won’t be enough.
Upset alert: No. 2 Alabama (-18) at No. 20 Arkansas, 3:30pm ET on CBS.
I realize that college football is much like the stock market: past results do not guarantee future gains. In last year’s matchup, these two teams played to 42-35 final in which the Razorbacks were very much in things until the final whistle.
This game however is at Razorback Stadium. KJ Jefferson is back and if life was fair his team would be 4-0. They are also a much better team than last year.
Is Alabama? Debatable.
Keep an eye on: No. 17 Texas A&M at Mississippi State (-3.5), 4:00pm ET on SECN.
Oh, boy. It seems as though the Aggies have been playing with fire and that their second loss of the season could happen at any time.
Enter the Bulldogs, Will Rogers and the second-best offensive nickname in college football history.
Can the Aggies keep pace?
Trending up: Brock Bowers.
The Georgia Bulldog tight end is probably the best overall player in all of college football. His route-running is excellent, he can catch, he can run, he can block…
Can he throw? I wouldn’t doubt it.
Through four roughly half games, here’s his stat line:
- 15 receptions, 276 yards, 2 touchdowns
- 3 rushes, 82 yards, 3 touchdowns
He was the best tight end in the country last year as a true freshman and still is this year as a sophomore, but he’s elevated his game to a whole other level this season.
Trending down: Trey Dean.
It wasn’t too long ago that Florida was on the short list of schools that called themselves DBU. But then Todd Grantham stuck around as defensive coordinator too long, Marco Wilson threw a shoe and now Trey Dean, who is a decent player overall, keeps getting worse and worse.
Not knowing the coverage is something that happens. But for a fifth-year senior to have it happen twice a game so far this season seems a little suspect.
He seems to regress every year.