Ole Hotty Toddy’s Week 5 SEC Projections


Missouri (2-2) @ Central Florida (2-1) 11:00 AM

Central Florida (-2)

One of the worst things that you can say about a team is that they quit. That’s exactly what it looked like Missouri did in the 2nd half against South Carolina last week. Luckily for Gary Pinkel’s team, they are not playing South Carolina again this week. To defeat the favored Golden Knights, the Tigers will need to get back to the offense that hung up 62 in the opener. This game will determine the rest of the Missouri season if they lose, which I don’t think they will.

Missouri 27 Central Florida 20

 

Arkansas (1-3) @ Texas A&M (2-1) 11:00

Texas A&M (-13)

Arkansas’s season has been the proverbial car accident that you cannot seem to avert your eyes from. The offense that in recent years has been heralded as one of the nation’s best, was shut out at home against Alabama. They got back on a better track against Rutgers with Tyler Wilson throwing for 419 yards. The problem is that the defense allowed five touchdowns through the air to Rutgers and is 110th in the country in allowed points per game. Pile that onto the fact that Texas A&M has scored 118 points in the last two weeks, and it looks like trouble for the Hogs.

Arkansas 31 Texas A&M 42

 

Tennessee (3-1) @ #5 Georgia (4-0) 2:30

Georgia (-14)

One of the great rivalries in the SEC, Tennessee and Georgia is typically a good watch. Tyler Bray and his repertoire of receivers can put up numbers. The Vols are currently 8th in passing yards and have hung up at least 35 points in three of their four games. They have not faced a defense like they will today however. Jarvis Jones may be the best overall player in the country, and he may be joined by Alec Ogletree and Baccari Rambo for the first time this season. Georgia could have one of the best defenses in the country once those two are allowed to play again after being suspended for drugs in the offseason. The secondary is not as strong as the rest of the unit, so Tennessee should still score some points, but not enough to keep up with the more talented and experienced Bulldogs.

Tennessee 17 Georgia 38

 

#6 South Carolina (4-0) @ Kentucky (1-3) 6:00

South Carolina (-21)

You knew that the defense was going to be there for South Carolina. What we did not know is that the offense would be so potent apart from Lattimore. The Gamecocks are rolling and appear destined for a marquee matchup between undefeateds in Columbia next week against Georgia. This type of situation is where you tend to see scary, trap games for the favorite. Not this one. USC is much more talented, experienced, and the coaching matchup between the two is, for lack of a better pun, a “joke”. SC rolls.

South Carolina 52 Kentucky 6

 

Towson (2-1) @ #3 LSU (4-0) 6:00

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Do you think that the Tiger coaching staff addressed offensive execution this week? Whether they did or did not, there is undoubtedly going to be an execution on Saturday. Under the lights, in Baton Rouge, against a team that chased down and tackled a player who ran the wrong way on punt coverage. It is going to get ugly.

Towson 3 LSU 49

 

Ole Miss (3-1) @ #1 Alabama (4-0) 8:15

Alabama (-30)

Ole Miss has the type of scheme that can hang with Alabama for a little bit if run to perfect. With a few key stops by the defense, the Rebels could be in a 13-7 or so game in the 2nd quarter. Whether it’s 14-10 Ole Miss or 35-0 Alabama, Nick Saban is going to march his troops out of the locker room for the second half like it is 1940s military propaganda. I hope, for my sake and for yours, that I am wrong.

Ole Miss 20 Alabama 48

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