Missouri (4-4, 1-4) @ #7 Florida (7-1, 6-1) 11:00 AM
Last week was soul-crushing for the Gators. Will Muschamp won’t let it get to them though and this team will come out ready to prove a point. Florida’s defense is quick and opportunistic, Missouri’s offense is injury-depleted and anemic, you do the math.
Missouri 10 Florida 38
Vanderbilt (4-4, 2-3) @ Kentucky (1-8, 0-6) 11:00 AM
The Commodores are rolling and while their four wins are against the likes of Presbyterian, Missouri, Auburn, and UMass, they were in the game late against Florida, South Carolina, and Northwestern. Kentucky is bad. Really bad. It is partially a lack of depth and a whole lot of injuries. Kentucky has shown fight lately, but I wouldn’t bet against the Dores here.
Vanderbilt 24 Kentucky 14
16 Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2) @ 15 Mississippi State (7-1, 3-1) 11:00
Texas A&M (-2.5)
Both teams are coming off laughers in Week 9. Texas A&M took Auburn to the woodshed while Mississippi State was medievally quartered by the Crimson Tide. The three conference opponents the Bulldogs have defeated this season have a combined record of 0-17 this season. This will be their second straight game against a quality conference opponent and I think with a rattled confidence in the secondary, A&M rolls.
Texas A&M 31 Mississippi State 20
Troy (4-4) @ Tennessee (3-5) 11:00
The Vols are reeling on a four-game losing streak, with three of those decided by 10 points or less to top 15 teams. They have handled their out of conference slate well this season, albeit a weak slate, so this should be no problem. Tyler Bray may get to 300 yards by the time the stands fill.
Troy 24 Tennessee 45
Tulsa (7-1) @ Arkansas (3-5) 11:21 AM
This is an intriguing game as Tulsa is the cream of the Conference USA crop and Arkansas is one of the more disappointing teams in the nation. Neither defense is impressive but both have renowned passing attacks. I could see Tulsa taking this, but I’m putting my chips on the Pigs.
Tulsa 35 Arkansas 38
New Mexico State (1-7) @ Auburn (1-7) 11:30 AM
Likely the worst game of the weekend, it can only be found on Pay-Per-View. The Plains are anything but settled these days, and a loss here would almost certainly seal Gene Chizik’s fate. I doubt that will happen though as NMSU is just horrendous.
New Mexico State 20 Auburn 34
Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2) @ 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1) 2:30 PM
The excitement around the Ole Miss program is palatable after the victory over Arkansas. Hugh Freeze has gained a lot of respect in the SEC community to compound the gained admiration in Oxford. There should be a lot of plays in this one as both teams are running up-tempo offense. Ole Miss is at the level where they can compete with the likes of Georgia, but winning it though? I think they’re a year away.
Ole Miss 24 Georgia 27
1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0) @ 5 LSU (7-1, 3-1) 7:00
Night games at Death Valley have proven to be a graveyard for opposing teams. Alabama is the best team in the country though, and the margin between them and the rest of the country isn’t even close. This one should go to the Tide as LSU just cannot score points against a defense like this.
Alabama 20 LSU 6