In Week 2 I successfully predicted the upset of Miami over Florida and finished 11-1 on the straight-up picks. That improves the season’s straight-up record to 22-3. The bets on the lines were again not great at 8-4, but the season record is a little better at 14-11. This week gets a little more interesting with out-of-conference games against Louisville, Oregon and Texas, and the Alabama-Texas A&M rematch.
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Louisville 27 at Kentucky 14
Louisville, is good, not great. Kentucky is awful, not just bad. You never know with rivalry games though.
Southern Miss 10 at Arkansas 35
USM hasn’t won a game since 2011 and have been outscored by 50 points this season.
Alabama 41 at Texas A&M 28
It is always Kirby Smart’s defense that makes waves, but expect the Tide’s offense to take it to the atrocious Aggie defense.
Tennessee 27 at Oregon 45
Tennessee has outscore opponents 97-20. The Ducks have outscored opponents 125-0. Something’s got to give and it appears to be the lightning-quick Ducks.
Mississippi State 17 at Auburn 31
Don’t mistake this 3-0 Tiger start for a drastically improved team. It is strictly circumstantial for now.
Kent State 3 at LSU 42
Looking ahead to Georgia? Distracted by the Les Miles Oklahoma State controversies? Nah, LSU blows the Golden Flashes out of the bayou.
Vanderbilt 24 at South Carolina 28
Vandy is another one of those teams who could be vastly improved in 2013 with a record that does not reflect it.
Ole Miss 41 at Texas 28
Longhorn turmoil, Ole Miss success, it typically spells ironic disaster for the Rebels. 2013 seems different though, seems different.
There’s some fantastic intra-conference play, as well as some interesting out of conference matchups this weekend. So, make sure to grab some tickets to your favorite SEC action from PrimeSport. And as a reminder, PrimeSport has SEC football Championship tickets available as well if you’re looking ahead to the December 7th showdown between the best in the East and West.