PETE’S PIGSKIN PROGNOSTICATIONS
(10-1 last week; 10-1 overall)
Frequently in error; never in doubt.
So I was raked over the coals for my points pick for VU and UTK. One was
right, one was wrong, so I guess those cancel out. Anyway, I am unconcerned
with the point spread for the gamblers, although if you read “The Wisdom of
Crowds” by James Surowiecki you might find some interesting speculations about
how guesses with input from a lot of people tend to be more accurate than the
predictions of just a few experts.
Anyway, this week does not appear to contain too many challenges.
Utah State @ Arkansas – I’m sure the Pigs are happy to see this cupcake on
their schedule, after being bar-b-que’d last week. The good news is that
they improved their performance 17 points over last year’s 70-17 loss. At
this rate, The Razorbacks will be in the plus column in a couple of more years
2012. This week? Arkansas by 35.
Central Florida @ Florida – Another big-time opponent for the Gators, after
feasting on Eagles last week, Golden Knights are on the menu this
week. Florida by 40.
Texas State @ Kentucky – I thought Louisville’s uniforms made them look
exceptionally fast and mean last week. No such problems this week for the
Mildcats, licking their wounds from their drubbing by the Cardinals. UK by
Arizona @ LSU – No problems appear to be in the offing for LSU, though it is
hard to tell what’s going on after the tuneup last week. Tigers by 20.
Mississippi @ Missouri – The Rebels didn’t look all that good against Memphis
and I’m thinking it wasn’t Memphis’ fault. Missouri by 12.
Auburn @ Mississippi State – Things don’t get any easier for Croom and
Company. The toothless Bulldogs underperformed on both side of the ball
last week, and Auburn is a much better team that Mississippi State. Auburn
Georgia @ South Carolina – Spurrier has been know to pull rabbits out of
his hat to win games like this, but trust me, there has to be a rabbit in there
to start with. This is going to be a hard-hitting, typically close game,
but in the end, there is nothing in hat for Steve but dandruff. Georgia by
Air Force @ UTK – The large orange will have to avoid the two L’s in
this game. Let-down and Look-ahead. If the Vols can keep from
believing in their press clippings and keep their feet on the ground, UTK should
win easily. UTK by 25.
Vanderbilt @ Alabama – Alabama failed to impress last week, but they
shouldn’t have too much trouble with Commodores, who demonstrated a total lack
of offensive ability. VU will improve, but so will the Tide. Alabama
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