Blah, blah, blah…#1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama.
Yes, Alabama’s at home – but they’re missing their starting quarterback. That’s too much against LSU. I give it to LSU by 10 points. Now, it’s possible Les Miles will engage in some stupidly risky play-calling. If that happens, all bets are off.
For the record, Les Miles is the luckiest, most over-rated coach in the history of college football. Just needed to get that out.
Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about a second top-10 match up (yes, the SEC has four teams in the top 10) on Saturday that has flown under the radar: #9 South Carolina vs. #7 Arkansas. South Carolina has some problems. Like almost every other SEC team they’re without their usual starting quarterback after he got booted from the team. They’re also without their starting superstar running back Marcus Lattimore. So South Carolina will have shit for offense.
However, Arkansas defense has been really lackluster lately, and their insanely talented offense has, frankly, been under performing. Granted, it’s the SEC, but still. I keep waiting for Arkansas’ to come out and jump on a team early, racking up a gajillion points like they’re supposed to, but it just hasn’t been happening. The last four games Arkansas has struggled and needed late surges to pull out a victory. Vanderbilt should’ve beaten Arkansas last week and practically gave the game away. Despite their injuries, South Carolina will not do that.
Not gonna lie. Even though the game is being played in Arkansas and the hogs are a 6 point favorite, I’d be very hesitant to bet on them here if I weren’t blinded by my loyalty. Since I am, Arkansas wins a thriller by 3.
Now for the upset pick. You may recall that last week I totally called Georgia Tech over #5 Clemson. Let’s be honest – that was a pretty decent call. ;) This week, the Texas Longhorns have weaseled their way back into the top 25. Look for Texas Tech to boot them right back out.
Enjoy your football, heathens!