It was a bad week for me as a prognosticator, finishing 5-4. I guess I should have learned my lesson about picking Vanderbilt; they just could not stop Ole Miss when it mattered. Maine over the Mississippi State Bulldogs? Ouch. Huge embarrassment for the SEC, not to mention that State must not have any pride.
Georgia squeaked by. As I said in my roundup, I was not sure if it was going to be close or a blowout. The UGA offense is sputtering. We need Ware back for the October 2 clash with LSU.
I was right on the money with Arkansas, although they did miss my 50+ points on the board prediction. Still, 49-20 of La Monroe must feel nice after getting kicked in the teeth by Texas.
South Carolina easily took down South Florida; I thought it would be closer, but a win is a win.
A last second field goal by Tennessee ruined my prediction of a Gator win.
Kentucky also showed some spunk and thrashed Indiana. I honestly thought Indiana was better, Kentucky was worse, and the Wildcats would embarrass the SEC. I am sure the ‘cat fans are thankful that honor goes to Mississippi State.
As predicted the Tide easily rolled over Western Carolina, 52-0, but at what cost? Alabama lost starting QB Brodie Croyle for the season. That is going to be a huge loss for the Tide.
The Bulldogs have a week off to think about getting their offense in gear. I am now 20-5 on the young season (9-1, 6-0, 5-4). The most interesting match up on the board next week has Alabama traveling to Arkansas, but the game has lost a little luster now that the Tide are going without Croyle.