It was a poor weekend for me going against the line, but I got to watch several games that made for compelling college football.
- Georgia/Tennessee – OK, not so compelling, and very disappointing.
- Alabama/Mississippi – Not much of a contest, and this was the one that scared Bama fans at the beginning of the year.
- Colorado/Texas – Defense and special teams saved Texas.
- Florida/LSU – Pretty damn good game, and now FL has the inside track to the SEC half of the National Championship.
I started Week 6 with a 22-16 record, and just like the Dawgs, I left with my tail between my legs. It always sucks to have more misses (Auburn, Georgia, Miss St, Vanderbilt) than wins (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky). My record on the year is now 25-20; reality is starting to set in, which is the reason I only do this sort of thing for fun.
Georgia’s Remaining Schedule
I wrote yesterday (45 points of disappointment) that it was time for the Bulldogs to focus on next year; find our QB of the future and get him some experience. At this point I can only find 3 more wins on the schedule, which is beyond disappointing.
- Win – Vanderbilt (Oct 17). The Commodores have been completely disappointing this year, and I just do not believe UGA can fall this far this year.
- Loss – Florida (Oct 31). Trick or Treat my ass; this one is going to get ugly quick.
- Win – Tennessee Tech (Nov 7). Granted, this year’s Dawgs cannot look at any game as a cake walk, but you can chalk this one up.
- Loss – Auburn (Nov 14). I was going to put this one down as a swing game, but right now, even after Arkansas embarrassed the Tigers, it is still a loss. This one could go the direction, making UGA Bowl eligible, if Auburn goes into a tailspin.
- Win – Kentucky (Nov 21). If this one was on the road, my pick would have been for the Wildcats.
- Loss – Georgia Tech (Nov 28). It is painful to make this prediction, which would put the bumblebees on top two years in a row.
I know only us pundits, critics, and naysayers write this kind of stuff, but reality sucks. Let’s play for next year.