This predictions thing is kind of fun, isn’t it? Entering week 4, we are 31-6 on predictions for SEC teams, with half of our losses related to Arkansas. So if we just ignore those pesky Razorbacks, we’re absolutely crushing it!
Don’t ask us how Chad Morris and the Hogs will fare in week 4 against Auburn, as we have yet to figure the team from Fayetteville out.
Coach Ed Orgeron’s LSU Tigers are starting to worry us, with a mid-October trip to the Bayou looming for Georgia. Keep an eye on LSU, as things could get really interesting before the Bulldogs come calling.
Week 3 provided some great upsets for our enjoyment, but we weren’t too satisfied with the SEC slate, excluding Auburn and LSU. However, week 4 brings with it a long-awaited weekend of SEC games, which are not cupcakes. Enough of the cupcakes, alright!
Let’s get to the good stuff, week 4’s SEC predictions are coming your way.
Georgia @ Missouri
Jake Fromm and the second-ranked Georgia Bulldogs make the trek west to Columbia, Missouri for a week 4 clash between undefeated SEC East foes. The Missouri Tigers have a high-powered offense led by senior quarterback Drew Lock, but can their defense make the stops to keep up with the Dawgs? The Georgia rushing game wore Mizzou out last season and that seems bound to happen again. Don’t be surprised if this game is a shootout for a quarter or two.
Prediction: Georgia 55, Missouri 31
Kent State @ Ole Miss
Ole Miss was not going to beat Alabama last weekend, but we did not think it would become a joke for the Crimson Tide either. Look for Matt Luke’s Rebels to be clawing for an identity Saturday, trying to prove that their 62-7 loss was a fluke. Things are not looking good in Oxford though, and we are eager to find out if Alabama is that good or if Ole Miss’ defense is just that bad.
Prediction: Ole Miss 42, Kent State 24
Texas A&M @ Alabama
The Aggies almost got the best of Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers in week two, but a certain pylon cam had other ideas. Can Texas A&M shock the world on Saturday in Tuscaloosa? Probably not, but we will never forget Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning performance in 2012. Playing away from the College Station crowd will decide this one in favor of Alabama.
Prediction: Alabama 41, Texas A&M 27
South Carolina @ Vanderbilt
Georgia made Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks look like a cupcake in week 2, but don’t forget that South Carolina’s opponent this week is Vanderbilt. Deebo Samuel will find more success against the Commodores secondary than he did against Deandre Baker, that is for sure. The Gamecocks pull away late in this one to remain alive in the Eastern division.
Prediction: South Carolina 35, Vanderbilt 27
Louisiana Tech @ LSU
Louisiana Tech has been prone to give SEC teams a run for their money in the past, but it seems they never actually pull off the upset. LSU lost to Troy at home last season, but this year is different in Baton Rouge. The Tigers will open this one up in the second half.
Prediction: LSU 45, LA Tech 24
Florida @ Tennessee
The southern rock loving lizards head up to Knoxville for a clash with the checkered overall wearing Volunteers in a classic rivalry game. The Florida Gators have dominated this series for over a decade, but who knows what will happen on Saturday. Tennessee and Florida have already endured embarrassing losses early in the season and whoever loses this one will be in serious trouble. The Vols looked slightly better than the Gators in their cupcake games, so we’ll give them the edge at home. However, this game will find a way to have a crazy and unexpected finish as always.
Prediction: Tennessee 30, Florida 27
Mississippi State @ Kentucky
This game may not look that intriguing on the outside, but it has a lot of importance on the standings in both divisions. If Mississippi State loses, a trip to Atlanta seems near impossible, but if the Cats lose, their own rank in the East could suffer. As of now, Kentucky can make it to Atlanta, but in hindsight, second place in the East seems more realistic. Mark Stoops’ Wildcats can give Georgia a winner-take-all game at Kroger Field if they handle the likes of State and South Carolina. Being in Lexington, in a year that the Cats finally got over their Florida hump, picking them would not be so crazy for us. However, Nick Fitzgerald’s team from Starkville will squeak this one out late, saving their season from disaster and keeping the East from absolute chaos.
Prediction: Mississippi State 38, Kentucky 35
Arkansas @ Auburn
Trust us on Saturday, we will not get this one right. Arkansas has messed our seemingly perfect predictions up multiple times this season and we fully expect them to again. In no way do we believe the Razorbacks will leave Jordan-Hare Stadium with a victory on Saturday, but you better believe they will after we pick them to lose. Our gut tells us Auburn has a nice bounce-back win from their heartbreaking loss to LSU, but good ole Arkansas is bound to wreck our picks yet again. Can we just forget the Hogs at this point?
Prediction: Auburn 42, Arkansas 13
That’s it for week 4 folks. We’ll see you back here next week after the Razorbacks somehow beat Auburn and force us to remove them from our pick list. As for every other game, let’s hope we do as well as we have been.