09 November 2007

09/11/07 NCAAF Predictions

It starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid - but I am, a little bit.

Parity is continuing to rear its crazy/beautiful head and screw with my predictions - last week, who would have thought that Georgia would struggle so much with Troy State? I mean - it was Troy State.

But - on to this week's attempts to find order in chaos. Odds from USA Today.

Tennessee +1.5 against Arkansas
The Vols are getting 1.5, at home, against the Razorbacks? Truly, the apocalypse is upon us. Only way the Hogs pull this off is if Pat Summitt distracts the UT players by dressing up as a cheerleader.

Alabama -4.5 against Mississippi State
I'm hooked on a feeling... and I'm high on believing... that the Tide will claim their seventh win this weekend.

Kentucky -3.5 against Vanderbilt
In a strange twist, the Kentucky defense is giving up more passing yards, rushing yards, and points than Vanderbilt is scoring. Then again... they're Kentucky. Take the over.

Georgia straight up against Auburn
It's tough to pick this game... until you realize they're playing in Georgia, where the crowds are loud and the dogs are barking.

Florida -6.5 against South Carolina
The Gators have lost 3 of 4. But now, Tebow is feeling better, and should be able to run. Florida is 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games.

LSU -36.5 against Louisiana Tech
It's an 8-1 SEC team against a 4-5 WAC team that describes itself as being located "in the piney hills of North Louisiana." 36.5 is a big number, but not that big.

Southern Cal -4 against Cal
Tedford, Longshore, & co. have lost three of their last four. Sure, they beat Washington State last week - but USC is not Washington State.

Last Week: 5-2
Season: 31-21-1

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