Southern Football Predictions

Dean Legge makes his weekly picks for the 23 schools in the South, and bowl predictions!

1. Auburn – Should play for national title after win over Tennessee in SEC title game

2. Georgia – Dawgs should win against in-state Georgia Tech – what bowl awaits?

3. LSU – Friday's game against Arkansas won't be an easy one

4. Virginia Tech – Will likely win the ACC – or at least share it. Tech plays Virginia this weekend.

5. Tennessee – Vols are lucky – to beat Georgia earlier this season, and to beat Vandy last weekend.

7. Virginia – Still have a shot at the ACC, but it won't happen

8. Miami – Canes control their own destiny in the ACC

9. Florida – Inspirational win over Seminoles was impressive – where has that sort of effort been all season long?

10. Florida State – Noles' offense is the worst in years, if not decades

11. Alabama – Auburn was too much for Tide in the second half last week – now a bowl; which one?

12. North Carolina – A win over Duke and the Heels have to be considered the surprise team of the ACC this year.

13. Arkansas – Hogs need a win over LSU to get to a bowl

14. Clemson – No bowl? Tigers didn't deserve it after their worthless fight against South Carolina. Pathetic.

15. Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech will slip into a bowl game – after a loss to Georgia.

16. South Carolina – Duke? Loss to Clemson was bad – the fight was worse.

17. Wake Forest – Game against Maryland is worthless for fans

18. Maryland – Not a good year at all

19. Duke – North Carolina was too much

20. North Carolina StateEast Carolina awaits

21. Mississippi State – Rebels are this weekend in Egg Bowl.

22. Kentucky – Cats will get drilled by UT.

23. Vanderbilt – Close does not count – start winning winnable games

This week's games:

NOTE: these are Sunday lines; many have moved

LSU (-4) at Arkansas
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Tigers didn't play well last weekend, and Arkansas will play tough, but the Tigers should be too much.

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Georgia Tech (+15) at Georgia
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – These programs are heading in opposite directions. Georgia should manage a cover over the Jackets.

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Kentucky (+23.5) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Kentucky
Comment – Vols should win, but not by four and a half touchdowns.

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Mississippi State (+6.5) at Ole Miss
Winner straight up – Ole Miss
Winner with points – Ole Miss
Comment – Rebels are more talented, but their game have been tricky to call lately.

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Wake Forest (+7) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – Maryland
Comment – Who cares?

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North Carolina State (-21) at East Carolina
Winner straight up – North Carolina State
Winner with points – East Carolina
Comment – Again, who cares?

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Virginia (+4.5) at Virginia Tech
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Take the Hokies, Virginia is overrated.

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LOCK OF THE WEEK ()

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Virginia (+4.5) at Virginia Tech
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Virginia Tech should beat Virginia by more than a touchdown at home with the ACC title on the line.

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Year – Lock of the week: 7 of 12 or 58%
Year – Straight up: 119 out of 152 or 78%
Year – Points: 75 of 137 or 55%

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BOLD BOWL PREDICTIONS

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SEC

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BCS – Auburn (Sugar) vs. Virginia Tech
Capital One (Citrus) – Georgia vs. Iowa
Cotton – LSU vs. Texas
Outback – Tennessee vs. Wisconsin
Peach – Alabama vs. Florida State
Music City – Florida vs. Ohio State
Independence – vacant
Houston – vacant

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ACC

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BCS – Virginia Tech (Sugar) vs. Auburn
Gator – Miami vs. West Virginia
Peach – Florida State vs. Alabama
Champs Sports – Virginia vs. Nebraska
Tire – North Carolina vs. UConn
MPC Computers (Boise) – Georgia Tech vs. UTEP

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