Southern Football Predictions

Southern Football Predictions

Dean Legge makes his weekly picks for the 23 schools in the South.

1. Virginia Tech –Virginia Tech looks the best in the South

2. Alabama – Clearly the team to beat in the SEC

3. Tennessee – Looked "ok" against Rebels; this week is the season vs. Georgia

4. Florida State – Still undefeated, but not the best in the ACC

5. Georgia – Dawgs can live, and still win the East if they lose this weekend, but a great team would knock the Vols off in Knoxville

6. Miami – Easy game against Duke this week – Canes just waiting for schedule to pick back up

7. LSU – Should roll over Vandy

8. Florida – Beating at the hands of Bama the worst since last seasons' debacle in Starkville; at least we know this year's Bama team will win more than three games. What do we know about this Florida team?

9. Auburn – South Carolina is horrible, but a win is a win

10. Georgia Tech – Hurting from Virginia Tech loss; should win easy against NC State

11. Wake Forest – Two wins in three seasons over Clemson

12. Maryland – Win over Virginia may have put season back on track

13. Arkansas – Easy game this week

14. North Carolina – I didn't see the win over Utah coming – good win for Heels

15. Ole Miss – Difficult loss to Vols; but played ok

16. Virginia – Exposed

17. Mississippi State – Looked decent during the first quarter

18. Vandy – Bowl teams don't lose to Middle Tennessee

19. South Carolina – This is looking ugly; what was Steve thinking?

20. Kentucky – Winnable game in Columbia this weekend

21. Clemson – I am tired of your back and forth ways, Topsy turvy Tigers; real programs beat Wake Forest

22. Duke – Will get killed by Miami

23. North Carolina State – The worst team in the South; followed very closely by Clemson and Vandy after last weekend's games

This week's games:

NOTE: these are Sunday lines; some may have

NC State (+4) at Georgia Tech
Winner straight up – Georgia Tech
Winner with points – Georgia Tech
Comment – Georgia Tech should win in Atlanta
Wake Forest (+20) at Florida State
Winner straight up – Florida State
Winner with points – Florida State
Comment – Noles should cover at home
Marshall (+35) at Virginia Tech
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Tech has been covering big numbers
all season long
Virginia (+7) at Boston College
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – Boston College
Comment – Virginia is always overrated –
last week proved that
Temple (+27.5) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – Temple
Comment – What – Maryland beats an overrated
Virginia and we are supposed to think
they're good? Take Temple and the points.
Duke (+35) at Miami
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – Duke
Comment – Too many points in this one – take
the Devils if you must (stay away)
North Carolina (+11.5) at Louisville
Winner straight up – Louisville
Winner with points – Louisville
Comment – North Carolina – I don't think
they have it in them
Mississippi State (+28) at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Mississippi State
Comment – Four touchdowns is a lot – take
Georgia (+3) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Georgia will score in the red
zone – take them over the Vols.
Kentucky (+12.5) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – South Carolina
Winner with points – Kentucky
Comment – Blake Mitchell's return is
critical for the Cocks – they need him.
Giving Carolina the assignment of covering
an almost two-touchdown spread seems unfair.
LSU (-14.5) at Vanderbilt
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Night game in Nashville makes
Vandy getting points tempting, but don't
over think it; LSU is better.
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas
Winner straight up – Arkansas
Winner with points – No line
Comment – Hogs should roll
The Citadel at Ole Miss
Winner straight up – Ole Miss
Winner with points – Ole Miss
Comment – Rebels are horrible, but take them
to win and be thankful there is no line
NC State (+4) at Georgia Tech
Winner with points – Georgia Tech
Comment – Take the Jackets; they may have
been beaten in to the ground by Virginia
Tech, but NC State is nothing close to that…
Year – Lock of the week: 4 of 5 or 80%
Year – Straight up: 57 out of 76 or 75%
Year – Points: 33 of 66 or 50% Recommended Stories

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