Southern Football Predictions
Miami Cheerleader
Posted Sep 21, 2006

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

1. Auburn – Best in the South …

2. Florida – Gators are the team to beat in the SEC East…

3. Georgia – Dawgs’ schedule makes them an SEC contender…

4. LSU – Might be the second-best team in the SEC – time will tell…

5. Tennessee – Still a little bit away…

6. Virginia Tech – Have not played a real team yet…

7. Clemson – Won’t win the national title, but could win the ACC…

8. Alabama – Big game this week against Arkansas…

9. Florida State – Noles were dominated by Clemson for the third time in five years – FSU is not that great – neither is the ACC…

10. Arkansas – Almost a must-win game against Alabama this weekend…

11. Georgia Tech – Should crush Virginia…

12. Miami – Season looks bleak – so did their performance Saturday…

13. Maryland – Backside still hurting from West Virginia’s kicking…

14 Kentucky – Got a good win over Ole Miss – but still not a good team. Florida will kill Cats in Gainesville…

15. Vanderbilt – Have to start winning close games…

16. North Carolina – Shaky performance against Furman…

17. South Carolina – Almost lost to Wofford – enough said. Spurrier did not come back for this – how long will he take it?

18. Ole Miss – This program seems to still be moving backwards…

19. Wake Forest – Rolling with wins over UConn and Duke – too bad this isn’t women’s basketball…

20. Virginia – Despicable…

21. Mississippi State – How do you lose to Tulane? At least the Bulldogs scored, which is new for them…

22. Duke – Slashed by Virginia Tech…

23. NC State – Virginia seems to be State’s latest competition in the watered-down ACC…

This week’s games:

NOTE: these are last Sunday’s lines; some may have moved

Virginia (+15.5) at Georgia Tech

Winner straight up – Georgia Tech

Winner with points – Georgia Tech

Comment – If Tech does not cover the spread they have some real issues…


Cincinnati (+27.5) at Virginia Tech

Winner straight up – Virginia Tech

Winner with points – Virginia Tech

Comment – Bearcats played Ohio State hard last week, but Virginia Tech should be ok…


North Carolina (+17) at Clemson

Winner straight up – Clemson

Winner with points – Clemson

Comment – Tigers could have a letdown, but that does not seem likely…


Colorado (+27) at Georgia

Winner straight up – Georgia

Winner with points – Georgia

Comment – Let’s get real – just how many points can Colorado score against Georgia? Not many – maybe they should put Ralphie in their wham package…


Buffalo (+45) at Auburn

Winner straight up – Auburn

Winner with points – Auburn

Comment – The over/under on this game is 46, so take Auburn, and the under – Tigers win 45-0…


Alabama (-2) at Arkansas

Winner straight up – Alabama

Winner with points – Alabama

Comment – Most difficult game to pick this week, but SEC road favorites are winning this season…


Rice (+28) at Florida State

Winner straight up – Florida State

Winner with points – Rice

Comment – 28 is not only the line for this game, it is also the over/under for FSU’s yards rushing…


Marshall (+24) at Tennessee

Winner straight up – Tennessee

Winner with points – Tennessee

Comment – Vols should win easy…


Wake Forest (+2.5) at Ole Miss

Winner straight up – Wake Forest

Winner with points – Wake Forest

Comment – This thriller is made-for-TV excitement…


FIU (+20.5) at Maryland

Winner straight up – Maryland

Winner with points – Maryland

Comment – What is a FIU?


Mississippi State (+9.5) at UAB

Winner straight up – UAB

Winner with points – UAB

Comment – Don’t over think it – State sucks…


Tennessee State (NL) at Vanderbilt

Winner straight up – Vanderbilt

Winner with points – No Line

Comment – Yuck…


Florida Atlantic (+30.5) at South Carolina

Winner straight up – South Carolina

Winner with points – Florida Atlantic

Comment – That’s way too many points for Carolina to cover over a high school team…


Tulane (+35.5) at LSU

Winner straight up – LSU

Winner with points – LSU

Comment – Tulane is 1-0 vs. the SEC, but that was Mississippi State…


Kentucky (+24) at Florida

Winner straight up – Florida

Winner with points – Florida

Comment – Gators roll…


Boston College (+7.5) at NC State

Winner straight up – Boston College

Winner with points – Boston College

Comment – Blood bath…






Boston College (+7.5) at NC State

Winner with points – Boston College

Comment – State is about as good as an AA football team in Wyoming…



Year – Lock of the week: 3 of 3 or 100%

Year – Straight up: 47 out of 55 or 85%

Year – Points: 31 of 44 or 70%

Related Stories
Colorado Week: What we are hearing
 -by  Sep 21, 2006
Hawkins knew it wouldn't be easy
 -by  Sep 21, 2006
Colorado Week: Thursday News and Notes
 -by  Sep 21, 2006

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of DawgPost Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Georgia
[View My HotList]