Southern Football Predictions

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

1. Auburn – Best in the South – Carolina has no shot…
2. Florida – Didn't play well against Kentucky, but still the second best in the SEC…
3. Georgia – Almost let one slip away last weekend. Dawgs' offense one of the worst in Mark Richt Era…
4. LSU – Behind Georgia only because of their loss to Auburn…
5. Clemson – Unquestionably the best team in the ACC…
6. Tennessee – Another sloppy SEC East performance, but the Vols won…
7. Virginia Tech – Turkeys struggled against Cincinnati
8. Arkansas – Thank God for field goal kickers…
9. Georgia TechCalvin Johnson is underused – end of story…
10. Florida State – Are these guys any good – no…
11. Alabama – Damned field goal kickers…
12. Miami – Blah…
13. Maryland – Just not that great…
14 Kentucky – Looked legit for one half against Florida…
15. Vanderbilt – Perhaps Vandy can string two wins together this week…
16. Wake ForestOle Miss stood no chance – and look Wake is undefeated…
17. South Carolina – Now Sidney Rice can score five touchdowns against Auburn, or not…
18. North Carolina – Ouch! I think Clemson just scored another touchdown…
19. Ole Miss – These guys are NOT good…
20. Mississippi State – Finally a win…
21. Virginia – Are people going to pay to watch these guys?
22. NC State – I'm still not impressed…
23. Duke – With State's win, now Duke is the worst team in the South…

This week's games:

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

Auburn (-14) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Maybe Carolina will fight, but I don't see them getting close to the Tigers by the end of the game. If they do Auburn is not that good…
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Virginia (-7) at Duke
Winner straight up – Virginia
Winner with points – Duke
Comment – Worst-looking game of the week…
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Tennessee (-13.5) at Memphis
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Memphis
Comment – This one has always been difficult for the Vols – this season will be no different…
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Mississippi State (+30.5) at LSU
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Dawgs probably will not score…
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Maine at Boston College
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – What can be said about the way BC lost last week?
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Alabama (+14) at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Florida
Comment – Tide won't recover in time to beat Florida in Gainesville…
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Liberty at Wake Forest
Winner straight up – Wake Forest
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Defeating Liberty is not American…
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Georgia Tech (+10) at Virginia Tech
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Georgia Tech usually has their one great game a season – is this it?
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Temple (+33) at Vanderbilt
Winner straight up – Vanderbilt
Winner with points – Temple
Comment – Vandy giving up 33 points… to anyone… don't think so…
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Houston (+15) at Miami
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – Miami
Comment – Maybe the Canes will start a pre-game fight with Houston. That's about the only team they can bully right now…
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Central Michigan (+6) at Kentucky
Winner straight up – Kentucky
Winner with points – Kentucky
Comment – Cats look good to me…
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Louisiana Tech (+33) at Clemson
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Clemson
Comment – That's a lot of points, but give them away and watch James Davis run…
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Georgia (-17) at Ole Miss
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Dawgs should be more focused this week – and Ole Miss is worse than Colorado (Ole Miss is worse than everyone)…
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LOCK OF THE WEEK
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Auburn (-14) at South Carolina
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – If Auburn is challenging for the national title this one should be easy – even on the road…
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Year – Lock of the week: 3 of 4 or 75%

Year – Straight up: 60 out of 71 or 85%

Year – Points: 38 of 59 or 64%

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