Southern Football Predictions

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

1. Arkansas – Clearly the best in the South…

2. Florida – Need to get it together, and soon…

3. LSU – Big game with Hogs in a few weeks…

4. Wake Forest – Now comes the hard part…

5. Tennessee – Revenge game vs. Vandy today…

6. Georgia Tech – Like Florida, Tech needs to play better, and soon…

7. Virginia Tech – Could Tech underestimate Wake, too?

8. Auburn – Still hurting from Dawgs' thrashing…

9. Maryland - Still in the ACC hunt…

10. Georgia – One game wonder, or are Dawgs back?

11. Clemson - Not playing well right now…

12. Kentucky – Cats going bowling - possibly to the Liberty...

13. Florida State – Horrible season…

14. Miami – Horrible season…

15. South Carolina – Cocks just can't seem to win…

16. Alabama – Can Tide upset Tigers the same way Georiga did? Probably not...

17. Vanderbilt – Win over Georgia was more about Georgia than about Vandy - that seems clear now…

18. Mississippi State – Can't beat Arkansas...

19. Virginia – Bottom of the ACC is bad…

20. N.C. State – Bottom of the ACC is bad…

21. Ole Miss – No shot against LSU…

22. Duke – Bottom of the ACC is bad…

23. North Carolina – Bottom of the ACC is bad…

This week's games:

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


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Maryland (PK) at Boston College
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – Maryland
Comment – Turtles seem to have the momentum…
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Miami (-3) at Virginia
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – Miami
Comment – Who really knows what to expect on this one…
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NC State (-4) at North Carolina
Winner straight up – NC State
Winner with points – NC State
Comment – Niether team is any good…
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Western Carolina at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Gators should be glad they are playing a cupcake…
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Tennessee (-8) at Vandy
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Vandy
Comment – This looks tricky for UT…
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Middle Tennessee State (+15.5) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – South Carolina
Winner with points – Middle Tennessee State
Comment – This one is a tricky one, too...
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Louisiana-Monroe (+19) at Kentucky
Winner straight up – Kentucky
Winner with points – Louisiana-Monroe
Comment – Cats are rolling…
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Georgia Tech (-27) at Duke
Winner straight up – Georgia Tech
Winner with points – Duke
Comment – Too many points...
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Western Michigan (+15.5) at Florida State
Winner straight up – Florida State
Winner with points – Western Michigan
Comment – Noles will have a fight on this one, too...
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Arkansas (-14) at Mississippi State
Winner straight up – Arkansas
Winner with points – Arkansas
Comment – Hogs are way too good for Dawgs...
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Auburn (-3) at Alabama
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Tigers should just run it - no need to throw it...
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Virginia Tech (-1) at Wake Forest
Winner straight up – Wake Forest
Winner with points – Wake Forest
Comment – Everyone underestimates Wake...
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Ole Miss (+27.5) at LSU
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – Ole Miss
Comment – Lots of points - too many, in fact...
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LOCK OF THE WEEK
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Georgia Tech (-27) at Duke
Winner with points – Duke
Comment – Tech wins, but won't cover almost four touchdowns...
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Year – Lock of the week: 6 of 11 or 55%

Year – Straight up: 131 out of 158 or 83%

Year – Points: 82 of 141 or 58%

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