Southern Football Predictions

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

1. LSU – Best team is the South… for this week at least…
2. Virginia Tech – Need to play better than last week to have any hope…
3. Florida – Still want to see Tebow against a legit D1 school…
4. Georgia – Game with Carolina vital to season…
5. Clemson – Looked great in the big game (what about the little game?)…
6. Georgia Tech - Jackets looked like ACC contenders against Irish...
7. Arkansas – Boring opner…
8. Auburn – Need to pick up - now. Tigers did not look good…
9. Tennessee – Loss to Cal was not a surprise…
10. Florida State – Played better in the 2nd half, but probably lost the division in Death Valley…
11. South Carolina – Didn't look good, but get Blake Mitchell back…
12. Kentucky – May struggle this week…
13. Alabama – Vandy will be a fight…
14. Miami – Should not be able to hang with Sooners…
15. Wake Forest – Can't win the ACC now...
16. Maryland – Now sure where the Turtles are right now (they've played no one)…
17. Vanderbilt – A win over the Tide would not surprise many…
18. Ole Miss – At least they started with a win…
19. Virginia – Wyoming?
20. N.C. State – Just looked bad last week…
21. Mississippi State – This is a must win for State…
22. North Carolina – A win this week would be an upset for the Heels...
23. Duke – Just not very good...

This week's games:

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


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Duke (+16) at Virginia
Winner straight up – Virginia
Winner with points – Virginia
Comment – Not a marquee matchup…

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Miami (+10) at Oklahoma
Winner straight up – Oklahoma
Winner with points – Oklahoma
Comment – Not that much has changed in Miami…

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Nebraska (-7) at Wake Forest
Winner straight up – Nebraska
Winner with points – Nebraska
Comment – I don't think the Churchgoers can hang in there…

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ULM at Clemson
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Don't struggle…

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Samford at Georgia Tech
Winner straight up – Georgia Tech
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Jackets may not allow a first down…

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North Carolina State (-13) at Boston College
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – Boston College
Comment – No way State is in this one…

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UAB at Florida State
Winner straight up – Florida State
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Noles may struggle, but will have a big win in the end…

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North Carolina (+3.5) at East Carolina
Winner straight up – East Carolina
Winner with points – East Carolina
Comment – Hard one to pick...

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Maryland (-24) at FIU
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – FIU
Comment – Too many points to cover…

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Virginia Tech (+12.5) at LSU Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Score: 12-0…

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Alabama (-4) at Vandy Winner straight up – Alabama
Winner with points – Vandy
Comment – I think this one is a coin flip…

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Mississippi State (-6.5) at Tulane
Winner straight up – Tulane
Winner with points – Tulane
Comment – I just - State is not good…

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South Florida (+6.5) at Auburn Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – South Florida
Comment – This one should be close, too…

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Troy (+27) at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Troy
Comment – Troy has athletes…

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South Carolina (+5.5) at Georgia
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – South Carolina
Comment – If my line were -3 I would take the Dawgs…

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Kent State (+12.5) at Kentucky
Winner straight up – Kentucky
Winner with points – Kentucky
Comment – Like the Cats…

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Missouri (-6.5) at Ole Miss
Winner straight up – Missouri
Winner with points – Missouri
Comment – Don't like the Rebs, but don't know the Tigers. Know engouh to take them, however…

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Southern Miss (+11) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Tennessee
Comment – Vols will struggle, but will recover to cover…

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LOCK OF THE WEEK
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Nebraska (-7) at Wake Forest
Winner with points – Nebraska
Comment – Huskers should cover the number even though it's on the road…
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Last Week – Lock of the week: 1 of 1 or 100%
Last Week – Straight up: 17 out of 21 or 81%
Last Week – Points: 9 of 15 or 60%

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