Southern Football Predictions

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

1. Auburn – Best in the South – LSU looming…

2. Tennessee – Who had a better weekend?

3. LSU – Tigers look good…

4. Florida State – Two in a row against the ‘Canes, but did not look unbeatable…

5. Florida – Gators need to play better – SEC East looks very difficult this season …

6. Georgia – Critical game against the Cocks will determine Dawgs' SEC East fate – Quarterback questions flowing like beer in Athens …

7. Miami – Difficult loss to in a game they most certainly could have won…

8. Virginia Tech – Should continue to win this week…

9. Clemson – First of many difficult September tests this weekend…

10. Alabama – Struggled against Hawaii…

11. South Carolina – Hey, they did beat State – not sure what that really means…

12. Georgia Tech – Time to start winning difficult games at the end – oh, and for Calvin Johnson to be used at the end of games, too…

13. Arkansas – I thought they would play better against USC…

14 Maryland – We'll know more about Maryland later this month…

15. NC State – Another no-name opponent this week…

16. Ole Miss – Good win against Memphis…

17. North Carolina – These guys have to play steady to get back to a bowl…

18. Virginia – Another prized Virginia recruiting class – another pathetic showing. Yawn…

19. Vanderbilt – Fought Michigan hard…

20. Wake Forest – Should crush Duke – if not BOTTOM OF THE LIST…

21. Mississippi State – Yes, you are allowed to score in football…

22. Kentucky – Worst team in the SEC…

23. Richmond – Duke does not deserve to be ranked in this poll…

This week's games:

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

Duke (+20.5) at Wake Forest
Winner straight up – Wake Forest
Winner with points – Wake Forest
Comment – Duke is horrible…

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Virginia Tech (-11) at North Carolina
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Southern Cal
Comment – Tech should roll…

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Akron (+10) at NC State
Winner straight up – NC State
Winner with points – Akron
Comment – I don't think NC State is that great…

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Ole Miss (+9) at Missouri
Winner straight up – Missouri
Winner with points – Missouri
Comment – Difficult one to pick, but Ole Miss still has a ways to go…

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Auburn (-20) at Mississippi State
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – State can't score – Take the Tigers…

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Clemson (+1) at Boston College
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Clemson
Comment – Will Clemson fall apart in September again? Time to end that trend…

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Wyoming (+9.5) at Virginia
Winner straight up – Virginia
Winner with points – Wyoming
Comment – Virginia is not that good…

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Samford at Georgia Tech
Winner straight up – Georgia Tech
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Tech is lucky they are not playing a legit program – they would still be hung over from difficult loss to Irish…

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Vanderbilt (+16.5) at Alabama
Winner straight up – Alabama
Winner with points – South Carolina
Comment – Vandy will fight but lose…

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Middle Tennessee State (+21) at Maryland
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – MTSU
Comment – Is Maryland going to schedule anyone?

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Central Florida (+23.5) at Florida
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Florida
Comment – Take the Gators in their final warm up…

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Texas State (NL) at Kentucky
Winner straight up – Kentucky
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Could Texas State win?

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Arizona (+14.5) at LSU
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Tigers are one of the best programs no one is talking about…

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Air Force (19.5) at Tennessee
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Tennessee
Comment – Vols looked scary good against Cal…

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Utah State (+29) at Arkansas
Winner straight up – Arkansas
Winner with points – Utah State
Comment – Too many points to cover…

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Florida A&M (NL) at Miami
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – No Line
Comment – Canes crush them…

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Georgia (-2.5) at South Carolina
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Dawgs win this one, but it's a coin flip…

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LOCK OF THE WEEK

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Virginia Tech (-11) at North Carolina
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Carolina is not that great – take the Hokies…

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Year – Lock of the week: 1 of 1 or 100% - Stud-like

Year – Straight up: 17 out of 20 or 85% - Duke pisses me off

Year – Points: 11.5 of 15 or 77% - Already booked my tickets for Vegas…

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