Friday, September 20, 2019

Saturday Down South: Week #4

The eight largest sports venues in the world are college football stadiums. Collegiate football for the most part has over it's 150 years remains a pure sport, untouched by drastic rule changes, paid players and unpolluted by destructive busy body left-wing ideology that threaten most sports today. Only the all-american game of baseball can claim the same intensity of life-long loyalty of it's fans like college football. Four of those eight stadiums are in the SEC, where the game football is a religion. And on Saturdays, along with many others stadiums large and small alike across the south, are cathedrals of Football.

This Saturday down south sh*t gets real, as conference play starts in earnest, and two potential playoff contenders face off between the hedges.

Some Games of Interest in the SEC

LSU vs Vanderbilt - SECN 11AM CT
The Tigers roll into Nashville to play the Commodores for only the 31st time since 1902, and only the 5th time this century.  Overall LSU is 22-7-1 against Vanderbilt. 

Being the Tiger offense is running on all cylinders, if the defense has their uncharacteristic deficiencies iron out, I don't see the commodores giving the Tigers much trouble.

I Say Tigers by 24+  

Tennessee vs. Florida - ESPN 11AM CT
No one likes to see a serious injury to a player, especially one that could change to direction of a teams future. The lizards lost their QB last week, but in this case, Florida may be better off than not.  Flippy Franks has never shown the ability he was recruited for, and no one at LSU was sad that he de-committed and went to UF. His backup looked like a capable replacement rallying the team over UK last week.  I think the Lizards will be fine. And Tennessee is a better team then they've looked. This will be a good one.

The Lizards by 7  

Auburn vs Texas A&M - CBS 2:30PM CT
College Station is become one of the toughest places to play in the SEC. This week The Gus Bus rolls into Kyle Field in what could be one of the better games of the week.  Both teams have brutal schedules, and both need this win. I don't call this an upset, because I don't think Auburn is a top 10 team. Home field advantage and QB experience wins this one.

Aggie's by 10  

Notre Dame vs Georgia- CBS 7PM CT
The big one this week is not a conference game. No one really knows how good ND is, and I see Georgia as they were last year just as they came to Tiger stadium. Hyped up by the media, puff chested & overconfident from beating up cupcakes. And ripe for another embarrassing upset.

The Irish by 6  

And One Up Yonder In The BG10

Michigan vs Wisconsin - Fox 11AM CT
Jim 'the cash is flowin' but the trophy case is empty' Harbaugh brings his over-rated Wolverines into Camp Randall to do a Big10 battle of the mustelids.  The Badgers have their usual stout defense and are yet to be scored on this year, and have a guy who can run the rock straight down your throat. All that and the 2019 Wolverine defense has yet to show up means big trouble for whistle britches Harbaugh.

Badgers by 10 +  

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