Gators roll over Dawgs to stay at No. 1

I went 7-3 last week because I picked Arkansas to beat Ole Miss, Miami to beat Clemson, and Boston College to upset Notre Dame. Still, your humble scribe is 59-21 for the season. So let’s close out the month of October with the Fearless Friday Forecast.

 

 

1. Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville): Florida is 7-0, ranked No. 1, but has a ton of questions about its offense. Tim Tebow is getting frustrated and last week against Mississippi State tried to make plays that simply weren’t there. But the Gators are due for a breakout game on offense and the defense will get LB Brandon Spikes back. Georgia has had a week off but it won’t be enough. Florida 27, Georgia 6.

 

2. Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt: Georgia Tech has won five straight and now has a chance to at least get into the BCS discussion if the Jackets can run the table and win the ACC championship game. When you’re 11th in the BCS, style points matter. Vanderbilt has a pretty good defense but it is hard to get ready for the Georgia Tech offense right in the middle of a rugged SEC schedule. Georgia Tech 35, Vanderbilt 10.

 

3. Ole Miss at Auburn: After stumbling against two good defenses from South Carolina and Alabama, Ole Miss is suddenly looking like a team that is capable of running the table. Dexter McCluster had 260 total yards on 29 touches in a win over Arkansas. Auburn (5-3) is struggling on offense after a 5-0 start. If QB Chris Todd, who has less than 100 yards passing in this last two games, doesn’t bounce back this one could get ugly. Ole Miss 31, Auburn 17.

 

4. South Carolina at Tennessee: Tennessee lost a very tough game at Alabama (12-10) last Saturday but showed some signs that things are heading in the right direction under Lane Kiffin. Quarterback Jonathan Crompton has completed 41 of 63 passes (65 percent) in his last two games. Montario Hardesty is becoming one of the best running backs in the country. This will be a very good game because the South Carolina defense is so good. But I’m giving the edge to the Vols at home. Tennessee 17, South Carolina 14.

 

5. Mississippi State at Kentucky: Head coach Rich Brooks and offensive coordinator Joker Phillips have done a masterful job since quarterback Mike Hartline was lost to an injury. The Wildcats now have a three-headed quarterback in Will Fiedler, freshman Morgan Newton, and versatile wide receiver Randall Cobb. Kentucky has scored 24 touchdowns his season and Cobb has nine of them. This kid is good. The Wildcats (4-3) are really beat up but I believe they get one step closer to their fourth straight Bowl.  Kentucky 24, Miss. State 17.

 

6. Duke at Virginia: Duke (4-3) needs two wins in its final five games to qualify for its first bowl since 1994. The Blue Devils are 2-1 in the ACC thanks in large part to quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, the ACC’s No. 2 passer (1,972 yards, 14 TD), who had 371 yards last week against Maryland. Virginia, also 2-1 in the ACC, is trying to bounce back from a pretty good beat down by Georgia Tech. Let’s go with Duke in a mild upset. Duke 24, Virginia 23.

 

7. N.C. State at Florida State: Is anybody playing better than Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder? Ponder had one of the better games ever by a Florida State quarterback last week when he completed 33 of 40 passes for 395 yards in a 30-27 come from behind win at North Carolina. The Seminoles trailed 24-6 and Ponder had three touchdown passes in the second half. N.C. State has struggled on defense and will have a tough time handling Ponder. Florida State 42, N.C. State 17.

 

8. Texas at Oklahoma State: Texas has won 11 straight against Oklahoma State and four times since 2003 has had to rally from significant halftime deficits to win. After struggling on offense most of the season, the Longhorns and Colt McCoy looked pretty impressive last week in a 41-7 win over Missouri. Oklahoma State (6-1) will put up a good fight but Texas looks like a team ready to win out and play in the BCS championship game. Texas 31, Oklahoma State 21.

 

9. Kansas at Texas Tech: This is not the best time to play Texas Tech. The Red Raiders were embarrassed at home by Texas A&M 52-30 last week. Red Raiders coach Mike Leach not only ripped his players, but he insulted their girl friends (I’ll let you look it up). Kansas, you should know, is 1-10 all-time against Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are having some quarterback issues but they should still win at home. Texas Tech 31, Kansas 28.

 

10. Southern California at Oregon: After Oregon lost the opener to Boise State, which included the infamous LeGarrette Blount punch, the program looked like it was in trouble. But first-year coach Chip Kelly stayed the course and right now the No. 10 Ducks (6-1) are playing as well anybody. Southern Cal (6-1) is No. 5 so this is basically a BCS elimination game. USC coach Pete Carroll, who always has his teams ready for the big games, is 4-3 against Oregon. Autzen Stadium is a tough place to play. On Halloween night it will be even more so. Oregon 24, USC 20.

 

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485 comments Add your comment

TidePrideGA

October 31st, 2009
8:31 pm

TidePrideGA..blah blah blah…beat the Gators and then run you mouth..we would have beat BAMA by 50 ..see any idiot can type dumb stuff even about the Tide
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Georgia couldn’t have even beat the little sisters of the poor today. How about you guys beat UF? You’ve only beat them 4 times in the last 20 years. LOL thats no rivalry. I have all the respect in the world for the Gators, I have zero respect for UGAG or your fans. Guess you idiots forgot what happened when you last wore black. LMAO. taking a cue from Tech, To Hell with Georgia!!!!

TidePrideGA

October 31st, 2009
8:32 pm

TidePrideGA..blah blah blah…beat the Gators and then run you mouth..we would have beat BAMA by 50 ..see any idiot can type dumb stuff even about the Tide
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Georgia couldn’t have even beat the little sisters of the poor today. How about you guys beat UF? You’ve only beat them 3 times in the last 20 years. LOL thats no rivalry. I have all the respect in the world for the Gators, I have zero respect for UGAG or your fans. Guess you idiots forgot what happened when you last wore black. LMAO. taking a cue from Tech, To Hell with Georgia!!!!

Coach O

October 31st, 2009
9:10 pm

Those Ducks have an unfair home-field advantage with the camo green uniforms. They look like ghosts out there. That’s probably why they lost to the Smurfs… camo disadvantage.

Coach O

October 31st, 2009
9:15 pm

Vols look like a Charlie Brown Halloween with the black jerseys. I wonder if Phil (Great Pumpkin) Fulmer is in the stands?

Looks like the Dores are fading away. Not enough depth to hang with Tech.

Fleischman in Chi Towns bed

October 31st, 2009
10:30 pm

uhh how2fish I recall UGA getting their a$$ kicked last year when they played Bama. Sore loser

Blind Barnhart

October 31st, 2009
11:09 pm

now that it is all over but the crying do you think Mr. College Football can take a look at GT’s Johnathon Dwyer as a Heisman candidate? 180 yds rushing tonight against Vandy, but nooooooooo all Barnhart can talk about is Spiller of Clemson..how bout getting your head out of Georgia’s behind and give Dwyer some favor..The ESPN announcers of the game said they felt GT was the best one loss team in the country, funny that natinal media starting to see it but not Mr. College Football blind as a goat in a hailstorm

Coach O

October 31st, 2009
11:15 pm

USC got SERVED by the Ducks.

finkle316

November 1st, 2009
12:04 am

I have a novel thought………..

Maybe CMR and crew should put more thought into game preparation, then what color their helmets or jerseys are.

The Dawgs cannot and will not compete for a SEC title as long as “slick Willie” is running the defense. The zone read defense will not cut it anymore against these spread and pro style offenses that Saban, Kiffin and Meyer is running.

UF beats the Dawgs for the 17th time in 22 seasons.

And to make matters even worse Kiffin chartered a bright red ga helicopter and flew to ga in his off week to recruit ga high school players dressed in orange and white.

Sad, sad day for the mutts.

finkle316

November 1st, 2009
12:04 am

I have a novel thought………..

Maybe CMR and crew should put more thought into game preparation, then what color their helmets or jerseys are.

The Dawgs cannot and will not compete for a SEC title as long as “slick Willie” is running the defense. The zone read defense will not cut it anymore against these spread and pro style offenses that Saban, Kiffin and Meyer is running.

UF beats the Dawgs for the 17th time in 22 seasons.

And to make matters even worse Kiffin chartered a bright red ga helicopter and flew to ga in his off week to recruit ga high school players dressed in orange and white.

Sad, sad day for the mutts.

tw3a

November 1st, 2009
12:36 am

Stinger

November 1st, 2009
12:44 am

It’s a good thing that everyone has figured out our high school offense. LOL – Our record of 222 points against Cumberland may be in jeorpardy.

Scalded dog

November 1st, 2009
12:44 am

No emotion.

No execution.

No leadership.

No coaching.

“No soup for you, come back one year”.

mash a bug

November 1st, 2009
1:06 am

we suck, we are now the offical clowns of the sec…. thanks richt…

mash a bug

November 1st, 2009
1:06 am

we suck , we are now the official clowns of the sec…thanks willie

mash a bug

November 1st, 2009
1:07 am

one more thank you,,,,, we suck, we are now the official clowns of the sec…thanks bobo

mash a bug

November 1st, 2009
1:08 am

well lets see if the school is serious about the football team…. someone higher up needs to make some changes… richt will not….

mash a bug

November 1st, 2009
1:09 am

I cannot believe that we have completely run this program into the ground….the fans should demand changes immediately

still a dawg fan

November 1st, 2009
1:32 am

How do you spell relief for an ailing offense?

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still a dawg fan

November 1st, 2009
1:34 am

How do you spell relief for an ailing offense?

*****U-G-A-D-E-F-E-N-S-E-*******************

Nesbitt for Heisman

November 1st, 2009
9:00 am

Joe Cox is a “gimmick” Quarterback in a High School offense.

Jimbo Muschamp

November 1st, 2009
9:01 am

UGA need a coach IN WAITING!

Coach O

November 1st, 2009
9:33 am

Georgia’s offense is adequate, but that won’t get you far in the SEC. The defense ain’t good enough to make as many stupid mistakes as they make. Coach Richt tries to pass off the penalties as a ’sign of aggression’. Wrong. It’s a sign of a lack of discipline.

Georgia might have won this game had the Gators come out with that lame dive play offense again. But they didn’t…

Snoop Dog

November 1st, 2009
10:56 am

Snoop Cat

November 1st, 2009
12:05 pm

Tony ,Georgia Tech won by 25, like you said. Good job on predicting this game.
Tell Jeff Schultz about it.

Captain

November 1st, 2009
2:23 pm

21 steps

1-Play Aaron Murray
2-Play King and Ealey more
3-Play Marlon Brown (are we burning a redshirt for a handful of plays?)
4-Play Orson Charles more
5-Play Rantavious Wooten more
6-Play AJ Greene every play, throw to him often
7-Play Branden Smith more
8-Play Tavarres King more
9-Move Samuel to LB (see Brandon Miller and Kiante Tripp)
10-DEMAND discipline, cut the hair, treat them like the freaking army, if they don’t like it, hit the road, kids NEED discipline, they need to focus on the little things
11-Red jerseys and helmets at home, white jerseys and read helmets on the road—that’s it
12-If you make a physical error, there will be discipline in practice, repeated mistakes you are benched
13-If you make a mental error, penalty late hits, dancing after making a tackle etc… you are immediateley benched, repeated mistakes, benched for the year
14-DEMAND perfection, repeat plays until all 11 players execute properly, reward good performance
15-Bobo takes new position elsewhere
16-Fabris ditto
17-Martinez ditto
18-Hire the best strength and conditioning coach in the country, move VH to head of player development/mentoring
19-Have your former WR (Bryan McLendon) coach wide receivers instead of running backs and have your former running back (Tony Ball) coach running backs instead of WRs
20-Go after the best OC, DC and ST coaches in the country, pay them well, demand accountability
21-Recruit playmakers AND leaders, not just pure speed. This team has NO leaders.

It’s not that difficult

Yellow Fuzz

November 1st, 2009
5:08 pm

This just in. New AP Poll

1 Florida (38) 8-0 1448
2 Texas (13) 8-0 1408
3 Alabama (8) 8-0 1390
4 Cincinnati 8-0 1212
5 Boise State 8-0 1211
6 TCU 8-0 1147
7 Oregon 7-1 1130
8 Iowa 9-0 1127
9 LSU 7-1 1036
10 Georgia Tech 8-1 949

Anglo

November 1st, 2009
5:38 pm

I know you media types love Florida and Tebow but how about a little reporting on the Brandon Spikes eye gouge of Ealey on the bottom of a pile yesterday. Check the video out on youtube. Spikes is classless and deserves to be suspended. If it was Tebow on the bottom of the pile it would have been non-stop replays on national tv.

Munson

November 1st, 2009
9:25 pm

I see pizzas, mufflers, weed wackers, and other crap falling from the sky.

Not Disappointed!

November 1st, 2009
11:53 pm

Anglo, I have to agree. As a Jacket Fan, this scene makes me sick. To eye gouge somebody? What an idiot.

Rambln Wreck all!

Coach O

November 2nd, 2009
7:41 am

Maybe Brandon thought it was a tickle pile and that was his version of “goochie, goochie, goochie”?

Coach O

November 2nd, 2009
8:26 am

Chickens…

Eggs…

Hatch…

We’ll see in December. This may not be another year in which a 1 loss SEC team has an automatic ticket to the BCS Championship. Far too many 8-0 teams out there this year. Far too few opportunities for all of them to lose.

Coach O

November 2nd, 2009
8:27 am

How did my response get ahead of your post? Am I time traveling?

Coach O

November 2nd, 2009
8:28 am

Must be the “fall back” thing?

Call it Like It Is

November 2nd, 2009
8:57 am

You morons whinning about someone getting poked in the eye as this happens all the time. However, I agree that this type of bad sportsmanship should be addressed along with the hood type NBA behavior that is constantly demonstrated weekly in games, but lets face it, that did not cost GA the game. They just plain stink!

Gators roll to another SEC and NC!

Enough Said!

Yellow Fuzz

November 4th, 2009
1:33 pm

This just in, Georgia just accepted an invitation to play in the Poulan Weedeater Bowl in Northern Louisiana (Shreveport). As a payout, Georgia will receive $990,000 and 75 free weedwackers, one for every Parks and Recreation Major in the program.

Georgia Tech will play in THEIR conference championship game (sunny Tampa Florida) in hopes of advancing to the BCS Orange Bowl (sunnier Miami Florida). As a payout, Georgia Tech could receive $1,490,000 and 75 free deep sea fishing excursions. Georgia Tech plans to watch georgia’s bowl game on December 28th from its hotel over looking Key Largo.

Look at the Weedwackers falling from the sky!
Look at the Weedwackers falling from the sky!