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

GTfanTN

October 30th, 2009
10:57 am

Rogerdawg and big south georgia dawg are typical UGA fans…they have no facts with the comments they make…how can you say that UGA is better than AR and Miss State…UGA has beaten no one…then to make a statement that GT will lose because Vandy has a good D…they gave up over 400 yard to a ok USC offense…not surprised to head a non fact statement from a so called UGA fan..both of these guys go buy UGA t-shirts and call themselves uga fans…willing to bet neither guy went to school @ UGA

Ramblin Rick

October 30th, 2009
10:57 am

how2fish… this is 2009! Not 1980. Quit living in the past leghumper.

Georgia Tech: THE best football team in Georgia.. period.

Burdell

October 30th, 2009
10:57 am

DawginLex– I completely agree with you on the UGAy thing…

I have a feeling some of the blowouts Tony picked are going to be a lot closer (UGA/UF and GT/Vandy) and some of the close ones might be just the opposite (Duke/UVA and Tenn/USC w/ USC winning).

Can you all believe the season is 2/3 over? It goes by SO fast.

GO JACKETS!!!

Mike

October 30th, 2009
10:57 am

I am really worried about playing Vandy next week. They have a great defense. Oh, that’s right we play Georgia this week. I am still more worried about Vandy next week.

timthebrave

October 30th, 2009
10:57 am

I’m sick of BCS polls. There needs to be a playoff. I hope there are at least 5 undefeated teams teams at the end and TCU plays Boise St for Mythical National Championship. That might get them to add a playoff system

Rocky King

October 30th, 2009
10:58 am

“Rugged SEC schedule”. Is Vandy playing Bama and Florida every other week? I think you meant rAgged, not rugged

timthebrave

October 30th, 2009
10:59 am

GTfanTN, “how can you say that UGA is better than AR and Miss State…UGA has beaten no one”…….They beat Arkansas by 11 at Arkansas…Besides that there is no proof

What is hard to find?

October 30th, 2009
11:00 am

A Gator mom without a tattoo!

Jake

October 30th, 2009
11:01 am

UNC has the talent they just never put it together. Seems they did last night. Too, I see they have the Vols in 2 years,, should be a good game.

David

October 30th, 2009
11:01 am

I have never understood why Ga loves this game when history tells us they will get their butt beat.
Jacksonville is a dump and always will be. It is a white trash southern town. So what is the big deal about going to Jacksonville and getting your butt kicked? I really think Ga people don’t care if they win or lose.

The Dawg

October 30th, 2009
11:03 am

Tony “Mr. Florida Football” Barnhart…. We’ll see!!!

McDawg

October 30th, 2009
11:03 am

well thanks for peeing on my parade Tony

McDawg

October 30th, 2009
11:05 am

Hey David-take your sorry ___ back east of the hudson

how2fish

October 30th, 2009
11:05 am

Ramblin Rick I know what year it is and after Nov 28th we won’t have to worry about you or Yellow Fuzz and the rest of the North Ave Butt Battalion for another 7 or 8 years…and bug we have stomped a mudhole in your buggish butts MANY times since 1980…as I’m sure your aware of..funny the more wins and the closer the Bugs get to Nov 28th the more scared they sound…by mid Nov the whole bunch will be wearing depends…

Bud

October 30th, 2009
11:06 am

All Dawgs —- All Day !!!! We will unleash Hell !!!

tech lover

October 30th, 2009
11:06 am

so tony do you sleep with paul johnson, no wonder the ajc at the stand never sells and doesn’t deliver outside the metro area!!!!!! cause nobody wants to buy it but tech fans……………………….speaking of tech nice ranking for a one loss team…..but of course when mighty north carolina beats va. tech in blacksburg who knows if the ACC has a team worthy of the top ten….lmao

Alabama jack

October 30th, 2009
11:06 am

So anyway, I was just going down the national rankings to see where the dawgs are compared to the Number One Gators and the Number 11 Jackets and I dozed off. Has anyone found them yet?

GTfanTN

October 30th, 2009
11:07 am

timthebrave…I’m aware that they beat AR..AR is not any good either..my point is that UGA hasn’t beaten a good team to say they are better than anyone else..the “big win against ASU” has turned into a joke

november 28, 2009

October 30th, 2009
11:09 am

as the dawgs and the train drivers near their annual square off, the bug fans are getting more and more nervous, can you sense it folks, after all it means a whole lot to the yechies this year, i can hear em behind closed doors saying i’m worried about georgia! good luck bugs, course 1 out of the last 8 aint bad, lmao

Tell it like it is

October 30th, 2009
11:10 am

Alabama jack -I found’um right next to the grits o the top shelf.

G8R GRAD

October 30th, 2009
11:11 am

Oh, the humanity!

DAVID buggie

October 30th, 2009
11:11 am

georgia loves the game because they are 47-38-1 against florida…………of course our record against tech is even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao

Tech82

October 30th, 2009
11:12 am

Diablo69 @10:56 – Well said, sir.

rockie king...buggie

October 30th, 2009
11:14 am

well vandy does play mighty duke and mighty wake and mighty tech….vandy really should be in the Athletically, Challenged, Conference,,,,i hear ya’ll have invited them, lmao

Alabama jack

October 30th, 2009
11:16 am

Respect All, Fear None, even the dawgs.

G8R GRAD

October 30th, 2009
11:16 am

BTW:

Whatever happened to Charlotte Gator and Atlanta Gator?
They’ve been MIA for what seems like weeks!

ramblin rick...buggie

October 30th, 2009
11:17 am

we’ll see you on the 28th in Atlanta….bring that monkey grinding fight song and the train building student section and watch coach Richt silence his critics!!!!!!!!!!!! dawgs by two td’s against the bugs as nesbitt throws 3 pitch out fumbles in messes up the 1950’s style offense big time, lmao

Frank Beamer said ....

October 30th, 2009
11:18 am

The reason why UNC won last night is b/c the Tar Heels blocked his guys when his guys weren’t looking.

Smokewagon

October 30th, 2009
11:18 am

People that use the term “UGAY” are talking to themselves in the mirror.

Alabama jack

October 30th, 2009
11:18 am

howtofish – you ever catch anything besides crabs?

Dooley's Cardiologist

October 30th, 2009
11:19 am

UF is not the team of old, but they don’t need to be Saturday to win this one big, real big.

GATOR4LIFE

October 30th, 2009
11:19 am

I hear Ron Zook might be available after the season if UGA fans are interested…oh that’s right he recruits good players and doesn’t do anything with them either…well that won’t work will it.

Seersucker Jacket

October 30th, 2009
11:19 am

Tech is a grudge game for Vandy. After all these years, the Commodores are still PO’d that the Ramblin’ Wrecks bugged out of the SEC, thereby leaving them at the very bottom of the conference rankings.

I fear that Vandy will serve up a cold dish of revenge this Saturday.

Tech82

October 30th, 2009
11:19 am

DAVID buggie – Isn’t it sad that you have to rely on the success of previous teams because this year’s team is PATHETIC? I can’t wait ’til Nov 28.

GO JACKETS! THWG!

alligator stew

October 30th, 2009
11:20 am

Mark Richt is due a BREAKOUT game to atone for the weak coaching so far this season.If Georgia and South Carolina both beat Florida, the dawgs win the SEC East.Laugh all you want,these same idiots said Oklahoma and Virginia Tech were unbeatable.Florida, Tebow and the SEC refs are vastly over-rated by the media darlings.

Speed Racer

October 30th, 2009
11:20 am

Why is everyone overlooking field goals? If UGA can get to the Gator 30 seven times Walsh can kick us 21 points. Add to that 7 points from an AJ Green TD, because he is too good to not get at least one TD, and we have 28. More than enough to beat the Gators this year. GOOOO DAWGS!

Tell it like it is

October 30th, 2009
11:22 am

G8R Grad–They became one.

GATOR4LIFE

October 30th, 2009
11:22 am

Yes alligator stew, that’s all that is wrong with UGA – weak coaching…right! Where is the player talent?

diablowbuggie

October 30th, 2009
11:23 am

how is it that virginia tech loses to ga. tech and drops 14 spots..answer us all that….and who in the acc will be left in the top20 after saturday…the insects from atlanta..well congrats!!!!lmao

how2fish

October 30th, 2009
11:24 am

Diablo69 I got all the ammo you want Nov 28th…

VOL Fan

October 30th, 2009
11:28 am

Upset special: Vandy over Ga Tech 21-20

Florida 28 Georgia 17

VOLS 28 SC 14

Switch the Ole Miss Auburn scores

As much as I hate USC, they will leave Oregon with a win.

Dawg_72

October 30th, 2009
11:29 am

Yep that win over 2-6 Vandy and the week off is all we needed to win this game. Doubt it.

Willie

October 30th, 2009
11:29 am

DID MARK RICHT think he could just play anybody in the SEC and be a winner? I think his salary should be reduced greatly. These blog entries are talking about how much UGA is going to lose by and not one believes UGA will win. This is with a weaker Gator team than last year. But Tn blew them out of the water too. I say get you tee time in and forget college football.

Holla

October 30th, 2009
11:29 am

I’d be willing to bet that the number of mini-trucks and mullets in Jacksonville more than quadruples when the UGA faithful pull into town. I’m sure the Jacksonville police get a lot more descriptions from crime victims this weekend like, “he had a mustache, red shirt, croakies, tevas, and his shorts were so short they just barely covered his junk.”

how2fish

October 30th, 2009
11:30 am

Alabama jack 1st yeah I do OK fishing…and I spent a decade looking for Bama in the rankings not so long ago…you haven’t won Sh## yet I’d hold of on the gloating for a while yet…I may hate the Gators but they are due the respect for what they have Won..and yeah yeah last year 31-0 in the first half your just damn lucky the clock ran out on us..cause we we coming…frankly one of the many reasons I want to beat the Gators like a rented mule is to keep them from taking Bama to the woodshed this year…I’m afraid it will break them for another decade…

wesleywhatwhat

October 30th, 2009
11:31 am

i like how rogerdawg is too stupid to enter a comment at 9:45 “Enter your comments here” but we’re supposed to think he’s on to something when he then picks uga to beat the number 1 team in the country and picks georgia tech to lose to an awful vanderbilt team that even SEC teams can beat.

typical uga fan- living in the past.

timthebrave

October 30th, 2009
11:32 am

GTfanTN, “UGA hasn’t beaten a good team to say they are better than anyone else”. By your logic than GT is not better than Virginia, and don’t even try to use beating them as part of your logic of why you are better than them

how2fish

October 30th, 2009
11:32 am

Willie I know we can win…STFU!

collegeballfan

October 30th, 2009
11:32 am

UGA in a close win over Fla. UGA must get 25 runs out of the TB spot.

GT in a real close game at Vandy. I am not convinced GT can live with success. Most teams cannot. (See UGA last year – #1 on day one.)

timthebrave

October 30th, 2009
11:33 am

GTfanTN, I can understand how facts getting in the way of your logic would upset you.