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

EW

October 30th, 2009
2:18 pm

Buzzthekiller…EXACTLY THANK YOU.

and as an aside..i almost abbreviated your name to BTK..then I thought better of it.

Keith

October 30th, 2009
2:18 pm

Don’t they call it the Georgia-Florida game because G comes before F in the alphabet?

EW

October 30th, 2009
2:20 pm

Big Bee…way to go the racist route. See my earlier post @ 1:58

G8R GRAD

October 30th, 2009
2:23 pm

Atlanta Gator:

Agreed.
All in all, I’d rather be a charter sailboat skipper.
Have a good trip and travel safely.

GO GATORS!

mark

October 30th, 2009
2:25 pm

UGA BLOOOOOWS DOG ASS

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
2:25 pm

EW. Big Bee just exhibits this “inferiority complex” that I continue to see with so many GT fans. I’m assuming these are the fringe nuts out there, but dang there seem to be a lot of them for such a small fan base.

mark

October 30th, 2009
2:27 pm

UGA REALLY BLOOOOOWS

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
2:28 pm

Mark. Does your mom know that you’re back on the computer? I’m sure she didn’t raise you to talk like that. Shame on you!

Eric

October 30th, 2009
2:32 pm

UGA could win, but probably won’t. Vandy could win, but probably won’t. Auburn could win, but probably won’t. OK St could win, but probably won’t. This is too easy. No GA fan here, but I’d like to see UGA beat UF, just because I’m so freaking sick of Teblow and his butthole buddy Urban….not that there’s anything wrong with that.

old gold

October 30th, 2009
2:33 pm

Hey Big South Georgia DAWG,

Get off of the computer and back to the fryer –my fries are burning!

EW

October 30th, 2009
2:35 pm

HBTD…Every time I read posts like Big Bee’s or like Mark’s all I hear is (in a five year old kid’s voice): “nana boo boo, you can’t beat me” “my daddy makes more money than you make” blah blah blah…Seriously guys, go play on the swingset or leave us alone. You are making a mockery out of your school.

Vince Dooley

October 30th, 2009
2:39 pm

In all honesty, Florida and Tech will administer beatdowns to us, and so, perhaps, will Kentucky. Finishing 6-6, we’ll have a bowl bid, and next year will be better.

Fried chicken skin is greasy and delicious

October 30th, 2009
2:40 pm

UF= Georgia Tech and UGA = Cumberland. The Dawgs have less than no chance to win the game. They know it and will play like it. This team has no fire, no pride, no guts. Truly sad.

Perception

October 30th, 2009
2:43 pm

There’s not that much difference in the ACC and SEC. Bama and UF are #1 and #2, but they’ve looked fairly mortal lately. GT has looked as good as anybody lately. Miami, LSU, VT, BC, SC, Clemson, Ole Miss, UNC are all good teams. UGA, WF, Auburn, Kentucky, FSU, Tenn are about the same. Duke, UVA, Arkansas, Miss St, NCSt are not that good. Maryland and Vandy are bad.

Saint Simons

October 30th, 2009
2:45 pm

Florida 77 uga 0!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Cox 5 INTs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Limelight

October 30th, 2009
2:48 pm

Well said Diablo.

Beamer Bawl

October 30th, 2009
3:00 pm

Dog coaches and fans, here’s a suggestion: Let Slive and everybody else know how awful you feel about how the refs handed Florida the Mississippi State game. Warn the officials to be watching for any Gator
moves that might appear to be hot-dogging. Those Crocs will be so uptight they won’t be able to do anything but draw penalties.

Sweet Home Alabama

October 30th, 2009
3:01 pm

you can combine tech and bulldawgs and vandy and we will still beat you like a base drum.we are the power get used to it loosers.

donster dawg

October 30th, 2009
3:03 pm

27-6…being pretty generous to the dawgs there…will probably be worse

SEC powerhouse NOT

October 30th, 2009
3:07 pm

I can understand why fans could be in awe of Fl and Bama ranked number 1 and 2 because supposedly geniuses that have the inside on sports see it and vote that way..but why do you local sportswriters agree? Look at both of their schedules. Fl played Troy, Charleston Southern and will play FIU, and big deal win over Ms St. Bama played FIU, North Texas and upcoming Chattanooga. The two teams do not even play each other in regular season. Who are the sissys of these athletic departments tha sets up these opponents? At least, UGA had the guts to play Oklahoma State. I can see one Div 1A school for everyone to play as your mulligan, but 3 of them? And you expect me to crown you number one? PLAY SOMEBODY.. What a crock of manure

Golden Grad

October 30th, 2009
3:10 pm

Dawgs have few weapons against the Gators. Cox and Green will be mobbed. Tebow will muddle through, but still win by a comfortable margin. Richt will keep quiet.

Golden Tornado

October 30th, 2009
3:13 pm

Sweet Home Alabama, I know you love your sweet home, otherwise known as “the sticks,” but you must face the facts. Georgia Tech’s triple option can utterly massacre the Red Elephants right now. In fact, it may get that opportunity in the postseason

Anonymous

October 30th, 2009
3:13 pm

“Don’t they call it the Georgia-Florida game because G comes before F in the alphabet?”

A Georgia grad, no doubt.

SEC powerhouse NOT

October 30th, 2009
3:16 pm

EW

October 30th, 2009
3:18 pm

anonymous…it was sarcasm.

A Tech Grad, no doubt.

BS Patrol

October 30th, 2009
3:27 pm

HBTD,
We all know who has the inferiority complex here,and rightly so. So how many years do you think it will it take your doggies to climb back up and be considered a big boy like TECH?

Anonymous

October 30th, 2009
3:32 pm

Technically, it was facetiousness, Jawja boy.

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Atlanta Jacket

October 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

DIABLO 69 – cause it ain’t SEC speed. GT also whipped a SEC team, Miss State, that UF struggled against. The SEC is quite full of themselves and now have ESPN propping them up. GT just needs to win out strong and whip Ga’s butt (payback for 51-7 type whipping) and the rest will take care of itself.

Hootie Bookems

October 30th, 2009
3:41 pm

Hootie’s Halloween list of used up tricks:

Calling UGA UGAy or UGAg
Picking on Florida fans for wearing jorts
Tech fans bragging about their smarts
Calling a gator a GAYtor
Lane Kiffin
Banging on the ajc for being pro tech or pro UGA

That is all, carry on.

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

I think it’s histerical with all the GT fans on this UGA blog. I’ve never seen a more insecure fan base with an inferiority complex that rivals what I used to see up at Clemson back in the 70s. The suffering will be hard for them come November 28th when they fall on their faces again. Let the next string of 7+ years begin.

Boogy Man

October 30th, 2009
3:50 pm

I thought this was a College football blog, “Mr College Football”, decidedly SEC, not exclusively UGAg

Old School Gator

October 30th, 2009
3:51 pm

Paul H, Fl and TN we win 23 – 13. TN and GA they win 45 – 19. I could see why you would think the Dawgs have a chance. You play Vandy after that beat down and beat your chests cause you win. LMAO The best thing we have going is the fact that you all have had a bye week prior to the game. Can’t blame it on that like you have in the years past saying that is why FL won. I hope the Ref’s call all calls correctly so you can’t whine about them. Let’s see what’s left. Bye week…Ref’s…Oh yeah. I hope all of your players are healthy.

The sadi thing is, when you all lose and you will lose. I’m sure you will find some other reason to say it wasn’t fair somehow…..Someone else’s fault as to why you have lost again. May be if you ask Santa for Christmas…….Naw, He’s a Gator fan too.

You dawg fans always are calling names like “Urban Cryer and Teblow”. But look who does the whining year after year. I’m sure since the begining of his career, Tebow has been secretly planning on busting Herschel’s record during a Fl GA game. I hope he does it and COX throws 5 interceptions (Don’t have to wish to hard for that). Hey at least you all lead the conference in Punts. It’s a long drive back home from Fl to Ga while your crying. Hope you will be going to the game. Go Gators!

Boogy Man

October 30th, 2009
3:51 pm

excuse me OOO ESSSS EEEEE CEEEE

4Tech

October 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

Big South Georgia DAWG

October 30th, 2009
9:30 am
I’m sick and tired of all the anti-UGA pro Georgia Tech media this year. We own this state in college football, and everyone knows it. One year of luck, and all the writers are jumping off our bandwagon to Tech. That sucks.

Have you looked at the AJC? Dawgs this, Dawgs that. The local sports radio is even worse. Shouldn’t you have said, “We owned this state”.

GT

October 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

Gators lose.

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

Conclusion after reading the posts on this UGA – Florida topic………………….

GT FANS (not players) = Insecurity and a sense of inferiority. Instead of stalking UGA, try attending one of your team’s home games.

R.S.V.P.

October 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

Joe, iz lik two com two ur perty two wach tha SEC Title Game on Desembur 5th. Iz wil brings sum berz anz sum snaks. Iz lok furward tu tha perty, cee yuz ther.

Vince Vance

SEC powerhouse NOT

October 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU Fl sux, Bama boys sleep with their sisters

tech

October 30th, 2009
3:57 pm

HBTD, the big boys? Yeah Tech can’t compete with the “big boys”. I’m sure Nesbitt, Dwyer, Allen, Morgan, Burnett, Jefferson, etc. are scared of the “big boys”. We ARE the “big boys”. UGA is not.

4Tech

October 30th, 2009
3:58 pm

Paul H

October 30th, 2009
10:31 am
Florida beats Arkansas by 3 (with help from the refs), Miss State by 10. Yet somehow they are going to blow out UGA? Yeah right.

They have better offenses than UGA. That’s why! Heck, VT has a better offense than UGA statistically speaking.

HBTD

October 30th, 2009
3:58 pm

Tech. See LSU

WHATEVER

October 30th, 2009
3:58 pm

Each and everyone of you need to ask the question….am I smarter than a 5th grader….from reading this blog, we all know the answer. Now get back to studying boys and girls and shut up. Let the game speak for itself then make your childish comments.

Joe's Sack-shack

October 30th, 2009
4:00 pm

The scariest day of the year will be Joe Cox’s scariest day as the Georgia QB. He will have nightmares for weeks of swarming blue jerseys and Gators eating him for lunch. 7 Games = 4 Touchdowns Allowed, 58 Points Surrendered…………by the defense.

Seersucker Jacket

October 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

Why the ACC’s just as good as any other conference — AND we have free hot-dogs!

Brian Jones Tech Fan

October 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

For years I have hated UGA fans not all of them just the loons who dont have a clue and just ran thre mouths for no reason. I ave been tech fan snce i was a little kid but didnt go to tech actually played basketball at another school. And now we do have a great coach and UGA does as well and think this state is going to have top college football teams from both schools for years to come. I am starting to get sick of the Tech loon fringe running there mouth how soon we forget we were in those weedeater bowls year after year while uga was playing in the bcs games. So shut the hellup lets play football be a fan but not a dumb fan.

by the way i think UGA wins have been saying it for weeks

UGA FOOTBALL ROCKS!

October 30th, 2009
4:03 pm

Einsteindawg

October 30th, 2009
4:10 pm

I realize this is not the subject of the blog (and I appologize), but just read on CBS Sportsline that Mike Slime has notified all SEC schools that there will be no more reprimands for coaches being critical of officiating…now, it will be fines and suspensions. Zero tolerance. Slime is once again treating the symptom, when he should be correcting the problem…inept officials. However, it’s all about the money and the SEC makes plenty thanks to TV. These officals will continue to call them as they are told to see ‘em. And, I still think the Dawgs will win 27-21. Anyway, just my opinion.

Seersucker Jacket

October 30th, 2009
4:10 pm

Hey, we’ve got youtube videos too…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21jGZ7TRkGs&feature=related

Just like the Big Boys!

Seersucker Jacket

October 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

Seems like most of the whining about the zebras is a SYMPTOM of UGA’s PROBLEM.