Dawgs, Jackets win; Wisconsin upsets No. 1 Ohio State

The Fearless Friday Forecast:

1. Arkansas at Auburn: This game features the two hottest quarterbacks in the SEC in Ryan Mallett of Arkansas and Cameron Newton of Auburn. I’m giving the edge to Auburn at home and because the Tigers will be able to run the ball with Newton and Michael Dyer and limit Mallett’s posssessions.  Auburn will also play a little more defense with Nick Fairley up front. Auburn 27, Arkansas 21.

2. Vanderbilt at Georgia: The Bulldogs finally showed some signs of life last week in beating Tennessee 41-14 and should be able to take care of a Vanderbilt team  that is still having some issues on offense (11th in the SEC in scoring) when running back Warren Norman does not have a big game.  UGA VIII starts with a win. Georgia 28, Vanderbilt 10.

3. Middle Tennessee State at Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets take a break from conference action to play the Blue Raiders of Rick Stockstill. MTSU will be playing its second game with quarterback Dwight Dasher, who sat out the first four games of the season on suspension. Dasher is a good athlete but Tech rolls and starts getting ready for next week’s big trip to Clemson. Georgia Tech 31, MTSU 10.

4. South Carolina at Kentucky:  South Carolina’s upset of No. 1 Alabama last Saturday has the Gamecocks’ fans dreaming of their first-ever trip to the SEC championship game. But those same fans have seen their hopes dashed before when the Gamecocks have stumbled after a big win. If Kentucky RB Derrick Locke (shoulder) can’t go, that changes this game significantly. The Cats’ Randall Cobb is good, but South Carolina wins because of defense. South Carolina 24, Kentucky 20.

5. Ohio State at Wisconsin: Ohio State just moved to No. 1 but the Buckeyes have to play on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium, where the Badgers are 40-4 since 2004. Make that 41-4. Our Upset Special for this week:  Wisconsin 17, Ohio State 16.

6. Maryland at Clemson: After three straight losses to Auburn, Miami, and North Carolina, Clemson really needs a win against the 4-1 Terps. Maryland has won three of its last four meetings with the Tigers but Clemson gets it done at home. Clemson 24, Maryland 20.

7. Ole Miss at Alabama: Yes, I know. Ole Miss has had a week off and Alabama is coming of its first regular season loss since the 2007 season. Doesn’t matter. Alabama and Nick Saban are mad, refocused, and have to take it out on somebody. That somebody will be Houston Nutt and the Rebels. Alabama 31, Ole Miss 10.

8. Mississippi State at Florida: For only the second time since Urban Meyer became coach in 2005, Florida has lost two straight games. The Gators have never lost three in a row under Meyer. It will be an ugly game because Florida’s offense is, well, ugly. Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, the former OC at Florida, will not have a pleasant Homecoming. Florida 21, Miss. State 10.

9. Texas at Nebraska: Some of the national spice got taken out of this game when the Longhorns dropped two straight games to UCLA and Oklahoma. But the folks at Nebraska have had this one circled on the calendar since last December then they lost a controversial Big 12 championship game to the Longhorns. This will be the last time these two teams will meet as members of the Big 12. Nebraska wants it to be a game to remember. Nebraska 23, Texas 14.

10. North Carolina at Virginia: The Tar Heels have had a season of distractions but they are still very much in the ACC Coastal race. The Tar Heels haven’t won in Charlottesville since 1981. That changes Saturday. North Carolina 27, Virginia 20.

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592 comments Add your comment

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

5150 p.o.a.d…..

DO NOT OPEN THAT PACKAGE FROM BIN LADEN…with a name like that…whooo….

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

bill clinton…funny man funny! LOL

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

You did have astroturf in the back of your elcamino according to your autobiography….getting busy with the coeds..

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

If you can’t join ‘em — lick ‘em.

Wait… That’s not right, is it?

Old School

October 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

“It’s hard to rally around a math class” – Paul Bryant

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:25 pm

Wes maybe you should read books from other people and not just your book.

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:26 pm

Old School….

Does that mean I have to take off my:

“MATH TEAM CAPTAIN ” jersey?

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

After coaching at William and Mary he once said- “I had too many Marys and not enough Williams”.
Lou Holtz.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

“Dodd bolted the SEC because of Bear Bryant. That equals coward in my book.”

Actually, Dodd got Bryant’s agreement to oppose Johnny Vaught and the the ADs that were on the other side of the scholarship limitations argument.

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Just a note to my College Football Friends:

If you really want to get an insight into college football coaches radio shows around the nation get a sirius/xm radio and go to RIVAL College Sports (143) on the XM side and listen everynight after 7 for the various coaches shows….some are quite good others are just funny and hokey…
just a little info..

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:19 pm
Johnson is a victim of the Peter Principle.

Beyond the obvious pun (funny? meh.) I disagree. I think GT is perfect for him. He would never recruit the right athletes to win the SEC with that offense anyway, why not go to GT? There he can recruit guys who fit his system and still have a shot to compete in his conference.

Wes

October 15th, 2010
4:33 pm

Dodd was tired of getting schooled and owned by Bear. Why is this so difficult for you Dodd worshipers to understand?

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

Why are we arguing about 40 years ago?

Jail Buddy

October 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

What happened to my buddy 5150 P.O.A.D

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

@BAMA dude

Sounds like you actually do agree.

Jazz

October 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

I see one of Yech’s classy supporters has been ordered back to jail for 11 months. Sad.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

BAMA dude – What year did Alabama stop running the wishbone? I was in the Navy on patrol during the 1970s. I know that Oklahoma ran it into the mid ’90s.

5150 P.O.A.D.

October 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

Sorry that I stepped away boys, My little sister was beating me up again and I had to go nark on her. MOMMY!!!

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

I thought you were suggesting that he is above his head currently and better placed at Navy. If you meant that he’s placed well currebtly nthen yes, I agree. He couldn’t handle any more.

JW

October 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

Jazz

Since when is TI a GT supporter? Even if he is, that’s better than a having one of your students arrested for kiddy p.orn

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:39 pm

As far as I can remember Ray Perkins never ran the wishbone. I was just a kid then though.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

Bama dude – “Why are we arguing about 40 years ago?”

Somebody expressed some strong opinions about historical events of 1958 – 1963. You can’t change history.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:44 pm

Delbert, odds are that the person expressing those opinions wasn’t alive then. I wasn’t. That’s why it always tickles me to hear people arguing about stuff like that.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:44 pm

@BAMA dude

I think that he has reached the pinnacle of his career. He’s in over his head, but he can get away with it at Tech. They don’t expect much anyway.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:46 pm

That seems to be a pattern with football coaches in the state of Georgia…

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:48 pm

BC OUCH!!!!! lol

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:49 pm

BAMA dude – I think the Bear started running the wishbone after Scott Hunter graduated. The famous TV night game between Hunter and Alabama vs. Manning and Ole Miss was in 1969. One of the greatest games I ever saw.

JW

October 15th, 2010
4:50 pm

Bill Clinton

Alabama is the only school in the SEC who has more NC’s than GT. Think before you make more asinine comments about expectations

5150 P.O.A.D.

October 15th, 2010
4:52 pm

JW – YO MAMA!

Jail Buddy

October 15th, 2010
4:54 pm

JW you already know 5150 P.O.A.D is sensative so don’t about tech like that

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
4:57 pm

Glad to see you can steal my name and carry on a conversation. Kind of fun to see. Keep on typing Fake 5150 POAD

Jail Buddy

October 15th, 2010
4:59 pm

5150 P.O.A,D fresh meat

pbj

October 15th, 2010
5:00 pm

You can’t change facts – BUT you can certainly have erroneous impressions about those facts

Fake 5150 POAD

October 15th, 2010
5:00 pm

The Fake 5150POAD is a lot more entertaining and not as large of a moron like the original one. Dude, you’ve been voted the most obnoxious person on these blogs. Read between the lines. Nobody cares about what you have to say.
What are you 5′6″ and about 165 lbs dripping wet? Thought so. No let me guess, you will come back and say that your some x-military guy that is 6′5″ 230lbs because “No one can see me and I can hide behind my keyboard”

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

JW, so what? GT isn’t relevant now and probably never will be for the reasons we discussed earlier. They just don’t have what it takes to be great in college football.

DIT

October 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

Now have to admit some of these posts are hysterical, but isn’t this blog suppose to be about tomorrows games and Tony’s picks?

The real truth

October 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

The real 5150 P.O.A.D is a dumba$$

pbj

October 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

BUT everyone is certainly entitled to their own impressions about those facts

The real truth

October 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

@JW

My comment was not meant to be asinine. If you want to see asinine, I’d suggest a mirror.

JW

October 15th, 2010
5:04 pm

BAMA dude

If you would take the time to read the posts, then you wouldn’t make yourself sound like an idiot.

You can’t bash the expectations of a school who has more national championships than you. (Tenn, UF, Bama, and LSU are the only SEC teams that have a more recent NC than GT)

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
5:05 pm

Tech’s only legitimate title was in 1952.

Owl of Prophecy

October 15th, 2010
5:07 pm

Hey Bill Clinton,
Thanks for posting Bama’s national championships that were posted on Monica’s drawers. As you should know, most of those early ones are not validated…with multiple teams claiming championships. BTW, which end of the cigar did you light?

JW

October 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

BAMA dude

why are you so concerned about GT anyway especially considering they play meaningless football

GT and bama have not played in over 2 decades…not to mention that meaningless ACC GT team won the last time GT and Bama played

Worry about not losing 2 in a row and possibly another vs Auburn.

JW

October 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Bill Clinton

NCAA says differently. Jealousy is a weak emotion Bill…you’re going to have to learn to over come it

Chick Granning

October 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Hope it’s awhile until we play them again.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
5:12 pm

JW,

GT doesn’t expect national titles. The one they got in 1990 was both a joke and a fluke. Miami, Colorado, Tennessee, and Notre Dame would have wiped the floor with that bunch. They aren’t relevant in the national football landscape and never will be. Nothing to be ashamed of, at least half the FBS schools are in the same boat.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

I’m not worried about anything chief. Just responding to a comment on a football blog. Don’t put it out there if you don’t want to be called on it.

WashingtonDCduck

October 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

Oregon’s defense is so bad. Worst ever! Do they play with 6 guys on the field? man oh man….

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/14517/qa-oregon-d-coordinator-nick-aliotti

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
5:14 pm

@JW

The NCAA does not award National Titles, nor do they recognize them.