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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Florida Gets Upset

October 16th, 2010
1:27 am

Miss State upsets UF–mark it down! Mullen’s the next big coach in the SEC. Florida’s run is over. Bulldogs rule!

ManUp...

October 16th, 2010
1:29 am

JW, your assumptions are silly. I’m not angry at all…just using as much emphasis as I can in the admittedly stupid act of “wrestling with the pigs” as they say. I’ll admit picking on the U(sic)GA student may have been a little much. But do I hate the stereotyping of Tech? Yes. Do I love to take the bait and correct it? Unfortunately, yes. Sorry if I’m not chill enough for you…

By the way, I study on campus at Tech on Mon, Wed, and Fri doing Senior Design. You wanna have a chat about my qualifications then come on down to the Industrial Design studio. Just turned in my degree petition today, actually! Or better yet, find me at the game tomorrow. My fraternity block is directly behind the band.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 16th, 2010
1:35 am

Roy Barns you can’t create +200k jobs for Georgia and not make Georgia a Joke Unless you make jobs for people to be UGA Football players personal Probation officers. To stpp the country stop thinking Georgia is a laughing stock, then we to stop electing UGA GRADS to office.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 16th, 2010
1:39 am

What is better? Watching America’s Funniest Home Videos or the UGA Blotter?

5150 P.O.A.D

October 16th, 2010
1:42 am

The rids have been moved to the top rack and the Pecan tree wood has been added. I think I can go to sleep in about 45 min. and let the SMOKINg finish. The Pecan smoking on top of the Maple Glaze is going to be so good.

ManUp...

October 16th, 2010
1:46 am

brokeback, have you ever heard of academic rankings? No? Try any of the popular publications or just look on all the in-state business schools’ websites. You’ll find Tech’s management degree (yes, that’s its official title…no quotes needed) is indeed on a brisk climb the last few years. Best public program in the state now according to the rankings. It’s not a personal cut, just a calrification I was trying to make.

And as far as GSU football goes…come play us in our “empty” (40k+ avg is still way more than your ~15k) little stadium and see if you like the outcome. You’ve got to be a Georgia fan…the Staters I know don’t crow against Tech this much…we’ve done nothing to make them hate us like that. But seriously, yall don’t even have your first winning season secured yet (in 1-AA ball) and you’re gonna beat your chest that way to ANY BCS team?!! I don’t care if it’s Washington State…y’aint there yet.

This must be what FSU or Miami fans felt like listening to USF fans when the bulls started up…

Bill Clinton

October 16th, 2010
9:40 am

Why do folks pick on Tech fans on this blog? Could it be due to the fact that the bug fans have been so obnoxious since GT hired Chan Gailey? All that we heard on these blogs was how Tech was “back” in the CFB hunt. Then you guys fired Chan and hired some guy who still thinks that he can compete in upper echelon CFB with a tired old offensive scheme that ran it’s course in the 1970’s. Once again, you trumpeted your “return to glory”.

I know that Georgia Tech was once a true powerhouse in CFB, but that was a long, long time ago. The same could be said of Vandy, or even Suwanee, for that matter. There is no shame in choosing to deemphasize your athletics program. Just don’t come here bragging about being back in the top tier of CFB until you’ve done something to prove it. And no, winning the ACC Championship doesn’t qualify as “proving it”.

Here’s the other thing that annoys CFB fans. When you are faced with the fact that you haven’t actually returned to dominance — even in your home state, much less the nation; don’t try to change the subject by bragging about your academic excellence. Nobody cares. This is a football blog.

When you guys accomplish something noteworthy in football, then I’ll be the first to congratulate you for your success. Until then, you should refrain from complaining about the football programs that actually are successful. It only makes you appear small-minded and petty.

In closing, I would like to wish you the best of luck in your upcoming contest with Middle Tennessee State University. I like Tech to win this one.

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow…
BC

Gatorman

October 16th, 2010
9:47 am

Been to Wisconsin’s campus in Madison, and it’s a really good campus. However, I’d just as soon seen OSU go down because of ESPN’s shameless promotion of their QB for Heisman. Amazingly, it all came about because he had one very good game in the Rose Bowl last year, must have been a career game. Personally, I would like to see the Heisman board select a player that carries a team on his back for a season, rather than one that benefits having superior talent around them.

gtforever

October 16th, 2010
9:55 am

Kinda like Josh Nesbit….. He carries his team, the team is very average at best, but that is what the Heisman was all about…….. We have these ESPN blowhards who make it a popularity contest, with the biggest media usually tipping the scales…

monkey says:

October 16th, 2010
10:17 am

Damon Evans:

Your argument is so last year and had been turned inside out multiple times, but for your weak minded self we will just hit a couple of points.

The SEC put up to 10 teams in some years in Bowl Games while every other Conference places 6 to 7. Therefore many 10 and 9 are playing others 5, 6, and 7s.

BUT HERE IS THE REAL NUMBER….IN TITLE GAMES WHAT IS THE NUMBER? Everytime it mattered the SEC wins in the big BCS Championship game.

buckeyedude

October 16th, 2010
10:20 am

Tony don’t know Jack. Buckeyes 31 Wisconsin 17

brokeback jacket

October 16th, 2010
10:40 am

In the next few years, tech will have its hands full with local football rivalries with Kennessaw State, SCAD Atlanta, and Georgia Gwinnett College. If tech is lucky, maybe the Agnes Scott Scotties will schedule the tech honey bees for homecoming, and all the tech virgins will finally see real, live women. Things are looking up at tech. Well, except football attendance, but no surprise there.

gt

October 16th, 2010
11:37 am

Auburn has that disease that LSU has, close with anybody they play. I think in Auburn’s part it is the protection of their quarterback. Once they win a game they put Newton into less punishing play calling. In LSU’s I think they have some of Georgia’s celebrate before the gun goes off mentality but the talent to back it up.

I think Vandy will do much better with Ga. than Tony thinks. First Georgai proved nothing last week against the weakest team in the SEC and Vandy is better than at least Mississippi, which is not much worse than Georgia if at all.

South Carolina is quarantined for excessive celebration this week against a much better team than its record in Kentucky. If they lose one this may be it, but Spurrier is the best coach in the SEC maybe the best they ever had. Tony watch and learn on this one, how great coaches bring it every week which not even your Bama boys can do. Bama has the best team in the SEC, South Carolina has the best coach.

The Panther

October 16th, 2010
11:40 am

You left out THE team in the state, GSU. Can’t wait to get the Bees, Dawgs, & Eagles on the schedule so we can prove without a doubt that we are the real deal! Move over boys, there’s a new gunslinger in town.

known

October 16th, 2010
11:41 am

Dagny

October 16th, 2010
1:01 pm

It’s kind of sad to see all the Dawg fans getting so excited this year (just like the year before, the year before that, etc.). How long is it going to take for UGA fans to realize that UGA is simply no longer relevant in the SEC? In the national picture, UGA isn’t even a blip on the radar, and hasn’t been since the preseason #1 ranking two years ago.

Sit back and be grateful for the seven or eight wins you’ll get every year. Coaching genius Mark Richt may take you to 8-4 or even 9-3 occasionally, but Florida will still win the SEC, meaning no BCS bowls and no top 10 final ranking. Most years, UGA will be very lucky to finish in the top 25, and only after a big bowl win over a nobody opponent.

It’s a different world now, and Dawg fans need to adjust their expectations downward to reflect reality.

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until UGA changes its mediocre coaching. That’s where the difference is, and that’s why everyone outside Dawgtard Nation just laughs at Dawg fans getting so excited year after year about what a great recruiting class UGA gets. It doesn’t matter how many blue chip high school players go to UGA, they simply don’t get the coaching they would get at Florida or Alabama, to name two schools whose programs are far ahead of UGA. And that’s not going to change as long as Mark Richt is in Athens.

Get your heads out of the sand and face reality. And mediocrity and irrelevance. 

GT VET

October 16th, 2010
2:48 pm

LOL wow the idiots (Bama dud) spews his lack of college football knowledge.It wont be long peanut until bammers back where they belong (not mattering).Saban will leave in no more than 2 years..btw IF as GT fan stated GT dosent matter why DOSENT bammer drop them from the fight song??AND why did bammer beg off the upcomming GT vs bama games..LOL..and yes it was Saban that didnt wont to play GT…check out the last 3 times bama played GT,and while your at it check out the last three times Auburn played GT…heres a little trivia for ya Bama dud…how many times has bama played a football game outside the South in the last 14 years(14 years)..answer.2.2 freaking times and yall bad mouth Boise??LOL too funny…btw the 2 games bama did play outside the south they LOST….Maybe yall can get Utah in another bowl game,,,get your butt kicked again and then use the ole we didnt really want to play that game excuse…ALL TIME worst excuse Ive ever heard,at least uga blames the refs…Go rant a little now peanut…

GT VET

October 16th, 2010
2:55 pm

hey brokeback jacket ( bulldog idiot really) aint it yalls homecoming today vs Vandy..and HOW many empty seats are at the (SEWER in athens)??? LOL …most on the seats at the endzones are empty…along with MANY others..but I guess the official attendence will be sold out..LOL..idiots

Glory Glory

October 16th, 2010
5:32 pm

Any seats left at today’s bumble bee game? Wait, I already know the answer to that LOL!

Bill Clinton

October 16th, 2010
7:13 pm

I see by the spam smeared on this blog that Tech won their “big game” today.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

October 16th, 2010
7:52 pm

WAR! DAMN! EAGLE! WAR! DAMN! EAGLE!

New SEC scoring RECORD!!!

7-0

Holy Sh*t what a game!

AUBIE

October 16th, 2010
10:36 pm

Picking Wisconsin was easy, but I’m the one who picked Miss St. Auburn’s strength of schedule just keeps getting better. War Cam Eagle! December headline: Cam Newton wins Heisman, number three for Auburn!

AUBIE

October 16th, 2010
10:38 pm

Saw some of that UGA game today. Vandy sucks. Big time!

Mike Sutton

October 17th, 2010
12:36 am

yeah go wisconsin with the upset check out this blog somesportsnews.blogspot.com

mama says

October 17th, 2010
1:30 am

Arkansas got hosed on two obvious calls that gave Auburn 14 points. Those two calls were horrible.

mama says

October 17th, 2010
1:32 am

Does anyone doubt next week LSU knocks Newton out of the game?

Newton was 80% of Auburn’s offense. He will not get those easy runs next week and with LSU’s shut down corners ..expect 7 men in the box and dare Cam to try and throw it.

Yellow Fuzz

October 17th, 2010
7:33 am

Kudos Tony. You called Wisconsin over Ohio State. You have my respect!

ragincajun

October 17th, 2010
8:04 am

I see that JJ and those Big 10 retards who criticized Tony for calling Wisconsin’s upset of so-called No. 1 Ohio St. “biased” haven’t returned to apologize. Every year those northern dummies try to convince us that the Buckeyes are unbeatable and every year somebody proves them wrong. Looks like they would get tired of showing their football ignorance.

Gatorman

October 17th, 2010
9:06 am

First let me say that our offense stinks. Now the chance of UGA beating us at the party really is a possibility. The coach isn’t preparing our guys like in the past, as the size and speed hasn’t changed, but the execution has gone way down.

Tony, you really are having a hard time living up to Mr. College Football, as you do not have your pulse on what’s really happening.

Hunker Down

October 17th, 2010
9:20 am

Nice call on the Wisconsin upset Mr. College football!

messin with sasquatch

October 17th, 2010
9:25 am

question of the week – what dog gets locked up next?

messin with sasquatch

October 17th, 2010
9:26 am

Enter your comments here

gt

October 17th, 2010
9:40 am

I haven’t seen you this hot since you got App. State over Mich. A little slow or conventional at picking up teams on the radar, definitely a homer since it effects you social life, but still the best in the business. My hat is off to you.

Palladin

October 17th, 2010
10:40 am

Week 7
SEC Stock Report:

Alabama – UP – A 23-10 victory over Ole Miss as Bama shakes off last week’s loss to South Carolina.

Next Up: Tennessee

Arkansas – DN – The Razorbacks run out of ammo in a 65-43 shootout at Auburn.

Next Up: Ole Miss

Auburn – UP – Auburn defeats Arkansas 65-43.

Next Up: LSU

Florida – DOWN – Florida fails to find their lost Mojo in a 10-7 loss to Mississippi State.

Next Up: Bye Week

Georgia – UP – Georgia pounds Vandy 43-0.

Next Up: Kentucky

Kentucky – UP – Wildcats shock South Carolina in a 31-28 upset.

Next Up: Georgia

LSU – UP – A slow start versus McNeese State ends with a 32-10 victory.

Next Up: Auburn

Mississippi – DOWN – Ole Miss falls to Alabama 23-10.

Next Up: Arkansas

Mississippi State – UP – A 10-7 win over Florida allows South Carolina to retain the lead in the SEC East.

Next Up: UAB

South Carolina – DN – Not enough gas left in the tank leads to a 31-28 loss to Kentucky.

Next Up: Vandy

Tennessee – UNCHANGED – The Volunteers take a week to prepare for the Crimson Tide.

Next Up: Alabama

Vanderbilt – DOWN – Georgia shows the Dores no mercy in a 43-0 beatdown.

Next Up: South Carolina

atltiger15

October 17th, 2010
10:48 am

LSU puts 8 men in box, Newton goes over top. Folks, all he is doing is taking what the opposing defense is giving him. The kid can and has thrown the football well. Go check his stats at http://www.sec.com and compare to other sec qb’s, you”ll be very surprised at how good the numbers are. He isn’t just some dog and pony show. Amazingly he really isnt getting hit that hard.

ICEMAN 1960

October 17th, 2010
12:45 pm

Good call on the Wisconsin / Ohio State game. But for someomne who makes a living by being a so called college football expert you don’t seem to pick these games any better then a beer drinking , over weight arm chair quarterback does from week to week. Were you trying to predict the halftime score when you said Auburn 27 Arkansas 24. LOL

Bravesfan79

October 17th, 2010
1:03 pm

Now theres NO WAY they can keep Boise State out of the National Championship game…. What a great year! Hopefully it will be the year that starts serious change!

TrishaDishaWarEagle

October 17th, 2010
6:19 pm

@mama says…take this back to Jacksons bayou on your lawnmower…Dare newton to throw it , and he will level your best DB running the ball.

mama says:

October 17th, 2010
10:17 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle……

Is WarDamnEagle!!! your brother? You may know him better as your HUSBAND?

Yellow Fuzz

October 18th, 2010
6:34 am

Hey dog nation fans,

Still liking that 3-4? Oh I’m sorry, that’s your record, not the defense your attempting to run.

Hahahahahaha.

Harris Poll
1 Oregon (77) 6-0 2774 2
2 Boise State (29) 6-0 2685 3
3 TCU (3) 7-0 2516 4
4 Oklahoma (4) 6-0 2486 6
5 Auburn 7-0 2410 7
6 LSU 7-0 2164 9
7 Alabama 6-1 2092 8
8 Michigan State 7-0 1964 12
9 Utah 6-0 1925 10
10 Ohio State 6-1 1761 1
11 Wisconsin 6-1 1646 16
12 Iowa 5-1 1511 15
13 Stanford 5-1 1455 14
14 Nebraska 5-1 1322 5
15 Oklahoma State 6-0 1247 18
16 Missouri 6-0 1196 19
17 Florida State 6-1 1124 17
18 Arizona 5-1 1037 21
19 West Virginia 5-1 663 25
20 Arkansas 4-2 579 13
21 South Carolina 4-2 576 11
22 Texas 4-2 397 NR
23 Virginia Tech 5-2 242 NR
24 Miami (FL) 4-2 213 NR
25 Kansas State 5-1 143 NR
25 Nevada 6-1 143 20
26 Mississippi State 129,
27 Michigan 64,
28 Northwestern 57,
29 Florida 46,
30 Air Force 30,
31 Oregon State 27,
32 North Carolina 22,
33 Hawaii 21,
34 North Carolina State 19,
35 Georgia Tech 19,
36 Baylor 12,
37 East Carolina 3,
38 San Diego State 2,
39 Southern Miss 1,
40 Washington 1,
41 Purdue 1

WHO PUT THE DOGS OUT? WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO
WHO PUT THE DOGS OUT? WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO

Georgia Tech, that’s who-

((((((((((((((((((((((((( 45-42 ))))))))))))))))))))))))) hahaha

Glad it still stings!

Not So Fast

October 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

Hey Monley:

Your a goof “PAC 10 accepts Colorado and Utah….thats like the SEC accepting UAB and Troy St.”

Utah is #9 in the polls and wins every year, don’t forget the bama beatdown of 2008

Not So Fast

October 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

Doh! You’re