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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monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

Washington Duck….

Love the fact you are such a Duck Homer..good for you….but put anyone of the following teams in the PAC and they would lead the nation in offense: Auburn, South Carolina, Florida St. Georgia Tech, Arkansas, and on top of that with the defenses on any of these teams they would have better numbers than YOUR Oregon Ducks squad.

We all saw what happened against a very average Buckeye team last year when the Ducks were favored by what 11 points.

All those stats are relevant to the teams you are playing against. Last year when your offense was this potent juggernaut did you not get manhandled by a Boise St team?

Once again I appreciate the fact you support your PAC 10 Weakling conference..with USC on probation, Washington St. playing like a Division II program, Stanford having zero defense, Arizona St. is about as consistent as Obama’s Health care policy, and Oregon St. only having Mike Riley keeps them relevant.

We will see Oregon drop another game no one cares about and fall out of the view of ESPN and the rest of the nation.

TOM

October 15th, 2010
2:06 pm

Not So Fast

I totally agree SC looked great! They are the team to beat. Their fans just have no clue on how to act. Hey I understand. If I backed a team that has never won anything in the entire history of it’s program I guess I would not know how to act as well…. I think.

hahahahaha!!!!!!

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

USC GAMEC0CK –

I suggest you look up the definition of “aberration.” You don’t want to really lump yourself in with the delusional Yech fan base, now do you?

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

No so fast,

How did Spurrier out coach Saban? (I would like to have a real football conversation, not a keyboard fight.)

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

So, you think Stanford runs the ball with anybody, eh? Their leading back averages 4.9 a carry. I watched some of the Oregon-Arizona St. game and wanted to vomit the football was so ugly. Looked like Arena ball out there. That defense is middle of the pack at best and there will be times when the offense doesn’t score as many points. Turnovers, dropped passes, penalties, sacks, etc. happen to everyone. You only win a MNC by having your defense keep you in games when they do. Oregon’s front would have a tough time getting off the field against a big OL from Bama or LSU.

Not So Fast

October 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

Quack Quack

You do have the tuoghest mascot in College football. I loved it when he beatdown that Cougar, epic.

O’ and your Cheerleaders are pretty hot. Really all the PAC 10 Cheerleaders are hot.

Charles

October 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

@ Bama dud

I’m curious to know your thoughts on your QB in last week’s game? Am I the only one who thought he looked like a freshman that was caught in the headlights? He held on to the ball way too long and for whatever reason refused to avoid the rushes.

SC comes from behind vs UK

October 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

Don’t sleep on my chickens this week. they’ll come out flat, but Mr. Lattimore is all business. He will single-handedly carry the team to a 3 pt win in the 2nd half…

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
2:11 pm

And Duck, last year’s Rose Bowl is kinda the point. In the SEC we treat Ohio State like a stepchild if they get voted into the beauty pageant. The fact that they, of all teams, whipped Oregon last season says a lot.

flarsd

October 15th, 2010
2:11 pm

SC will probably lose to UK this weekend. They will definitely lose to Arkansas and UF. Maybe even UT. SC is the same dormant program they have always been and will always be. Heck, they’ll probably get slapped silly by Clemson again as usual.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

Charles,

I’m going to answer you because I assume you made a typo and not an insult. McElroy does in fact have a tendency to hold onto the ball and not take risks. Our defense this year, while still athletic, just isn’t sound enough to dominate games like they did in 2008 and 2009. We need him to take some shots down field.

That said, there has been rampant speculation that he was playing hurt last week. Who knows?

vinny

October 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

I wonder if Bama fans are still stupid enough to try and argue Julio Jones is really better than AJ. Even though Jones has played in about 8 more games than AJ due to all his injuries and suspension, AJ still dominates him in every category. The debate was over before it even started.

Charles

October 15th, 2010
2:15 pm

Insult? No. Having fun with you? Absolutely.

I was just surprised because every other time I’ve seen him he has been really efficient. Granted our opponent wasn’t the same caliber last weekend, but Murray and McElroy looked like they switched places for a day.

Not So Fast

October 15th, 2010
2:15 pm

Hey 5IML

Don’t get all Bammer on me now. I attribute the win to coaching because I believe the Alabama players are more talented and that Bama has more depth. I understand there were injuries and other things at work, but that’s the nature of the game.

Saban is a good coach, I’m not saying otherwise. I just believe last Saturday he was outcoached.

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:16 pm

@Charles

I agree that McElroy was off his game last Saturday. I suspect that he had a mild concussion in the Florida game. Alabama is banged up. They haven’t been fortunate with injuries this season.

Really

October 15th, 2010
2:16 pm

Somebody tell Bama Dud that they won’t win because their QB sucks and it showed last week. Julio Jones is average. AJ is the best reciever in the nation hands down.

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

@vinny

The difference between AJ and Julio is that Julio can, and will, block and Julio plays while hurt. AJ is a Possy.

Silver Britches, Red Panties

October 15th, 2010
2:22 pm

Coach Richt is designing new uniforms for Our Beloved Dawgs. They should be ready just in time for the Humanitarian Bowl!

canes

October 15th, 2010
2:22 pm

LOL!!!! Julio has missed some time for having booboos, don’t be a complete idiot now. Julio isn’t even worthy of sniffing AJ’s jock, let alone holding it. But judging from Julio’s pretty feminine hairdo, I suspect he wouldn’t mind doing either.

Really

October 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

@Soy un perdedor

The difference between Julio and AJ is that AJ is more athletic, taller, at the most important one is BETTER. Julio is a B!tch

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

@canes

How long have you been obsessed with jock sniffing?

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:26 pm

@Really

Nah. He just plays for a superior team with a better coach.

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:27 pm

No so fast,

Don’t throw a cyber hissy fit. I was asking legitimate question.

The playcalling (i.e. coaching) was fairly straight forward and nothing special on either sideline. S. Car. won because their players executed. For example, BAMA’s D-line was blown off the ball almost every play. Spurrier, to my knowledge, does not coach O-line.

big creek

October 15th, 2010
2:29 pm

There is no comparison between AJ and JJ. AJ surpassed his hype coming out of high school. JJ has proven to be a major bust. Done deal.

turk

October 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

@ Soy un perdedor,

Since your program had to throw the kitchen sink and then some just to lure a solid coach to the hells of Tuscaloosa, what will you do once he bolts for either a soon-to-be Michigan vacancy or back to the NFL?

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

Let’s crank up the Julio v. AJ debate when:

a. AJ has played more games than he’s been suspended this season
b. UGA gets back to .500 this season

At the present time, you guys really shouldn’t be comparing the teams’ players or coaches.

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

Really

October 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

Here are the stats:
Julio Jones through 6 games 32 catches 440 yards 13.8 average 3 TD’s

AJ Green in only 2 Games:13 catches 215 yards 16.5 average 3 TD’S

Aj is better hands down

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:34 pm

@turk

How much sleep do you lose worrying about all of that?

TOM

October 15th, 2010
2:35 pm

I don’t any team in the country would not mind having either Julio or AJ. Still, have to give the edge to AJ.

Soy un perdedor

October 15th, 2010
2:36 pm

@Really

What that Really indicates is that Georgia has a one-man offense. Auburn and Michigan both have better one-man offenses.

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
2:36 pm

OKAY Lets call out some obnoxious fans..so lets make sure the fans at these schools understand it is only for those who have no clue how to show class.

USC act like you have been a contender before…oh that is right you never have been a contender in the SEC before.

UGA what are you guys going to do when your best players are gone next year and there is no AJ Green or Kris Durham to get the ball to and your great offensive line is gone?
USC you are a senior laden squad and the only player with talent returning is Lattimore and without any other playmakers around him…expect a long long season in the coming years.

AJ Green is the best reciever in the league and the most likely to be suspended by the NCAA …oh yeah that already happened….. And Alshon Jeffries as of today is the Best reciever in the league.

USC will be an underdog if they get past Kentucky, and Florida on the road against Auburn, Alabama, and LSU.

The only reason UGA will have a winning record next year is the weakest schedule of any SEC school in 2011.

How is UGA planning on having a Spring game when a large number of players will be doing community service for multiple law enforcement violations…just joking…UGA has some great young men on their team. and they do graduate their players…just having fun.

WashingtonDCduck

October 15th, 2010
2:39 pm

*** Bama Dude ***

How does a team get “WHOOPED” by another team, if they have the lead in the 4th quarter, and have an even statistical showing with the other team? You just sound dumber and dumber man, seriously , no offense. Ohio State did not get whooped as you say in that Rose Bowl. Go back and find some film.

This arena ball football that you say we play seemed to do just fine in Knoxville. 49-13 if I recall correctly. Ohhhhh you say, “You beat the worst SEC team in our conference this year, they are dreadful. You’re a joke – Pac 10 sucks” Blah Blah Blah. Pretty sure that same wretched, weak Tennessee team went into Baton Rouge and nearly walked out of there with a win. YOU just said LSU and Alabama would walk all over Oregon, so your argument doesn’t really stand very strong.

Of course I’m an Oregon homer. No doubt about it. I’m not an idiot though who can’t put down the Duck Kool-Aid and admit when we got our asses handed to us. That loss to Ohio State was not an ass whooping. Sure we lost, straight up. No excuses.

AU Engineer

October 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

“BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
12:02 pm
AU Engineer that’s just rude. I guess when your first bridge collapses due to your use of cow manure as a construction adhesive you’ll need a UA lawyer to get you out of trouble, eh?”

I’m sorry.:)
Now that’s funny, but I’ll remind the civil engineers not to use the crap from UAT.:)
I’ll most likely choose a lawyer with a degree from Emory, UGA or GSU, I know more of them and they tend not to wear one of those silly boxes/hats on their head.:)
By the way, I believe this will be the one game Auburn looses this year, because their secondary is the weak link in the defense. But if Arky does not stop AU’s offense, then it’s going to be a long afternoon for the hogs. Once that offense gets rolling the only thing stops them seems to be the coaches on he sideline trying to milk the clock.
It has been fun, I will check in tomorrow after all the SEC ad ACC games for more fun.

Roll Tide!
Go Dawgs!!
W-a-a-a-a-r Eagle!!!!!

WTF??

October 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

Somebody tell Soy un perdedor to go F himself, AJ green is the best

Mote

October 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

monkey says :
What a TOOL! Your tekies will still lose to UGA this year and next so get over yourself! Now go back home before your baby sister and her friends kick your butt again for being a TOOL!

Big Bust

October 15th, 2010
2:43 pm

Julio Jones is the biggest bust ever and so is Soy un perdedor, what a moron

what a d0uche

October 15th, 2010
2:43 pm

@ 5IML,

So in other words, let’s not compare AJ to “The Bust” since AJ wins that argument 100 out of 100 times? LOL!

turk

October 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

so you refuse to answer a pretty straight forward and very relevant question? Typical hillbilly fan. Refusing to think about the inevitable.

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

Has UGA’s season gone so horribly wrong that a poster (using multiple handles) is trying desperately to revive a debate that died long ago?

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

Washington Duck….

Just to remind you….a PAC 10 guy from USC left TENNESSEE in the mess they are in and now he will have two programs that have 65 scholarships or less. As of today TENNESSEE has 67 players on scholarship, and yes you did play a team that did handle you for the first half with freshmen and sophmores and it took a storm delay for the ducks to regroup. If you have not noticed that every game with the exception of LSU ( another IDIOT COACH from the Big 12) they competed for a half or so…heck UGA looked better against Tennessee than the Might Ducks did.

Defense wins championships everywhere but in the PAC 10 …

Vince The Prince

October 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

Pay J Green is selling his homecoming jersey this weekend on E-bay.

G-Ville Dawg

October 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

I cannot wait til our cousin program of Auburn beats the snot out of Bama this year. I can handle when Auburn is successful since they managed to absorb every classy person in the state of Alabama while all the unemployed meth heads pull for Bama.

Vince The Prince

October 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

The Commodores will beat Thuga this weekend.

F U

October 15th, 2010
2:48 pm

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:46 pm
Has UGA’s season gone so horribly wrong that a poster (using multiple handles) is trying desperately to revive a debate that died long ago?

Typical Bama redneck, Refuses to answer the question. Don’t you have a farm to see about Farmer John

5IML

October 15th, 2010
2:48 pm

In other words, you’ve drug up something from two years ago that no one cares about anymore. It’s like the silliness of you guys comparing Richt to Saban. No one cares. That’s the point.

what a d0uche

October 15th, 2010
2:48 pm

@ 5IML,

You are right for once. It died the moment both of them hit the field in a college football game since the answer was that obvious. ;)

Vince The Prince

October 15th, 2010
2:49 pm

Caleb Queen and Wayshon have opened up a taxi service in Athens. Parked cars beware!

turk

October 15th, 2010
2:50 pm

why can’t you acknowledge the fact that there is not a snowball’s chance in Hates that Saban stays in the redneck haven of the world for longer than 2 more seasons? You obviously have an issue with it since you got all defensive and squeamish like a girl.

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
2:51 pm

mote….

name one thing that I wrote that was untrue? by the way I am not a Techie….

you did exactly what I wanted to do, bring out the fans with zero sense of humor and the fans who do not see the truth as it really is….you and tampa gator..ryan..etc…all homers who think a program that has won 5 SEC titles and 1 national title in 30 years is a relevant program….