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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Dave

October 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

sec fact finder -

Dude, we’re men. Take your soccer mom bs over to floral blogs.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

rolls – Moss and Green are the same size, but Moss’s durability has been proven in the NFL. I hope the same turns out to be true for Green.

Dave

October 15th, 2010
3:23 pm

Jammer -

Absolutely. They completely buckled to the biased, one-sided, hypocritical political correctness bs by a group of people that don’t even watch, nor care anything about, college athletics. I will forever despise Ole Miss for being gutless biotches and giving into the liberal Nazi PC propaganda.

pbj

October 15th, 2010
3:24 pm

BAMA dude I have no dog in this one- but Tech left the SEC to go independent and then joined the ACC when the independent route did not pan out

Liberal Nazi PC Propagandist

October 15th, 2010
3:24 pm

Hey, screw you, arsehole!

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
3:24 pm

“Pillow-Fights” my ass. I really hope we face an SEC school in the BCS Title Game.

Careful what you wish for. Ask Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas…

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

I know the history pbj. Point is that college football wasn’t then what it is now and GT is small time.

Colonel Reb

October 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

the truth

October 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

actually, Tech tucked tail and ran out of the SEC because that pansy Boddy Dodd was tired of being spanked by the Bear each and every year.

the truth

October 15th, 2010
3:28 pm

Tech isn’t even a blimp on the radar. They can’t even sellout their glorified high school stadium. They have more students getting mugged on campus in a given week than they have fans in their stands. Pathetic.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

HAHAHAHA
Good for you. AJ and JJ didn’t have better stats than Bay Bay last year did they? Bay Bay #13 AJ #59, and JJ #146.

brokeback jacket

October 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

Just like tech’s old team getting spanked by the Bear every year, now the non-existent tech fans skip the game to spank it at home.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
3:33 pm

“Boddy Dodd was tired of being spanked by the Bear each and every year.”

Here is the record of Bryant vs. Dodd in the 6 years they played in the SEC, 3 games decided by 2 points or less. The year that Bryant didn’t “wear out’ Ga. Tech Joe Namath threw 4 INTs, including one from Ga. Tech’s 14 yard line in the final minute. It cost Alabama the 1962 poll national championship, their 1st loss in 27 games.

1958 Alabama, 17-8
1959 Alabama, 9-7
1960 Alabama, 16-15
1961 Alabama, 10-0
1962 Ga. Tech, 7-6
1963 Alabama, 27-11

DIT

October 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

5150 P.O.A.D. – Please don’t sit there and say that Bay Bay is better than both AJ & Julio. His stats were better because he was not concentrated on and double teamed. Every team Tech plays knows to concentrate on the run. Heck, even an old man like myself can get a couple hundred yards receiving on that team. No one is paying attention to me(or him) Every defense knows that Julio & AJ were going to have the ball throw at them and they still accomplish what they have. Bay Bay is good, but still not even on the same planet as Julio & AJ.
You have to agree with that?

the truth

October 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

Green played in far fewer games last year and was still nipping at BeeBee’s heals on stats. Green owns BeeBee “Stonehands” Thomas as well

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

C’mon folks let’s let UGA have the AJ Green bit. If it makes them feel better in the midst of this awful disappointment of a season to say AJ’s the best receiver ever then let them. Way to go AJ!

pbj

October 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

the truth That’s not the way I remember Tech leaving the SEC- there were only a few bowl games back then and Tech went almost every year to a bowl- My recollection is that they got greedy- they wanted all that bowl revenue for themselves- and then they were never the consistent winner as an independent that they were while in the SEC Later they joined the ACC

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Bear went 6-1 against the yellow backed, spineless Bobby Dudd.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:39 pm

@ pbj,

That’s probably what your mommy and daddy told you since they didn’t want you being ashamed and embarrassed of such a gutless coach that couldn’t handle competition.

pbj

October 15th, 2010
3:40 pm

The Chick Granning incident hardly created any warm feelings between Bama and Tech either

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Anybody who calls Bobby Dodd anything other than one of the greatest coaches ever has no credibility whatsoever.

Haha

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Bay Bay Thomas and Calvin Johnson are the biggest busts ever and every techie knows it

rosh

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

I wonder which Bama hasbeen the toothless wonders will have to bribe to take over the program once Saban has milked them for all he wants and he moves on to greener pastures?

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

Oh and BEAR was such a classy guy for sure.

rosh

October 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

CJ was a bust in college but not because of his doing. He had no one to throw to him. Bay Bay is just a tatted up thug that was voted MVP by the UGA team last year after the game.

Haha

October 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

Bama Dud don’t you have to wash Julio’s jock strap and Nick’s bama boxers, get to work kiss up

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

who cares about class!?!?!? He won and he ran Dodd out of the SEC!!!

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:44 pm

Bama dud seems pretty hard up for friends. You know you are a loser when you a$$ kiss random strangers on an internet blog.

Truther

October 15th, 2010
3:45 pm

You Dawg fans who keep repeating “30-24″ like a mantra enjoy yourselves all you want. The thing is… Tech alumni and fans have lives that don’t depend entirely on what a bunch of kids does on Saturday afternoons. College sports are fun to follow, but the biggest reason for going to college is to get an education.

UGA fans don’t seem to care about anything but football, and they don’t care if their players are enrolled in silly majors that no parents who are paying the bills would send their kids to UGA for. The very few football and basketball players who graduate have no job opportunities and end up unemployed or working in menial jobs that hardly require a college degree.

Georgia Tech is a real school with serious academic standards, and that includes scholarshipped athletes. UGA has a long history of being a party school, where parents send their kids for an easy degree, even if the degree itself is practically worthless.

Jan Kemp exposed the crap going on at UGA with athletes being enrolled in courses a ten-year-old kid could pass. That was almost three decades ago, and nothing has changed. If anything, the abuses are more blatant today. Way too many illiterate morons are being recruited, and the very high arrest rate shows clearly that Richt does not care if his players have any morals or self-discipline.

The bottom line is that most Tech fans have very good jobs and productive lives that don’t depend on Tech’s football record for their happiness in life. It would be great to beat UGA more often, but when you put scholar-athletes up against dummy-athletes, it’s usually no contest.

It’s pretty pathetic to see UGA fans who typically have never been within miles of a college classroom and who live or die with UGA’s weekly results on the football field.

So keep on posting your “30-24″ all you want, especially since you’re home with plenty of time on your hands. I wish you well, maybe you’ll get lucky and get your old job back at the Waffle House before your unemployment checks stop coming.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

Where do you get that Bay Bay is a thug? What is that based on?

DIT

October 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

Truther – Breath my friend, breath! This blog is not worth the heart attack!

Scorecard

October 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

Commodores 31, Dawgturds 24. Thug Ealey blows another one.

Lmao

October 15th, 2010
3:48 pm

The person who said Bay Bay Thomas is better than AJ Green is out of their mind, I can career stats against Virginia and Duke

Mirk Racht

October 15th, 2010
3:48 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. 

pbj

October 15th, 2010
3:50 pm

WashingtonDCduck I doubt very much that you even know that this is Ga State’s first season with a football team- but more than that their head coach, Bill Curry, was once Alabama’s head coach- I suspect this game was a favor for Bill Curry. It certainly was not intended only as a patsy game for Bama IMO.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

“..couldn’t handle competion.”

3 of the 6 games were decided by 2 points or less. Bama won 10-0 in the national poll championship year.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

LMAO
like career stats against Kentucky,Ole Miss, Miss St, Vandy,& USC?

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

Georgia Tech is a real school with serious academic standards, and that includes scholarshipped athletes. UGA has a long history of being a party school, where parents send their kids for an easy degree, even if the degree itself is practically worthless.- Truther

1) Again, what did Derrick Favors and Stephon Marbury major in?

2) Why come on a FOOTBALL blog and debate academics? I’m certain there are places to debate such topics. Tony’s blog isn’t called Mr. SAT, Mr. Engineer, Mr. Basketball. It’s called Mr. College FOOTBALL.

Shouldn’t be hard to figure out for a smart Tech guy like you, now should it?

Jerrod

October 15th, 2010
3:53 pm

@ truther,

Give it a rest. Honestly, none of your thugs are engineering majors. NONE. What would it do for you even if they were? Would you sleep better at night? Would you feel more comfortable giving your pathetic, mythical excuses as to why you suck at everything and always lose? Heck, Kenny Anderson is quoted as saying he wasn’t used to doing his own work in college when a story was recently done on him graduated from some podunk nothing of a college in New York a few months ago. You guys rolled out the red carpet for Quincy Carter when he was coming out of high school. And all the thugs you’ve had on your basketball and football teams over the years speak for themselves. Nerd fans are obsessed with UGA. Look no further than your own blogger today on the Tech site talking about Mark Richt!!! Everything you accuse UGA fans of is just projection from your own crummy, bitter, angry, envious fan base. Sit on it!!

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
3:53 pm

WashingtonDuck…blind..

Okay where to start….well sir, I do not live in Alabama. I reside in the Sunshine state and happily support my family by owing a company that actually does work in your lovely state of Washington as well as Oregon. I have attended a few sporting events on Oregons campus…I will date myself now..I came out to see Steve Prefontaine run while I was attending school as an Student Athletic Trainer. Lovely Lovely campus….Yes I am a season ticket holder for Alabama Football games as well as Georgia Tech, but I have not attended one single game this year on either campus. I have a child who is in gymnastics and every Sunday we have meets to attend. I do not smoke, drink only white wine(not out of a box either) and unlike you I run and workout daily. As for why I have time to be on this blog today is we took today off for my employees instead of this past monday’s holiday and here in Key West the Herald does a horrible job covering College Football.

I will work very hard to keep from calling you names, making accusations or calling your state a liberal bed of backwards a$$ hillbillies who are in close competition with Arkansas with the amount of people who have married a relative. If it were not for Phil Knight the state would be known as the logger state with the ugliest women in the U.S.

I will tell you why a school like UGA, Alabama, UF, GT, LSU, Auburn or South Carolina will not play you in a home home series…you are a glorified BOISE ST. That is right., Oregon has a pathetic little stadium, every 3 to 5 years the Ducks have a decent team and there would be no payoff to playing you or Boise St. The cost of travel is horrible and the reward is minimal to none. The only reason Tennessee scheduled you was because at the time Fat Phil wanted to recruit more players from the West Coast and he thought he would still be there.

As a proud SEC, ACC we can schedule a team like Michigan( which Alabama did) or a Oklahoma St.(like UGA did last year) because of the national recognition it truly brings. When a team from the SEC beats a team from the BIG TEN, BIG 12 it means something. When we beat a team from the PAC 10 it means either of two thing….1) a SEC team beats a weak team from a passive conference and blah blah blah…or 2) we are scheduling a team that is a National contender year in an year out..which for the past 3 decades excluding the USC Trojans have not be viable in the National Picture. If a team like UGA beats a Oregon team the payoff is The dawgs were suppose to win, no bonus points there, but if a UGA team loses to PAC 10 little sister then the world spends 3 weeks or until that team that beat UGA or the SEC team gets pounded by another poor PAC 10 team. The risk reward for playing OREGON is the same as Boise ST.

Everytime and I mean EVERYTIME Oregon has played a game to get them in or keep them in a title hunt the DUCKS have folded their tents or have players who have slugged an opposing player or having their star qb kicked off for stealing…heck even at UGA the players know better than to steal from someone (with the exception of a bike helmet) .

So go ahead an blah blah blah and whine whine whine…until Oregon lines up each week and plays a conference schedule as grueling as in the SEC KEEP YOUR GLORIFIED TREE HUGGING, NO DEODORANT WEARING , COON SKIN WEARING OPINIONS ABOUT US SOUTHERNS AND OUR FOOTBALL to your friends who believe the hype from ESPN.
SEC has 4 schools with BCS titles in 15 years, The ACC has 3 teams with NATIONAL Titles in 20 years, The Pac 10 has 1 in USC they have to forfeit one of those….

Change your handle to CLUELESS IN WASHINGTON…

crackhead bee

October 15th, 2010
3:53 pm

johnson and stafford are equally busted in the worst football town in america. may god help them both to get out.

Update Your Status

October 15th, 2010
3:55 pm

I nominate 5150 POAD as the biggest jerk on these here blogs.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:55 pm

Did Dudd get extra points for LOSING some close ones? I must have missed that.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Jerrod
I think you are stupid. A Tech starting o-linemen is an Aerospace Engineering Major. Try again Jack wad.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
3:57 pm

@WashingtonDCduck

It’s nice to have you visit this blog and talk about DuckBall, but you don’t really want to face an SEC team. Your chances are much better with a rematch against OSU. Just hope and pray that the SEC teams continue to destroy one another, so they won’t come out West post-season and cook up some Peking Duck Cajun style.

Georgia fans. AJ is all that you have, and you haven’t had him very often this season. I feel your pain…

Lmao

October 15th, 2010
3:57 pm

Compare ACC defenses too SEC defense 5150 P.O.A.D and you will see who is better. After beating up on that weak Virginia defense, I guess you will say that was a top 10 defense right?

pbj

October 15th, 2010
3:58 pm

what a dumba$$ I did not go to Tech- but lived until I was 15 in Macon and was a huge Tech fan.I indeed was a Dodd fan and he was indeed a great coach as was Bryant. By the way I am 71 so I can remember both Bryant and Dodd really well. They records and characters speak volumes for each of them- I think your derogatory comments about them speak more about you than them. Just my thoughts.

I second that

October 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

5150 P.O.A.D is a moron

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

God, you know you are stupid when Bama Dudd is on the right side of an argument for a change and you aren’t. Nerd fans know their athletes are thugs and aren’t doing their own work. And like the one guy above asked, what satisfaction is there anyway in a school that has genuine “student” athletes if all their athletics suck? Tech is NOT one of the few institute that has authentic “student” athletes anyway. They have a laundry list of thugs and criminals to dismiss that pathetic lie of an excuse each and every time.

College football is out of control

October 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

UGA is going to have almost twice as many arrests of their football players as they will wins this year.

With their rap sheets they won’t be able to get the post office job Dooley and Richt promised them if they graduate. LOL.