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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BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

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.

Outstanding! Greg McElroy is a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. Every school has exceptional student athletes. Folks only bring up academics on a football board to make themselves feel better about their team’s mediocre football program.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

List of genuine student athletes:

1. All the academies
2. Vanderbilt
3. Duke
4. Standford
5. Northwestern (possibly)
6. BYU (possibly)

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

To all nerds

UGA has around 8 times the number of Rhodes Scholars compared to your Trade School. Suck it.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:03 pm

pbj, Bama wanted an easy home date before Auburn since they have made it a tradition apparently to schedule bye weeks before playing us. We didn’t want to lose the revenue but also didn’t want to have to wear out our starters, so we scheduled GSU.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 15th, 2010
4:04 pm

OREGON DUCKS THE NEW BOISE STATE!

now that was funny!

I second that

October 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

Bama Dud sounds like a Nick Saban assistant, what color boxers does he wear since you know everything

chance

October 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

I’m proud to see GSU accept the challenge. It’s an awesome pay day for them and great opportunity and exposure for this brand new program. I predict within the next 10 years GSU will overtake Tech as the primary college football team in Atlanta. Atlantans are starving for a real program they can get behind and support for once.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

In ‘58, ‘59, and ‘60 LSU and Ole Miss were the power teams in the SEC. Bama won its 1st SEC championship under Bryant in 1961.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:06 pm

Well, the Ducks couldn’t hardly be Boise State last year, could they?

Kurt

October 15th, 2010
4:07 pm

If Boise plays for the national championship I think that will ruin and set college football back 20 years. This team plays NOBODY. The few times they ventured into SEC terrorty over the past decade they got prisonraped.

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:07 pm

“To all nerds

UGA has around 8 times the number of Rhodes Scholars compared to your Trade School.”

And who are you calling the nerds?

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

Bear Bryant – A real coach

Bobby Dudd – Fictional character that was more myth than substance that ran out of the SEC in fear.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

chance, Atlanta will be able to support a FCS program much better than a FBS one. As i mentioned before, the big city just isn’t a football atomsphere (look at Vandy). GSU won’t be recruiting against Bama, Florida, et al.

There is a Chance

October 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

GSU is the best school in Atlanta, the trade school down the street has no talent

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

To the Oregon Duck guy…

Do you really want to play the schedule Alabama has this season? with 6 teams in a row with byes in front of their game? Arkansas on the road, USC on the road, LSU on the road, throw in Ms. St. at home and Auburn at home, and UF at home.

Look at UGA….USC on the road, Arkansas at home, MSU on the road, Kentucky, UF neutral, Auburn, and GT….ALL ranked sometime during the season….

LSU….?
Florida?
Auburn?
GT?
how many teams are ranked in your conference? How many in the top 15?

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

BAMA dude The entire ACC is still having a time stepping up and claiming a share of top 10-20 slots. Miami, FSU, BC and VT were going to lift the conference and it still has not happened except for the run that FSU had.

Chokers

October 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Reggie Ball and Josh Nesbitt are two of the biggest busts and Chokers in GT history

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

BAMA dude I understand that- I suspect Curry was a factor as well.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

FSU’s hey day seems like a long time ago doesn’t it?

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

“Bear Bryant – A real coach

Bobby Dudd – Fictional character that was more myth than substance that ran out of the SEC in fear.”

I’m guessing you weren’t around back in the late ’50s and ’60s.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

@Delbert D.

Alabama won it’s first SEC Championship in 1933.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

Bama Dude
I didn’t bring up the academics. Somebody else did. They said NO TECH PLAYERS are Engineers.

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

washingtonduckblind……where are you?

i am typing in loser case letters because i know you have a hard time reading BIG words.

DIT

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

I would have to say that washingtonduckblind is a little outgunned here.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

As a matter of fact…

1933 – Alabama
1934 – Alabama, Tulane
1935 – LSU
1936 – LSU
1937 – Alabama
1938 – Tennessee
1939 – Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Tulane
1940 – Tennessee (Sewanee leaves)
1941 – Mississippi State
1942 – Georgia
1943 – Georgia Tech
1944 – Georgia Tech
1945 – Alabama
1946 – Georgia, Tennessee
1947 – Mississippi
1948 – Georgia
1949 – Tulane
1950 – Kentucky
1951 – Tennessee, Georgia Tech
1952 – Georgia Tech
1953 – Alabama
1954 – Mississippi
1955 – Mississippi
1956 – Tennessee
1957 – Auburn
1958 – LSU
1959 – Georgia
1960 – Mississippi
1961 – Alabama, LSU
1962 – Mississippi
1963 – Mississippi
1964 – Alabama (Georgia Tech leaves)
1965 – Alabama
1966 – Alabama, Georgia (Tulane leaves)
1967 – Tennessee
1968 – Georgia
1969 – Tennessee
1970 – LSU
1971 – Alabama
1972 – Alabama
1973 – Alabama
1974 – Alabama
1975 – Alabama
1976 – Kentucky
1977 – Alabama
1978 – Alabama
1979 – Alabama
1980 – Georgia
1981 – Alabama, Georgia
1982 – Georgia
1983 – Auburn
1984 – Florida (vacated)
1985 – Tennessee
1986 – LSU
1987 – Auburn
1988 – Auburn, LSU
1989 – Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee
1990 – Tennessee
1991 – Florida
1992 – Alabama (Arkansas and South Carolina join; championship game starts.)
1993 – Florida
1994 – Florida
1995 – Florida
1996 – Florida
1997 – Tennessee
1998 – Tennessee
1999 – Alabama
2000 – Florida
2001 – LSU
2002 – Georgia
2003 – LSU
2004 – Auburn
2005 – Georgia
2006 – Florida
2007 – LSU
2008 – Florida
2009 – Alabama

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Well, then that was a foolish statement. i would assume that the poster was trying to suggest that GT bends its admission requirements for top athletes like everyone else does. Again- Favors, Bosh, Kenny Anderson, Marbury, etc. weren’t exactly genius level.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Delbert is truly living up to his name

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Bryant only went to Bama in 1958- won his first of 6 national titles in 1961. Won 6 NC’s in 25 years at Bama.

Chokers

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Bobby Dodd and Paul Johnson are just alike, they both run away from their problems and from playing real teams

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:15 pm

I haven’t even read a word of the Washingtonduck guy. Have I been missing out?

DIT

October 15th, 2010
4:16 pm

what a dumba$$ – Nope, he has actually been pretty comical.

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:16 pm

Bama Dude- yes it does- at least we have some hope now with Jimbo.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

@what a dumba$$

Duck guy’s happy. His team’s winning. You guys shouldn’t pick on him so much. After all, it’s Ducks.

DUCKS ?!?!

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

go to page 3 and 4 he got personal…so i returned the favor….or are the washington duck guy in disguise?

Wes

October 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

GT has a serious problem here. More so than Richt in Athens. Richt has been blindsided by superior coaches that have since invaded the SEC and knocked him off the perch. For whatever reason he’s been slow to respond but I believe this season has finally woke him up to the point that he finally realizes he can no longer phone it in.

WTF is Johnson’s excuse? The ACC is bottom of the barrel and he’s still struggling.

BAMA dude

October 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

1971 – Alabama
1972 – Alabama
1973 – Alabama
1974 – Alabama
1975 – Alabama
1976 – Kentucky
1977 – Alabama
1978 – Alabama
1979 – Alabama

That record will never be equaled. Bama is also the only school to win the SEC at least once in every decade of its existence.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:18 pm

I don’t know yet what to make about Oregon so I really don’t have an opinion on them yet.

5150 P.O.A.D

October 15th, 2010
4:18 pm

Look at what Rhodes Scholors study? There are not any Engineering degrees now are there? I think Bio-Medical Engineer Majors could apply for a Rhode Scholarship but not many of Tech Grad if in the Rhodes Scholarship fields of study.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Johnson is a victim of the Peter Principle.

what a dumba$$

October 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Where is the Iron Bowl at this year

Delbert D.

October 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

“@Delbert D.

Alabama won it’s first SEC Championship in 1933.”

I’m aware of that. I was listing only the Bear Bryant 1st 6 years, since they overlapped with Dodd. By the way, I was living in Oakland the year that Kenny Stabler replaced Lamonica at QB for the Raiders.

pbj

October 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

It really is entertaining to read some of the negative comments about Bobby Dodd on here. It is also quite disheartening to see how little you know about him as a coach. He was one of the very best during his time at Tech. Coaches today would do well to emulate him as both a coach and as a man.

Bin Laden

October 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

5150 POAD,

I left you a message on Schuktz blog-did you get your package?

5150 P.O.A.D. The Richard Head

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

The “Geek Philosopher” strikes again

monkey says:

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

5150..P.O.A.D….

as an Alabama and GT alum….I really am proud of McElroy for the Rhode Scholar app. However wasn’t Bill Clinton a Rhode Scholar? Can’t remember….

Wes

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Rhodes Scholars may study any postgraduate course offered at the University of Oxford.

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Well that’s different, isn’t it?

Jail Buddy

October 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

5150 P.O.A.D would be fresh meat in prison

Wes

October 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

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

Bill Clinton

October 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

I’m a Rhodes Scholar, but I never could play a lick of football. I am an expert cigar man though…