Georgia wins; Mizzou, Michigan State, Utah lose

The Fearless Friday Forecast:

1. Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville): Yes, I’ve seen and written the numbers about Urban Meyer and what he has done with more than a week to prepare a team. But as many of you pointed out, those numbers tend to be pretty good when you’ve got better players than the team you’re facing after the open date. Georgia has better players at quarterback (Aaron Murray), wide receiver (A.J. Green), running back (Washaun Ealey) and the offensive line is way better. Great quarterbacks are defined by this game and Murray, the redshirt freshman  from Tampa, puts his stamp on his first Georgia-Florida game by leading the Bulldogs to a victory. Georgia 24, Florida 20.

2. Auburn at Ole Miss: Yes, it’s okay for Auburn to be a little nervous about this road trip because in each of the past three weeks No. 1 has gotten beat away from home. This won’t be a dominating performance by Auburn because the last two weeks against Arkansas and LSU have been pretty draining. In fact, I think it will be close because Houston Nutt, the Ole Miss coach, has a way of winning these kinds of games. I just don’t think the Rebels defense is playing well enough to slow down this Auburn offense. Auburn 31, Ole Miss 24.

3. Tennessee at South Carolina: Freshman running back Marcus Lattimore is returning to the lineup after sitting out the past six quarters with an injury. That is all you need to know because when Lattimore plays South Carolina is a pretty good team. South Carolina 35, Tennessee 10.

4. Kentucky at Mississippi State: We haven’t even gotten to Halloween but already Mississippi State is bowl eligible (6-2). The Bulldogs have figured out exactly who they are. They run the football with quarterback Chris Relf and running back Vick Ballard. They are so much better on defense with new coordinator Manny Diaz running the show. Kentucky just can’t stop anybody on defense. Mississippi State 31, Kentucky 20.

5. Miami at Virginia:  Okay, Hurricanes. It’s time to show us something. You got taken to the woodshed by Florida State on Oct. 9 at Miami. You took care of business last week at home against North Carolina. You are still very much in the ACC Coastal race as you  go to Georgia Tech on Nov. 13 and host Virginia Tech on Nov. 20. Saturday’s game against the Cavaliers is the kind where you usually slop it around on the road. Step up, U. Show us that you’re for real. Miami 35, Virginia 7.

6. Michgian State at Iowa: The Spartans, ranked No. 5 in the BCS, have visions of getting into the national championship mix at best and a strip to the Rose Bowl at worst. But Iowa is in a must-win situation after falling to Wisconsin last week. Sparty hasn’t won at Kinnick Stadium since 1989. Michigan State’s run comes to an end. Iowa 24, Michigan State 21.

7. Missouri at Nebraska: Missouri (7-0) knocked off No. 1 Oklahoma last week and is off to its best start in 50 years. But Nebraska has to win at home if the Cornhuskers want to get to the Big 12 championship game. Another undefeated team goes down. Nebraska 21, Missouri 17.

8. Utah at Air Force: Everybody in the country is talking about next week’s game when the No. 8 Utes (7-0) host No. 4 TCU (8-0). It says here that Utah is going to get caught looking ahead. Air Force, despite a 38-7 loss to TCU last week, still leads the nation in rushing (326.5 ypg). Air Force 24, Utah 23.

9. Oregon at Southern California: The Ducks looked absolutely unstoppable last week when they simply destroyed UCLA. This is USC’s bowl game because the Trojans are on probation. But this is not a vintage Southern California defense as it is No. 87 nationally, giving up over 400 yards a game. Monte Kiffin is one of the best defensive coordinators of this generation.  But he doesn’t have an answer for Oregon. Oregon 35, USC 20.

10.  Clemson at Boston College: What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday Clemson running back Andre Ellington shredded the Georgia Tech defense for two long touchdowns runs, part of 236 total rushing yards against the Yellow Jackets. On Saturday the Tigers face a Boston College defense that is giving up only 83 yards rushing per game and 2.6 per carry. The Eagles are ranked fourth nationally. Thanks to N.C. State’s win over Florida State last night, Clemson is back in the chase for the ACC Atlantic championship. Clemson has to take care of business on the road. Clemson 21, Boston College 17.

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October 29th, 2010
9:10 pm


SEC Fact Checker

October 29th, 2010
9:37 pm


I hope your Eagles keep winning and the Iron Bowl becomes “The Game of The Year”.

I read some of you and your sisters post the other day, boy does she have a potty mouth.

SEC Fact Checker

October 29th, 2010
9:40 pm

Delbert..good to hear you again my friend.

Yeah Air Force will only throw it when a team loads the box and Old Fisher will air it out if he sees you walk up the safeties. That is something that our friend Paul Johnson needs to get a few recievers with the ability to get off the line and break away from a corner.

I hope you and your family are doing well. I read your post earlier about recruiting and rankings, Nice Job.

Let's Talk About UGA!

October 29th, 2010
9:56 pm

I’m back. Go Dawgs! Had to drop Mama off down the street. She works in public relations with some guy named John. Go Dawgs! She left me here to babysit my little sister. I LUV my sister! Go Dawgs!

We’re gonna take down those gAytors, win us the SEC, and on to Scottsdale for the NC!

Let's Talk About UGA!

October 29th, 2010
10:18 pm

Go dawgs! I’m trying to write a song about Uga. I LUV Uga! Go Dawgs! I LUV animals and my sister. Go dawgs! That’s why I want to move to Athens. I know the people there are like me. They LUV animals and their sisters.
When I get on my feet (If Mama don’t throw me out first), I’m Athens bound. I’ll start a band like REM and we’ll wear UGA uniforms. Go Dawgs!


October 29th, 2010
10:51 pm

Mizzou & Michigan State are in for huge disappointments. I will laugh.

It would be perfect if Air Force beat Utah and the the Utes beat TCU.


SC Rules!!! (Well we did & Soon will again!)

October 29th, 2010
11:11 pm

Been a while y’all but I’m back. Great too see some real interesting games play out so far this season. ‘Bama is strong as ever, glad to see the ole ball coach get a chance at one more ring not too mention the Dawgs finally shakin the fleas off and gettin serious about things.

The Vols are gonna continue to suffer as the year finishes but look for them to be solid next year. Doubt the Simms boy will be back in the saddle though. It is good to see the Dooley name back in the SEC. CMR is a fine man & a very good coach hopefully for my friends Donnie & shane #1 that he is still strolling the sidelines between the hedges next year.

Sorry but I am darn near tickled pink by the sufferin down in lizard land! Can’t stand urban cryer one danged bit. Funny how the lizards get caught red handed paying a player (Sorry the agent paid the player, he just played in the bowl game) and nothin, not a peep but SC well hell they’re the devil himself; why they deserve to be burned at the stake like a salem witch. I hope like all get out the Dawgs take a serious dump on ole cry baby tomorrow.

SC is servin time and takin our lumps but we’ll be alright; hell we might even make a game of it tomorrow against the bird droppings. But the time is comin again here real soon when y’all will have to make yur usual excuses about dodgin us come bowl time and all will be right again in the universe. Till then, enjoy and good luck to y’all; well NOT you crybaby, no not you. Go Dawgs!!!!

Fight On!!!

ajc pariah

October 29th, 2010
11:20 pm

Bless your heart,you Homer.Are all of you AJC alleged sports writers auditioning for jobs with ESPN or Sporting News or what? It’s always easy to pick against the road team in college football.Ain’t it.

If I Were a Bammer

October 30th, 2010
7:02 am

@ajc pariah

I guess Tony would be a hero to all of you point-spread nuts if he picked the upset in every game, huh?

DCDuck, you’re a nice guy, but I’m wishing SCRules the best of luck today — even though his coach makes Urban look like a Saint in comparison. ;-)


October 30th, 2010
8:02 am

The author of this article may be a fine newspaperman but his prediction that the dogs will beat the Gators is foolishly goofy. We will humiliate the dogs, again. The funny part is that we do not have to play a bunch of thugs like georgia does to win either. The dogs have no class, are not very good, and have no chance whatsoever against the Gators. We will be playing our backups by the 3rd quarter unless our great coach decides to run up the score, which he should for the arrogance that the dogs show every year. You dogs should know who your betters are, you should be thankful the Gators allow you to even be on the same field with us. The day of reckoning is here dogs, prepare for yet another beatdown, it is coming. Florida 38 georgia 7


October 30th, 2010
8:52 am

@sec..that was NOT my sister (thankfully, an only child here)..but until the ajc has blog registration, anyone can clone anyone elses screen name, unfortunatly


October 30th, 2010
12:19 pm

Kim Z- Au may have a better overall offense as far as the kind of numbers they’re putting up, but all they do pretty much is run. KY. may not be as good of a team overall, but they do have a good offense. Cam is what makes AU good, but KY has more of a passing attack. Even though AU is undefeated…they did almost beat AU. Not saying UGA will beat AU, but you never know. UGA has won the last 4, & 2 of those times UGA was having a bad yr. where a lot of people didn’t think they would win. Both times they got hot & turned it around later in the yr.


October 30th, 2010
7:54 pm

Ga lost, AU rolling, mizzou lost, msu as long as there is a big wreck at Talladega, i’ll be 5 for 5 this weekend


October 30th, 2010
8:09 pm

37-17 WAR!!! DAMN!!!! EAGLE!!!!!!

Darth Gator

October 30th, 2010
8:22 pm

A notice to all Florida fans from the tax assessor of Athens, Georgia:

Dear Gator Fans:

Due to a decrease in property value at The University of Georgia please be advised that your taxes have been greatly reduced in 2010.

We do request that as the owner of The University of Georgia you pay your taxes promptly. This is your obligation as owner.

You may send taxes to:
Athens-Clarke County Courthouse
Suite 280
325 E. Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601

Thank you for your prompt response.

Joseph (Kirk) Dunagen
Tax Assessor


October 30th, 2010
9:07 pm

51-24 WAR DAM EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9-0 BCS#1 for at least 2 more weeks

War Eagle, fly down the field Ever to conquer, never to yield
War Eagle, fearless and true, Fight on you orange and blue
Go! Go! Go!
On to victory, strike up the band…Give ‘em hell, give ‘em hell, Stand up and yell, Hey!
War Eagle, win for Auburn, Power of Dixie Land!


October 30th, 2010
9:07 pm

DAMN! (keyboard)


October 30th, 2010
10:25 pm

Wrong again, Tony. Mark Richt’s getting ready to go the way of Ray Goff and Jim Donnan.


October 30th, 2010
11:52 pm

BTW be sure to go VOTE this week..

Republicans and Libertarians vote Tuesday nov 2, democrats on wed nov it?


October 31st, 2010
12:49 am

UGAly gets beat by Florida’s punter. How sweet it is.

Bulldog Joe

October 31st, 2010
1:36 am

Jedi Falcon

October 31st, 2010
6:13 am

nice prediction you idiot

Jedi Falcon

October 31st, 2010
6:14 am

Urban Meyer OWNS UGA

The Barnfart Curse

October 31st, 2010
8:13 am

Thanks Tony for jinxing the Dawgs again. If you had picked the Gayturds we would’ve won the game. Mr. College Football? What arrogance and self-promotion. Next time you want to pull for your Dawgs don’t; at least you won’t jinx us!


October 31st, 2010
8:20 am

Hey Tony

Now I understand why you have that “Dewey Defeats Truman” sign on your office wall.
Here are a few others to go with it

1. “I did not inhale”
2. I was misquoted in my autobiography
3. Dawgs over Gators.

Do you have the Dems holding the House too?

Dixie Redcoat Band

October 31st, 2010
10:00 am

Just don’t ever make UGA play Oregon, Michigan, UF, Auburn, South Carolina, Toledo, Colorado, Penn State, etc., etc…..


October 31st, 2010
10:34 am

coach Donnan got fired and his record was better than CMR–not that that is say much!

Not a genius, but smarter than you

October 31st, 2010
10:51 am

PLEASE quit doing you picks. They are embarrassing. Go see what Jefferson Pilot is doing and get out of the article writing business.

My Eskimo Friend

October 31st, 2010
10:55 am

Wasn’t Lindsay Scott open on that last interception? I thought I’d seen him.

From Where I Sit

October 31st, 2010
11:11 am

Hey Tony,

How do we Gator fans let CBS know that we never want Gary D. or Vern L. never call any of our games again since it was obivious like you, they wanted UGAY to win the game?

Gators win the East again in 2010!

Enough Said!


October 31st, 2010
11:41 am

I’M WITH [FROM WHERE I SIT],Gary D. and Vern L. are definitely UGAY LOSERS. IT’S GREAT TO BE A DAWG HATER YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darth Gator

October 31st, 2010
12:01 pm

Earlier someone wrote:
“No gimmicks, no Tebow, no Charlie Strong, no Dan Mullen. Just a bunch of midget running backs and receiver’s. Nobody in the UGA locker room is scared of this bunch. UGA 42-10.”

~Chuckle~ Oops! Florida doesn’t need all of those tools you listed. The best weapon in our arsenal is — GEORGIA!!

Darth Gator

October 31st, 2010
12:06 pm

Just think, Florida controls the mindset at Georgia. You believe we will win because you are programmed that way. We forced you to fire Ray Goff, Jim Donan (who was a good coach) and now — Mark Richt is in jeopardy.

We may hire him as an assistant.

SC Rules!!! (Well we did & Soon will again!)

October 31st, 2010
3:47 pm

Not a genius, (well that much is true) funny how ya can rip on Tony’s picks {AFTER} the games have been played. Where was YOUR genius BEFORE HAND?? He is a class act! Not to mention he is “paid” for his opinion, I’m pretty sure the Piggly Wiggly ain’t payin you for yours. The man is a highly respected & very knowledgeable resource that CBS & ESPN + the AJC all have turned too for his insight into the game for many many years ansd will continue to do so going forward. Give me a call when any of the above mentioned hire you for anything other than custodial services.

Fight On!!

SC Rules!!! (Well we did & Soon will again!)

October 31st, 2010
3:56 pm

shane#1 hang in there my brother from another mother; it’ll get better soon. Y’ALL have some real good young talent and they’ll get over the hump in short order.

Donnie ‘ole friend if you’re reading the message boards today y’all have my sympathies over that one yesterday. Man that was double tough, a real kick in the short hairs that way that slipped away. Enjoyed seein’ ya in ‘Nola back at the beginning of the month!

Go Dawgs!!!!!

sisters of the Idaho

October 31st, 2010
3:57 pm

for God’s sake the man is a HOMER, shut the blank up

SC Rules!!! (Well we did & Soon will again!)

October 31st, 2010
4:54 pm

idaho; the man is an UGA grad; he is proud of his school; but wait only you can root for your school right? Which is… BSU (Bull Sh!t U) go wash the bluegoo from your brain. BTW; Who the hell have y’all ever beat anyway?? No, no, no… sorry the frogs don’t count anymore than the pasting y’all put on Bob “Cr@ps his pants” Stoops and OKLABLOME Laters come BCS time. Y’all keep hidin out in a make belive conference so that your win total looks real impressive with wins over bugscratch u & compass schools.


October 31st, 2010
5:05 pm

I picked UGA to win 34-10. Today I am singing, “What kind of fool am I?” My wife picked UGA too, 24-10. She is so mad she won’t utter a syllable about the game. UGA is in big trouble when a kind and forgiving lady is thinking like that. We agree that BIG CHANGE is necessary.

Gene Stallings

October 31st, 2010
5:24 pm

Darth gator,

I must politely disagree with you on the gators firing Ray Goof. It was after Bama came into Sanford and destroyed Georgia 31-0 that the decision was made to fire Goof. I was the coach. We Bammers take credit for that one. Something about Bama 31 and Georgia 0 and Sanford Stadium that keeps repeating itself.


October 31st, 2010
8:44 pm


BCS#2..not even a let down, because #1 #2 just have their destiny in their hand…if we win out, we go to the NC game…



October 31st, 2010
8:48 pm

@coach Stallings..Saw a 60minutes about Gene Stallings and his late son who had downs syndrome, Really an old school family type guy…I guess he was the last person left in Tuscaloosa you could attach the label “classy” to…


October 31st, 2010
9:41 pm

LOL.. yeah… Georgia wins !! .. in your dreams

Tony the UGA Homers

October 31st, 2010
9:59 pm

Another UGA pick, another miss by the uga loving tony barnhart! They’ll win because they “gotta win” Tony????


October 31st, 2010
10:07 pm


October 30th, 2010
9:07 pm
51-24 WAR DAM EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9-0 BCS#1 for at least 2 more weeks

Nope that would be Oregon


October 31st, 2010
11:03 pm

d.ellis, doesn’t matter a bit, top two can’t be caught in the computer or harris/coaches polls if they win out because, for us, it means beating #5 which puts us out of reach..and if we lose we wont have a shot if we win out, we control our destiny.


October 31st, 2010
11:05 pm

after we beat alabama, it will rank us #1 anyway..on strength of schedule, chattanooga has a good record, but UGA’s record might be a bcs drag, either way, like kirk herbstreet said, all it means is oregon gets to pick which of their horrible uniform colors to go with,., if they finish #1 instead of 2 before the big game..

SEC Observer

October 31st, 2010
11:40 pm

Trish, take ‘em what at a time. You’re not in Glendale yet :)


November 1st, 2010
9:43 am

Tony Barnhart has got to be the worst prognosticator and analyst of college football in the country. How in the world did you ever get the title Mr College Football? Must be a self appointed position. Now you’re covering your tail about Richt. “unless the coach wants to make a change”??? He’ll make a change about like Tuberville did at Auburn. Fired in the meeting and presented to the press as “it was time for me to move on.”. What a joke! Richt is gone and you’ll look as stupid as ever.

But Tony, I thought UGA wins "Because They Gotta Win"

November 1st, 2010
3:11 pm



November 1st, 2010
7:52 pm

Week 9
SEC Stock Report:

Alabama – UP – Alabama gains 2 spots in the BCS poll during their Bye Week.

Next Up: LSU

Arkansas – UP – A 49-14 victory over Vandy.

Next Up: South Carolina

Auburn – UP? – Although they defeated Ole Miss 51-31, Auburn drops 1 spot in the BCS poll.

Next Up: UT Chattanooga

Florida – UP – Gators squeak out an 34-31 OT win over the Dawgs.

Next Up: Vandy

Georgia – DOWN – A 34-31 loss to Florida.

Next Up: Idaho State

Kentucky – DOWN – Wildcats fall to MSU 24-17.

Next Up: Bye Week

LSU – UNCHANGED – A Bye Week before playing Bama. That’s a unique idea.

Next Up: Alabama

Mississippi – DOWN – Ole Miss loses to Auburn 51-31.

Next Up: UL-Lafayette

Mississippi State – UP – State posts a 24-17 victory over Kentucky.

Next Up: Bye Week

South Carolina – UP – A 38-24 win over Tennessee.

Next Up: Arkansas

Tennessee – DOWN – The Vols fall to the Fighting Chickens 38-24.

Next Up: Memphis

Vanderbilt – DOWN – A 49-14 loss to Arkansas.

Next Up: Florida