Here we go, as it’s the last week of college football in 2014 (regular season), which means its rivalry week. This is the week teams play for odd named trophies, talk smack to their rivals and look for an advantage for the next 365-days over their bitter counterpart.
Last week I bounced back and went a perfect 5-0 so here’s to great momentum, Turkey Day and a weekend of fun. Let’s get right to it.
Last Week: 5-0
Yearly Predictions: 43-24
Arkansas at No. 17 Missouri
My how a year can change things as who would’ve thought that Brett Bielema and the Arkansas Razorbacks would be playing for their seventh win at the end of the year. The Hogs are much improved in 2014, but this week they have a huge task of tangling with SEC East power Missouri. Yes, you read that right, “East Power – Missouri”. The Tigers can lock up the SEC East for the second consecutive year in a row and only one guy has been in there corner for almost 24-months. ME.
I told you so – Again 27 Liz Honey Smiles 21
Florida at No. 1 Florida State
It’s Will Muschamp’s last hurrah as the Gators travel to Tallahassee to take on Jameis Winston and the nine-life Seminoles.
The Noles have survived week after week after week, making plays at the end of games, coming back from serious odds and remain unbeaten.
This week they tangle with the Gators who have nothing to lose and I mean NOTHING. They are bowl eligible so the defining moment for this team would be to knock off Florida State and knock them out of the college football playoff.
They do just that, this Saturday.
Will’s Last Stand 24 Devil Dancing 20
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No. 6 TCU at Texas (Thursday Night)
The Eyes of Texas are up…….. who would’ve ever thought TCU would reign supreme in the state of Texas and not the Longhorns? Wow how college football has changed, but this weekend could be a blast to the past.
TCU still has college football playoff hopes in the back of their head, while Charlie Strong would love a signature win to end the regular season. Much like Florida, the Longhorns are already bowl eligible so there is no pressure on Texas. All the pressure lies in the lap of TCU and that pressure gets the best of them Thursday night.
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No. 15 Auburn at No. 2 Alabama
It’s the 79th edition of the Iron Bowl and wow how things change over a few weeks. Just weeks ago we thought this game could be for the SEC West title, but now only Alabama can clinch the west with a win and Auburn can only play spoiler.
Alabama has played very well at home in 2014, much better than on the road, while Auburn has been both up and down on the road. The Tigers lost a tough fought game at Mississippi State, won a heart breaker at Mississippi, then got boat raced at Georgia.
Alabama still remembers last year’s magical loss to the Tigers on the Plains, but if anyone can give Nick Saban’s team fits, its Gus Malzahn. Look for Malzahn to throw the kitchen sink at Saban and the Tide and look for Auburn to send Bama packing without the west title and out a college football playoff bid.
Get on the Gus Bus 25 Cya Kiffin 24
No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 18 Mississippi
It’s the battle for the Golden Egg between the Bulldogs and Rebels/Sharks/Bears – whatever.
Much like the Iron Bowl, many felt this could have been the SEC West Championship game weeks ago. But, with State dropping a close one to Alabama and Ole Miss losing their last three SEC ballgames, it’s now a totally different type of Egg Bowl.
Both teams come into this game with big resumes, big wins and monumental success in 2014. The Bulldogs can still win a share of the west with a victory in this game and could get to Atlanta with an Auburn win over Alabama.
Ole Miss can now only play spoiler to the Bulldogs and have to think about the Egg Bowl Trophy and sending the Bulldogs packing out of the college football playoff.
State seemed to recover against Vanderbilt quiet well, while Ole Miss is reeling, having lost three of their last four. With Treadwell out for the season – quarterback Bo Wallace and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil both being doubtful for this game, this is a tall task for the three mascot team in Oxford.
Look for the Rebs to keep it close for a little while, but eventually No. 15 in a gold and maroon uniform will take over, along with a very aggressive State defense.
Mullen moves to 5-1 against Ole Miss and the Bulldogs just might have punched their ticket back to Atlanta.
We Them Boys 31 Good Bye Bo 17