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Week 12 in the SEC

November 20, 2009

Auburn of course has the weekend off before Beat ‘Bama goes into full force effect. Once UAT gets through with their televised scrimmage this weekend against UTC, it will officially be ON.

Around the league there are some good games and some not even worthy of radio. Joe Auburn’s household may very likely declare it a football free weekend, similar to a fast before a feast. Should the television and surround system get cranked up, here is the order of preference to Saturday’s lineup.

LSU vs. Ole Miss. I like this one because I think the Nutt is crazy like a fox enough to slip past a better, but bruised and battered LSU team. Both defenses do a good job of keeping points off the board, but Ole Miss has the offensive weapons to gas the LSU D late. I’m looking for a slug-fest, hard-fought game that is decided late. LSU 20, Ole Miss 24

UK vs. Georgia. Both teams have beaten Auburn and been blown out by Florida. Kentucky faces Tennessee next and UGA gets to try and corral GT. Lost somewhere in all that verbiage is the fact that these two are now playing for the 3 spot in the SEC East. That and the “better” bowl that goes with it. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kentucky pulls the upset in this one. Georgia got their win of the year against Auburn, lost UGA the mascot this week and has some injuries to content with. Caught between the celebration after Auburn and the rivalry with the Yellow Jackets comes a Wildcat team that will sneak up on you. The more I think about this one, the more I think this is the weekend Blue is victorious in Athens. UK 30, UGA 21

Mississippi State vs. Arkansas. State has a daunting task of trying to win out to be bowl eligible. I’d say I have a better chance of taking over Oprah’s soon to be vacant chair and talk show spot. Arkansas is jockeying for, wait for it, the “better” bowl in the west. *yawn* Miss. State 17, Arkansas 38

Vandy vs. UT. Vandy’s best option here may be to dress in police uniforms and watch the Volunteers flee into the stands. Seriously, Vandy is back to being the doormat of the SEC after giving their fans a spark of hope last year. Vandy 10, UT 28

Florida International vs. Florida. We’re really, really reaching here for something to give this game and the ‘Bama game some relevance. Still reaching…..yup, got nothing. FIU 13, THE FLORIDA 35

UT Chattanooga vs. UAT. Wouldn’t you love for this game to be close because UAT is looking ahead to Auburn? Well, it won’t be, because they aren’t. They may be looking ahead to Florida when they face Auburn next Friday but that’s about as far as the telescope will shift. UTC 0, UAT 38

Around the Plains and assorted notes. Hamilton’s has reopened on Magnolia and Joe and Josephine will be commeting in a later post. TWER covers down on dang near everything; you can vote for Ben Tate in the Doak Walker award at ESPN; JC at Track ‘Em Tigers says don’t count us out just yet; and Wire Road and Shug are encouraging an All Auburn All Texts.

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