SEC PICKS- WEEK 11

by Dyke L. Marler
(Atlanta, GA )



November 12, 2010


The SEC East race will be decided this weekend between South Carolina
and Florida and the West could be if Auburn beats Georgia.

Oddly, that is not the biggest story of the weekend. Auburn, Cam
Newton and his Father Cecil Newton are trying to weather mounting and
damning evidence regarding Cam Newton. Anytime your QB is mentioned in
the same sentence with "FBI," it's usually not good. Now the phrase
"child exploitation" is being thrown around and that is just
sickening.

Beyond that drama, there are a number of good games in the SEC this
weekend so let's get to them.

Ole Miss at Tennessee
Tennessee
All year Tennessee has been on the verge of beating someone they're
not supposed to beat. This week, with or without Jeremiah Masoli, I
believe the Vols get it done. The second half is key in this game
because that has been where Tennessee falters and Ole Miss surges.
Tyler Bray looks better every week and there is a huge dropoff in
talent and leadership behind Masoli.

Vandy at Kentucky
Kentucky
The Wildcats are trying to get bowl eligible and the 'Dores are hurting at QB.

UTEP at Arkansas
Arkansas
(You are not) Welcome back to the SEC Mike Price. And your team is
gonna get beaten up worse that Keith Moon's drum kit.

La. Monroe at LSU
LSU
All LSU. Jordan Jefferson had a career day last week against Alabama,
going 1-13 passing and threw his first TD pass since Game 1. I would
bet the house he doesn't do that again.

Georgia at Auburn
Auburn
Because they're playing at home. Again. This is Auburn's 8th home game
out of 11 games. A press conference is scheduled this afternoon and I
expect Gene Chizik to announce that he is sitting Cam Newton. Look for
a heavy dose of AJ Green, Kris Durham, Rantavious Wooten, Aaron White
and Orson Charles from Georgia. They will be starting a freshman QB in
his first visit to Auburn.

Mississippi State at Alabama
Alabama
Mississippi State has improved but Alabama, for the first time in a
month, gets to play at home. 101,000 people should be singing "Rammer
Jammer" when this one is over. MSU's Chris Relf and Vic Ballard are
good but beating Bama with the run will prove to be too much. The big
question is who will get the loudest applause, Nick Saban or Dan
Mullen for ratting out Cam Newton.

South Carolina at Florida
Florida
The Gators have enough defense to stop Stephen Gilmore and Marcus
Lattimore. SC's tall and athletic receivers will be covered by an
excellent defensive secondary and Gilmore cannot afford his usual
mental lapses. On the other side, Florida is going with 3 QB's and
still can't find a passing attack.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Nov 15, 2010
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Ooops!
by: Big B

Cam's going down this week, hopefully, finally. Nuff Said. Geaux Bengal Tigers!!!

Gotta hand it to the ole ball coach for beating his alma mater and taking the SEC East...

Have a good one.

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SEC Week 11 Results/Summary
by: Dyke Marler

November 15, 2010


Atlanta, Georgia

The SEC Championship Game is set. It will be South Carolina vs.
Auburn, if Auburn isn’t stripped by the NCAA or FBI. If you’re an
Auburn fan and you think I’m taking a Nick Fairley type cheap shot at
you, get your head out of the sand. Your QB and your Coach put you in
this situation, not me.

Tennessee continues their quiet climb toward a possible bowl game with
a convincing win over Ole Miss. If the Vols can get past Kentucky the
season has to be considered a success, in Derek Dooley’s first year.

Kentucky continued their home game success against Vanderbilt but I
grew tired last week of the game announcers inviting a basketball
person into the booth to discuss the upcoming Kentucky basketball
season. I don’t care.

Auburn beat Georgia to win the SEC West and Cam Newton started.
Anchor Mark Winne from Channel 2 News in Atlanta, who is an Auburn
graduate, reported Friday night that Cecil Newton admitted on
Thursday to Auburn officials that he had solicited money from
Mississippi State. That admission, according to NCAA bylaws, made Cam
Newton immediately ineligible. So why did he play the whole game? Good
question. In a separate incident, the NCAA denied Auburn’s request to
play the SEC Championship game and their bowl game at their home field
where they have played 8 of their first 11 games.

Bama romped Mississippi State and seemed to have some fun doing it.
Bama gave up a TD late but managed to close out the game with a 30-10
win. Sophomore safety Robert Lester had two interceptions which ties
him for the national lead.

LSU and Arkansas had easy games and won as expected but the big story
of the weekend (at least on the field) was Steve

Spurrier and his
South Carolina Gamecocks hammering the Florida Gators in the swamp.
Marcus Lattimore had 40 rushes for 212 yards and Stephen Garcia had a
nice game on the road. When Spurrier has a good defense, athletic
receivers, a good running back and a mistake free QB, he can beat
anybody.

This Week’s Record
6-1

Season Record
60-21

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