South Carolina at (#3)Florida
The Gamecocks came alive in the second half against Tennessee last week, only to have its potential comeback ruined with a muffed punt in the final moments. We’ll learn if they can pick up where they left off, and if Florida is worthy of being a top three team.
Prediction: Florida-28, South Carolina-20
(#13)Texas A&M at (#2)Alabama
3:30 p.m., CBS
This game is intriguing because of the rankings, but its worthwhile to note that Texas A&M dropped three spots this week after squeaking past Vanderbilt in a lackluster effort. You may want to tune in early, as the Tide could make short work of the Aggies.
Prediction: Alabama-38, Texas A&M-17
Texas Tech at Kansas State
3:30 p.m., FS1
Teams never quite look the same a week following either an emotionally-thrilling victory or crushing defeat. Both of these teams experienced the opposite ends of this last week, as Texas Tech blew a late 15-point lead to lose to Texas in overtime, while Kansas State made a stunning comeback to take down #3 Oklahoma on the road. Whoever was first to bounce back and focus on the week ahead should take this one.
Prediction: Kansas State-31, Texas Tech-28
(#25)Memphis at SMU
3:30 p.m., ESPN2
Based on recent history, this could turn out to be another thrill ride. SMU has been blowing past lesser competition to reach 3-0, but faces its first real test against a Memphis team that hasn’t played since September 5.
Prediction: SMU-45, Memphis-41
(#7)Auburn at (#4)Georgia
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
The prime time schedule for this week leaves much to be desired, so let’s hope this game lives up to the hype. Georgia struggled for most of its game against Arkansas last week before pulling ahead in the fourth quarter in a game that was much closer than the 37-10 score made it appear. Auburn passed its first test with a mostly decisive victory against #23 Kentucky. More importantly, while UGA be on the sidelines this season??
Prediction: Auburn-27, Georgia-21