Prognostication of Week 5 SEC Games
Every week brings another surprise or two. Week 4 was no different and unfortunately it is the Dawg Nation that was totally dismayed at the outcome in Lexington. Hopefully it motivates and becomes a motivational tool through which everyone grows. SEC Game Day comes to Miss. State this week. We need to take a deep breath and get out and show the nation how much we love State and always will. The honeymoon is over now but we’ll get back on track and make positives come from a deep disappointment. We do have a lot to play for still.
Six of eight correct is not bad with the seasonal total now at 38 - 7 which translates to 84%.
I really thought Vanderbilt could pull it off at home but I was wrong as I was about us.
Now for Week 5:
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Alabama -- The Crimson Tide defends the home turf yet again as the ULL Ragin Cajuns journey up to Tuscaloosa to see what all the noise is about. Things haven’t gone well so far this year for the Cajuns and the future doesn’t look very bright either. If your getting beaten, abused and made to look foolish over and over Tuscaloosa is not where you want to seek comfort.
Saban’s Red Tide has been drowning everything in its path and a few confused back-woods Cajuns won’t slow down this herd of elephants.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Alabama 56 – 6
Arkansas @ Texas A&M – Jimbo’s cadets are still smarting after having their fur clipped to the hide by Saban’s Pachyderms last week. Chad Morris took his porkers down to the Auburn plains last week where they controlled everything except the scoreboard. Unfortunately that is what matters the most.
Now Morris’s Razorbacks have to run through College Station before the 12th man catches them and hangs them on his rotisserie to cook. Reveille has the apples ready to slap into the mouth of every pig before the cookout begins.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Texas A&M 45 –12
Tennessee @ Georgia – Jeremy Pruitt kicked the board, dirt, grass and even kicked rocks last week as his riflemen misfired again and again. He kicked everything except the bucket but if the Volunteers continue down this road then who knows what he might kick? Kirby has his pack of Dogs thirsting for blood week after week as they continue to refine their ability to find that magic bone and bury it in Athens.
More of the puzzle goes into place Saturday before Kirby calls the Dogs off the bones of another prey.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Georgia in another blowout 44 – 10
Southern Miss. @ Auburn – The Golden Eagles fly into Auburn to see if they can match claw for claw with the War Eagles. Jay Hopson brings his Golden Eagles to the plains where they have come several times in the past but only winning 5 of 17 times. The greatest of those wins was way back in 1990 when Auburn scored 4 field goals on it’s first four possessions but Brett Favre led his team back to victory with the final score coming on a 10 yard pass in the corner of the end zone with 46 seconds left. The problem is Brett Favre has long since retired from football and their isn’t anyone like him left to help the Golden Eagles. Gus is struggling to find some way to get the rock from one end of the field to the other. His offense is sputtering like a 8 cylinder motor firing on 4. If his bus can get a couple more cylinders to fire Saturday it should be enough. If not then there will be no one rolling Toomer’s corners post game.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Auburn 27 --17
Tenn. State @ Vanderbilt – The Tigers (gosh how many teams of Tigers are there?) are 2-0 (barely) after having two games cancelled due to weather events. Those two wins were over Bethune-Cookman and then Eastern Illinois by a point. Derek Mason’s Navy is on a two game losing streak and need to take advantage of any smooth sailing they encounter before hitting the dangerous waters around Athens next week. The Commodores intend to have this cat breed walking the plank while repairing battle damage from previous weeks.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Vanderbilt 31 – 13
South Carolina @ Kentucky – The Yard Bird attack left Nashville after taking every worm in the Commodore naval yard. Muschamp’s Cluckers hope to be able to take advantage of sleeping Wildcats after they secured an upset last week. Benny Snell has some new kicks after his last pair wore out running through the bluegrass last week. If Mark Stoops can keep the claws sharp on his Cats they should be able to slap the chickens out of the trees before they can roost.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Kentucky 28 – 24
Ole Miss @ LSU – The Land Sharks flashed the Flashes of Kent St. last week a week after a herd of big elephants nearly stomped them to death. Now the sharks are headed down the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge hoping to create havoc for “Big Baby”. Orgeron’s Bengal Tigers have had their way for four weeks now and don’t intend to let no half-breed shark mess up a good thing. If they become lax these fish can give them all they want and more leaving “Big Baby” mumbling worse than ever.
T-Dawg’s Winner: LSU 36 – 30
Florida @ Miss. State – Mullet comes back to his old stomping grounds thinking he’ll do some more stomping with his green reptiles. The Dawgs did about everything wrong possible last week but that doesn’t mean the mission is aborted. Coach Moorhead will have to get his kennel of Dawgs focused on the task at hand for this week which is to capture the green Geekos and feed them to a flock of Eagles headed for a visit next week. If the running game gets back on track it will use the slimy lizards for stepping stones to the end zone while Sweat and Simmons open a can of beans to go with Feleipe Franks and grilled gator.
T-Dawg’s Winner: Mississippi State 37 – 20
No one took last week harder than myself but in all aspects of life we grow from adversity. I support and yes I DO BELIEVE (Just like the Journey song) in my alma mater and teams. I will always be part of the Dawg Nation and bleed True Maroon forever. Hail State!