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Atlanta, GA—It’s a rainy night in Georgia. It has been raining all week, and it looks like the South will be wet for SEC football weekend 3. Funny thing about the rain is that it can change the outcome of a football game. Turnovers tend to happen more frequently. Anything can happen. I’m 16-2 (89%) in the SEC for the first two weeks.
Here are my SEC West predictions for Week 3:
SEC East vs SEC West: Georgia Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville
Looks like the Bulldogs are walking into another big game. The Bulldogs have had two tough early games while Arkansas has had an easy game and a week off.
Arkansas will be better than last year with quarterback Ryan Mallet and a much improved backfield. Georgia has some playmakers that can score at any time. This should be a great game to watch. I like the Dawgs in another close one 31-28.
SEC East vs SEC West: Miss State vs Vanderbilt in Nashville
Vandy has proved to be scrappy in their first two games and could give the Miss State defense problems. Miss State should still be nursing some wounds from the Auburn game. We like Vandy 28-21.
SEC West vs Big East: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Auburn Tigers in Auburn
I got a fair amount of hate mail from Auburn fans last week for suggesting that Miss State could score 28 points. And I guess they were right, Miss State only scored 24 points.
Either way, Auburn has racked up a lot of yards through their rushing attack and have put some respectable points on the board too. The Tigers have some confidence now and will put a beat down on the Mountaineers. Auburn wins 31-17.
SEC West vs Sun Belt: Alabama Crimson Tide vs North Texas Mean Green in Tuscaloosa
Tide Rolls again for another big win.
SEC vs Sun Belt: LSU Tigers vs Louisiana Ragin Cajuns in Baton Rouge
It will probably get hot and spicy in Tiger Stadium, but the Tigers will continue an undefeated record against Sun Belt opponents.
SEC West vs Southland Conference: Ole Miss Rebels vs SE Louisiana in Oxford
Rebel Quarterback Jevan Snead will light it up, and Ole Miss will be 2-0.
The Arkansas-Georgia game should be another barn burner. Georgia fans in Atlanta are still recovering from the four hour South Carolina rivalry that went down to the last play. Arkansas could pull the upset and will be our "possible upset of the week" game.
I will see you on the ball field.
Jay Holgate is an SEC sports analyst, freelance writer and editor of SEC Sports Report. He can be heard on sports radio around the South. He can be reached at editor (at) SECsportsReport (dot) com.