November 7, 2007
AUBURN AT GEORGIA (SAMFORD STADIUM 3:30 P.M. ET)
Both of these teams could use a win, but a win for Georgia would just put the Dawgs one game closer to a spot in Atlanta for the SEC championship game.
AUBURN TIGERS (7-3)
Auburn is coming off a 2 game winning streak after losing 30-24 at LSU. They've thrashed Ole Miss and Tennessee Tech. Auburn will need a long shot miracle to make it to Atlanta, but they could still use a few more wins to boost their bowl resume.
Offensively, expect to see good leadership and team management from Senior Brandon Coxe. His statistics aren't anything to brag about, but he can march his team down the field.
Expect to see a trio of backs getting carries. Brad Lester is very dangerous threat in the open field and he can break a big play almost any time he touches the ball.
Ben Tate and Mario Fannin round out that trio. they're both solid backs that will give you consistent play-making abilities.
Rodgeriqus Smith and Montez Billings are the 2 leading recievers, namely Rodgeriqus Smith. He has 43 receptions, which leads the team.
The Tigers' defense has shown glimpses of brilliance behind animated coordinator Will Muschamp, but will need to piece together a strong performance against Georgia.
GEORGIA BULLDOGS (7-2)
These Bulldogs are just chomping at the bit to get a shot at LSU in the SEC championship. They also have Kentucky and Georgia Tech left on the schedule, and Mark Richt is going to want a strong finish.
Sophomore QB Matt Stafford has embraced the role as the team's point guard of football. He has a 15 to 6 TD to INT ratio and is only getting better.
True freshman Knowshon Moreno has erupted as of late and now has the starter's role with Georgia and has racked up over 100 yards in all of the past 3 games. He had a remarkable 188 yard game against Florida.
Some names worth mentioning at reciever for the 'dawgs are Sean Bailey and Mohammed Massaquoi. Bailey is nearing the 30 reception mark. The lack of catches by the recievers are a result of a lack of passes thrown by the Georgia offense.
The UGA defense has shown that they could use some improvement as they have not held a team to under 10 points all year. They may need to do that on Saturday if they want to defend their home turf.
I'll take the 'Dawgs at home; 23-19
ARKANSAS @ TENNESSEE (NEYLAND STADIUM 12:30 PM ET)
Darren McFadden and Felix Jones could help out Georgia a lot if they run all over the Volunteer defense. Tennessee obviously has the superior passing attack, but I take the running game in this one.
ARK WINS 36-34
FLORIDA @ SOUTH CAROLINA (WILLIAM-BRICE STADIUM 7:45 PM ET)
Urban Meyer's club is out of the question for a BCS bowl, but they could still find themselves playing on New Years Day. South Carolina needs a win after all hell has broken loose in Columbia after Spurrier's club has dropped 3 in a row.
Make it 4 in a row; 31-21
ALABAMA @ MISSISSPPI STATE (KYLE FIELD 12:30 PM ET)
Mississippi State is taking momentum from a 31-14 win over Kentucky into this week's matchup while Saban's squad is looking to rebound from a heart-breaking loss to Saban's old team, LSU.
Momentum can do wonders...Miss. State pulls it off 24-20.
KENTUCKY @ VANDERBILT (VANDERBILT STADIUM 2:00 PM ET)
Vanderbilt is actually looking for bowl eligibility while Kentucky is trying to find the hot streak that they found early in the season.
Vanderbilt still looking for 6th win; 41-29
LSU has a cupcake to beat up on in Louisiana Tech.
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