Week Six SEC Beatdowns and Breakdowns

c dockensCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2008

There are eight SEC teams in conference play this week. Let's break down the possible beatdowns that will be taking place this Saturday.

** Winner in bold

1. Florida (1-1 SEC, 3-1 overall) @ Arkansas (0-1 SEC, 2-2 overall)

Lets start with the game that should be the most lopsided. After the shocking upset on a national stage at home, Florida is coming into this game with a huge chip on their shoulders. Arkansas is coming off two straight whippings at the hands of Alabama and Texas. The Hogs are both physically and mentally worn down.

Look for Florida to take out their frustration in this one.

Florida 42, Arkansas 13

2. Kentucky (0-0 SEC, 4-0 overall) @ Alabama (2-0 SEC, 5-0 overall)

Both Kentucky and Alabama come into this game undefeated. However, Alabama has faced tougher opponents than Kentucky, making their perfect record worth more than Kentucky's to most people.

Alabama, ranked second in the nation, has a target on their backs, and the Wildcats are taking aim. Unfortunately for Kentucky, experience and history are on Alabama's side, not to mention they are playing at Alabama.

Look for Alabama to start off slow in this one as they take Kentucky maybe a little too lightly, but Bama still walks away with the win with a huge second half performance

Alabama 38, Kentucky 17

3. South Carolina (0-2 SEC, 3-2 overall) @ Mississippi (1-1 SEC, 3-2 overall)

Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks head into a hostile Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to try to silence the Ole Miss Rebels. South Carolina is winless in the SEC, and winning here is a must.

Mississippi is riding high after an upset victory at the swamp. Houston Nutt has done wonders in Oxford and will have his team prepared for the upcoming game. However, the Ol' Ball Coach finds away to get it done on the road!

South Carolina 27, Mississippi 17

4. Auburn (2-1 SEC, 4-1 overall) @ Vanderbilt (2-0 SEC, 4-0 overall)

Who would have thought that come Week Six, College GameDay would be at Vanderbilt in a game many predicted that Auburn would easily win at the beginning of the year?

Auburn has given up on the spread offense and is now back to using its signature War Eagle offense. Vanderbilt is in control in the SEC East and is one of the most efficient teams in the nation, with turnover margin grotesquely in their favor. This is a game that will have fans on the edge of their seats, a signature SEC defensive game.

Note: Vanderbilt hasn't beaten Auburn since the 1955 Gator Bowl and hasn't started 5-0 since 1943. Prepare to witness history as Vanderbilt plays Auburn a close one at home and comes away with a well deserved "W."

Vanderbilt 17, Auburn 14