The SEC Round Up: Week 11


As we head into week 11 of the 2010 FBS season, a lot of questions, concerns, distractions arise as QB Cam Newton established himself as the best player in the country with the perks of being in an investigation of money or recruiting issues. Is the 2nd ranked team in the nation Auburn distracted? I bet you they are, we’re all human this type of stuff is going to be running thru their heads today, tomorrow and throughout the game. The question we’re all asking is if Cam Newton can once again block out these allegations and play some ball on Saturday. He’s clearly the favorite to win the Heisman trophy this year unless he is guilty of his allegations than he’ll be looking into some NFL employment instead.

With that being said we got some intense games upon us this weekend as; but I’ll get into those in a minute, first of all lets look at the power rankings of the SEC as of today.

Power Rankings
1. Auburn
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Arkansas
5. Mississippi State
6. South Carolina
7. Florida
8. Georgia
9. Kentucky
10. Ole Miss
11. Vandy
12. Tennessee

Lets take a look at this week’s games in the SEC

OLE MISS @ TENNESSEE – Anyone else think the Volunteers want to just forget this season even happened? They haven’t won 1 game yet in the SEC and I don’t see them winning this week despite there at home. Masoli will find a way to win in this one, as they’d have to keep winning to have a shot at some bowl game. Ole Miss wins this game but it’ll be closer than people think. OLE MISS 27 Tenn 17

VANDY @ KENTUCKY – Randall Cobb and the Wildcats will look forward to taking care of business against Vandy this week. Once they get their passing game going there’s no stopping Kentucky, it won’t be close. KENTUCKY 36 Vandy 17

GEORGIA @ (2) AUBURN – Is this going to be Auburn’s trap game? Are all these distractions going to catch up with their star studded QB Cam Newton or is he going to block that out and lead his undefeated team to victory? I go for the latter and say’s Cam Newton dominates once again but it’ll be a shootout with both offenses being scary good. Newton and company do their part but AJ Green get’s his. AUBURN 54 Georgia 43

LA MONROE @ (5) LSU – Seriously can LSU get another easy break, sort of? 2 of the past 3 weeks they played teams outside their conference and lets face it there not competition. The Tigers should be able to cruise to victory in this one, but like Appalachian State declared, you never know. LSU 35 LA Monroe 14

UTEP @ (14) ARKANSAS – Ryan Mallett put on an air show last week, and it’s a lock where he’d do it again; the razorbacks should have no problem with UTEP as their at home and playing a non-conference opponent. I say Childs has a big game to help the Razorbacks get this win. ARKANSAS 47 UTEP 21

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 06: Ryan Mallett  of the Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(22) SOUTH CAROLINA @ (24) FLORIDA – Spurrier gets back in the swamp to try and get the victory. This years gamecocks are a different team from year’s past; I mean they put up points on the board and with Florida struggling and although they’re at home I see Garcia and company taking the victory from the Gators. Garcia has been on a roll lately and is having probably his best season yet, don’t see why it’ll stop now, Garcia to Jeffery all game. SOUTH CAROLINA 36 Florida 24

(17) MISSISSIPPI STATE @ (11) ALABAMA – Another big game amongst the ranked in the SEC, both sitting at 7-2 and Alabama pretty much out of the title game already; both are looking for big bowl game to get into. Mark Ingram hasn’t been the RB we’ve seen last year, Richardson has been struggling too past few weeks and Mississippi State has been playing stingy defense, I say it’ll be low scoring and whoever has the 1st turnover in the 2nd half will end up losing. MISSISSIPPI STATE 23 Alabama 20

Written by Brandon “BEE” Salamat.  Follow him on Twitter @TruGentleman808.

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