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TKB: The Break The Streak Edition

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was a good one for me going 8-0, raising the season total to 36-5. My prognosticating co-hort Faith Ann went 6-2.

Unlike last week there are some really great games in the SEC so let's get right to it.

Florida at Kentucky- (7:00 ESPNU)- We all know the deal 26 in a row for the Gators. The last time UK won, UL won the National Championship in basketball...hmmm. Also the Number 1 song in the country was "Amanda" by Boston.

Onto the game, the Gators have been less than impressive this year and now starting QB Jeff Driskell is out for the season with a broken leg and Tyler Murphy will get the start. Their best defensive player Dominique Easley is out with a torn ACL.

The Cats have come close on several occasions and throw in what we like to call "The Joker Effect" I am going to say the streak ends.

Krystal Ball Says- Kentucky 24-21

 

South Carolina at UCF- (NOON ABC)- Right off the bat, the Knights are a very good team so this will not be an easy game for the Gamecocks. However I think Clowney and crew will pull it out, maybe late in the 4th quarter.

Krystal Ball Says- South Carolina 31-24

 

South Alabama at Tennessee- (12:21 SEC Network)- The Vols return home after losing to Florida for a 9th straight time and will have a new QB in Justin Worley.

The Jags are a pretty good club but I think at home UT will take it.

Krystal Ball Says- Tennessee 37-17

 

LSU at Georgia- (3:30 CBS)- The big game of the day in the SEC should be a dandy. The Bulldogs are averaging 38 points a game against some great competition.

The Tigers have surprised everyone with their offensive power led in part by QB Zack Mettenberger, who spent his first two years in Athens before transferring to LSU.

I think this one goes down to the wire but I am taking the homestanding Bulldogs.

Krystal Ball Says- Georgia 35-31

 

Ole Miss at Alabama- (6:30 ESPN)- The other huge game in the SEC this weekend. I have been very impressed with the Rebels so far this season with road wins at Vandy and Texas.

However going into Tuscaloosa is a whole different ball game. The Tide had a bit of a letdown against Colorado State after the big win against Texas A&M. I don't think that will be a problem this week.

Krystal Ball Says- Alabama 38-21

 

Texas A&M at Arkansas- (7:00 ESPN2)- The Aggies recovered nicely after losing to Alabama two weeks ago. The Razorbacks let one get away at Rutgers.

There could be a whole lot of points scored in this one, however I think Johnny Football's team will score a lot more.

Krystal Ball Says- Texas A&M 45-24

 

UAB at Vandy- (7:30 Fox Sports South)- The Commodores got a huge win at UMass last week and should have little trouble handling the Blazers at home in this one.

Krystal Ball Says- Vandy 38-14

 

Arkansas State at Missouri- (7:30 Comcast Sports)- So far in 2013 the Tigers have looked much better than I thought they would including a nice win at Indiana last week.

The Red Wolves have struggled so far this year under a new coach and I think Mizzou takes this one pretty easily.

Krystal Ball Says- Missouri 34-10

 

Auburn and Mississippi State have the week off. Thanks for reading and as always feel free to post your picks below. See you in 7.

 

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Comment by The Krystal Ball on October 1, 2013 at 11:32am

Well 7-1 for the week isn't too bad. I blew the UK game.

My good friend Faith Ann also went 7-1. She got the UK game right but missed the LSU-Georgia game.

Comment by The Krystal Ball on September 29, 2013 at 10:20pm

Well time for me to come clean. I totally drank the Big Blue Kool-Aid and thought the Cats would win. Oh well. Very discouraging game but not totally unexpected.

Even with players hurt Florida is still several notches above UK.

I still think UK wins within the next five years.

Comment by Faith Ann on September 27, 2013 at 8:48pm

Hiya KB 

Sorry I am a day late.

I got home from work Thursday with like an inch of water on our floor.  Our water heater seems to have lived its life LOLZ.

This week I have to pretty well agree with you again, but I am twisted on 3 of the picks.

So here we go My Hick Chick Picks.            

 

Florida at Kentucky….I thank this is the perfect day for Kentucky to break the winless streak. I see Florida with a second string quarterback struggling against Kentucky’s defense.  Kentucky can win this game at home if they play a perfect game.  I just see Kentucky making some bone head mistakes as in turn over’s or penalties and lose this in a low scoring game.   I hope I am so wrong and hope the Cats win, but in this one…..  Gators win

 

South Carolina at UCF……yup South Carolina   wins this one in a snoozer

 

South Alabama at Tennessee………The Vols should…take this one with no issue…Vols win

 

LSU at Georgia…..The second game I have tasked with, I think LSU is the better team but they are playing in Georgia.  It was of those games I think will be down to who gets the right break. 

LSU wins this one.

 

Ole Miss at Alabama…..My third game I am having problems with.  If this game was at Ole miss I would pick them to win.  I think this game will be closer than most think. I would not be surprised to see ole Miss beat them.  I would almost pick ole miss to upset them but then bama at home is hard to pick against.  Alabama wins

 

Texas A&M at Arkansas…..yup A&M wins   

 

UAB at Vandy……Vandy wins

 

Arkansas State at Missouri…….Mizzo wins this one

thanks for the fun as allways  

Faith Ann

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