Is it six o’clock yet?
- North Carolina at South Carolina. I’m not sure why, but this game has given me the most trouble in this week’s Fabris Pool. The line is home team -11.5 and I continue to waffle between the ‘Cocks winning by somewhere in the range of ten to fourteen points. (Ask me now, and I’ll say ten.) I’ll watch Clowney, of course, but what I’ll be more interested in keeping track of is how SC’s back seven performs against what should be a pretty decent passing attack. Fedora’s got a sharp offensive mind and a few weapons to deploy. I don’t think it’ll be enough, but maybe the Heels will expose a weakness that Bobo can exploit next weekend. Oh, and did I mention Jadeveon Clowney?
- Mississippi at Vanderbilt. Just a couple of years ago, I might have referred to this meeting as the battle for the right to be named King of the Dipshits, but that’s hardly fair to either team now. Both have stepped up their games, recruitingwise, but still lack the depth to be included in a discussion of the conference elite. Still, it’s a big game for both, because when you count wins towards bowl eligibility and maybe more, this is the kind of game you have to win to establish yourself in the upper half of the SEC. Both teams have excellent staffs and I’m looking forward to seeing how Freeze vs. Shoop plays out. The Chris Boyd suspension hurts Vandy, of course, but I think the bigger question is how well the Commodores can replace the loss of last year’s starting quarterback and running back. I think the Rebel Black Bears pull out the win in the end, but Vanderbilt covers the +3.5 points.