28 November 2008
|Player||This Week||Overall Record|
|West Virginia @ Pitt||Pitt||WVU||WVU||WVU|
|Oklahoma @ Ok St||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma|
|Florida @ Florida St||Florida||Florida||Florida||FSU|
|Georgia @ Georgia Tech||Georgia||Georgia||Georgia||Ga Tech|
|Oregon @ Oregon St||Oregon St||Oregon||Oregon||Oregon|
I foresee Alabama showing up Saturday. That's all that matters. Auburn will probably show up, too, but all that will accomplish is to keep things within the 3-4 touchdown range.
Congratulations to Auburn for beating Alabama six times in a row. It is the greatest accomplishment in the history of their football program, and it will probably never be equalled, and Auburn knows it, which is why their fan base - and coach - celebrate the wins so frenetically. Even now, after six straight, Auburn knows for a certainty that, after all, they are still Auburn, and they will always be #2 in the state.
It's going to be a while before Auburn beats Alabama again. It sure won't happen this Saturday.
Alabama wins. We're better than they are in every facet of the game. We're better coached. We've got more to play for. We're more angry and have greater motivation (stopping the streak is greater motivation than getting eligible for the Papajohns.com Bowl).
We win. Going away.
Also, Crump loses three points for referring to the "Bama Nation".
Conventional wisdom says that the Tide should roll this weekend. For some reason I don't think it will be the rout that Bama Nation (myself included) is expecting. Look for Tubby to pull out all the stops to keep this game close for a while before a turnover or special teams play will open up the flood gates leading to an easy Bama win.ROLL TIDE!!!!! Submit your own picks for these games in the comments section.