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The Rebel Walk Roundtable: Our Week 9 SEC Picks

The Rebel Walk Roundtable: Our Week 9 SEC Picks

The Rebels have a much-needed bye this weekend, but we still are getting treated with an incredible college football schedule Saturday. Here are our picks!

Photo credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk

After last weekend, Land has pulled ahead of the pack by one game, but everyone else is in hot pursuit. 

Land Teller: 49-15
Jake Evans: 48-16
Hays Dubberly: 48-16
Ross Montgomery: 48-16
Evie Van Pelt: 47-17

RW Roundtable: Our Week 9 SEC Picks

11:00 AM: Mississippi State (3-4, 1-3 SEC) vs A&M (4-3, 2-2 SEC)

Spread: A&M -10

O/U: 50

Jake: I still think State is a dumpster fire. I also think A&M has way more to play for. Like usual, Jimbo will get A&M to 7-5 or 8-4, and nobody will bat an eye at his $75 million contract…somehow. A&M needs to win 2 of the next 3 (all winnable), before they close out the year with Georgia and LSU (presumed losses), if they want to go bowling. Anyway, Aggies will handle the Dawgs at home. 

Evie: Let’s face it, A&M should have lost last Saturday in Oxford but they snuck out of town with a win. I don’t think it will be as close this Saturday in College Station. Aggies win and cover the spread. 

Land: Both these teams are bad (yay!) but if you are unfamiliar with how sports games work…one of these teams has to lose (NOT MY IDEA BUT I WISH IT WAS)…I expect this to be a defensive slug-fest and Jimbo makes good on his money. 

Hays: This will be State’s last opportunity to have a signature win and save the season. However, I just do not see that happening because this team looks ready to quit, especially with the rumors that Moorhead is looking to leave Starkville. If they go 5-7, he may get the boot before he can get to Rutgers. Jimbo is a premier coach and will take care of business at home.

Ross: It’s a dumpster fire in Starkville right now. A&M will win this game at home.

2:30 PM: #9 Auburn (6-1, 3-1 SEC) vs #2 LSU (7-0, 3-0 SEC)

Spread:  LSU -11.5

O/U: 58

Jake: Ooh I can’t wait for this one. With the Rebs on BYE this week, my Saturday will revolve around the Tigers vs Tigas. Auburn has been very good this year, and if this game was on the plains, we might have a different conversation. However, to quote Coach O, “[Death Valley] is where opponents’ dreams come to die.” Need I say more? Sure, why not. LSU is arguably the best team in CFB this year, and for good reason. They’re averaging 51 PPG at home this season while allowing just 12.7. The LSU Tigers are legit, and will make a real case for the #1 spot next week when they face off with #1 Alabama. I think the Bayou Bengals beat Malzahn and Co., and we get the showdown of the year next week in Tuscaloosa.

Evie: LSU is 6-1 over the last two seasons against AP Top 10 teams, including the Tigers’ 22-21 win at Auburn last year. That is actually TWICE as many Top 10 wins as any other FBS team in that same period…Bama, Florida and Ohio State each only have three. For whatever reason, Coach O’s team is getting it done in big games. Look for them to derail the Gus Bus.

Land: #GUSBUSQUITROLLING give me the Bayou Bengals in a pull-away game.

Hays: LSU is the best team in the country, and they will feast on a freshman quarterback in Death Valley. Bo Nix thinks he is ready, but that Tiger defense has been playing well recently. Hot take: Grant Delpit takes a pick six to the house

Ross: Freshman quarterback Bo Nix makes a couple costly mistakes that will allow LSU to pull away.

3:00 PM: S. Carolina (3-4, 2-3 SEC) vs Tennessee (2-5, 1-3 SEC)

Spread: SC -4.5

O/U: 47

Jake: South Carolina proved to me last week that they aren’t a fluke. I said that the UGA win was just in the cards for them, but a week later, they gave Florida all they could handle. Some could argue that South Carolina got hosed by a few officiating mistakes, but either way, they can clearly play ball. With that, I see them beating Tennessee in a close game, in a very hostile Neyland Stadium. Cocks by a few.

Evie: If I’m the Gamecocks, I’m still mad about the lousy officiating in last week’s game against Florida. But if I’m the Gamecocks, I also take that out on a Tennessee team that is having trouble at the QB position. Brian Maurer is considered doubtful for the game after suffering concussions in consecutive games. He had started the past three games, replacing former starter Jarett Guarantano. Now, it looks like redshirt freshman JT Shrout will make the start at signal-caller for the Vols. I think the Vols keep this one close, but ultimately South Carolina wins because of its dangerous ground game and strong defensive line. 

Land: Two weeks ago, this game was about as exciting as getting socks for your birthday…now i upgrade it to getting a Ruby Tuesday gift card…it poses some interest but it probably won’t amount to much and you will feel worse after then you did before…give me Muschamp’s Gamecocks. 

Hays: Tennessee could still make a bowl game if they go 4-1, and their schedule is not too difficult. All of their games except Missouri are winnable, so the Vols will be amped to play this one. The switch at quarterback has been huge for them, but I think the Gamecocks have too good of a team and pull a close one out.

Ross: With all eyes on the LSU and Auburn game, not a soul will be watching this unless you’re a fan of either team. Who cares, Cocks win.

6:00 PM: Arkansas (2-5, 0-4 SEC) vs #1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC)

Spread: ALA -32.5

O/U: 55

Jake: Ouch. Bama by plenty, just in time to set up a #1 vs #2 showdown next weekend vs LSU in T-Town. 

Evie: This is one I probably won’t be watching. Alabama is favored by 32.5, regardless of who takes the field at QB. Saban’s crew rolls. 

Land: LOL. 

Hays: Arkansas will cover this weekend because Tua is out, and the Tide will be looking ahead to next week. I think the Tide will start a little sluggish, and they will pull away in the second half.

Ross: Could Bama be looking forward to their matchup against LSU next week??? Yes they probably are, and it won’t even matter. The elephants by a lot.

6:30 PM: Missouri (5-2, 2-1 SEC) vs Kentucky (3-4, 1-4 SEC)

Spread: MIZ -10.5

O/U: 44

Jake: A week ago, I say Mizzou rolls. But what in the world happened vs Vandy?? I mean seriously. I’m lost. I’m gonna flip a coin, gimme a second…*Jeopardy music*…ok Mizzou bounces back after an abysmal performance vs the worst team in the SEC, and gets that precious 6th win. 

Evie: I’m with Jake…..I have no clue what happened last week. How did Mizzou lose to Vandy? Is this real life? I guess it’s cliche, but the old adage ‘that’s why they play the game’ was applicable to that. This week, I think Missouri bounces back with a win over the Wildcats. 

Land: Missouri embarrassed themselves last week (ANY GIVEN SATURDAY, BOB) I imagine they get back on track this week. 

Hays: Missouri will rebound after the dud performance against Vanderbilt. Kentucky’s offense is not good enough to keep up with the Tigers.

Ross: Missouri still has a chance to win the SEC East. Do I think it will happen? No, but I’m saying there’s a chance. With this in mind, I do not believe the Tigers lose to another bad team this week.

STATE

vs

A&M

#9 AUBURN

vs

#2 LSU

S.CAR

vs

UT

ARKY

vs

#1 BAMA

MIZZ

vs

KY

Jake Moorehead is toast…

Aggies win.

LOVE THIS.

Hold that Tiger!

Angry Muschamp

prevails

Not even

remotely close

Who cares?
Evie A&M

28-17

LSU

48-17

SCAR

28-17

BAMA

59-13

MIZZ

31-24

Land A&M 

24-13

LSU 

48-35

SCAR

27-15

BAMA

56-14

MIZZ

35-20

Hays A&M 

24-14

LSU 

42-28

SCAR

28-24

BAMA

38-6

MIZZ

31-17

Ross A&M

27-17

LSU

38-24

SCAR

24-14

BAMA

52-7

MIZZ

28-20

About The Author

Jake Evans

Jake is a senior Integrated Marketing and Communications major at Ole Miss, from Nashville, TN. Along with RW, Jake hosts "The Flagship Football Show" podcast. He's also a huge fan of the Rebels, Titans, Predators, and Braves.

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