Out Of Conference Games
Tennessee-Martin (5-3) @ Mississippi State (4-4)
How disappointing this season must be for the overzealous Mississippi State fans who thought it might be a darkhorse SEC West contender. Now it is fighting for a decent bowl trip (e.g. not Shreveport, LA or Birmingham, AL). Too bad Joe Schad from ESPN can't manufacture enough unsubstantiated rumors to make Mississippi State much more relevant than this.
Pick: Mississippi State 24, Tennessee-Martin 10
Middle Tennessee (2-5) @ Tennessee (3-5)
Tennessee plays with a lot of heart but injuries and inexperience have left it on the wrong side of the scoreboard so many times this season that it is going to be in scramble mode to try and make a bowl game. Middle Tennessee is not what it used to be in the Sun Belt and should provide fertile opportunity for the Volunteers to get win number four.
Pick: Tennessee 28, Middle Tennessee 10
New Mexico State (3-5) @ Georgia (6-2)
Georgia gets a tune-up before its annual tussle with Auburn. Expect the backups to get plenty of work in the second half of this one.
Pick: Georgia 45, New Mexico State 7