Missouri (5-6)@ Texas A&M (9-2)
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manzeil may or may not be a viable Heisman Trophy candidate but he’s more than a problem for the weak and beat-up Missouri defense. The Tigers haven’t really stopped any team this year and teams with better than average quarterback play have rolled through Mizzou like Mike Tyson did in the heavyweight division circa 1986-1989. Expect the Aggies to go for the knockout early and roll into bowl season as one of the hottest teams in the country.
Texas A&M 41, Missouri 13
Kentucky (2-9) @ Tennessee (4-7)
Tennessee’s head coach Derek Dooley is gone and won’t even coach this game while Joker Phillips gets to finish his season with Big Blue having known his fate for several weeks.
Tennessee 24, Kentucky 23
Vanderbilt (7-4) @ Wake Forest (5-6)
Vanderbilt dropped the hammer on rival Tennessee last week and will need to avoid the hangover to get by a pesky Wake Forest squad on the road fighting for bowl eligibility. Vanderbilt has played the last half of the season with incredible intensity. Expect the Commodores to take the best of what the Demon Deacons have and find a way to get their eighth win of the year and ride a wave of momentum into their second straight season-ending bowl game.
Vanderbilt 22, Wake Forest 14