LSU (3-0) vs. West Virginia (3-0)
Looking at this from the outside one might be inclined to just give the edge to LSU. They’ve played better teams than WVU. However, LSU hasn’t looked good in any of it especially on offense. Now WVU may not be a juggernaut but they do have a playmaker in Noel Devine and they've used him to beat another SEC team recently. (Call Tommy Tuberville in Lubbock and he'll tell you how hard that guy is to tackle.) LSU’s defense has to try and contain Noel Devine enough and force more passing where there DBs (Patrick Peterson especially) can make plays. If this is put in the hands of the LSU offense to win, the Mountaineers are going to be victorious. In fact, I think that's exactly what happens. WVU forces the LSU offense to win it and they fall short.
West Virginia 31, LSU 27
Georgia (1-2) vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE(1-2)
Both of these teams are desperate to notch the first conference win. Georgia actually looks more prepared to get it. They've found offense in spite of A.J. Green's availability; they just need to stick with it. Mississippi State cannot afford to keep the rotating quarterback system going for the year. Mullen needs to put the ball in one guy's hands and go with it. Switching them in and out creates confusing, destroys rhythm, and produces turnovers. Georgia knows how to come to life on offense and if they do it early in this game, they should win. However, it won't be easy.
Georgia 20, Mississippi State 14
Kentucky (3-0) vs. FLORIDA (3-0)
Florida’s offense has been anything but scary this season so far though it’s started to come around from the mess it was in the opening game. The defense however is very fast and very tough. They will face a test here against Kentucky. In fact, some experts have said Kentucky could go in and get the upset this week as they play smart football on defense and get the ball in the hands of Derek Locke and Randall Cobb on offense. Florida's offense is looking for a breakout game and this week will be a good time to have it. The Gators have way too much on defense for Kentucky to completely get over and the Florida offense will find its footing and step over the Wildcats.
Florida 34, Kentucky 17