By Matt Hilkert
LSU at Mississippi State
This is a game that LSU head coach Les Miles has been looking forward to since last year, when the Bulldogs offense exploded against the Tigers. The game wasn’t even close until the fourth quarter. LSU brings an experienced offensive line to block for the talented Leonard Fournette and freshmen Derrius Guice. Dak Prescott is a great quarterback, but his efforts alone won’t be enough for the stout LSU defense.
Score: LSU 38, Mississippi State:24
Georgia at Vanderbilt
This game could get out of hand early, as many expect this to be a tune-up game as Georgia prepares for South Carolina, but Vandy will bring a solid defense to give their best to stop Nick Chubb and Georgia’s powerful run game. Vandy runs a 3-4 defense and is coached by Derek Mason who always supplied a stifling defense at Stanford. The Vanderbilt offense could capitalize on missed tackles if Georgia doesn’t tighten up the defense after giving up big plays to ULM last week. Georgia’s talented defense should be able to hold the passing game at bay, but if mobile QB Johnny McCrary and RB Ralph Webb get space it could open up the offense. Expect Georgia to wear Vandy down on defense and the defense to fix the problems they exhibited last week.
Score: Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 10