October 12th, 2012 02:22 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, Louisiana Tech, South Carolina
Here’s your weekly rundown of all the SEC action on tap for Week Seven of the regular season. As always, you’ll find everything from TV listings to the betting lines to our own predictions.
Enjoy the games, be safe, and best of luck to your favorite school this weekend.
Auburn at Ole Miss
12:21pm ET on SEC Network
Opening Line: UM -1
Current Line: UM -5.5
Storylines: Ole Miss will be looking to finally snap a 16-game SEC losing streak when the Tigers visit. Hugh Freeze continues to voice displeasure over QB Bo Wallace’s decision-making, but after a failed 4th down try on the Rebels’ end of the field helped Texas A&M race past UM last week, Ole Miss fans might not be too thrilled with their head coach’s decision-making. For Auburn, the Tigers will be looking to get their own fans (and possibly Satan, if you listen to Gene Chizik’s wife) off their backs. That BCS title two years ago was nice and all, but SEC boosters don’t like watching their teams open 1-4. Ever.
Keys for Auburn: Pick a quarterback, running back and punt returner. Then hope the old or new faces selected to will improve over last week’s horrific 24-7 home loss to struggling Arkansas. QB Clint Moseley finally saw game action last week but he performed about the same as QB Kiehl Frazier. Whoever’s behind center will need better protection from their offensive line. The Tigers have given up an SEC-worst 17 sacks on the season (including eight last week). Well guess who’s second in the SEC in recording sacks. Uh-huh. Ole Miss has gotten to the quarterback 17 times. Not a good sign for the Tigers.
Keys for Ole Miss: Run the football and protect it. The Rebels are fourth in the SEC in rushing offense while Auburn is dead last in rush defense (allowing 189 yards per game). Wallace, RB Jeff Scott and crew roll up an average of 213 yards per game and nearly five yards per carry. Tiger tackling has been a problem and Ole Miss needs to take advantage. The Rebels have turned the ball over 15 times on the season and are minus-one in turnover margin. No wonder Freeze isn’t happy. But Auburn is 14th in the league in turnover margin and has lost the ball a whopping 17 times. Run the ball and protect the ball and the Rebels should finally snap their long losing streak.
Pick: Ole Miss 27, Auburn 20
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