It’s a big week, especially in the SEC and Pac-12, where three games pit undefeated teams against each other. Each of the FootballScoop staff’s upset picks involve the SEC or Pac-12… but none of those matchups of undefeateds. Last week Doug nailed Mizzou over South Carolina, while Scott and Zach offered picks they’d prefer to forget.
This season: Scott (2-3), Doug (2-3), Zach (1-4)
Steve Spurrier says his team isn’t any good, and I’ll take his word for it. Kentucky is an improved bunch, and South Carolina will overlook them because they’re, well, Kentucky. And, hey, I’m 1-4 in these picks so why not?
Call me brash, but I just haven’t bought into the hype behind USC. After Oregon, I really feel like there is minimal difference in teams from the middle to top of the Pac-12 conference, which should make for an interesting conference title race over the next several weeks. With that in mind, I don’t see Arizona State having any major issues knocking off a ranked Trojans squad.
I’ve been impressed with Kurt Roper for as long as I can remember. Scheme-wise, he is excellent and I think Florida fans will begin to see that soon enough. Where Roper needs to get right, in order for the Gators to get right, is he has to teach Jeff Driskel to make better decisions. If Roper can help Driskel cut down on the mistakes, I believe the Gators get their tenth straight victory over the Vols. Should be a fun one to watch.