After a near collapse against Kentucky, our Tigers are gearing up for their toughest test to date against the 12th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks. This will be Auburn's first CBS game with Verne 'n' Gary as the announcers since the 2008 Iron Bowl (vomit). Ryan Mallett and the Hogs will be an extremely difficult matchup for our subpar (to put it kindly) secondary. I believe the only way we can stop their offense is to bring the house early and often and hope to rattle Mallett. Of coures, this will likely lead to some big plays in the passing game, but we already know Arkansas will put up some points on Saturday. I also hope Tracy Rocker gets after his defensive line after their disappearing act against Kentucky, and that they come out fired up and really disrupt things along the line of scrimmage.
The season is halfway over (booooooo), and we have yet to have any repeat winners. Congratulations go out to commenter AU04Natlchamps for having the foresight to envision a close game in the bluegrass state. His prediction was only six points off the actual final score, so AU04Natlchamps is the newest addition to the weekly winners' list! Nice work!
Game 1 (Arkansas State): Sparkey
Game 2 (Mississippi State): Col.Angus
Game 3 (Clemson): Jumpn_JackFlash (PERFECT)
Game 4 (South Carolina): Todd92
Game 5 (Louisiana-Monroe): SandMountainTiger
Game 6 (Kentucky): AU04Natlchamps
I've had a hard time coming up with a score prediction of my own for this game, as I believe Mallett provides a tremendous challenge for our defense. I said in the preseason that Arkansas would be a game we would drop, but I also didn't envision Cam Newton being this good. Newton seems to have the ability to put the whole team on his back and simply will the team to a victory. It's hard to predict against that. Auburn gets a late defensive touchdown in an otherwise close game.
P.S. - Entries are accepted until one hour before kickoff (1:30 PM CT) and if a user enters two scores, only the first counts. Also, if you only give a score and don't designate which score belongs to which team, I will assume that you are picking Auburn to win by that score.