Georgia looks like it is getting close to hitting on all cylinders so the Volunteers will have their hands full on Saturday afternoon.
Auburn is off this week, giving the players and coaches a chance to make improvements on both sides of the ball. Florida, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt are off, too. Looking at this week's lighter than normal schedule of SEC games:
Missouri (2-2) at Central Florida (2-1)--Missouri has had two tough early season losses and that has probably taken something out of that football team. Central Florida has some good athletes who should match up well with Missouri's skill players. This is an opportunity for Central Florida to beat an SEC team and I am picking them to do it.
Towson (2-1) at LSU (4-0)--This is a no contest win for LSU.
Tennessee (3-1, 0-1) at Georgia (4-0, 2-0)--I like Georgia because the Bulldogs are the better team overall and they are playing at home. Georgia is getting some of its defensive players back and that will make the Bulldogs tougher to handle.
In other games around the country:
Texas (3-0) at Oklahoma State (2-1)--Texas is playing well and I like the Longhorns to stay unbeaten.
Oregon State (2-0) at Arizona (3-1)--The Wildcats had no luck trying to beat Oregon last week during a sure-enough, beat-down on the road. I expect Arizona to lose again this week at home to Oregon State.
Oregon (4-0) at Washington State (2-2)--The unbeaten Ducks are off to a strong start and that won't change this week.
Editor's Note: Coach Dye was 9-1 in his week four SEC picks and 13-2 overall. For the season his record is 35-9 on SEC games and 49-19 overall.