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GC College Pick’em
Week 5

Written by Seth Puglio, September 26, 2013, 0 Comments,
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The Florida Gators head to Lexington, Kentucky this weekend to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The Gator Country staff is back again this week to give you the staff’s picks for this weekend’s full slate of college games.

Games

Nick

PD

AS

DK

Seth

Richard

David

South Carolina vs. UCF

USC

SC

USC

USC

SC

USC

USC

Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia

Ok ST

OSU

OSU

OSU

OK St.

OK ST

OKST

Miami vs. South Florida

Miami

scum

UM

Miami

UM

MIAMI

MIAM

Florida State vs. Boston College

FSU

reF$U

FSU

FSU

FSU

FSU

FSU

Wake Forest vs. Clemson

Clemson

Clem

CU

Clemson

CU

CLEM

CLEM

LSU vs. Georgia

LSU

LSU

UGA

Georgia

UGA

LSU

UGA

Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame

Oklahoma

OU

OKLA

OU

OU

OU

OKLA

Mississippi vs. Alabama

BAMA

Bama

ALA

Alabama

ALA

BAMA

ALA

Florida vs. Kentucky

Florida

UF

UF

Florida

UF

UF

UF

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

A&M

A&M

A&M

Texas A&M

TAMU

A&M

TAM

Arizona vs. Washington

Wash

WA

UW

Washington

WASH

WASH

WASH

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Ohio St.

OSU

OSU

OSU

OH ST.

OSU

OSU

Stanford vs. Washington State

Stanford

Stan

STAN

Stanford

STAN

STAN

STAN

California vs. Oregon

Oregon

Ore

OR

Oregon

ORE

OREG

OREG

Fresno State vs. Hawaii

Fresno

FSU

FSU

Fresno St.

FRES

FRES

FSU

South Alabama vs. Tennessee

Tennessee

UT

USA

Tennessee

TENN

TENN

UT

Arkansas State vs. Missouri

Mizzou

MO

MI

Missouri

MISS

MIZZOU

MO

UAB vs. Vanderbilt

Vandy

Van

VANDY

Vandy

VAN

VANDY

VANDY

TOTALS AFTER WEEK FOUR:

76-11

78-9

73-14

75-12

80-7

  77-10

77-10

Gator Country members, now is the time to book your trip to Las Vegas. The Gator Country staff is here to give you some money making predictions on every weekly game across the Top 25 and SEC. The staff will also provide some insider takes on the toughest decisions to make each week.

Be sure to check Gator Country every Thursday this season to see who we like.

To make things interesting we will also keep a tally on which staff member correctly picks the most games each week. After week three, Seth is still leading the pack followed closely by PD.

Nick de la Torre

Not too many tough decisions here. South Carolina should handle the Knights of Central Florida on the road and despite Florida’s injuries, win No. 27 in a row shouldn’t be in doubt. The only game that took me a second to think about here was LSU vs. Georgia. Ultimately, I went with the Tigers based on how poorly the Georgia defense has played this season. The Dawgs are the second worst team in the SEC in scoring defense and LSU is averaging more than 40 points a game. Mark Richt is about to lose control this Saturday.

David “PD” Parker

Biggest game of the weekend is LSU vs UGA. Dawg fans think Murray got over the hump against SC, finally winning a game vs a top-15 team that wasn’t Florida giving them 6 turnovers. But what it really was is Murray facing an average defense – which is all SC is this year. Murray still plays poorly against good defenses. LSU’s got a good defense.

I was really tempted to take Ole Miss over Bama, but I just don’t know what either of those teams are yet, so I’ll defer to the fact that Bama is still Bama until someone knocks them down.

With Driskel and Easley done for the year, games like Kentucky become must-wins to ensure even a finish with a winning season.

Andrew Spivey

Last place is a joke but I promise to gain a little ground this week as the South Alabama Jaguars from Mobile, Alabama are going to head to Knoxville and knock off the Volunteers. Mark it down, you heard it here first.

Daniel “DK” Thompson

Man, oh man, not doing so hot. Still in second to last. It will be tough to move up this week because I have almost all chalk winning. I think Georgia takes care of LSU by at least 9 points and I think that OSU handles Wisconsin by 14-plus. Florida will win its 27th in a row against Kentucky, of course. And finally, Clemson will struggle with Wake Forest and win by less than 7.

Seth Puglio

I think LSU is a sleeper for the National Title this year and they have been very impressive in the early going. That being said, Georgia is a monster between the hedges and I think they’ll be motivated to prove themselves against the Tigers. I think Ole Miss had a shot against Bama until everyone starting calling this game a potential upset. As soon as the media tells Bama they have a potential upset bug coming to bite them they seem to always quickly squash it. I’m intrigued by the Ohio St.-Wisconsin matchup but this game is in Columbus and even though I see Wisconsin scoring their fair share of points on the Buckeyes, I don’t see them being able to do so at the same pace as Urban’s crew.

Richard Johnson

Biggest game of the week is the easiest for me to pick. I believe in Zach Mettenberger. Yea, I’ll probably have to eat those words at some time this season, but for now, I back Zach. I think he’s made vasts improvement from last season and I think he has the best duo of receivers in the conference. The Tigers secondary is very talented and I think it’s good enough to give Aaron Murrary the big game amnesia he always has. Tigers walk into Athens and take one from the ‘Dawgs.

David Shepard

Florida may get out early in this game if they continue to eliminate the mistakes like they did in the second half of the UT game.  Looking for the Gators to hit the 450 yard mark and hold the Cats to 225.

There are some good games this week that should keep the avid college football fans around the TV all day long. I am looking forward the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game.

I am hoping to be wrong with Georgia, FSU (the one in Tallahassee) and Ohio State.

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The Florida Gators head to Lexington, Kentucky this weekend to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The Gator Country staff is back again this week to give you the staff’s picks for this weekend’s full slate of college games.

Games

Nick

PD

AS

DK

Seth

Richard

David

South Carolina vs. UCF

USC

SC

USC

USC

SC

USC

USC

Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia

Ok ST

OSU

OSU

OSU

OK St.

OK ST

OKST

Miami vs. South Florida

Miami

scum

UM

Miami

UM

MIAMI

MIAM

Florida State vs. Boston College

FSU

reF$U

FSU

FSU

FSU

FSU

FSU

Wake Forest vs. Clemson

Clemson

Clem

CU

Clemson

CU

CLEM

CLEM

LSU vs. Georgia

LSU

LSU

UGA

Georgia

UGA

LSU

UGA

Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame

Oklahoma

OU

OKLA

OU

OU

OU

OKLA

Mississippi vs. Alabama

BAMA

Bama

ALA

Alabama

ALA

BAMA

ALA

Florida vs. Kentucky

Florida

UF

UF

Florida

UF

UF

UF

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

A&M

A&M

A&M

Texas A&M

TAMU

A&M

TAM

Arizona vs. Washington

Wash

WA

UW

Washington

WASH

WASH

WASH

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Ohio St.

OSU

OSU

OSU

OH ST.

OSU

OSU

Stanford vs. Washington State

Stanford

Stan

STAN

Stanford

STAN

STAN

STAN

California vs. Oregon

Oregon

Ore

OR

Oregon

ORE

OREG

OREG

Fresno State vs. Hawaii

Fresno

FSU

FSU

Fresno St.

FRES

FRES

FSU

South Alabama vs. Tennessee

Tennessee

UT

USA

Tennessee

TENN

TENN

UT

Arkansas State vs. Missouri

Mizzou

MO

MI

Missouri

MISS

MIZZOU

MO

UAB vs. Vanderbilt

Vandy

Van

VANDY

Vandy

VAN

VANDY

VANDY

TOTALS AFTER WEEK FOUR:

76-11

78-9

73-14

75-12

80-7

  77-10

77-10

Gator Country members, now is the time to book your trip to Las Vegas. The Gator Country staff is here to give you some money making predictions on every weekly game across the Top 25 and SEC. The staff will also provide some insider takes on the toughest decisions to make each week.

Be sure to check Gator Country every Thursday this season to see who we like.

To make things interesting we will also keep a tally on which staff member correctly picks the most games each week. After week three, Seth is still leading the pack followed closely by PD.

Nick de la Torre

Not too many tough decisions here. South Carolina should handle the Knights of Central Florida on the road and despite Florida’s injuries, win No. 27 in a row shouldn’t be in doubt. The only game that took me a second to think about here was LSU vs. Georgia. Ultimately, I went with the Tigers based on how poorly the Georgia defense has played this season. The Dawgs are the second worst team in the SEC in scoring defense and LSU is averaging more than 40 points a game. Mark Richt is about to lose control this Saturday.

David “PD” Parker

Biggest game of the weekend is LSU vs UGA. Dawg fans think Murray got over the hump against SC, finally winning a game vs a top-15 team that wasn’t Florida giving them 6 turnovers. But what it really was is Murray facing an average defense – which is all SC is this year. Murray still plays poorly against good defenses. LSU’s got a good defense.

I was really tempted to take Ole Miss over Bama, but I just don’t know what either of those teams are yet, so I’ll defer to the fact that Bama is still Bama until someone knocks them down.

With Driskel and Easley done for the year, games like Kentucky become must-wins to ensure even a finish with a winning season.

Andrew Spivey

Last place is a joke but I promise to gain a little ground this week as the South Alabama Jaguars from Mobile, Alabama are going to head to Knoxville and knock off the Volunteers. Mark it down, you heard it here first.

Daniel “DK” Thompson

Man, oh man, not doing so hot. Still in second to last. It will be tough to move up this week because I have almost all chalk winning. I think Georgia takes care of LSU by at least 9 points and I think that OSU handles Wisconsin by 14-plus. Florida will win its 27th in a row against Kentucky, of course. And finally, Clemson will struggle with Wake Forest and win by less than 7.

Seth Puglio

I think LSU is a sleeper for the National Title this year and they have been very impressive in the early going. That being said, Georgia is a monster between the hedges and I think they’ll be motivated to prove themselves against the Tigers. I think Ole Miss had a shot against Bama until everyone starting calling this game a potential upset. As soon as the media tells Bama they have a potential upset bug coming to bite them they seem to always quickly squash it. I’m intrigued by the Ohio St.-Wisconsin matchup but this game is in Columbus and even though I see Wisconsin scoring their fair share of points on the Buckeyes, I don’t see them being able to do so at the same pace as Urban’s crew.

Richard Johnson

Biggest game of the week is the easiest for me to pick. I believe in Zach Mettenberger. Yea, I’ll probably have to eat those words at some time this season, but for now, I back Zach. I think he’s made vasts improvement from last season and I think he has the best duo of receivers in the conference. The Tigers secondary is very talented and I think it’s good enough to give Aaron Murrary the big game amnesia he always has. Tigers walk into Athens and take one from the ‘Dawgs.

David Shepard

Florida may get out early in this game if they continue to eliminate the mistakes like they did in the second half of the UT game.  Looking for the Gators to hit the 450 yard mark and hold the Cats to 225.

There are some good games this week that should keep the avid college football fans around the TV all day long. I am looking forward the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game.

I am hoping to be wrong with Georgia, FSU (the one in Tallahassee) and Ohio State.

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