Regina's Six for Six - Week two college football predictions
Georgia vs. Murray State
Georgia showed their dominance in there match-up with Vanderbilt last week, and will do so again in Week two. The Murray State Racers just don’t have the defense to stop the Bulldogs from making big offensive plays. Jake Fromm should use this time to work on building a rapport with his young receivers. He did good last week, but we know he can do better.
Murray State might be able to get close enough to the end zone to get points on the board, but you shouldn’t expect much.
The Call: Georgia - 35 Murray State – 3
Auburn vs. Tulane
Tulane, with its quick and playful offense, and top-shape defense will take on the Auburn Tigers in Week two. Bo Nix, who completed 13-of-31 passes against Oregon will have to do better than a two touchdown, two interception game last week, and the Tigers defense will need to stay on high alert if they want to overcome the tricky Green Wave. All in all, Auburn will come out on top and make things happen when they need to.
Talent typically wins out and Auburn has to much to overcome for Tulane this week.
The Call: Auburn – 28 Tulane – 13
Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss
Mississippi State didn’t have the best start to their 2019 season, but they still managed to bring home the win in Week one. In Week two, the Bulldogs host Southern Miss in a game which will keep every State fan on edge.
State’s QB Tommy Stevens threw for 236 yards, and running back Kylin Hill rushed for 197 on 27 carries, but - there is still room for marked improvement from this unit.
Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham threw for almost 300 yards in week one and he could cause the Bulldogs some problems Saturday afternoon. This game will end up being a match-up of defenses, and in the end State will send the Eagles flying back home with defeat, but it won’t be without a fight.
The Call: Mississippi State – 24 Southern Miss – 13)
Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
Week one showed a Rebel offense with a ton of youth, inexperience and the struggle was real for quarterback Matt Corral. They will need to figure out how they are going to make more plays down the field, and quick with their SEC opener this weekend.
The Arkansas Razorbacks struggled on offense as well but still did better than Ole Miss putting up 204 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. There is no doubt Arkansas kept things vanilla against Portland State, but you can rest assured Chad Morris will open it up this weekend.
It’s crazy to think a team who only had two wins in the 2018 season has a chance to start the 2019 season 2-0. Running lanes should be scarce Saturday for the Razorbacks as they won’t be able to run the ball through the Rebels defense so easily as they did in their opening game.
The Call: Ole Miss – 17 Arkansas – 7
Alabama vs. New Mexico State
It took Alabama a quarter to get rolling against Duke in week one, but once they did - Alabama looked the part and are who we thought they were, which is again a dominate force in college football. Alabama’s defense allowed Duke to only score a field goal in Week one, and it won’t be hard for their offense to put up 30+ in the first half this week as well. For Alabama it’s simple - this is your home opener, don’t get anyone hurt and get ready for a trip to South Carolina in week three.
The Call: Alabama – 62 New Mexico State – 3
LSU vs. Texas Longhorns
It’s been called a “rubber meets the road” matchup in week two as LSU and Ed Orgeron travel to Austin to take on the guy who was offered the job, “Tom Herman” and the Texas Longhorns.
This is a true contender - pretender matchup and arguably a College Football Playoff elimination game. Both teams have top ten talent, both teams have dual threat quarterbacks and both have programs wanting to take “that next step”. Texas looked the part in the Sugar Bowl win over Georgia last year, but had times of inconsistency in 2018, something they must correct if they are going to make the next step.
Conversely, for LSU it’s all about showing you are going to open up your offense, trust quarterback Joe Burrow and play behind that athletic defense. Call it a wrap - LSU covers and Ed Orgeron’s Tigers are for real.
The Call: LSU – 24 Texas – 14
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