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Huck’s Fearless Forecast

Can it be that we are already at the end of the 2019 regular season? That Roman guy who wrote, “Tempus Fugit” wasn’t just whistling Dixie, was he? It seems like only yesterday the entire Bulldog Nation was taking Nashville by storm and paying no attention to the people who warned us that not having a single returning receiver would actually affect the offense. No here we are, ready to take Grant Field by storm and then return to Atlanta to play in the SEC Championship game for the third straight year. We have a lot to be thankful for. But it is the weekend so What the Huck! Let’s pick a few games. (Last week 2-1 straight up and against the spread, but I should have gotten a deduction because I tried to pick the Florida-Miami game which was played in Week 0. I think Miami thought they were playing Florida, too. Season 58-16, 47-27.)

Missouri at Arkansas. Kirk Herbstreit hasn’t read Title 1 Chapter 4 Section 104 of the Arkansas Code. It is illegal to say ArKansas instead of “ArkanSAW,” which Herbstreit did. What does he know? He thinks that a record with NO wins over ranked teams trumps a record with 3 wins over ranked opponents. However you say it, Arkansas is going down Friday and the NCAA, once again, gets it wrong concerning Mizzou.
Tigers 31 Hogs 17

Vanderbilt on Rocky Top. Derek Mason received an early Christmas gift when he was told that his job is secure for another year, which shows one thing. Vanderbilt University could care less about football. Meanwhile, Jeremy Pruitt looks to end a three-game losing streak against Tennessee’s instate rivalry. Mission accomplished.
Vols 34 Dores 12

Clemson at South Carolina. How in the hell did we lose to those guys? Dabo will be looking for style points and will find them.  
Tigers 41 Cocks 12 

Texas A&M at LSU. Saturday night in Baton Rouge doesn’t bode well for a team that got minus 1 yard rushing in its last outing—especially when the crazy Cajun coach is looking for style points and trying to avenge a 7 OT loss from the previous season.
Tigers 48 Aggies 24

Alabama at Auburn. If anybody needs style points it is Nick Saban, because his Red Elephants are on the outside looking in and lacking an All America at quarterback for the first time in four years. I smell an upset.
Tigers 21 Tide 18

Georgia at Sanford Stadium West. The North Avenue Trade School hasn’t actually beaten UGA in their crappy little high school stadium since 1989. 1989. Jasper Sanks didn’t fumble, I don’t care what Al Ford said. Even if you give them that game, The Enemy hasn’t prevailed this season. I am looking forward to a good old-fashioned hateful ass whipping Saturday. Dawgs on top!
Georgia 44 Nerds 9

Look for me Saturday. I’ll be the good-looking guy in the red shirt, screaming What’s the good word? To hell with Tech.  

​Darrell Huckaby

Darrell Huckaby is an author, educator and syndicated newspaper columnist.  Contact him at