Ole Miss (-3) @ South Carolina (Thursday)
Walt Flanagan: I have no idea what to think about this game. Top 5 teams with Mythical National Championship aspirations should be able to handle this type of game. The only thing is, I don't think Ole Miss is a top 5 team and they have no business being in the MNC discussion. On the other hand, I think South Carolina sucks...Ole Miss 27 - USC 17
Morris Fenderbaum: South Carolina 21 - Ole Miss 20 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: A great match-up to start week number four. Since 1992 and the divisional split of the SEC, Ole Miss is the only program which has yet to win the West (UK, SC and VU have not won the East). Is this the year Colonel Reb is going to claim their stake as a contender on the college football scene? Mickey is skeptical. Mickey was in Jackson yesterday and while having lunch picked up a local sports paper. This thing was evidently a month or so old and had more info on the local dirt track than college football. Two items of note from this paper:
1) This is the first year Ole Miss has ever sold out of season tickets at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium;
2) Miss St. set a record for season ticket sales at around 41k.
Sad. Sad. Sad. Mickey is thinking that due to their dominating win over Texas Tech in last year’s Cotton Bowl the Rebs are receiving more than their share of national and regional hype. Jevan Snead is no doubt the real deal, but if they can’t win the league with Eli Manning, Mickey doubts they can do it with Snead. Look for the “upset” tonight...Cocks over Rebs 36 - 30