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Educated Guesses Week 10: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy, Oy, Oy!

on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 6:48am
By Scott Michaux

MELBOURNE, Australia – I’m Down Under, where the Aussie rules football refs dress much sharper and have way cooler hand signals for scores.

 

Needless to say after traipsing from Sydney to Tasmania to Melbourne, I haven’t paid a lick of attention to college football. The biggest thing happening over here is the Victoria Derby this weekend (followed by the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday) and it’s practically a national holiday. Picture the Kentucky Derby with Aussie accents.

 

The 15-hour time difference doesn’t help keeping up with events back home (though World Series games conveniently take place at lunch time). And even though it’s often a day ahead here, it doesn’t mean I already know what happened.

 

So I really have nothing else to say.

 

In addition to following these weekly guesses on ScottMichaux.com, anyone wishing to play along can join The Augusta Chronicle’s Football Fever Challenge. I’ve been leading the field from wire-to-present. You can register to play at http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/footballfever#.UD9xLcFlSE8

 

Without further ado, it’s time for Week 10’s really quick guesses:

 

Georgiavs. Florida: Todd Gurley. That’s all I’m saying. BULLDOGS 24, Gators 20.

 

MississippiState@ South Carolina: Connor Shaw is a gamer. Saved the season for both Cocks and Dogs. GAMECOCKS 34, Bulldogs 17.

 

Pitt @ Georgia Tech: Isn’t playing for bowl eligibility fun? YELLOW JACKETS 35, Panthers 21.

 

Clemson @ Virginia: Same ol’ Virginia. TIGERS 49, Cavaliers 10.

 

Miami@ Florida State: One of these teams is a pretender. SEMINOLES 35, Hurricanes 23.

 

Tennessee@ Missouri: Vols could do everyone a favor. They won’t, however. TIGERS 38, Vols 28.

 

Auburn @ Arkansas: Is Gus Malzahn’s War Eagle for real? Seems so. TIGERS 34, Razorbacks 21.

 

OklahomaState@ Texas Tech: Great matchup. Pick home team. RED RAIDERS 42, Cowboys 38.

 

Michigan@ Michigan State: Which Michigan model is the most dull? SPARTANS 27, Wolverines 24.

 

North Carolina@ N.C. State: Throw away the governor ... I mean records. TAR HEELS 31, Wolfpack 28.

 

Furman @ Georgia Southern: Always good game. Go with home team. EAGLES 38, Paladins 31.

 

LAST WEEK:7-4

Winners: Clemson, Georgia Tech, BYU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford

Losers: Missouri, VPI, TCU, Georgia Southern.

 

Year-to-date record: 78-21 (.788)

 

2012 record: 117-48 (.709)

 

2011 record: 115-51 (.693)

 

2010 record: 97-49 (.664)