(Gainesville, GA) From November 20-26, is the greatest week within the college football season. Not only is this week known for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but it is rivalry week for college football! During rivalry week, best friends and family members turn into enemies. Rivalry week takes the adage of house divided to a deeper level. The traditions of rivalry week, especially in college towns, run deep. The entire week schools, towns, and passionate fans are focused on slandering and bashing the opposing fans teams. This year’s rivalry week was like every other. The team and its fans that were predicted to lose or even get trampled on by the opposing team stayed passionate and hopeful that they could pull off an upset for this year’s game, while the teams that were predicted to win kept the hacking and cockiness to a high level. Some of the predictions were what fans thought were insane, while some of those insane predictions came true.
Based off of ESPN, the SEC week 13 game picks for rivalry week were; LSU vs Texas A&M, Arkansas vs Missouri, Alabama vs Auburn, Florida vs Florida State (FSU), South Carolina vs Clemson, Mississippi State vs Ole Miss, Kentucky vs Louisville, Tennessee vs Vanderbilt, and Georgia vs Georgia Tech. The combination of Edward Aschoff, David Ching, Sam Khan Jr., Greg Ostendorf and Alex Scarborough from ESPN predicted how the games would turn out.
Their picks were:
|Mississippi State vs
|Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Mississippi State||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|Georgia vs Georgia Tech||Georgia||Georgia||Georgia Tech||Georgia||Georgia|
As the picks from ESPN seemed pretty accurate throughout the week, fans awaited what would happen. The final games came to play with some upsets in the mix:
|LSU vs Texas A&M||Arkansas vs Missouri||Alabama vs Auburn|
|LSU beats Texas A&M 54-39||Missouri beats Arkansas
|Alabama beats Auburn
|FSU vs Florida||South Carolina vs Clemson||Mississippi State vs Ole Miss|
|FSU beats Florida
|Clemson beats South Carolina
|Mississippi State beats Ole Miss
|Kentucky vs Louisville||Tennessee vs Vanderbilt||Georgia vs Georgia Tech|
|Kentucky beats Louisville
|Vanderbilt beat Tennessee
|Georgia Tech beats Georgia
After this week, it was an emotional but great week to be a football fans.