RON MORRIS PICKS

09/08/2012 12:00 AM

09/07/2012 11:11 PM

RON MORRIS PICKS

Game;Comment;Pick

East Carolina at USC;It’s pretty if you love defense;USC, 38-6

Ball State at Clemson;Ball State happy Watkins not playing;Clemson, 45-12

Bethune-Cookman at S.C. State;Early season showdown to Bulldogs;S.C. State, 31-24

Coastal Carolina at Furman;Paladins bounce back big;Furman, 31-10

Georgia Southern at The Citadel;A lot of fight in these ’Dogs;Ga. Southern, 22-20

Auburn at Mississippi State;Upset pick of week;Auburn, 41-37

Florida at Texas A&M;Welcome to SEC, A&M!;Florida, 28-27

Georgia at Missouri;Welcome to SEC, Mizzou!;Georgia, 33-17

Vanderbilt at Northwestern;’Dores begin bowl journey;Vanderbilt, 18-15

Duke at Stanford;Closer than expected;Stanford, 48-44

Penn State at Virginia;Lions happy to be out of Happy Valley;Virginia, 31-28

Savannah State at Florida State;Really? Savannah State?;Florida State, 330-0

Last week: 9-3 (.750)

Season: 9-3 (.750)

About Ron Morris

Ron Morris

Ron Morris

Morris has been employed at The State newspaper for 15 years, the last 11 as sports columnist. He is an Oklahoma native who was reared in Wyoming and graduated from UNC Charlotte. He previously worked for the Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat.Along the way, Morris has written a book, "An Illustrated History of ACC Basketball" and won numerous national and state awards for sports column writing, enterprise reporting and feature stories. He is a five-time sportswriter of the year winner in South Carolina by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Morris has run a marathon, hitch-hiked across the country and appeared in Sports Illustrated for counting the number of times the ball bounced in a men's basketball game between Catawba College and Appalachian State. Email Ron at rmorris@thestate.com or call him at (803) 771-8432.

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