RON MORRIS PICKS

11/10/2012 12:00 AM

11/09/2012 10:36 PM

Arkansas at USC Big passing numbers for Gamecocks USC, 52-14
Maryland at Clemson Bigger passing numbers for Tigers Clemson, 56-27
Coastal Carolina at Presbyterian Chanticleer defense too tough Coastal, 34-14
Lenoir-Rhyne at Newberry Upset special of week Newberry, 38-35
Texas A&M at Alabama Tide keeps rolling along Alabama, 38-17
Georgia at Auburn Bulldogs claim SEC East crown Georgia, 35-31
Mississippi State at LSU Tigers on the rebound LSU, 17-14
Missouri at Tennessee Big battle for bowl contention Tennessee, 42-35
Vanderbilt at Mississippi Commodores make another statement Vanderbilt, 21-17
Georgia Tech at North Carolina Tar Heels roll up big win UNC, 48-17
Wake Forest at N.C. State Wolfpack finds footing again N.C. State, 24-21
Miami at Virginia Cavaliers making late-season run Virginia, 51-48

Last week: 7-5 (.583)  Season: 81-39 (.675)

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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