RON MORRIS PICKS

11/24/2012 12:00 AM

11/23/2012 10:05 PM

USC at Clemson SEC team with better defense USC, 34-13
Florida at Florida State Battle of stout defenses Florida State, 10-6
Auburn at Alabama ’Bama should cover spread Alabama, 49-3
Georgia Tech at Georgia Jackets throw scare into Dawgs Georgia, 42-39
Kentucky at Tennessee Vols expose Cats for being really bad Tennessee 38-21
Mississippi St. at Mississippi Just might be best game of day Mississippi, 35-34
Missouri at Texas A&M Johnny Manziel puts up Heisman numbers Texas A&M, 56-21
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest Vandy keeps Wake out of bowl Vanderbilt, 33-20
Maryland at North Carolina UNC wins eighth, stays home UNC, 42-14
Virginia at Virginia Tech Tech keeps bowl streak alive Virginia Tech, 27-20
Michigan at Ohio State Buckeyes go unbeaten, unrecognized Ohio State, 21-10
Notre Dame at Southern Cal Upset special of week Southern Cal, 30-27

Last week: 6-6 (Yikes!)  Season: 95-48 (.664)

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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