Everybody can look at a team’s schedule and pick out the tough games. But can you recognize the Trap Games? Those are games that may not look difficult on the surface, but when combined with travel, the opponent the previous week, or some other factors, it becomes a game where the favored teams could trip up.
After looking through the SEC schedules, here are my recommendations for the Top five Trap Games for 2009. If you have some you think are better, feel free to share them:
1. Arkansas at Florida, Oct. 17: The Gators will be coming off a monster game at LSU the week before. If Florida wins the Gators will be 5-0 and still ranked No. 1. But they will also be pretty beat up after a very physical football game. If the game was in Fayetteville it would be extremely dangerous for Florida. But who thought Ole Miss was going to win The Swamp last year? [read more]