The Ole Miss Rebels prepare to host the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.
Predictions for that game will be out later this week. But what about the rest of the SEC?
Staff members from the All Aggies, Mizzou Sports Talk and The Grove Report provide their predictions for the rest of the SEC games this week.
Missouri at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Central Time, CBS
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: The Tigers showed they could stay strong with the Georgia Bulldogs earlier in the year. But against a more explosive Tennessee offense that is likely still fuming after a loss to that same Georgia team last week, Mizzou could be in for a long afternoon and will need an otherworldly performance for his strong defense to have any chance to continue. being competitive. Tennessee 39, Mizzou 17
Matthew Postins, staff writer: Sure, you’d love to see an upset Missouri here, just because the Tigers seem so close to putting it all together, only to lose. But not. Tennessee has this. The Vols still have something to play for, an outside shot in the College Football Playoff. Missouri’s offense is too challenged to keep up. Tennessee 38, Missouri 21
Cole Thompson, staff writer: Is this where Tennessee proves that its hot start was nothing more than a mirage? No. No, she doesn’t. The Vols take care of business on the road against the Tigers, and Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker firmly replants himself in the Heisman run. Tennessee 41, Missouri 20
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: Missouri has shown glimpses of putting it all together, but has been too inconsistent to do so. Tennessee will play angry after the loss to Georgia and while Missouri can keep this game close for a quarter or two, he just doesn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with Tennessee. Tennessee 41, Missouri 17
LSU at Arkansas, 11 a.m. Central, ESPN
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: The Tigers suddenly look like CFP contenders, a conversation the Razorbacks hoped to be in after starting the season with high expectations. LSU is one of the best teams in the country right now and even a Herculean effort from the Arkansas running game won’t make a difference. LSU 36, Arkansas 27
Matthew Postins, staff writer: Some see this as a disappointing game for LSU. I think the Tigers are getting the right opponent this week. Arkansas is too inconsistent to be LSU’s disappointing game. LSU 33, Arkansas 27
Cole Thompson, staff writer: LSU is a jump-ready program under first-year head coach Brian Kelly. The only problem? How much did the Tigers let out of the tank last week against Alabama for the upset win? I think more than what people are being led to believe. Give the Hogs for at least one field goal at home, which means once again the SEC West is just weird in 2022. Arkansas 34, LSU 30
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: Coming off a massive upset victory over Alabama, LSU will hit the road to take on an Arkansas team that has been inconsistent this season. LSU coach Brian Kelly has something special brewing at LSU and I anticipate that he will continue to make progress this week against Arkansas. LSU 35, Arkansas 21
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 11 a.m. Center, Red SEC
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: Vanderbilt went 3-1 at one point this season, but went on to lose five straight. Three more losses to end the season will begin with a blowout at Kentucky on Saturday. Kentucky 41, Vanderbilt 10
Matthew Postins, staff writer: I thought of that. I couldn’t figure out a way for Vandy to win this game. Kentucky 38, Vanderbilt 14
Cole Thompson, staff writer: it’s kentucky next. Kentucky 34, Vanderbilt 17
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: Not much to say about this one. Vanderbilt is not a great football team and Kentucky should win comfortably. But then again, anything can happen on any given Saturday. Kentucky 49, Vanderbilt 14
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South Carolina at Florida, 3 p.m. Central, Red SEC
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: The Gamecocks have been a surprise this season. Only Georgia and Tennessee have a better conference record than they do in the SEC East. A matchup in Florida feels like a draw, but I think the Gators become bowl-eligible with a tight win. Florida 24, South Carolina 22
Matthew Postins, staff writer: One of those SEC games where I honestly don’t know or care who wins. It’s in the Swamp. Give me the Gators. Florida 31, South Carolina 30
Cole Thompson, staff writer: South Carolina’s rushing defense holds opponents to 171.8 yards per game. The difference? Florida’s run defense is allowing more than 185 per game. Give me the Gamecocks on the way for the chagrin. South Carolina 34, Florida 27
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: Both teams are hard to measure, but both are also coming off big wins on the road. Having said that, I think I trust South Carolina more than Florida on this one and have the Gamecocks going into The Swamp and pulling off a narrow fight game victory. South Carolina 28, Florida 24
Georgia in the state of Mississippi, 6 p.m. Central Time, ESPN
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: I’m sticking with the Bulldogs on this one. Oh sorry, maybe I should be more specific. Coach Mike Leach and Mississippi State will have some early answers on offense against Georgia, but it’s hard not to see the defending national champions walk away in the second half. Georgia 36, Mississippi State 26
Matthew Postins, staff writer: If Tennessee isn’t beating Georgia, Mississippi sure isn’t. Georgia 37, Mississippi State 24
Cole Thompson, staff writer: The Bulldogs win. Which? You know the answer. Georgia 38, Mississippi State 17
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: This feels like a game that some may think will be close, but I just don’t see it. Up to this point, Georgia has looked like the best team in the country, and while Mississippi State has an explosive offense, it won’t be enough to keep up with Georgia as they cruise to another win and remain undefeated. Georgia 42, Mississippi State 21
Texas A&M at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Central, SEC Network
Zack Dimmitt, staff writer: Both the Aggies and Tigers enter Saturday on five-game losing streaks. A&M is the better team on paper, but I think the pressure on coach Jimbo Fisher continues to mount with another loss to seal what has been a lost season for the Ags. Auburn 23, Texas A&M 20
Matthew Postins, staff writer: The Aggies will have to show me they can win a game before I pick them again this season. Five losses in a row. I don’t care if Auburn is in crisis, has a new interim coach at Cadillac Williams and is less talented. The Tigers pushed Mississippi State into overtime and the only thing Texas A&M is pushing right now is disappointment. Auburn 37, Texas A&M 31
Cole Thompson, staff writer: Texas A&M’s Conner Weigman returning under center is huge, but the season is lost for Texas A&M. Injuries keep piling up and morale continues to dwindle. This is a defense that allows teams to rush for over 200 yards per outing. Meanwhile, Auburn’s trio of Robby Ashford, Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter have averaged 4.6 yards per play and scored 19 of the team’s 26 touchdowns. The Tigers stay alive for another week as the Aggies officially become the second SEC team to become ineligible for 2022. Auburn 34, Texas A&M 28
Connor Zimmerlee, staff writer: A battle of the two teams at the bottom of the SEC West, a once-promising battle between Texas A&M and Auburn has been reduced to a game of memes. There’s not much left to say about these two teams, and with that said, give me Auburn in a close game at home. Auburn 28, Texas A&M 27
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