SEC Football Week 13 Staff Predictions – Update Alaba

The Texas A&M Aggies host LSU on Saturday.

Predictions for this game will be released later this week. But what about the rest of the SEC?

Staff from All Aggies, Mizzou Sports Talk and The Grove Report provide their predictions for the rest of the SEC games this week.

Thursday game

Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Central, ESPN

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: I did this play about a dozen years ago in Oxford. He loved the experience. Love The Grove. Wish Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin and Mississippi State coach Mike Leach coached that day. That game would be more fun. I hope Kiffin is still at Ole Miss after this week. Ole Miss 37, Mississippi State 34

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: is that it? The last time two deep college football figures grace us on Thanksgiving in the Magnolia State? Will Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin return to Sweet Home Alabama as Nick Saban’s new nemesis? Yes to all of that, but the Rebels will end the season with a win at home and say goodbye to the Lane Train in fashion. Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 35

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: One of college football’s greatest rivalries is reignited as Mississippi State hits the road to take on Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. Bragging rights and bowling placements are at stake, but beating the opposition is always a big deal. With coach Lane Kiffin rumored to be leaving Ole Miss for Auburn as soon as Friday, give me an upset Mississippi State on Thanksgiving. Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 24

Friday games

Arkansas at Missouri, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: Missouri was arguably the most spread team in the SEC this year. If the Tigers had a more consistent offense, they would already be bowl eligible (and Georgia might lose). Arkansas comes out on top by defeating Ole Miss to become bowl eligible. Missouri needs a win to get to a bowl game. I think the Tigers are getting the Razorbacks at a bad time. Arkansas 34, Missouri 24

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: A win for the Tigers makes them eligible. The win for the Hogs keeps the Battle Line Trophy in Fayetteville. After last week’s dominant win over Ole Miss, Arkansas is back on offense. Arkansas defensive coordinator Barry Odom avenges his former program with three picks and may turn into one of the best head coaching candidates on the market. Arkansas 45, Missouri 20

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: Arkansas doesn’t have much to play for, while a win gives Missouri a bowl bid, which would be a big win. Missouri’s offense has sputtered in recent weeks, while the defense has been its usual self outside of the loss at Tennessee. Rivalry games are always messy, so give me Missouri for a big running play from quarterback Brady Cook to earn a bowl game. Missouri 38, Arkansas 35

Florida at Florida State, 6:30 p.m. Central, ABC

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: Wouldn’t it be funny if Florida won this game by blocking the extra point? I think that would be a perfect cap to the Seminoles season, don’t you? Florida 31, Florida State 28

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Aside from a second-half collapse against NC State, Florida State has actually been one of the most consistent programs in the ACC. Florida, meanwhile, is the definition of hot and cold as a team. FSU to win by 10. Florida State 34, Florida 24

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: Florida State is rounding into form as the season draws to a close, and you never know which Florida team you’re going to get. I don’t fully trust Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson to put together a consistent performance against Florida State because Florida State will make life difficult for him en route to a comfortable win. Florida State 35, Florida 20

Saturday games

Georgia Tech at Georgia, 11 a.m. Wednesday, ESPN

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: Georgia Tech needs it more than Georgia, but the Yellow Jackets aren’t getting it. Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 17

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: I love the rawness of Georgia Tech. That’s about as nice as going to Athens. At least he’s prettier than the Bulldogs. Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 3

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: Georgia is seemingly headed for another undefeated season and the College Football Playoff, which Georgia Tech is unlikely to derail. Georgia should dispatch Georgia Tech fairly easily in this one. Georgia 56, Georgia Tech 10

South Carolina at Clemson, 11 a.m. Central, ABC

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: Watch South Carolina screw up Clemson’s outdoor playoff game. South Carolina 28, Clemson 27

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: If the game was at Williams-Brice Stadium, I’d take the Gamecocks. Instead, it turned into a nailbiter, but the Tigers prevailed thanks to a late touchdown pass from Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, keeping their playoff chances alive for another week. Clemson 34, South Carolina 27

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: If South Carolina, which beat Tennessee, shows up, it will handle Clemson. However, if the Missouri version emerges, it could be a long game for the Gamecocks. That being said, give me South Carolina in a huge upset that brings even more chaos to the College Football Playoff picture. South Carolina 31, Clemson 27

Louisville at Kentucky, 2 p.m. Central, SEC Network

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: I’m not 100% sure I’d extend Mike Stoops after this season. Good by Kentucky standards, but could have been a lot better. Kentucky 31, Louisville 27

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Louisville is ranked for the first time this season. That all changes Saturday night after being humbled by a trip to Lexington. The Wildcats end the season on the right note at home. Kentucky 31, Louisville 20

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: While Louisville is a Top 25 team, Kentucky is a 3-point favorite at home this Saturday. I can’t say which team I trust more because both have been very inconsistent this season. I’m going to lean in favor of home field advantage because Kentucky narrowly won. Kentucky 34, Louisville 31

Auburn at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: It shouldn’t be that close, honestly. But it’s the Iron Bowl, so it’ll probably be. Alabama 37, Auburn 27

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Auburn interim coach Carnell Williams should be in charge if he beats out Alabama coach Nick Saban. He would go 3-1 as a head coach and help the Tigers earn bowl eligibility after being at the death in early November. Unfortunately, it’s Alabama, which hasn’t finished with fewer than 10 wins in the regular season since 2007. It’s the end of the road for Auburn, and likely Williams’ head coaching chances at his alma mater. Alabama 41, Auburn 13

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: A win for Auburn means bowl eligibility, while Alabama would like to end the season on a high note and prevent Auburn from doing so. With coaching rumors swirling and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin reportedly on his way to the Tigers, Alabama will leave no doubt Saturday about what could be a great victory. Alabama 42, Auburn 24

Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. Central, SEC Network

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer: I would love nothing more than for Vandy to win this game. Tennessee 37, Vanderbilt 24

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Angry!?!? As for beating the spread, yes. Congratulations Wanda. Oh, a game? Sorry. Not even a chance without Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker. Tennessee 41, Vanderbilt 31

Connor Zimmerlee, Staff Writer: Vanderbilt is on a bit of a hot streak in SEC play, but that will end against a Tennessee team looking to bounce back from a big loss to South Carolina. Give me Tennessee in trouble, which is never even remotely close. Tennessee 63, Vanderbilt 20


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