SEC Picks — Week 1

Have a look at what the InsideTennessee staff had to say about the weekend's schedule of Southeastern Conference football games.

It's hard to argue that this is the most impressive schedule for the opening weekend of college football.

Fan bases have gut-wrenched through the previous eight-plus months waiting for kickoff to get here.

Put the women and children to bed and let's get the picks party started.

Scott Hall (0-0)

South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Derek Mason shows he can coach Defense. Vandy wins in a defensive struggle. Vanderbilt 13, South Carolina 10.

South Alabama at Mississippi State

State pulls away late after missing Dak Prescott In the first half. Mississippi State 34, South Alabama 21.

Missouri at West Virginia

A start to a very long year for Mizzou. West Virginia 34, Missouri 17.

UCLA at Texas A&M

Statement game for Kevin Sumlim. First of many very impressive performances for the Aggies this year. Texas A&M 38, UCLA 21.

LSU at Wisconsin (Lambeau Field)

First step toward the College Football Playoff for Les Miles. LSU 37, Wisconsin 17.

Louisiana Tech at Arkansas

Arkansas pulls away late. Arkansas 34, Louisiana Tech 17.

Southern Miss at Kentucky

The Eagles wish they had Donnie Tyndall’s match-up zone to try and slow down the Cats (on second thought I bet they don’t). Kentucky 34, Southern Miss 17.

Georgia vs. North Carolina

Wild one here. Tar Heels too much on offense. North Carolina 38, Georgia 36.

Massachusetts at Florida

Would have made for an interesting matchup in hoops some decades back. Florida 48, Massachusetts 6.

Clemson at Auburn

Seat is getting hotter on The Plains. Clemson 38, Auburn 24.

Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Orlando)

Great finish to the weekend. Not enough help for Chad Kelly. Florida State 31, Ole Miss 24.

Southern California vs. Alabama (Dallas)

Bama just too strong after a close game for a half. Alabama 28, USC 14.

Joey Kent (0-0)

South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt 17, South Carolina 13.

South Alabama at Mississippi State

Mississippi State 49, South Alabama 14..

Missouri at West Virginia

West Virginia 24, Missouri 10.

UCLA at Texas A&M

Texas A&M 23, UCLA 21.

LSU at Wisconsin (Lambeau Field)

LSU 31, Wisconsin 21.

Louisiana Tech at Arkansas

Arkansas 31, Louisiana Tech 10.

Southern Miss at Kentucky

Kentucky 27, Southern Mississippi 20.

Georgia vs. North Carolina

Georgia 27, North Carolina 21.

Massachusetts at Florida

Florida 28, Massachusetts 10.

Clemson at Auburn

Clemson 38, Auburn 28.

Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Orlando)

Florida State 28, Ole Miss 21.

Southern California vs. Alabama (Dallas)

Southern California 35, Alabama 31.

Danny Parker (0-0)

South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Not expecting to see a couple high-octane offenses. A three-run double in the ninth may win it. South Carolina 12, Vanderbilt 9.

South Alabama at Mississippi State

Know next to nothing about the Bulldogs this year. Guessing they have enough athletes to win this one. Mississippi State 38, South Alabama 6.

Missouri at West Virginia

Anxious to see if the Tigers figured out their offense. Charles Harris should be solid. West Virginia 24, Missouri 14.

UCLA at Texas A&M

Christian Kirk leads the most talented wide receiver corps in the nation. Josh Rosen can sling it, but he can’t play defense as well. Kyle Field too much in the end for the Bruins. Texas A&M 52, UCLA 49.

LSU at Wisconsin (Lambeau Field)

Leonard Fournette has to grind for every yard but the gritty effort pays off. LSU 19, Wisconsin 12.

Louisiana Tech at Arkansas

Devwah Whaley ladies and gentlemen. Been high on him for some time. Get used to the name. Arkansas 30, Louisiana Tech 24.

Southern Miss at Kentucky

Likely a much better game than Wildcats fans expected. Kentucky, 31, Southern Mississippi 23.

Georgia vs. North Carolina

Not sure which way to go here. Talented running backs on both sides but how healthy are they? Geez. Tough one. Georgia 44, North Carolina 31.

Massachusetts at Florida

The Luke del Rio era gets off on the right foot with three touchdown passes against the not-exactly-talented Minutemen. Florida 51, Massachusetts 0.

Clemson at Auburn

The Tigers may have the best offense in the country but can the Tigers keep up? Clemson 56, Auburn 20.

Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Orlando)

Chad Kelly carries the Rebels to the upset. Ole Miss 26, Florida State 17.

Southern California vs. Alabama (Dallas)

Figures to be a better game than most in the South expect. Hoping to see Adoree Jackson versus Calvin Ridley. Alabama 17, USC 7.


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