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2019 SEC Football Predictions | Week 1
Overall Record (0-0)
Utilizing the AP Poll until the College Football Playoff Selection Committee releases their rankings.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Texas State (0-0) at #12 Texas A&M (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
8:30pm ET | SEC Network
A word or two about the game.
PREDICTION: Texas A&M 70, Texas State 13
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Toledo (0-0 SEC) at Kentucky (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Noon ET | SEC Network
The Wildcats open the season with a win because Toledo is not very good and Kentucky is still solid on defense.
PREDICTION: Kentucky 35, Toledo 14
Ole Miss (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at Memphis (0-0)
Noon ET| ABC
Ole Miss loses a ton at wide receiver and depth will continue to be an issue in Oxford for at least another one or two seasons. Memphis is favored in every game they play in 2019 and they should get it done at home at the Liberty Bowl to open the 2019 college football season.
PREDICTION: Memphis 45, Ole Miss 31
Mississippi State (0-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. Louisiana (0-0)
Noon ET | ESPNU | in New Orleans, La.
Mississippi State will be an interesting team to watch in the SEC West for 2019. The opening game shouldn’t tell us a ton, but no win is a small win.
PREDICTION: Mississippi State 37, Louisiana 10
South Carolina (0-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. North Carolina (0-0)
3:30pm ET | ESPN | in Charlotte, N.C.
South Carolina has high expectations heading into 2019, but so do the Tar Heels. UNC’s program should at least stabilize under Mack Brown, but they will need a couple of seasons to build consistent success. Look for the Tar Heels to keep it close in a low-scoring battle in Charlotte.
PREDICTION: South Carolina 23, North Carolina 17
Georgia State (0-0) at Tennessee (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
3:30pm ET | ESPNU
The Vols can’t make enough mistakes to lose to Georgia State on Saturday.
PREDICTION: Tennessee 52, Georgia State 3
Duke (0-0) vs #2 Alabama (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
3:30pm ET | ABC | in Atlanta, Ga.
Raise your hand if you have a season-ending injury or are suspended for some or all of the opening game. Wow. Every hand is up for Alabama. This won’t hurt the ‘Tide against the Blue Devils, but this could be an interesting 2019 in Tuscaloosa if depth at linebacker is an issue again late in the season.
PREDICTION: Alabama 41, Duke 6
Portland State (0-0) at Arkansas (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
4:00pm ET | SEC Network
The Hogs should open the season with a win against Portland State. I don’t know how pretty it will be, but Arkansas will begin 2019 with a 1-0 record.
PREDICTION: Arkansas 28, Portland State 20
#11 Auburn (0-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. #16 Oregon (0-0)
7:30pm ET | ABC | in Arlington, Texas
Auburn looks to end a long off-season with a big win in Big D. Expect the defense to overpower the Ducks while freshman quarterback Bo Nix brings much needed energy to an offense with many unanswered questions heading into 2019.
PREDICTION: Auburn 37, Oregon 17
Georgia Southern (0-0) at #7 LSU (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
7:30pm ET | SEC Network
LSU will defeat Georgia Southern because the season will be cancelled if they lose.
PREDICTION: LSU 48, Georgia Southern 0
Missouri (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at Wyoming (0-0)
7:30pm ET | CBS Sports Network
Missouri is good enough to compete for the East, but they are ineligible this season. Beating Wyoming on the road to begin the season will get the momentum for a potentially great 2019 (although no post-season) rolling downhill.
PREDICTION: Missouri 55, Wyoming 16
#3 Georgia (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
7:30pm ET | ESPN
Vanderbilt can sneak up on teams early in the season. UGA will be rusty in the opener, but they’ll get the win.
PREDICTION: Georgia 31, Vanderbilt 13
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