SEC Football Week 13 staffing predictions

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?

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

game on Thursday

State of Mississippi in Ole Miss, 6 p.m. central, ESPN

Matthew Postins, staff writer: I made this game in Oxford about a dozen years ago. loved the experience. love the grove I wish Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin and Mississippi State coach Mike Leach had trained that day. The game would have been more fun. Here’s hoping Kiffin is still with Ole Miss after this week. Ole Miss 37, Mississippi State 34

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Is that it? The last time Magnolia State honors two of college football’s most profound characters on Thanksgiving? Will Ole Miss trainer Lane Kiffin return to Sweet Home Alabama as Nick Saban’s new enemy? Yes to everything, but the Rebels end their season with a home win and say goodbye to the lane train in style. Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 35

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: One of college football’s greatest rivalries is renewed once again as the state of Mississippi sets out to take on Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. All that’s really at stake here are braggart rights and bowl placements, but defeating a rival is always a big deal. With rumors of Coach Lane Kiffin leaving Ole Miss for Auburn as early as Friday, give me Mississippi State in excitement for Thanksgiving. State of Mississippi 31, Ole Miss 24

games on Friday

Arkansas in Missouri, 2:30 p.m. central, CBS

Matthew Postins, staff writer: Missouri was probably the all-over-the-map team in the SEC that year. If the Tigers had a more consistent offense, they would already be bowl-eligible (and Georgia might have a loss). Arkansas is on target to beat Ole Miss and gain bowl eligibility. Missouri needs a win to get to a bowl game. I think the Tigers are getting the Razorbacks at the wrong time. Arkansas 34, Missouri 24

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: A win for the Tigers qualifies them for the bowl. A win for the Hogs keeps the Battle Line Trophy in Fayetteville. After last week’s dominant win over Ole Miss, Arkansas has regained its spark on offense. Arkansas defense coordinator Barry Odom gets revenge on his previous program with three picks and perhaps makes himself one of the best head-coaching candidates out there. Arkansas 45, Missouri 20

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: Arkansas doesn’t have much to play, while a win gives Missouri a bid for a bowl game, which would be a big win. In recent weeks, Missouri’s offense has started clicking while the defense, aside from the loss in Tennessee, has been its usual self. Rivalry games are always messy, so hand me Missouri behind a big breakout play by quarterback Brady Cook to earn a bowl bid. Missouri 38, Arkansas 35

Florida in the state of Florida, 6:30 p.m. central, ABC

Matthew Postins, staff writer: Wouldn’t it be fun if Florida won this game by blocking a Florida State extra point? I mean, that would be the perfect bookend for the Seminole season, right? Florida 31, State of Florida 28

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Outside of the second-half meltdown against NC State, Florida State has actually been one of the more consistent programs in the ACC. Florida, on the other hand, is the definition of hot and cold as a team. FSU wins with 10. State of Florida 34, Florida 24

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: Florida State is in shape as the season comes to a close while you never know which Florida team you’re going to get. I don’t fully trust Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson to put in a consistent performance against Florida State as Florida State will give him a hard time en route to a comfortable win. State of Florida 35, Florida 20

The games on Saturday

Georgia Tech in Georgia, 11 a.m. Central, ESPN

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

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: I love Georgia Tech’s courage. That’s about as nice as I’ll go to Athens. At least it’s nicer than the Bulldogs. Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 3

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: Georgia is seemingly cruising to another undefeated season and a berth for the college football playoffs that Georgia Tech is unlikely to derail. Georgia should send Georgia Tech pretty easily in this case. Georgia 56, Georgia Tech 10

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

Matthew Postins, staff writer: Watch South Carolina screw up Clemson’s outside shot in a playoff. South Carolina 28, Clemson 27

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: If the game was at Williams-Brice Stadium, I would pick the Gamecocks. Instead, this becomes a nail biter, but the Tigers prevail with a late touchdown pass from Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, keeping their playoff chances alive for another week. Clemson 34, South Carolina 27

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: When the South Carolina that destroyed Tennessee emerges, it can deal with Clemson. However, if the Missouri version turns up, it could be a long game for the Gamecocks. That being said, give me South Carolina in a major fuss that will add even more chaos to the college football playoff picture. South Carolina 31, Clemson 27

Louisville in Kentucky, 2 p.m. central, SEC Network

Matthew Postins, staff writer: I’m not 100% sure I would have renewed 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 will be scored for the first time this season. All that will change Saturday night after he was humiliated by a road trip to Lexington. The Wildcats end their season on the right note at home. Kentucky 31, Louisville 20

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: 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 as both have been very volatile this season. I’ll go for home field advantage as Kentucky has a narrow win. Kentucky 34, Louisville 31

Auburn in Alabama, 2:30 p.m. central, CBS

Matthew Postins, staff writer: Honestly, it shouldn’t be that tight. But it’s the Iron Bowl, so it probably will be. Alabama 37, Auburn 27

Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Auburn interim coach Carnell Williams should get the job if he beats Alabama coach Nick Saban. He would be 3-1 as head coach and would have helped the Tigers get Bowlable after they were declared dead in early November. Unfortunately, it’s Alabama that hasn’t finished with fewer than 10 regular-season wins since 2007. It’s the end of the road for Auburn and likely Williams’ chances as a head coach at his alma mater. Alabama 41, Auburn 13

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: A win for Auburn means bowl eligibility, while Alabama wants to end the season on a high and keep Auburn out of it. With coaching rumors and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin reportedly en route to the Tigers, Alabama will leave no doubt Saturday what could be a blowout win. Alabama 42, Auburn 24

Tennessee in 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: An annoyance!?!? In terms of hitting the spread, yes. Congratulations Vandi. Oh, the game? We’re sorry. No chance even without Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker. Tennessee 41, Vanderbilt 31

Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: Vanderbilt is having a bit of a hot streak in the SEC game, but that will end against a Tennessee team trying to recover from a big loss to South Carolina. Give me Tennessee in a blowout that’s never even remotely close. Tennessee 63, Vanderbilt 20