SEC football Week 1 predictions: Our experts pick the winner of every game

SEC football gets underway this week in full force, with all 14 teams in action after last weekend's one-game appetizer when Vanderbilt visited Haw...

September 2, 2022
3:36 AM

SEC football gets underway this week in full force, with all 14 teams in action after last weekend's one-game appetizer when Vanderbilt visited Hawaii. There will be cupcakes for those who like their dessert early, but a few main courses involving ranked teams facing each other like Georgia vs. Oregon, Cincinnati visiting Arkansas and Utah at Florida. The USA TODAY Sports Network is picking the winner of every game. Here's how they see the first full week of action playing out. BEST AND WORST: Two-loss Alabama? Undefeated Georgia? Best- and worst-case scenarios for every SEC football team 22 FOR '22: 22 questions I have about SEC football teams for the 2022 season | Toppmeyer SEC FOOTBALL UNFILTERED PODCAST: From Alabama supremacy to Heisman to hot seat, some last rapid-fire SEC football predictions Thursday Ball State at Tennessee Emily Adams, Greenville News: Tennessee Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun: Tennessee Brett Dawson, Courier-Journal: Tennessee Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Tennessee Aria Gerson, Tennessean: Tennessee Nick Kelly, Tuscaloosa News: Tennessee Stefan Krajisnik, Clarion Ledger: Tennessee Christina Long, Southwest Times Record: Tennessee Koki Riley, Daily Advertiser: Tennessee Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee Matt Stahl, Columbia Daily Tribune: Tennessee Nick Suss, Clarion Ledger: Tennessee Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Tennessee Louisiana Tech at Missouri Emily Adams, Greenville News: Missouri Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun: Missouri Brett Dawson, Courier-Journal: Missouri Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Missouri Aria Gerson, Tennessean: Missouri Nick Kelly, Tuscaloosa News: Missouri Stefan Krajisnik, Clarion Ledger: Missouri Christina Long, Southwest Times Record: Missouri Koki Riley, Daily Advertiser: Missouri Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Missouri Matt Stahl, Columbia Daily Tribune: Missouri Nick Suss, Clarion Ledger: Missouri Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Missouri Story continues Saturday Sam Houston at Texas A&M Emily Adams, Greenville News: Texas A&M Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun: Texas A&M Brett Dawson, Courier-Journal: Texas A&M Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Texas A&M Aria Gerson, Tennessean: Texas A&M Nick Kelly, Tuscaloosa News: Texas A&M Stefan Krajisnik, Clarion Ledger: Texas A&M Christina Long, Southwest Times Record: Texas A&M Koki Riley, Daily Advertiser: Texas A&M Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Texas A&M Matt Stahl, Columbia Daily Tribune: Texas A&M Nick Suss, Clarion Ledger: Texas A&M Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Texas A&M Oregon vs.

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