It just means more. It’s more than a mantra; it’s a way of life in the SEC. The mantra gets personified this weekend on the field. The SEC has three top-flight games in each of the three major TV windows. Things kick off in Oxford as the Rebels host the Aggies to try to climb up the College Football Playoff rankings and keep its hopes alive for a possible SEC West Championship. Georgia and Missouri have the first game in the last CBS doubleheader. Eli Drinkwitz and Missouri will look to finish the job this season after nearly knocking off Georgia a year ago. In the nightcap, Brent and Gary head to Tuscaloosa as the Tide welcome the Tigers. Nick Saban looks to return the favor after Brian Kelly knocked him off last year in the overtime thriller. Let’s dig into your 10 SEC Preview.
Week 10 SEC Slate
All times are EST. The visiting team is listed first. Lines are current as of the time of publishing. Week 10 picks against the spread are in bold.
|🗓️ Date||⏰ Time||📺 Television||🆚 Matchup||💰 Line||💵 O/U|
|11/4||Noon||ESPN||Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Ole Miss||MISS -3||53.5|
|11/4||Noon||SECN||No. 17 Tennessee vs. UConn||TENN -35.5||55|
|11/4||Noon||ESPN2||Arkansas vs. Florida||FLA -6||50.5|
|11/4||Noon||ESPNU||Jacksonville State vs. South Carolina||SC -16.5||55|
|11/4||3:30 p.m.||CBS||No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 2 Georgia||UGA -15.5||54.5|
|11/4||4:00 p.m.||SECN||Auburn vs. Vanderbilt||Auburn -12.5||49|
|11/4||7:30 p.m.||SECN||Kentucky vs. Mississippi State||UK -3.5||46|
|11/4||7:45 p.m.||CBS||No. 14 LSU vs. No. 8 Alabama||ALA -3||60.5|
Week 10 SEC Preview
Let’s get to the SEC preview and predictions for Week 10. We’ve divided the games up into second-screen and main-screen viewing. Check out the latest stories linked to your favorite SEC team from your favorite Last Word on College Football staff writers.
SEC Preview: Second-Screen Slate
These games are second-screen viewing. Don’t be mad, SEC fans; in the words of Al Davis, “Just win, baby!” Let’s have some fun in six words or less.
No. 17 Tennessee vs. UConn
You can’t spell Citrus without UT.
Prediction: Tennessee 42, UConn 14
Arkansas vs. Florida
Pittman’s last stand? Napier hopes so.
Prediction: Florida 14, Arkansas 13
Jacksonville State vs. South Carolina
Gamecocks Bowl. Shane Beamer’s woes continue.
Prediction: Jacksonville State 31, South Carolina 28
Auburn vs. Vanderbilt
Freeze keeps the ‘Dores on ice.
Prediction: Auburn 31, Vanderbilt 17
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State
Ray Davis runs big in Starkvegas.
Prediction: Kentucky 38, Mississippi State 17
SEC Preview: Main-Screen Slate
Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Ole Miss
With all the praise that Lane Kiffin gives to Alabama and Saban, he provides as much shade to Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M. In his weekly press conference, Kiffin started praising the Aggies’ talent and skill on both sides of the ball. He didn’t pass up an opportunity, though, to take a shot at Fisher. “Jimbo said their goal is to be bowl-eligible, so if we can get in the way of that, that would be good for us, too.” The Rebels are one of the hottest teams in the country and have shown growth and maturing in Kiffin’s fourth year in Oxford. Ole Miss is 7-1 and ranked 10th in the first College Football Playoff ranking. The Aggies, on the other hand, are 5-3 and headed toward mediocrity again. Too bad this one isn’t Saturday night; there’ll be plenty of fireworks.
Prediction: Ole Miss 24, Texas A&M 17
No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 2 Georgia
Feast or play with your food. The two-time defending national champion Bulldogs checked in at #2 in the initial College Football Rankings. A weak schedule and some slow starts may have clouded the committee’s judgment. November is a big month for Georgia to cement their spot atop the SEC East and the rankings. They’ll play #12 Missouri, #10 Ole Miss, and #17 Tennessee in successive weeks. Slows starts and complacency could spell a loss and the possibility of Georgia and the SEC being left on the outside looking in come the playoffs. Missouri has been impressive in 2023. Brady Cook has two lethal threats in receivers Luther Burden III and Theo Wease Jr. The Tigers are not a team Georgia wants to sleep on.
Prediction: Georgia 42, Missouri 24
No. 14 LSU vs. No. 8 Alabama
Can you name the last quarterback to beat Nick Saban in back-to-back seasons? Sorry, SEC fans, it would be Purdue’s Drew Brees who did in 1998 and 1999. LSU will test Alabama’s offense and defense this weekend. The Tigers have a top-rated offense that has racked up yards and points in bunches this season. While Alabama, in recent years, could win shootouts in the past. This year’s Tide team is more defense-focused. An inconsistent running game paired with Jalen Milroe’s limited passing abilities will test the Tide’s defense to corral the Tigers.
Prediction: Alabama 31, LSU 30 (OT)