Auburn Wire Staff makes its SEC predictions for Week 3

It’s time for the staff’s weekly SEC picks, but first, some commendations are in order.

Auburn Wire staff writer Taylor Jones can successfully boast that he picked Appalachian State to upset Texas A&M, which became a reality when the Mountaineers bested the Aggies 17-14 last Saturday. However, him and Regional Editor Patrick Conn missed after picking Pittsburgh to beat Tennessee and the entire Auburn Wire staff got burned after unanimously picking Florida to beat the Kentucky Wildcats — UF didn’t make any money, scared or otherwise.

This week was almost entirely unanimous, save for two picks from the staff that went against the gallery. See how we picked this weekend’s SEC games down below, including Auburn’s Big Ten matchup with Penn State:

(1) Georgia vs. South Carolina

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Georgia

River Wells, Contributor: Georgia

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Georgia

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Georgia

Youngstown State vs. (9) Kentucky

[Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Kentucky

River Wells, Contributor: Kentucky

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Kentucky

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Kentucky

Abilene Christian vs. Missouri

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Missouri

River Wells, Contributor: Missouri

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Missouri

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Missouri

(20) Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Ole Miss

River Wells, Contributor: Ole Miss

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Ole Miss

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Ole Miss

(22) Penn State vs. Auburn

(AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Penn State

River Wells, Contributor: Penn State

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Penn State

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Auburn

Vanderbilt vs. Northern Illinois

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Vanderbilt

River Wells, Contributor: Vanderbilt

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Vanderbilt

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Vanderbilt

UL Monroe vs. (2) Alabama

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Alabama

River Wells, Contributor: Alabama

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Alabama

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Alabama

Mississippi State vs. LSU

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: LSU

River Wells, Contributor: Mississippi State

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Mississippi State

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Mississippi State

Missouri State vs. (10) Arkansas

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Arkansas

River Wells, Contributor: Arkansas

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Arkansas

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Arkansas

Akron vs. (15) Tennessee

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Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Tennessee

River Wells, Contributor: Tennessee

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Tennessee

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Tennessee

South Florida vs. (18) Florida

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Florida

River Wells, Contributor: Florida

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Florida

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Florida

(13) Miami vs. (24) Texas A&M

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Miami

River Wells, Contributor: Miami

J.D. McCarthy, Contributor: Miami

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Miami

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