Auburn Wire Staff picks week 12’s SEC games

We are one week away from “rivalry Saturday” in the SEC which means, traditionally, that week 12’s slate is full of nonconference snoozers.

Auburn will play its final non-conference game of the 2022 slate on Saturday, but the game will be anything other than a cakewalk. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers come to town, bringing one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.

Western Kentucky quarterback Austin Reed has thrown 31 touchdown passes this season, and has passed for over 3,500 yards. His monster season to this point has landed him on the Davey O’Brien Award Semifinals list alongside many other great quarterbacks in the league.

Outside of Auburn’s game with Western Kentucky, five SEC teams will play nonconference games in week 12, three of whom are against FCS teams.

There will be four games that feature SEC teams battling one another, with Georgia and Kentucky being the headliner.

How does the staff at Auburn Wire see week 12 shaking out? Here’s how writers Taylor Jones, J.D. McCarthy, and River Wells see this weekend’s games playing out.

Austin Peay at Alabama

Taylor Jones

Alabama

J.D. McCarthy

Alabama

River Wells

Alabama

 

East Tennessee State at Mississippi State

Taylor Jones

Mississippi State

J.D. McCarthy

Mississippi State

River Wells

Mississippi State

 

UMass at Texas A&M

Taylor Jones

Texas A&M

J.D. McCarthy

Texas A&M

River Wells

Texas A&M

 

Florida at Vanderbilt

Taylor Jones

Florida

J.D. McCarthy

Florida

River Wells

Florida

 

Georgia at Kentucky

Taylor Jones

Georgia

J.D. McCarthy

Georgia

River Wells

Georgia

 

Tennessee at South Carolina

Taylor Jones

Tennessee

J.D. McCarthy

Tennessee

River Wells

Tennessee

 

Ole Miss at Arkansas

Taylor Jones

Ole Miss

J.D. McCarthy

Ole Miss

River Wells

Ole Miss

 

New Mexico State at Missouri

Taylor Jones

Missouri

J.D. McCarthy

Missouri

River Wells

Missouri

 

UAB at LSU

Taylor Jones

LSU

J.D. McCarthy

LSU

River Wells

LSU

 

Western Kentucky at Auburn

Taylor Jones

Auburn

J.D. McCarthy

Auburn

River Wells

Auburn

 

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