Predicting every week 2 SEC game

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Week one could have gone better.

I went 9-3 across the board, incorrectly picking Clemson vs Georgia, LSU vs UCLA, and Vanderbilt vs ETSU. Thanks, ETSU.

This week, it’s time to step it up. Especially with conference play officially kicking off with Kentucky taking on Missouri. Outside of the one SEC game, there are a few intriguing non-conference matchups. I’m so thankful the schedule makers extended the fun non-con games into week two (and as Auburn fans know, into week three with Penn State coming up).

Here are my predictions for the Week 1 slate.

South Carolina @ Eastern Carolina

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ESPN FPI prediction: 71.0% (South Carolina) My prediction: South Carolina 30 Eastern Carolina 23

Tennessee vs Pittsburgh

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ESPN FPI prediction: 58.5% (Pittsburgh) My prediction: Tennessee 27 Pittsburgh 28

Auburn vs Alabama State

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ESPN FPI prediction: 99.9% (Auburn) My prediction: Auburn 63 Alabama State 0

Florida @ South Florida

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ESPN FPI prediction: 95.5% (Florida) My prediction: Florida 44 South Florida 9

Georgia vs UAB

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ESPN FPI prediction: 94.3% (Georgia) My prediction: Georgia 34 UAB 10

Texas A&M vs Colorado (Denver)

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ESPN FPI prediction: 88.0% (Texas A&M) My prediction: Texas A&M 31 Colorado 17

Alabama vs Mercer

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ESPN FPI prediction: 99.9% (Alabama) My prediction: Alabama 59 Mercer 3

Arkansas vs Texas

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ESPN FPI prediction: 67.0% (Texas) My prediction: Arkansas 29 Texas 32

Mississippi State vs NC State

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ESPN FPI prediction: 63.3% (NC State) My prediction: Mississippi State 20 NC State 35

Ole Miss vs Austin Peay

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ESPN FPI prediction: 98.5% (Ole Miss) My prediction: Ole Miss 61 Austin Peay 17

Kentucky vs Missouri

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ESPN FPI prediction: 69.1% (Kentucky) My prediction: Kentucky 42 Missouri 27

LSU vs McNeese

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ESPN FPI prediction: 99.4% (LSU) My prediction: LSU 43 McNeese 6

Vanderbilt vs Colorado State

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ESPN FPI prediction: 76.0% (Colorado State) My prediction: Vanderbilt 10 Colorado State 33

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