It’s time for some expert predictions for Week 11 in the SEC.

There are seven games involving SEC teams this week, so let’s take a look at projected outcomes for Saturday’s matchups, according to four different media outlets — USA TODAY, Athlon Sports, Bleacher Report and FBSchedules.


  • Alabama over Mississippi State
  • Auburn over Georgia
  • Texas A&M over Ole Miss
  • South Carolina over Florida
  • Arkansas over LSU

Note: Are we looking at a possible trap game for No. 9 Auburn? The Tigers are set to play Georgia in Athens tomorrow just two weeks before playing at Alabama in the Iron Bowl (with a tune-up against Alabama A&M meshed in between). Though the Dawgs have struggled this season, they’ve won four in a row over Auburn at Sanford Stadium by an average score of 38.8-14.5.


  • Florida over South Carolina
  • Alabama over Mississippi State
  • Vanderbilt over Missouri
  • Auburn over Georgia
  • Arkansas over LSU
  • Tennessee over Kentucky
  • Texas A&M over Ole Miss

Note: LSU couldn’t rise up to defeat No. 1 Alabama while hosting in Baton Rouge, but that doesn’t mean the end of the line for interim coach Ed Orgeron is here. If the Tigers can regroup and continue to play up to potential by winning out their next three games — at Arkansas, vs. Florida, at Texas A&M — he’ll still be a top candidate for the full-time job. But a loss to the fifth-place Hogs, as Steven suggests will happen tomorrow, would make it hard for him to be truly considered against a slew of other alluring options.

Here’s Steven’s Week 11 SEC rundown:

After last week’s defeat against Alabama, I’m interested to see which LSU team shows up in Fayetteville. Bret Bielema’s team generally finds its stride in November, and the Razorbacks looked good in last week’s win over Florida. Even though the matchups favor LSU, I’m taking Arkansas to pull off an upset. Florida’s defense does just enough to hold off South Carolina, while Texas A&M gets the best of Ole Miss in a battle of backup quarterbacks. Georgia gives Auburn all it can handle for a while, but the Tigers win for the first time in Athens since 2005.


  • Alabama 44, Mississippi State 15
  • Florida 19, South Carolina 14
  • Tennessee 27, Kentucky 20
  • Auburn 28, Georgia 24
  • Vanderbilt 26, Missouri 21
  • Arkansas 27, LSU 24
  • Texas A&M 43, Ole Miss 13

Note: Losing to Vanderbilt would mean the 12th straight SEC loss for Missouri, which still has Tennessee and Arkansas left on the schedule after tomorrow. It would all but guarantee a 2-10 (0-8) first season for coach Barry Odom. Meanwhile, the Commodores would improve to .500 with a decent shot at bowl-eligibility. As Brian points out, Vandy gets the edge thanks to its impressive defense:

Mizzou’s 199 points allowed during a five-game skid are 17 more than Vandy has scored all season. The Tigers’ shoddy D makes even the worst offenses look good, which bodes well for the Commodores and their 12.4 points per game against SEC competition.


  • Alabama 30, Mississippi State 7
  • South Carolina 21, Florida 13
  • Tennessee 44, Kentucky 13
  • Auburn 31, Georgia 17
  • Vanderbilt 17, Missouri 10
  • Arkansas 31, LSU 21
  • Texas A&M 30, Ole Miss 24 (OT)

Note: Ever since a sluggish 2-4 start that featured one of college football’s lowest-ranked offenses in terms of scoring production (14 points per game), South Carolina is 3-0 (29.7 PPG) with a win over Tennessee and now has the chance to become bowl-eligible with a win in The Swamp this weekend. Though Florida remains atop the SEC East standings at 6-2 (4-2), a loss to the Gamecocks would make things really interesting for the division race.