The College Football season looms over us and is coming quickly. KnupSports is eyeing each conference and looking at the schedules and predicting their season. 

Today we look at the SEC  conference and talk about their teams.

SEC: EAST

Florida Gators

The Gators came out well as they don’t face Auburn or Alabama in the West. They should breeze through most of the schedule but back-to-back contests against Tennessee and Mississippi State on the road could cause problems. Also, Georgia is played at a neutral site. Florida ends at 10-2.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Charleston Southern
Sept. 8 Kentucky
Sept. 15 Colorado State
Sept. 22 at Tennessee
Sept. 29 at Mississippi State
Oct. 6 LSU
Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville)
Nov. 3 Missouri
Nov. 10 South Carolina
Nov. 17 Idaho
Nov. 24 at Florida State

Georgia Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are extremely good. Two games likely stand in the way of an undefeated season and they are Florida and Auburn. They could get surprised on the road at Missouri. I am going to go with it and that is 12-0 for the regular season.

Schedule

Sept. 1 Austin Peay
Sept. 8 at South Carolina
Sept. 15 Middle Tennessee
Sept. 22 at Missouri
Sept. 29 Tennessee
Oct. 6 Vanderbilt
Oct. 13 at LSU
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 vs. Florida (in Jacksonville)
Nov. 3 at Kentucky
Nov. 10 Auburn
Nov. 17 UMass
Nov. 24 Georgia Tech

Kentucky Wildcats

The schedule dictates that the Wildcats are destined to be average at 6-6.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Central Michigan
Sept. 8 at Florida
Sept. 15 Murray State
Sept. 22 Mississippi State
Sept. 29 South Carolina
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 Vanderbilt
Oct. 27 at Missouri
Nov. 3 Georgia
Nov. 10 at Tennessee
Nov. 17 Middle Tennessee
Nov. 24 at Louisville


Missouri Tigers

The road contests are very brutal as the Tigers head to Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. The rest of the schedule is winnable. Looking at 8-4.

Schedule
Sept. 1 UT Martin
Sept. 8 Wyoming
Sept. 15 at Purdue
Sept. 22 Georgia
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 6 at South Carolina
Oct. 13 at Alabama
Oct. 20 Memphis
Oct. 27 Kentucky
Nov. 3 at Florida
Nov. 10 Vanderbilt
Nov. 17 at Tennessee
Nov. 24 Arkansas


South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia comes to South Carolina in week two and Missouri in week six. These could be winnable. Florida on the road and a finish at Clemson are games that have become difficult to win. Another decent team in a great conference makes them 7-5.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Coastal Carolina
Sept. 8 Georgia
Sept. 15 Marshall
Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 29 at Kentucky
Oct. 6 Missouri
Oct. 13 Texas A&M
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 Tennessee
Nov. 3 at Ole Miss
Nov. 10 at Florida
Nov. 17 UT-Chattanooga
Nov. 24 at Clemson

 

Tennessee Volunteers

The opener is a neutral site game with West Virginia and that bodes well for the Vols. Getting Florida and Alabama at home is a huge break but going on the road for Georgia and Auburn will sting. Finishing 7-5 might make them happy for new coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Schedule
Sept. 1 West Virginia (in Charlotte)
Sept. 8 ETSU
Sept. 15 UTEP
Sept. 22 Florida
Sept. 29 at Georgia
Oct. 6 OPEN DATE
Oct. 13 at Auburn
Oct. 20 Alabama
Oct. 27 at South Carolina
Nov. 3 Charlotte
Nov. 10 Kentucky
Nov. 17 Missouri
Nov. 24 at Vanderbilt


Vanderbilt Commodores

This is one of the teams that falls under the .500 mark. They can’t help it in the SEC. On the road with Notre Dame, georgia and Arkansas is not a good thing. Even the home games with South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee don’t help. This team goes 4-8.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Middle Tennessee
Sept. 8 Nevada
Sept. 15 at Notre Dame
Sept. 22 South Carolina
Sept. 29 Tennessee State
Oct. 6 at Georgia
Oct. 13 Florida
Oct. 20 at Kentucky
Oct. 27 at Arkansas
Nov. 3 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 at Missouri
Nov. 17 Ole Miss
Nov. 24 Tennessee



SEC: WEST

 


Alabama Crimson Tide

They can go undefeated. Look for the last game with Auburn in Tuscaloosa as the national impact game. 12-0 it is for the Crimson Tide.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Louisville (in Orlando)
Sept. 8 Arkansas State
Sept. 15 at Ole Miss
Sept. 22 Texas A&M
Sept. 29 Louisiana
Oct. 6 at Arkansas
Oct. 13 Missouri
Oct. 20 at Tennessee
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 at LSU
Nov. 10 Mississippi State
Nov. 17 Citadel
Nov. 24 Auburn

Arkansas Razorbacks

The Razorbacks should win their first three games and then they travel to Auburn. In the middle of the schedule they are at home with Alabama, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and LSU. The final two contests are road affairs. Looking at 8-4 for Arkansas.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Eastern Illinois
Sept. 8 at Colorado State
Sept. 15 North Texas
Sept. 22 at Auburn
Sept. 29 Texas A&M (in Arlington)
Oct. 6 Alabama
Oct. 13 Ole Miss
Oct. 20 Tulsa
Oct. 27 Vanderbilt
Nov. 3 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 LSU
Nov. 17 at Mississippi State
Nov. 24 at Missouri


Auburn Tigers

There are many games they can win on this schedule. Where they have problems are with Georgia and Alabama on the road. That makes them 10-2.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Washington (in Atlanta)
Sept. 8 Alabama State
Sept. 15 LSU
Sept. 22 Arkansas
Sept. 29 Southern Miss
Oct. 6 at Mississippi State
Oct. 13 Tennessee
Oct. 20 at Ole Miss
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Texas A&M
Nov. 10 at Georgia
Nov. 17 Liberty
Nov. 24 at Alabama

 

LSU Tigers

Miami and Auburn in first hree weeks and Florida and Georgia back-to-back makes this a brutal schedule. The Tigers get Alabama at home, Look for 9-3 final schedule record.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Miami (at Arlington)
Sept. 8 SE Louisiana
Sept. 15 at Auburn
Sept. 22 Louisiana Tech
Sept. 29 Ole Miss
Oct. 6 at Florida
Oct. 13 Georgia
Oct. 20 Mississippi State
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Alabama
Nov. 10 at Arkansas
Nov. 17 Rice
Nov. 24 at Texas A&M


Ole Miss Rebels

Not a winning season for Ole Miss as they open with Texas Teach and then wait for the Crimson Tide in week three. The Rebels will have Auburn at home but see LSU and Texas A&M on the road. No bowl game here with a 4-8 record.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Texas Tech (in Houston)
Sept. 8 Southern Illinois
Sept. 15 Alabama
Sept. 22 Kent State
Sept. 29 at LSU
Oct. 6 ULM
Oct. 13 at Arkansas
Oct. 20 Auburn
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 South Carolina
Nov. 10 at Texas A&M
Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 22 Mississippi State


Mississippi State Bulldogs

The Bulldogs can start 4-0 before they Florida and Auburn at home. Road affairs with LSU and Alabama before ending the year at Ole Miss. Just making it to 7-5.

Joe Moorhead gets a not-that-bad schedule to kick things off, especially if his Bulldogs can get by Kansas State on the road. Florida and Auburn have to come to Starkville, and there’s a week off to get ready for the road trip to LSU. The back half of the slate isn’t bad, outside of going on the road to deal with Bama.
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6

Schedule
Sept. 1 Stephen F. Austin

Sept. 8 at Kansas State
Sept. 15 Louisiana
Sept. 22 at Kentucky
Sept. 29 Florida
Oct. 6 Auburn
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 at LSU
Oct. 27 Texas A&M
Nov. 3 Louisiana Tech
Nov. 10 at Alabama
Nov. 17 Arkansas
Nov. 22 at Ole Miss

Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies open with a cupcake then entertain Clemson at home. Then another cupcake before they head to Alabama. Later they travel Auburn. The rest of schedule looks good. Texas A&M finishes 8-4 on the regular season.

Schedule
Aug. 30 Northwestern State
Sept. 8 Clemson
Sept. 15 ULM
Sept. 22 at Alabama
Sept. 29 Arkansas (in Arlington)
Oct. 6 Kentucky
Oct. 13 at South Carolina
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 at Mississippi State
Nov. 3 at Auburn
Nov. 10 Ole Miss
Nov. 17 UAB
Nov. 24 LSU

SEC Players Likely to be Drafted 2019

  • Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (Sr., 6-4, 225)
  • A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss (Jr., 6-1, 225)
  • Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama (Jr., 6-7, 306)
  • Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss (Jr., 6-6, 325)
  • Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama (Jr., 6-5, 305)
  • Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia (Sr., 5-11, 180)
  • Devin White, LB, LSU (Jr., 6-1, 240)
  • Damien Harris, RB, Alabama (Sr., 5-11, 212)
  • Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida (Jr., 6-0, 200)
  • Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn (R-Jr., 6-3, 214)
  • Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn (Jr., 6-3, 282)