Welcome to Week 13 of 2022 SEC Football Predictions! It’s Thanksgiving week and the last weekend of the regular season. It’s also Rivalry Week with several of those games featuring SEC teams.
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! As always, thank you for visiting here at FBSchedules.com. Let’s start picking!
Thursday, November 24, 2022
State of Mississippi (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at #20 Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC)
7 p.m. ET | Oxford, MS | ESPN
I hope everyone is ready for Lane Kiffin’s rendition of the impromptu Les Miles 2007 SEC Championship Game press conference after Kirk Herbstreit broke the news that Miles went to Michigan earlier that day on GameDay. Kiffin comes to the stadium on Thursday afternoon with a toothpick in his mouth and cute aviator glasses over his eyes. Juice will be by his side with a turkey hangover and dressing. Lane will reach into his pocket and pull out some old popcorn. He will then look into the camera and purposefully and intensely tell us that he has a “damn good football team” to coach.
Twenty minutes after the game ends, Lane and Juice talk about pressure-treated pinewood on a plane to Auburn. He will arrive just in time to drive the team to Tuscaloosa.
PREDICTION: Ole Miss 41, Mississippi State 31
Friday, November 25, 2022
Arkansas (6-5, 3-4 SEC) at Missouri (5-6, 2-5 SEC)
3:30 p.m. ET | Colombia, MO | CBS
Missouri isn’t that good, but they aren’t that bad either. Arkansas just has too many injuries. The Tigers will win this year’s battle for the “Whatever trophy they give to the winner of this game” trophy.
FORECAST: Missouri 31, Arkansas 27
Florida (6-5, 3-5 SEC) ranked No. 19 Florida State (8-3)
7:30 p.m. ET | Tallahassee, Florida | ABC
How about a little ‘Noles-Gators to round out Black Friday? The United States will take on England at the World Cup and the Seminoles will take on the Gators in what FSU fans hope will mark the beginning of a new era of dominance over the Gators.
PREDICTION: Florida State 37, Florida 13
Saturday, November 27, 2022
Georgia Tech (5-6) at #1 Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC)
afternoon | Athens, GA | ESPN
Georgia closes the regular season at 12-0. Again. LSU awaits the Dawgs down the road in Atlanta this Saturday for the SEC Championship.
PREDICTION: Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 0
South Carolina (7-4, 4-4 SEC) at #8 Clemson (10-1)
afternoon | Clemson, S. C. | ABC
South Carolina was beaten by Florida, who was beaten by Vanderbilt on the same Saturday the Gamecocks beat Tennessee’s hopes and prayers. They’re getting close to Clemson, but Death Valley will be too much of the Beamers.
PREDICTION: Clemson 31, South Carolina 23
#25 Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (6-5, 3-5 SEC)
3 p.m. ET | Lexington, KY | SEC network
It’s basketball season in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Prepare for a load of nonsense from every fan base as they discuss the upcoming season over a game of football.
PREDICTION: Kentucky 27, Louisville 17
Maroon (5-6, 2-5 SEC) at #8 Alabama (9-2, 5-2 SEC)
3:30 p.m. ET | Tuscaloosa, Alabama | CBS
This season’s Iron Bowl is going to be dramatic. If it’s not on the field, it will at least be interesting to see what happens on the Auburn sidelines. Cadillac Willams will be the head coach for this game, but will Lane Kiffin lurk in the shadows as dreams of ass chewing and Sugar Bowls dance in his head?
Will Alabama be able to bring enough energy to match what Cadillac has added to the Auburn program? If this game were underway, the Auburn interim coach would have a huge win on his young resume. Being in Tuscaloosa, I think the home field will be just enough for Alabama to escape with a win and another 10-win season under Nick Saban.
PREDICTION: Alabama 28, Auburn 24
#5 LSU (9-2, 6-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (4-7, 1-6 SEC)
7 p.m. ET | Baton Rouge, LA | ESPN
LSU has a chance to do something really special in Brian Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge. Remember the first week of the season when I wrote, “Les Miles and Ed Orgeron won national titles at LSU. Why do you think Brian Kelly won’t do well at LSU?”
We will. How about a trip to Atlanta in his first season and a shot at the College Football Playoffs with a win over A&M this week and Georgia next week? It’s not likely, but neither were LSU’s chances of winning to West.
PREDICTION: LSU 21, Texas A&M 13
#10 Tennessee (9-2, 5-2 SEC) at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC)
7:30 p.m. ET | Nashville, TN | SEC network
Hendon Hooker is set for the season with a torn ACL and Vols hopes of a berth in the College Football Playoff were slaughtered last Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina.
I know it’s kind of silly to think Vanderbilt wins just because they won two games in a row as Tennessee tries to convince themselves to see the overall positive big picture of the 2022 season but Vandy has an angle turned over. And the Vols will have to be careful not to run into the straight edge of that same corner on Saturday night in Nashville.
PREDICTION: Vanderbilt 34, Tennessee 31