IT picks the SEC

IT picks the SEC

After an off-season that seemed to drag on forever, SEC football is back. South Carolina kicks off the 2010 season Thursday night by hosting Southern Miss. The other 11 league teams open Saturday.

InsideTennessee has added two new experts to its picks panel this fall. Publisher Josh Woodward and intern Chris Price are joining 2009 returnees Randy Moore, James Bryant and Dave Hooker for what promises to be an entertaining season of pigskin prognosticating.

That said, here are the Week 1 picks:

Randy Moore (0-0)

SOUTHERN MISS AT S. CAROLINA (THURSDAY): Cocks struggle but win, 24-17.

SAN JOSE STATE AT ALABAMA: Tide by a landslide, 56-7.

TENNESSEE TECH AT ARKANSAS: Ryan Mallett has a field day. Hogs, 49-14.

ARKANSAS STATE AT AUBURN: Gus Malzahn has a field day. Auburn, 52-10.

MIAMI (O) AT FLORIDA: Who needs Tim Tebow? Florida, 49-7.

LA. LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA: Richt's on solid ground ... for now. Georgia, 48-14.

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE: Joker Phillips moves to 1-0. UK, 27-24.

LSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA (GEORGIA DOME): Lucky Les prevails. LSU, 24-20.

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT OLE MISS: Rebels rebuilding but ... Ole Miss, 31-7.

MEMPHIS AT MISS. STATE: Dan Mullen's Dogs can bite. Mississippi State, 34-10.

NORTHWESTERN AT VANDERBILT: The Egghead Bowl. Northwestern, 27-17.

UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE: Harry Hiestand has been feeding Vol offensive linemen raw meat and gunpowder. They'll make some mistakes but they'll open some gaping holes, too. Even a vanilla game plan should produce a comfortable win. Tennessee, 38-10.

James Bryant (0-0)

SOUTHERN MISS AT S. CAROLINA (THURSDAY): Upset of the season or at least season opener weekend - USM 28-27 over USC.

SAN JOSE STATE AT ALABAMA: Alabama, 48-10

TENNESSEE TECH AT ARKANSAS: Arkansas, 52-10

ARKANSAS STATE AT AUBURN: Auburn, 38-14

MIAMI (O) AT FLORIDA: Florida, 48-10

LA. LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA: Georgia, 45-7

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE: Louisville, 31-27

LSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA (GEORGIA DOME): UNC, 21-17

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT OLE MISS: Ole Miss, 45-14

MEMPHIS AT MISS. STATE: Memphis, 28-24

NORTHWESTERN AT VANDERBILT: Northwestern, 31-14

UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE: Tennessee, 42-3. How conservative will Dooley be compared to the other guy last year? That's why I'm picking the score I have chosen.

Dave Hooker (0-0)

SOUTHERN MISS AT S. CAROLINA (THURSDAY): The distracted Gamecocks will find a way to win, 30-20.

SAN JOSE STATE AT ALABAMA: Trent Richardson leads the Tide big, 38-6.

TENNESSEE TECH AT ARKANSAS: Razorbacks will score points in the game and with some voters, 48-6.

ARKANSAS STATE AT AUBURN: Auburn begins a strong season the right way, 50-10.

MIAMI (O) AT FLORIDA: Too bad it's not the other Miami. Florida, 58-3.

LA. LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA: Take it Ealey on Lafayette? Nope. Georgia, 36-9.

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE: This should be easier for the Wildcats than Rick Pitino. Kentucky, 30-20.

LSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA (GEORGIA DOME): If not for the NCAA, this could be an upset. Still, LSU 24-21.

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT OLE MISS: Upset watch is on, but Ole Miss still wins, 20-18.

MEMPHIS AT MISS. STATE: Memphis is rebuilding. Well, so is Mississippi State. Bulldogs, 27-14.

NORTHWESTERN AT VANDERBILT: Bobby Johnson jumps ship. Who can blame him? Northwestern, 18-16.

UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE: Vols play well, and beat UT-Martin, 42-9.

Josh Woodward (0-0)

SOUTHERN MISS AT S. CAROLINA (THURSDAY): Gamecocks by a dime, 31-21

SAN JOSE STATE AT ALABAMA: Tide Rolls, 57-7

TENNESSEE TECH AT ARKANSAS: Ryan Mallett throws for 300+ yards. Hogs, 69-20.

ARKANSAS STATE AT AUBURN: Tigers may be looking ahead to Mississippi State. Auburn, 38-10.

MIAMI (O) AT FLORIDA: What will Florida do on 3rd and 1? Gators, 62-17.

LA. LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA: The Bulldogs will look good and roll. Georgia, 42-7.

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE: Louisville scores a late touchdown for the win, 28-24.

LSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA (GEORGIA DOME): SEC! SEC! SEC! Enough said. Tigers, 38-24.

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT OLE MISS: Ole Miss doesn't have a quarterback. Rebels, 28-14.

MEMPHIS AT MISS. STATE: 24-17 Bulldogs slip past the Tigers, 24-17.

NORTHWESTERN AT VANDERBILT: Vandy in a close one, 21-20.

UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE: Tauren Poole is still running. Vols, 48-10.

Chris Price (0-0)

SOUTHERN MISS AT S. CAROLINA (THURSDAY): Gamecocks hear the hype. South Carolina 28-7.

SAN JOSE STATE AT ALABAMA: Nick Saban never overlooks an opponent. Tide 63-10.

TENNESSEE TECH AT ARKANSAS: If you didn't know about Ryan Mallett you do now. Hogs 48-7.

ARKANSAS STATE AT AUBURN: The other team in Alabama, 45-10.

MIAMI (O) AT FLORIDA: The Redhawks will be begging for mercy. Brantley arrives. Gators 63-3.

LA. LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA: Richt and the Dogs RUN all over Lafatette. Dogs 45-10.

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE: Kentucky wins this one. Joker Phillips is undefeated. Cats 33-17.

LSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA (GEORGIA DOME): At least 6 player will be ineligible. Ouch. Mad Hatters 24-10.

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT OLE MISS: Who is that guy under center? Rebs 24-17.

MEMPHIS AT MISS. STATE: Dan Mullen's team is playing hard for the 2nd year man. State 37-17.

NORTHWESTERN AT VANDERBILT: Big Ten beats SEC. For once. Wildcats 24-14. The Press conference is a little different than the game Mr. Caldwell.

UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE: Tennessee fans get a look at the salty one-two punch of Tauren Poole and David Oku. Tennessee rolls 63-10.

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