Welcome friends to the first edition of what will be a series of posts this fall, starting each game week off getting you caught up with all the scores, which teams played well in the SEC, which didn't, and everything else you might need to know to get your week kicked off right. Now, obviously, there's no games for me to recap today., but starting this time next week - and every week thereafter for the foreseeable future until the season comes to an end, you will find Monday Morning QB with thecristilmethod right here on For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. This post is a part of a new fall series of posts we are hoping will further our goal of providing you all the news, commentary, analysis, and of course, LOLs, that you need in relation to MSU football as well as SEC football (and even a little high school football, too).
So, starting next week, here's where we would talk about all of the past weekend's games, my players of the week in the SEC, and then we may even talk about the big games from around the nation, if there's time. For this week though, let's just talk about the big games coming up this weekend, because I know you guys are pumped about some football.
Schedule - SEC Teams - Week 1 - All TimesCentral
Thursday - August 30th
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 6:00 PM ESPN
Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech 6:30 PM ESPNU
Friday - August 31st
Tennessee at North Carolina St. 6:30 PM ESPNU
Saturday - September 1st
Buffalo at Georgia 11:00 PM SEC
Bowling Green at Florida 2:30 PM ESPN
Clemson at Auburn 6:00 PM ESPN
North Texas at LSU 6:00 PM ESPNU
Central Arkansas at Ole Miss 6:00 PM PPV
Jackson St. at Mississippi St. 6:00 PM FSN
Jacksonville St. at Arkansas 6:00 PM PPV
Southeastern La. at Missouri 6:00 PM PPV
Michigan at Alabama 7:00 PM ABC
Sunday - September 2nd
Kentucky at Louisville 2:30 PM ESPN
Game of the Week
Michigan at Alabama - Dallas, Texas - 7 PM
My predicted winner: Alabama
Upon further review: I just think Alabama is too good, too deep at the skill positions and that defense.... man that defense will be great yet again. Don't get me wrong, I think Michigan will hang tougher than some do, but in the end, the Crimson Tide will just be too much. Look for Eddie Lacy to quickly lessen Alabama fans longing for the Trent Richardson days.
Upset Pick of the Week
Vanderbilt over South Carolina
Why: Call me crazy (Metal Building Dawg probably will), but I just think conditions are right for the upset here. Opening day, at home, with a fired up James Franklin on your side, all conditions that make the upset ripe for Vandy's picking. I may be sitting here this time next week discussing just how wrong I was after South Carolina thumps Vandy 42-14 or something, but for now, I'm calling a 24-21 Vanderbilt upset. See, this is why you don't drink early in the morning kids!
Offensive Firepower Game
Jacksonville State at Arkansas
Why: RIP Jacksonville State secondary
Defensive Struggle Expected
Tennessee at North Carolina State
Why: I don't know, just feel like this one could be low scoring (and ugly to watch)
Individual Performer of the Week
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Why: see Offensive Firepower game
That's all I have for this week folks. Do you agree with any of these predictions? Vehetemiately disagree? Let me know either way. Other than that, I hope you guys have a great Monday!