South Carolina @ Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is no longer a pushover. They'll give the Gamecocks a game, but Jadeveon Clowney, Devin Taylor and the rest of the boys on that defensive line force Jordan Rodgers into game-altering mistakes.
Prediction: South Carolina wins 30-20
Texas A&M @ Louisiana Tech
Many presume Louisiana Tech to be a potential BCS bust and for that, Texas A&M is on upset alert. The Bulldogs nearly beat a Kevin Sumlin-led Houston team last year, and like last season, Sumlin escapes Ruston, La. with a close victory.
Prediction: Texas A&M wins 38-27
Tennessee vs. NC State
Tyler Bray, Da'Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter go off in a big way. In fact, Rogers and Hunter might obtain 100 yards each.
Prediction: Tennessee wins 34-17
Buffalo @ Georgia
Buffalo doesn't stand a chance against Georgia. Aaron Murray has a field day through the air.
Prediction: Georgia wins 45-10
Bowling Green @ Florida
This one's closer than most people think. Florida doesn't exactly have a dynamic offense that will blow Bowling Green out, but deeper into the game, the Gators defense forces its will and creates opportunities for the offense.
Prediction: Florida wins 31-14
Southeastern Louisiana @ Missouri
James Franklin runs, passes and leads his Missouri Tigers past Southeastern.
Prediction: Missouri wins 38-3
Central Arkansas @ Ole Miss
Ole Miss will win very few football games in 2012, but lucky for them they'll start out the season with a victory against Central Arkansas. Jeff Scott and Donte Moncrief both turn in big days.
Prediction: Ole Miss wins 33-13
Jackson State @ Mississippi State
No Vick Ballard, no problem. LaDarius Perkins turns in a huge performance as the Bulldogs steamroll Jackson State.
Prediction: Mississippi State wins 37-13
Clemson vs. Auburn
This should be a good one. Corey Lemonier will get his hands on Tajh Boyd and ruffle his feathers. Though the Tigers will be without their star wide receiver, Sammy Watkins, the rest of the team rallies and withstands a potential upset.
Prediction: Clemson wins 27-20
Jacksonville State @ Arkansas
Too much Tyler Wilson.
Prediction: Arkansas wins 43-13
North Texas @ LSU
The Tigers run past North Texas without breaking a sweat.
Michigan vs. Alabama
Michigan puts up a fight against the Crimson Tide, but Nick Saban devises a scheme to keep ol' Shoelace in check. Alabama wins by two touchdowns.
Prediction: Alabama 27-13
Kentucky @ Louisville
Kentucky gives a valid effort but falls to Louisville in a tight contest.
Prediction: Louisville wins 20-17