Our experts' predictions for every game on SEC football schedule in Week 1. Will there be any upsets?

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SEC football teams open the 2021 season this week, with all 14 league schools in action.

The USA TODAY Network SEC coverage team will pick the winner of every game involving league teams this season, from Tennessee's Thursday-night opener through the bowl and playoff games.

Here's how our panel members pick the Week One games:

Thursday

Bowling Green at Tennessee

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Tennessee

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Tennessee

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Tennessee

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Tennessee

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Tennessee

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser, Tennessee 

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Tennessee

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Tennessee

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Tennessee

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Tennessee

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Tennessee

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Tennessee

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Tennessee

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee

Saturday

UL Monroe at Kentucky

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Kentucky

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Kentucky

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Kentucky

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Kentucky

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Kentucky

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser, Kentucky

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Kentucky 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Kentucky

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Kentucky

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Kentucky

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Kentucky

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Kentucky

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Kentucky

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Kentucky

Rice at Arkansas

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Arkansas

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Arkansas

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Arkansas

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Arkansas

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Arkansas

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Arkansas 

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Arkansas

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Arkansas 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Arkansas

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Arkansas

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Arkansas

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Arkansas

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Arkansas

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Arkansas

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Arkansas

Alabama vs. Miami (Atlanta)

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Alabama 

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Alabama

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Alabama

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Alabama

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Alabama

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Alabama

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Alabama

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Alabama

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Alabama

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Alabama

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Alabama

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Alabama

Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Mississippi State

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Mississippi State

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Mississippi State

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Mississippi State

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Mississippi State

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Mississippi State 

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Mississippi State

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Mississippi State 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Mississippi State

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Mississippi State

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Mississippi State

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Mississippi State

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Louisiana Tech

Central Michigan at Missouri

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Missouri

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Missouri

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Missouri

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Missouri

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Missouri

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Missouri 

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Missouri

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Missouri 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Missouri

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Missouri

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Missouri

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Missouri

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Missouri

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Missouri

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Missouri

Akron at Auburn

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Auburn

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Auburn

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Auburn

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Auburn

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Auburn

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Auburn

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Auburn

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Auburn 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Auburn

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Auburn

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Auburn

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Auburn

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Auburn

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Auburn

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Auburn

Eastern Illinois at South Carolina

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: South Carolina

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: South Carolina

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: South Carolina

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: South Carolina

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: South Carolina

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: South Carolina

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: South Carolina

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: South Carolina 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: South Carolina

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: South Carolina

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: South Carolina

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: South Carolina

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: South Carolina

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: South Carolina

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: South Carolina

Georgia at Clemson

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Clemson

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Georgia

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Clemson

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Georgia

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Clemson

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Clemson

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Georgia

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Clemson 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Georgia

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Clemson

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Georgia

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Clemson

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Clemson

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Georgia

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Clemson

FAU at Florida

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Florida

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Florida

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Florida

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Florida

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Florida

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Florida

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Florida

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Florida 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Florida

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Florida

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Florida

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Florida

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Florida

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Florida

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Florida

Kent State at Texas A&M

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Texas A&M

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Texas A&M

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Texas A&M

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Texas A&M

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Texas A&M

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Texas A&M

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Texas A&M

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Texas A&M

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Texas A&M

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Texas A&M

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Texas A&M

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Texas A&M

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Texas A&M

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Texas A&M

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Texas A&M

ETSU at Vanderbilt

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Vanderbilt

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Vanderbilt

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Vanderbilt

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Vanderbilt

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Vanderbilt

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: ETSU

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Vanderbilt

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Vanderbilt 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Vanderbilt

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Vanderbilt

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Vanderbilt

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Vanderbilt

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Vanderbilt

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Vanderbilt

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Vanderbilt

LSU at UCLA

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: LSU

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: UCLA

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: LSU

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: LSU

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: UCLA

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: LSU

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: LSU

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: LSU

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: LSU

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: LSU

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: LSU

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: LSU

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: LSU

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: UCLA

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: UCLA

Monday

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta)

Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun: Ole Miss

Eric Blum, Columbia Daily Tribune: Ole Miss

Cory Diaz, The Greenville News: Ole Miss

Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser: Ole Miss

Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Ole Miss

Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Ole Miss 

Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal: Ole Miss

Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News: Ole Miss 

Nick Kelly, The Tuscaloosa News: Ole Miss

Andy Kostka, The Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss

Adam Sparks, Knoxville News Sentinel: Ole Miss

Nick Suss, The Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss

Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist: Ole Miss

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner Herald: Ole Miss

Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel: Ole Miss