Only three more weeks??!! Time sure does fly.
This late in the season there are five teams with byes: Arkansas, Missouri, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee. The rest of the conference is in action and it looks to be a good day of football…
11:00 – Troy at Ole Miss (-28.5), ESPNU
Troy is 5-5 and looking for bowl eligibility – something the Rebels achieved last week. As you can tell by the spread, and remembering State’s 62-7 beat-down on the Trojans, OM doesn’t have much to worry about.
11:21 – Kentucky at Vanderbilt (-12.5), SEC Network
UK has been hammered in this game the last two years, a combined score of 78-8 including 40-0 last year. It might not be that bad this year, but Vandy should win at home.
2:30 – #25 Georgia at #7 Auburn (-3.5), CBS
The oldest rivalry in the deep south renewed once more, and for the second straight time on the plains. This series is dead even: 54-54-8. Wow. Georgia has won six of the last seven. This should be interesting – if Auburn is able to win they’ll set up the Iron Bowl to be a winner-take-all for the SEC West, regardless of what happens in the Bama/MSU game. UGA still has an outside shot at winning the East – they’ll need either Missouri to lose out.
6:00 – Florida at #10 South Carolina (-13.5), ESPN2
If the Gamecocks can win this game they will finish their SEC schedule with a 6-2 record holding the tiebreaker with Missouri, who is 5-1 with games at Ole Miss and vs. Texas A&M in Week 13 & 14 respectively. If Georgia loses to Auburn they’ll be in the clubhouse just looking for that Mizzou loss, but if UGA wins, however, they’ll need UGA to lose to Kentucky and a Missouri loss. Florida is in a free-fall losing four straight games. This is a must win as beating #2 Florida State doesn’t look good. The Gators have lost 7 starters for the year, although their defense has remained stout only losing two on that side of the ball.
6:45 – #1 Alabama (-25.5) at Mississippi State, ESPN
It’s a long shot for the Dawgs but there’s a reason you play the games. If the Bulldogs can put it all together and catch a few breaks with the home crowd behind them you just never know what could happen.