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SEC Week 5 Preview

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This week’s schedule features several big SEC divisional matchups

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Game of the Week

#24 Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at #13 Auburn (3-1, 1-0 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 6:00 PM, ESPN

The Bulldogs were crushed by Georgia last week and will need to come back strong against Auburn if they want to prove that they’re for real this season. But this is a tough stretch for Mississippi State, as the Tigers are their third ranked opponent in a row. Meanwhile, Auburn cruised to a win over Missouri last week and comes into this game highly ranked but still looking for their first big win of the season.

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Vanderbilt (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at #21 Florida (2-1, 2-0 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 12:00 PM, ESPN

The Commodores were crushed by the Tide last week and will be looking to bounce back against a favored Gator team that just pulled off an improbable last second win for the second week in a row.

New Mexico State (2-2) at Arkansas (1-2, 0-1 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 12:00 PM, SEC Network

The Hogs lost in overtime to the Texas A&M Aggies yet again, but they should be able to handle the New Mexico State Aggies this week.

#7 Georgia (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 3:30 PM, CBS

The Bulldogs started SEC play strong as they whipped a good Mississippi State team last week. Despite being in the top ten, Georgia isn’t a huge favorite in this game and it’s an important SEC East matchup for both teams.

Eastern Michigan (2-1) at Kentucky (3-1, 1-1 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 4:00 PM, SEC Network

The Wildcats get a break from SEC play as they try to recover from an emotionally crushing thirty-first loss in a row to Florida.

Troy (3-1) at #25 LSU (3-1, 0-1 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 7:00 PM, ESPNU

The Tigers managed a win over Syracuse last weekend and they finish out their non-conference schedule this week as they host Troy.

South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-1, 1-0 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 7:30 PM, SEC Network

Both of these teams are coming into this game off of a dramatic, close win. But the Gamecocks, who eked out a 17-16 win over LA Tech, will have their hands full against an Aggie team that beat Arkansas 50-43 in overtime.

Ole Miss (2-1) at #1 Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC)

Saturday 9/30, 9:00 PM, ESPN

It was business as usual for Alabama last week as they easily crushed the hopes of an upstart conference opponent and they’re heavy favorites to roll easily over another SEC team this week when they host the Rebels.