Game of the Week
No. 2 Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) at No. 13 LSU (5-1, 2-1)
3:30 p.m. Saturday (CBS)
The Bulldogs finally get to test their mettle against a power from the West, while the Tigers are coming off a surprising loss to Florida. Both teams will have plenty to prove, and this is a no-doubter for game of the week.
No. 14 Florida (5-1, 3-1) at Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-2)
I’ll admit it now: After that LSU win, it’s fine and fair that the Gators are ranked. (I’m still going to hold off on declaring them Back, though.) Vandy, on the other hand, seems to be rapidly accelerating toward the edge of a cliff after an admittedly expected beatdown from Georgia.
Tennessee (2-3, 0-2) at No. 21 Auburn (4-2, 2-1)
The Vols’ murderers row of a schedule continues, this time with a death march to Jordan-Hare Stadium — although the Tigers took a mighty tumble down the polls when Mississippi State sprung the upset last week.
Missouri (3-2, 0-2) at No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0)
7 p.m. (ESPN)
With the Tigers already downtrodden after losing a close one to our Gamecocks, the good vibes are unlikely to return with a date with Alabama. Better luck next week, Mizzou.
Ole Miss (4-2, 0-2) at Arkansas (1-5, 0-3)
7:30 p.m. (SECN)
This is my pick for sneaky-good game of the week, although it could just as easily devolve into a total mess. Both the Rebels and Razorbacks have been victimized by 60+ point performances by Alabama, but hey, who hasn’t been rolled by the Tide? Ole Miss is still managing to put up a bunch of points of their own, while Arkansas has been largely terrible but showed some signs of life against Texas A&M a couple weeks ago. Maybe we’ll get some quality clownball, or maybe the Rebels will just bury the Hawgs. We’ll see!