Game of the Week
No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at No. 3 LSU (7-1, 4-1)
8 p.m. (CBS)
What a capper on the CBS doubleheader this is going to be. With the Crimson Tide on a bye last week, we all got a break from Alabama’s suffocating dominance, but we could see it again — and despair — versus their only competition in the SEC West. Gotta love a bigtime night game in Baton Rouge, too. I just hope this is more interesting than that dreadful national title game these teams played.
No. 20 Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2) at Auburn (5-3, 2-3)
The Aggies took a somewhat surprising L to Mississippi State last week, while the Tigers took care of Ole Miss to get some swagger back after that ugly upset to Tennessee. It came dangerously close to pitching over the edge, but for now, Auburn’s season is just managing to stay on track. Can the Ags give ‘em another shove?
No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1 ) at No. 9 Kentucky (7-1, 5-1)
3:30 p.m. (CBS)
The titantic matchup for the SEC Eastern Division title that we’ve all been waiting for and totally expected when the season started. Kentucky is riding at a historic high after needing a miracle to beat Missouri, while the Bulldogs walloped rival Florida in a resounding bounceback game. Frankly, I think a similar result plays out this week, but we’ll see.
Missouri (4-4, 0-4) at No. 11 Florida (6-2, 4-2)
4 p.m. (SECN)
The Gators are still hanging around in the top 15 after catching that beatdown from Georgia. You can’t hold that particular result against them, but they’ve been a bit inflated all season long. Missouri, which very nearly upset Kentucky, is still searching for its first SEC win, and may not be a prime candidate to take the Gators down another notch.
Charlotte (4-4) at Tennessee (3-5)
The Volunteers get a breather against the 49ers after once again failing to notch a win against Will Muschamp.
Louisiana Tech (6-2) at No. 18 Mississippi State (5-3)
7:30 p.m. (SECN)
After thumping A&M, State looks to have found its footing again after following a strong start to the season by hitting a wall in conference play. They could get a chance to put up some more big numbers against LaTech, although as we’re all too well aware, they’re no pushover.