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SEC Week 3 Preview

Taking a look around the rest of the SEC.

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Gamecocks aren’t playing this weekend no thanks to Hurricane Florence, but there’s still plenty of SEC action to check in on.

Game of the Week

No. 12 LSU at No. 7 Auburn

3:30 p.m. Saturday (CBS)

The first big clash in the West this season features two great defenses going at it. Both sets of Tigers already have impressive Top-10 wins under their belts, with LSU crushing Miami and Auburn handling Washington in Week 1. Should be some classic SEC football on display here.

Full Schedule

Middle Tennessee (1-1) at No. 3 Georgia (2-0)

Noon (ESPNNews)

The clear-cut best team in the East gets a tuneup before resuming conference play.

Murray State (0-2) at Kentucky (2-0)

Noon (SECN)

The Wildcats finally got that Florida monkey off their backs — and in the Swamp, to boot. Now they’ll get a breather from that emotional win.

UTEP (0-2) at Tennessee (1-1)

Noon (SECN)

The Vols got to feel better about themselves with a 59-3 pasting of East Tennessee State last week. This is their last chance for a confidence booster before their absolute grinder of an SEC schedule begins.

Vanderbilt (2-0) at No. 8 Notre Dame (2-0)

2:30 p.m. (NBC)

The ‘Dores blew the doors off of Nevada last week in an impressive 41-10 performance. Probably won’t mean much against the likes of the Irish, but kudos to Vandy for scheduling this matchup all the same.

Colorado State (1-2) at Florida (1-1)

4 p.m. (SECN)

After the Gators were anointed as Back when they handled their cupcake in Week 1, that return is now on pause as they suffered their first loss to Kentucky in 31 years. This should be a lick-the-wounds game for UF, but CSU pulled off an improbable 34-27 comeback win over Arkansas last week. This game could be sneaky entertaining.

North Texas (2-0) at Arkansas (1-1)

4 p.m. (SECN)

Speaking of the Hawgs, they’ll be looking for a bounceback after blowing an 18-point lead to the Rams last week. Chad Morris is off to an uneven start.

No. 1 Alabama at Ole Miss

7 p.m. (ESPN)

You never quite know what you’re going to get with this one. Will the Rebels pull off the shocking upset, or will the Tide roll them to the tune of 66-3? Tune in to find out!

Louisiana (1-0) at No. 16 Mississippi State (2-0)

7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Bulldogs went to K-State last week and manhandled the Wildcats 31-10, so it’s safe to say their stock is rising. Now, they get one last tuneup before conference play.

Missouri (2-0) at Purdue (0-2)

7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

The weirdest home-and-home continues as the Tigers look to avenge last season’s surprising blowout loss to the Boilermakers.

UL Monroe (2-0) at Texas A&M (1-1)

7:30 p.m. (SECN)

The Aggies came agonizingly close to upsetting Clemson last week, but fell just short. They’ll get a reprieve this week.