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SEC Week 5 Preview

Taking a look around the rest of the SEC.

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Game of the Week

Ole Miss (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 5 LSU (4-0, 1-0)

9 p.m. Saturday (ESPN)

I almost went with Florida-Mississippi State for this one, but the Rebels and Bayou Bengals got the edge for their rivalry game. LSU has enjoyed a very successful season thus far, punctuated by a win against Auburn, and Ole Miss has been putting up lots of points in games against Not Alabama. LSU is favored by about 10 and that sounds right, but this could be entertaining.

Full schedule

Louisiana (1-2) at No. 1 Alabama (4-0)

Noon (SECN)

After stuffing Texas A&M into a locker last week, the Tide gets a break from SEC play with the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Texas A&M (2-2, 0-1)

Noon (ESPN)

The Aggies fell quickly out of the Top 25 after their loss to Alabama, but will have a chance for a rebound against an Arkansas team that just got crushed by Auburn and looks, well, pretty hopeless.

Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) at No. 2 Georgia (4-0, 2-0)

3:30 p.m. (CBS)

The Bulldogs are favored by 31, which is unheard of for an SEC matchup and just another horrifying detail in Vols’ fans continuing waking nightmare. This is, uh, not likely to be competitive afternoon viewing.

Southern Mississippi (2-1) at No. 10 Auburn (3-1)

4 p.m. (SECN)

After grilling the Hogs, the Tigers get a pause from SEC action.

Tennessee State (2-0) at Vanderbilt (2-2)

4 p.m. (SECN)

Coming off tough losses to Notre Dame and our very own Gamecocks, the Commodores get a chance to right the ship against the FCS Tigers.

Florida (3-1, 1-1) at No. 23 Mississippi State (3-1, 0-1)

6 p.m. (ESPN)

Ah, the battle of the teams Kentucky has built its resume on so far. The Gators clobbered Tennessee last week, while the Bulldogs took that upset loss to the Wildcats. The most notable story line in this one, though, is coach Dan Mullen’s return to Starkville. That should be a bloodthirsty crowd.