There are two—count 'em—two good games this week. Maybe three. It's OK, though. It beats no football at all.
GAME OF THE WEEK
South Carolina at Georgia, 4:30 pm ET, ESPN
Georgia's offensive line looked shaky at Clemson. Will Jadeveon Clowney get worn out from sacking Aaron Murray too many times? Will South Carolina win this but lose the division for a third straight year?
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Florida at Miami (FL), 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
This is the last game scheduled between the two for the foreseeable future thanks to Jeremy Foley's insistence on having seven home games every year. Sad.
Miami (OH) at Kentucky, 12:00 pm ET, FSN/ESPN3
Kentucky just lost to Western Kentucky. Miami just lost to Marshall 52-14. But by all means, please tune in to this one.
Western Kentucky at Tennessee, 12:21 pm ET, SEC Network
It's like Bobby Petrino never left the SEC.
Toledo at Missouri, 3:30 pm ET, ESPNU
In addition to WKU, Toledo is another repeat SEC opponent this week. We'll get to make quick comparisons between teams that might or might not mean anything!
Alcorn State at Mississippi State, 3:30 pm ET, CSS
It kind of feels like MSU plays Alcorn State every year. It's one for the win column, anyway.
Samford at Arkansas, 7:00 pm ET, PPV
The I-AA parade continues. It's not close to being over.
UAB at LSU, 7:00 pm ET, ESPNU
Woo! Night time is prime time in the SEC! Yes!
Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss, 7:00 pm ET, PPV
Of all the non-conference opponents this week, this certainly has the longest name.
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M, 7:00 pm ET, PPV
OK. Mike Slive? You're going to do something about this, right?
Austin Peay at Vanderbilt, 7:30 pm ET, CSS
You can't launch the real SEC Network and have weeks like this. C'mon, man.
Arkansas State at Auburn, 7:30 pm ET, FSN
This is the third potential good game. Auburn is undergoing an overhaul, while Arkansas State has established itself as one of the better non-AQ programs. Plus, it's Gus Malzahn against his former school.