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The SEC Cupcake-Fest Still Offers Some Delicious Pastries

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Cupcakes. Everybody plays them. But we don't want to give anybody credit for doing so. That's why we're lumping them all into one small post and giving you a fun fact about any bad midmajors or FCS teams playing SEC teams each week. Call it our silent, and likely futile, protest.

Western Kentucky at LSU, 7 p.m., ESPNU: How could we even talk about Western Kentucky -- which is actually on a five-game winning streak -- without mentioning Big Red? The Hilltoppers' mascot is older than I am, and his signature mores are the belly slide and the belly shake. The whole amorphous blob thing is a bit off-putting, but wouldn't you like it if he were your mascot. (Okay, probably not.) LSU 34, Western Kentucky 10

Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m., CSS: While it's a midmajor now, Tech has had a football program since 1901 and fancies itself "a household name in collegiate football circles." Former Rebel nemesis Sylvester Croom certainly remembers them. Ole Miss 25, Louisiana Tech 13