GAME OF THE WEEK
Alabama at Auburn, Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
The Iron Bowl. No. 1 versus No. 4. The SEC West title at stake. Enormous bragging rights within the state at stake. A potential BCS National Championship Game berth could eventually be on the line for both teams. Other than that, no biggie.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET, ESPN
The stakes here are pretty simple. For MSU, a win is necessary to go to a bowl. For the Rebels, a win is necessary to improve upon last year's 3-5 SEC record.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Arkansas at LSU, 2:30 pm ET, CBS
Get over your turkey hangover with a series that rarely fails to produce a close game no matter what state the respective teams are in.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Florida State at Florida, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Which Florida team will show up, the one that lost to Georgia Southern or the one that nearly beat Georgia and South Carolina? That's actually not that big of a question, really, because either would get smoked by an FSU team at the top of its game anyway.
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, 12:21 pm ET, SEC Network
A win here would give Vandy consecutive seasons with eight or more wins for the first time since it won eight in each of the seasons of 1926-28. It would also open the door to consecutive nine-win seasons with a bowl victory, something the school has never done, period.
Georgia at Georgia Tech, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
The Hutson Mason era begins two games too early as the Bulldogs hope to shake off the crushing injury to Aaron Murray and finish strong. This game doesn't violate CBS's exclusivity window, by the way, because it goes on the ACC's contract with Tech being the home team.
Tennessee at Kentucky, 7:00 pm ET, ESPNU
There isn't a ton riding on this game with neither postseason eligible, but it does mean something for the respective coaches. It would be a big letdown for Butch Jones to finish up with a loss to a dreadful UK team in his first season, and it would be a big boost to Mark Stoops to get a rare Wildcat win over the Vols to try to use as momentum heading into recruiting season.
Clemson at South Carolina, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN2
It's not often that these two meet each other as top ten teams, but that's what we have going this season. A win by South Carolina would be its tenth on the season, giving the school its first three-year stretch of 10-win seasons. It would also pave the way for a bowl win to give the program its first three-year stretch of 11-win seasons too.
Texas A&M at Missouri, 7:45 pm ET, ESPN
This game is the big one in so many ways. If Missouri wins, it becomes the first team that has moved since the 2010 episode of conference realignment to make a conference championship game. If not, then a golden opportunity will have slipped through their paws as South Carolina goes to Atlanta for the second time in three years. For Texas A&M, it's the last chance to keep hopes for a 10-win season alive and likely the last regular season game for Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans.