GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
This series has been the best of the New SEC, but the stakes are a little different this year. A&M is reeling after two straight losses, while Bama very nearly could have suffered a second straight loss of its own a week ago. The Aggies probably need to win this to avoid finishing sixth in the division, while the Tide probably can't lose and still have a shot in the West.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Furman at South Carolina, noon ET, SEC Network
The Gamecocks won't lose this one, but they'll sweat it out anyway. That's how these games pretty much always go for them.
Georgia at Arkansas, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
The is the East division's last best chance at getting a win over the West this year.
Missouri at Florida, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
The winner stays in the division race while the loser probably bows out.
Tennessee at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Between A&M and LSU, this would be a sandwich game for the Rebels if there was any shot that the Vols would score an offensive point.
Kentucky at LSU, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
The Wildcats can make a huge statement about their rate of improvement by taking down the vulnerable Tigers.