GAME OF THE WEEK
Ole Miss at LSU, Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
It's the conference's best defense against its most variable team. Which LSU will show up? The one that stomped Kentucky or got stomped by Auburn? The one from the first half of Wisconsin or the second? Can Ole Miss handle the mounting pressure of the undefeated record?
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
UAB at Arkansas, noon ET, SEC Network
Before you go assuming a Razorback win here, keep in mind UAB gave Mississippi State a good game. I mean, they also lost to FIU and Middle Tennessee, so the Hogs should hold the day here. If the team comes out sleepy with this early kick, though, it could get hairy.
Mississippi State at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
This was never going to be a true trap game for the Bulldogs with a bye last week and Arkansas coming next week. It at least looked like it could be interesting, though—interesting enough for CBS to pick this game up—before LSU destroyed the 'Cats last week.
Vanderbilt at Missouri, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
When we heard that CBS was losing its exclusivity window, I think some people envisioned the SECN putting up a real game to compete with CBS's pick. Here's one more example of how the SEC is taking the exact opposite approach, burying something uninteresting in this slot.
South Carolina at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
With Auburn getting an extra week to stew over its loss to Mississippi State and South Carolina's defense being pretty ineffective, look for fireworks from the Tigers here.
Alabama at Tennessee, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Go ahead and enjoy the "Lane Kiffin returns to Tennessee" angle here, as it's mainly the only reason to tune in. You'll agree with me once see with your eyes how the Vols aren't going to get to double digits in points here.