GAME OF THE WEEK
Mississippi State at Alabama, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
I realize this game is in Tuscaloosa, but the Tide is more than a touchdown favorite at 8.5 points as of time of posting in the middle of the week. That's a big number for the No. 1 team to be getting in mid-November.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
South Carolina at Florida, noon ET, SEC Network
There's a lot on the line for both of these teams. A loss for the Gamecocks would mean they'll need to beat Clemson just to make the postseason. A loss for the Gators will knock them out of the East race and put Will Muschamp back into the firing line.
Kentucky at Tennessee, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Tennessee has four wins and Missouri and Vandy still to go. Kentucky has five wins and Louisville to go. The winner of this game is likely to go to a bowl while the other stays home. No pressure, guys.
Auburn at Georgia, 7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Again, here at midweek as I type this, UGA is a 2.5-point favorite. That basically means Vegas thinks this is a tossup game on a neutral field. Unless the Bulldogs have figured out how to stop power running since the beginning of the month, I don't see it.
Missouri at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Was last week a fluke for the Aggies or a resurgence? It matters a lot to the East division. Missouri doesn't lock up the division with a win here, but A&M is the best team the Tigers have left to go. A win here puts them in excellent shape.
LSU at Arkansas, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
So again, with the lines: Arkansas, despite not having won an SEC game in two years, is favored over LSU. Crazy, right? LSU just nearly beat Alabama! Of course, so did Arkansas. But LSU lost by only one score to Mississippi State! Wait, so did the Razorbacks. OK, I see the point.