SEC matchups

ARKANSAS (4-5, 2-3) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (7-2, 5-2)

Time: Noon.


Skinny: There's no sound logic for predicting an Arkansas upset. The best thing the Razorbacks do is throw the ball but South Carolina's defense is up to the task.

Key Players: Tyler Wilson, meet Jadeveon Clowney.

Line: South Carolina by 14.

ULL (5-3) AT FLORIDA (8-1)

Time: 12:21 p.m.

TV: SEC Network.

Skinny: The Ragin' Cajuns are coming off an impressive win over UL-Monroe. If Florida's offense stays funky this one could be interesting for a while, longer than the Gator fans will like.

Key Players: Florida has a fine kicker in Caleb Sturgis but ULL's Brett Baer is among the nation's best.

Line: Florida by 27.

TEXAS A&M (7-2, 4-2) AT ALABAMA (9-0, 6-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.


Skinny: The Aggies are the last real challenge on Alabama's schedule. LSU's 435 yards against the Tide defense last week suggests Texas A&M's potent offense could have some success. But can the Aggies stop the Tide?

Key Players: Alabama's AJ McCarron hasn't thrown an interception in a school-record 289 attempts dating to last season.

Line: Alabama by 13 1/2.

GEORGIA (8-1, 6-1) AT AUBURN (2-7, 0-6)

Time: 7 p.m.


Skinny: Rarely has the Deep South's oldest rivalry found the Dawgs and Tigers at such opposite ends of the success spectrum. Georgia can clinch the SEC East title with a win.

Key Players: Georgia will miss senior receiver Marlon Brown (season-ending injury) in the passing game. That's more pressure for Tavarres King and Malcolm Mitchell to get open and make plays.

Line: Georgia by 14 1/2.

MISS. STate (7-2, 3-2) AT LSU (7-2, 3-2)

Time: 7 p.m.


Skinny: LSU has to refocus its goals now that a national championship is off the table. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, will be hard-pressed to avoid a third consecutive loss after a 7-0 start.

Key Players: Quarterback Zach Mettenberger gave LSU a great chance to win against Alabama last week. Can he follow up with another big game against a defense that got rocked by Texas A&M ?

Line: LSU by 15 1/2.

VANDERBILT (5-4, 3-3) AT OLE MISS (5-4, 2-3)

Time: 7 p.m.


Skinny: The Commodores have won three in a row, the past two by a combined 89-7. Vandy hasn't had a four-game winning streak this late in the season since 1991. Ole Miss needs a win to get bowl eligible for the first time since 2009.

Key Players: Vandy's Casey Spear is 13-of-16 on field goals and bearing down on the school season record.Line: Ole Miss by 2 1/2.

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