SEC Capsules: Nov. 17

ARKANSAS (4-6, 2-4) AT MISS. STATE (7-3, 3-3)

Time: 12:21 p.m.

TV: WVLT.

Skinny: Breakdowns in the secondary have hurt the Bulldogs and Arkansas isn't the team you want to have to try to correct them against. Arkansas has won 12 of the past 13 meetings with State.

Key Players: Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson is tied for the NCAA lead with six passes of 60-plus yards.Line: Mississippi State by 6 1/2.

WESTERN CAROLINA (1-9) AT ALABAMA (9-1)

Time: 12:21 p.m.

TV: SEC Network.

Skinny: No longer in control of its own destiny, the Tide will be scoreboard-watching.

Key Players: AJ McCarron has to start a new no-interception streak after the end of the Texas A&M game.Line: None.

JACKSONVILLE ST. (6-4) AT FLORIDA (9-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: PPV

Skinny: Enough with the close calls. Florida's offense badly needs a confidence-builder.

Key Players: Jacoby Brissett is ready to go at QB in Jeff Driskel's absence. Brissett was 6-of-8 passing against ULL last week.Line: None.

WOFFORD (8-2) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (8-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: PPV.

Skinny: Wofford's past three games have each been decided by three points. This one won't be.

Key Players: Defensive back D.J. Swearinger had three 15-yard penalties on one Arkansas possession last week. The best was for throwing the ball into the stands after a 69-yard interception return TD.Line: None.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN (8-2) AT GEORGIA (9-1)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

TV: WSB-ATL.

Skinny: Good scheduling by Mark Richt. Georgia Southern runs the triple-option, which will be good prep for next week's game against Georgia Tech.

Key Players: Receiver Chris Conley caught a TD pass against Auburn in his first start, filling the vacancy left by Marlon Brown.Line: None.

ALABAMA A&M (7-3) AT AUBURN (2-8)

Time: 2 p.m.

TV: PPV.

Skinny: Scoring should be an incentive after the 38-0 drubbing by Georgia.

Key Players: Jonathan Wallace's second career start at QB should go better than his first against Georgia.

Line: None.

SAM HOUSTON ST. (8-2) AT TEXAS A&M (8-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

TV: PPV.

Skinny: The Aggies' fortunes have changed considerably since their last appearance at Kyle Field on Oct. 20. They won at Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama to vault into consideration for a BCS bowl.

Key Players: Sometime in the first quarter Johnny Manziel will break the NCAA freshman record for total offense, set in 2000 by Jared Lorenzen at Kentucky.Line: None.

OLE MISS (5-5, 2-4) AT LSU (8-2, 4-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

TV: WVLT.

Skinny: After blowing a 17-point lead at home to Vanderbilt, Ole Miss will struggle to get bowl-eligible.

Key Players: Ole Miss DBs like Charles Sawyer and Cody Prewitt are having to play virtually every snap due to lack of depth.Line: LSU by 19 1/2.

SYRACUSE (5-5) AT MISSOURI (5-5)

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPNU.

Skinny: Having vanquished the Big Orange, Mizzou comes home to face the Orange, who stunned previously unbeaten Louisville last week.

Key Players: QB James Franklin resurrected his season at Tennessee. Now he has to build on it against a decent Syracuse defense.Line: Missouri by 4.

SAMFORD (7-3) AT KENTUCKY (1-9)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: CSS.

Skinny: The final home game of the Joker Phillips Era will be anticlimactic. The Wildcats are coming off a bye, which means they haven't scored a point since Oct. 27 against Missouri.

Key Players: Linebacker Avery Williamson ranks fifth nationally in tackles. Against Vanderbilt on Nov. 3, he had UK's first 20-tackle game since 2003.

Line: None.

Mike Strange

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