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SEC Football Schedule, Week 7: LSU-Tennessee, Florida-Auburn And More

A rare weekend with no match-ups between ranked teams as the anticipation for LSU-Alabama grows.

Your Week 7 SEC schedule. All times EST.

South Carolina Gamecocks at Mississippi State Bulldogs, 12:21 Saturday, SEC Network/ESPN3: Now that Stephen Garcia is officially off the team, the Gamecocks offense is firmly in the hands of sophomore QB Connor Shaw. Shaw had an easy go of it against Kentucky last week, but playing Dan Mullen's Bulldogs in Starkville should give us a better indication of his ability. With games against Alabama and Arkansas still on their schedule, a loss here could mean a .500 season for Mississippi State.

LSU Tigers at Tennessee Volunteers, 3:30 Saturday, CBS: With QB Tyler Bray out for at least four weeks, the marquee Saturday game of the weekend might turn into another LSU massacre. The Tigers take their No. 1 ranking into Knoxville, where their fearsome defense will face Matt Simms of the Simms passing family, a senior transfer whose thrown 8 passes all season. Volunteer coach Derek Dooley said "no one will feel sorry for Tennessee" in a press conference this week. After Saturday, they might.

Alabama Crimson Tide at Ole Miss Rebels, 6:00 Saturday, ESPN2/ESPN3: The hot seat just continues to get warmer under Houston Nutt, as Nick Saban brings the Crimson Tide to the Grove. Nutt probably conjured up some tricks during the Rebels bye week, but he'll need miracles if he wants to beat Saban's well-oiled machine.

Florida Gators at Auburn Tigers, 7:00 Saturday, ESPN/ESPN3: Two struggling powers face off in a game to determine who will remain relevant in the SEC this season. Both lost any illusions of contention last weekend after they were blown out by LSU and Arkansas respectively. Florida will look for signs of improvement from any of their young QB's trying to replace Jeff Brantley, while Gene Chizik's defense continues to look vulnerable after giving up 38 points to the Razorbacks.

Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt Commodores, 7:00 Saturday, ESPN3: After an 0-2 start that had many questioning Mark Richt's job security, the Bulldogs have snuck back into the SEC East picture with a four-game winning streak. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, will enjoy the comforts of home after scoring a total of three points in two consecutive road losses to South Carolina and Alabama.

Check out SBNation for the full schedule of college football games this weekend.

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