Your Week 7 SEC schedule. All times EST.
Jacksonville St. Gamecocks at Kentucky Wildcats, 12:00 Saturday, ESPNU: In their three SEC games this year, Kentucky has been outscored 137-20. The good news is they had a bye week to prepare for Jacksonville State, a 5-1 team out of the Ohio Valley Conference ranked #8 in the FCS. The Gamecocks won't be intimidated by an SEC opponent; last year they beat Ole Miss 49-48 in double OT in the Grove. Basketball season can't come soon enough in the Bluegrass State.
Arkansas Razorbacks at Ole Miss Rebels, 12:21 Saturday, SEC Network/ESPN3: In what's increasingly looking like Houston Nutt's last run through the SEC, Arkansas fans have a chance to twist the knife deeper into the chest of their old coach. Since losing to Alabama four weeks ago, Bobby Petrino's Razorbacks have racked up impressive victories over Auburn and Texas A&M. Even if we discard the Heisman Trophy audition reel Nutt's defense helped Trent Richardson create last week, Ole Miss has been outscored 57-20 in SEC play this year.
Auburn Tigers at LSU Tigers, 3:30 Saturday, CBS: While it doesn't have the history of some of the SEC's traditional rivalries, the "Tiger Bowl" has become a fiercely contested game every year. It was Cam Newton's coming out party to a national audience last year, but new QB Clint Moseley is no Cam Newton and there's no worse place to make your first career start than in Death Valley against Les Miles' fearsome defense. However, the suspensions of Spencer Ware, Tyrann Mathieu and Theroid Brown could drastically alter the dynamic of this game.
Army Black Knights at Vanderbilt Commodores, 7:00 Saturday, ESPNU: Vanderbilt has made some significant strides under new coach James Franklin, especially at home, where they are coming off a narrow 33-28 loss to Georgia last week. They'll be looking for better play from the QB position, where Jordan Rodgers, younger brother of Aaron, went 4/19 for 47 yards and an interception last week. Army will present an interesting challenge, as they've rushed nearly 10 times for every pass they've thrown this season; they've already managed one BCS upset this year, beating Northwestern 21-14.
Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide, 7:15 Saturday, ESPN2/ESPN3: If Tennessee fans want to know how far they are from becoming a national power again, they can just look over the sidelines at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Nick Saban is 4-0 in the annual Third Saturday in October contest, although the last time the game was played in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide needed two blocked field goals to keep their national title hopes alive. Derek Dooley's Volunteers will need more luck than that playing without star QB Tyler Bray against an Alabama team whose average margin of victory this year is 32.7 points.