Arkansas Razorbacks at Mississippi State Bulldogs: We have an upset alert in Starkville, as #22 Mississippi State leads #13 Arkansas at halftime, 21-17. We’re not just on upset alert, we’re in total Bizarro World: State QB Chris Relf is actually having a better day than Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett — more yards (136 to 103) and a better completion percentage — while Arkansas has a slight edge in rushing thanks to Knile Davis’ 135 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. In the first quarter, Davis had what is so far the game’s leading candidate for ESPN’s top plays of the week with a 62-yard touchdown sprint.
Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Commodores: The Vols haven’t had quite the offensive success that either of the previous two teams have had, but they’ve done enough on both sides of the ball to carry a 14-3 lead into intermission. QB Tyler Bray has tossed his first pick in three weeks, but he’s also thrown both of UT’s touchdown passes. The Tennessee defense, meanwhile, has held Vandy to only 124 total yards in the first half.