Arkansas at Auburn
WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Jordan-Hare Stadium (87, 451), Auburn, Ala.
LAST WEEK: Arkansas lost to Texas A&M, 58-10; Auburn was idle.
RECORDS: Arkansas 1-4, 0-2 SEC; Auburn 1-3, 0-2).
SERIES: Auburn leads, 11-9-1.
LAST MEETING: Auburn won 38-14 in 2011.
NOTES: The Southeastern Conference’s two biggest disappointments meet with one win apiece. “We’re in a desperate situation for a win and I think everybody knows that,” Razorbacks receiver Cobi Hamilton said.... Arkansas lost its first two league games by a combined 110-10. ... Auburn ranks 114th nationally in passing offense, averaging 145 yards a game. Arkansas’ defense is allowing 349 yards a game through the air, ranking 117th. ... Auburn is without suspended wide receiver Quan Bray. That leaves Emory Blake and tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen as the primary receivers.
WHEN: 11:21 a.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Commonwealth Stadium (67, 942), Lexington, Ky.
LAST WEEK: Mississippi State was idle; Kentucky lost to South Carolina, 38-17.
RECORDS: Mississippi State 4-0, 1-0 SEC; Kentucky 1-4, 0-2.
SERIES: Kentucky leads, 21-18.
LAST MEETING: Mississippi State won 28-16 in 2011.
NOTES: The Bulldogs rank in the top 15 in several defensive categories, including first in turnover margin (plus 13). State’s defense is 13th in scoring (13.2 points per game), 18th in pass efficiency (99.6) and 40th overall (350 yards). ... Freshmen Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles will rotate at quarterback for the Wildcats with starter Maxwell Smith sidelined due to an ankle injury. ... State’s offense is averaging nearly 400 yards a game with a balanced attack. Quarterback Tyler Russell is averaging about 215 passing yards, just 30 more than Mississippi State is averaging with its ground game. LaDarius Perkins (395 yards, five TDs) leads State’s running game.
Vanderbilt at Missouri
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Memorial Stadium (71, 004), Columbia, Mo.
LAST WEEK: Vanderbilt was idle; Missouri beat Central Florida, 21-16.
RECORDS: Vanderbilt 1-3, 0-2; Missouri 3-2, 0-2.
SERIES: Missouri leads, 2-1-1.
LAST MEETING: Vanderbilt won 12-8 in 1958.
NOTES: The schools have only played four times and last met more than 50 years ago, though they first squared off in 1895. ... The Tigers lost lopsided conference games to No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 South Carolina, both by 21-point margins. ... Missouri will be without wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, one of five freshmen suspended one game after a Wednesday night campus drug bust.
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium (60, 580), Oxford, Miss.
TV : ESPNU.
LAST WEEK: Texas A&M beat Arkansas, 58-10; Ole Miss lost to Alabama, 33-14.
RECORDS: Texas A&M 3-1, 1-1; Ole Miss 3-2, 1-2.
SERIES: Texas A&M leads, 4-0.
NOTES: Aggies defensive end Damontre Moore has been one of the SEC’s most productive defensive players this season, with 10½ tackles for a loss, including six sacks. ... Redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel continued his torrid start to the season, completing 29 of 38 passes for 453 yards and three touchdowns last week against the Razorbacks. ... Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace has started all five games this season, throwing for 840 yards and seven touchdowns, but has five of his six interceptions in losses to Alabama and Texas. Backup Barry Brunetti has been effective in limited playing time, completing 19 of 27 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown.
Georgia at South Carolina
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium (80, 250), Columbia, S.C.
LAST WEEK: Georgia beat Tennessee, 51-44; South Carolina beat Kentucky, 38-17.
RECORDS: Georgia 5-0, 3-0; South Carolina, 5-0, 3-0.
SERIES: Georgia leads, 46-16-2.
NOTES: Georgia ranks first in the SEC in rushing offense (250.4 yards per game) and total offense (536.00) and ranks second in scoring offense (48.20). ... It’s the first time Georgia and South Carolina have played when both teams were ranked in the top 10. ... The Gamecocks are sixth nationally in scoring defense (11.2 points per game) and seventh in rushing defense (77.6 yards per game). South Carolina also added seven sacks to the stat sheet, with seven players getting involved. ... The Gamecocks have 22 sacks through five games, and the 4.4 sacks per game rank second in the nation (behind Tulsa’s 5.2). Jadeveon Clowney has a team-high 5.5 sacks.
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