Three to watch
No. 12 South Carolina (2-1) at Central Florida (3-0)
Noon, ABC (WSOC-TV, Ch. 9)
Both teams are coming off open dates, with the Knights now on the fringes of the Top 25 after upsetting Penn State 34-32 two weeks ago. South Carolina’s offense rolled up 579 yards in total offense against Vanderbilt on Sept. 14.
No. 10 Texas A&M (3-1, 0-1) at Arkansas (3-1, 0-0)
7 p.m., ESPN2
The Johnny Manziel-led Aggies offense is averaging 602 yards per game, which ranks fifth nationally. The Razorbacks have gotten a strong start from freshman running back Alex Collins, who has already rushed for 481 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 1-0) at Kentucky (1-2, 0-0)
7 p.m., ESPNU
The Gators have a chance to get a leg up in the SEC’s Eastern Division with a victory against the Wildcats and a Georgia loss to Louisiana State. Tyler Murphy, in for injured Jeff Driskel, takes over as Florida’s starting quarterback. To make things more difficult, Florida defensive end Dominique Easley tore his ACL in practice Tuesday and is out for the year.
Number to know
26 Consecutive victories by Florida against Kentucky.
• South Carolina hasn’t played well in the second half of its past two games. The Gamecocks were tied with Georgia 24-24 at halftime before losing 41-30, and nearly blew a 28-0 lead against Vanderbilt before eventually winning 35-25.
• Saturday’s game against Florida kicks off a brutal stretch for Kentucky, which plays at South Carolina on Oct. 5, then hosts No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 12.
• Missouri is 3-0 and plays a fourth nonconference game Saturday against Arkansas State. The Tigers play eight consecutive SEC games after this.
• Justin Worley (Rock Hill Northwestern High) has the starting quarterback job back at Tennessee, which will host South Alabama.
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