• Georgia States game at Alabama marks the first time the teams have played since 2010, the first season in Panthers history. That one ended in a 63-7 Crimson Tide triumph. Alabama certainly wont feel the absence of suspended safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Coach Nick Saban hasnt said when hell reinstate Clinton-Dix, who violated team rules.
• That was quite a recovery by South Carolinas Connor Shaw, who probably will keep it conservative and stay in the pocket against Kentucky. No need to get hurt again in what should be a relatively easy game.
• First-year coach Mark Stoops has quickly discovered how difficult it is to win at Kentucky. The football culture in Lexington is so toxic that Stoops was already ripping his players after practice earlier this week for lack of effort. He also said the 21 points South Carolina is favored by arent enough.
• The best game of the day actually might be in Starkville, Miss., where Mississippi State hosts No. 10 LSU. The Bulldogs are another team that has had trouble settling on a starting quarterback its between Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott. Coach Dan Mullen said Russell will start against the Tigers.
Number to know
0 Interceptions thrown by South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw.
Three to watch
Kentucky (1-3, 0-1) at No. 13 South Carolina (3-1, 1-1)
7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)
Shaw, who sprained his shoulder last week against Central Florida, will start against the Wildcats. Kentuckys QB situation is far less settled, with Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow competing for time.
No. 6 Georgia (3-1, 2-0) at Tennessee (2-2, 0-1)
3:30 p.m. (CBS, WBTV, Ch. 3)
The Volunteers are wearing their smokey gray uniforms for this game. Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray was superb against Louisiana State last week and shouldnt miss a beat against Tennessee.
Arkansas (3-2, 0-1) at No. 18 Florida (3-1, 2-0)
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Gators lead the nation in rushing defense. Arkansas, led by Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams, averages 237 yards on the ground, good for 21st nationally.
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