• Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy has done a more-than-adequate job of replacing injured Jeff Driskel. But Murphy hasn’t seen a defense like LSU’s yet.
• Arkansas has lost three straight after winning its first three. New coach Bret Bielema has never faced South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier before.
• Seventh-ranked Georgia has injury problems as it prepares for No. 25 Missouri, the fourth ranked team the Bulldogs have faced this season. Running back Todd Gurley (ankle) is questionable and backup Keith Marshall (knee) is out for the season. Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley also hurt his knee last week against Tennessee and will miss the rest of the season.
• Could get ugly on the Plains, where Auburn (4-1) is host to Western Carolina (1-5).
Number to know
476.4: Yards per game by South Carolina’s offense, most through five games since 1962.
Three to watch
No. 14 South Carolina (4-1, 2-1) at Arkansas (3-3, 0-2), 12:21 p.m., WAXN, ch. 64
The Gamecocks have lost six of their past seven games in Fayetteville, Ark., so they sure be able to use defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who will be back from those sore ribs that kept him out of last week’s Kentucky game.
No. 17 Florida (4-1, 3-0) at No. 10 Louisiana State (5-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m., CBS, WBTV, ch. 3
The Gators defense allows 217 yards per game, which ranks second nationally and limits opponents to 65 yards on the ground. So LSU will likely need to go through the air with quarterback Zack Mettenberger.
No. 9 Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) at Mississippi (3-2, 1-2), 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Ole Miss has lost two straight – at Alabama and Auburn – and now gets a dose of the Aggies and QB Johnny Manziel. This is a tough stretch for the Rebels, who face LSU next week.
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