Georgia (4-3, 3-2) vs. Florida (4-3, 3-2)
3:30 p.m. (CBS, WBTV)
This game has lost much of its luster with the recent woes of both teams (they’ve both lost two in a row). But the winner remains in the thick of the race in the East.
Tennessee (4-4, 1-3) at No. 10 Missouri (7-1, 3-1)
7 p.m. (ESPN)
Mizzou will need to bounce back after last week’s heartbreak against the Gamecocks. The Vols lost any momentum they had after beating South Carolina by being trounced by No. 1 Alabama. Vols quarterback Justin Worley, a Rock Hill Northwestern grad, won’t play after having surgery on an injured thumb earlier this week. He’ll be replaced by freshman Joshua Dobbs.
• First-year coach Gus Malzahn has quickly turned Auburn around. Malzhan has emphasized the running game with the seventh-ranked Tigers (7-1, 3-1), who are at Arkansas (3-5, 0-4) Saturday.
• Six SEC teams – Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana State and Texas A&M – are already bowl eligible. Two of them, Alabama and LSU, are off Saturday.
• Georgia running back Todd Gurley is expected to return against Florida after missing three games with a knee injury. That’s just in time for the reeling Bulldogs, who have lost to Vanderbilt and Missouri before taking last week off.
• Mizzou can’t afford another letdown. The Tigers would lose a tiebreaker to South Carolina if they both finish with two losses in the standings. The Gamecocks have Mississippi State and Florida left on their conference schedule; the Tigers still have to face Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi, as well as nationally ranked Texas A&M.
Number to know
14: Consecutive South Carolina victories at Williams-Brice Stadium (record is 15).
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