SEC lunchtime links
November, 27, 2013
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN.com
We’re just a day away from Thanksgiving and the first SEC game of the week. It’s a good time to check out what’s going on around the league.
- Saturday’s Iron Bowl will feature two defenses that clamp down in the red zone.
- Auburn leads the SEC in rushing, but the Tigers are preparing to face the "best we've played" in Alabama's run defense.
- Missouri running back Henry Josey is closing in on 1,000 yards, a milestone many thought would never happen after he suffered a brutal knee injury two years ago.
- Connor Shaw will play his final home game Saturday, and win or lose he might go down as the best quarterback to ever play for South Carolina.
- LSU has several juniors who could leave early for the NFL draft, but head coach Les Miles hopes they learn from the draft mistakes of their predecessors.
- It was reported that Johnny Manziel would make a decision on whether or not he would declare for the 2014 NFL draft before Texas A&M’s bowl game, but Kevin Sumlin says he doesn’t know when that decision will come.
- Get to know Hutson Mason, Georgia’s new quarterback, in a Q&A with reporters.
- Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease might be coaching his last game this weekend, but he believes he deserves another chance with the Gators.
- Both Ole Miss and Mississippi State will attempt to lock down momentum in Thursday’s Egg Bowl.
- Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs remains "extremely confident" despite recent struggles.
Florida AD Jeremy Foley joins Finebaum
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State