SEC Week 6 viewer's guide: Georgia, Tennessee in need of a win


All games are on Saturday.

Noon ET

New Mexico State at No. 14 Ole Miss, SEC Network

This game couldn’t come at a better time for Ole Miss. The Rebels are reeling a bit after a 38-10 loss to Florida last week and back-to-back weeks where they have struggled on offense. But in their previous two games against nonconference opponents, they have scored 70-plus points. So expect quarterback Chad Kelly and this offense to bounce back in a big way against New Mexico State, losers of 14 straight.

3:30 p.m. ET

No. 7 LSU at South Carolina, ESPN (in Baton Rouge, La.)

This game was supposed to be played at South Carolina, but because of flooding in the area, it was moved to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The Gamecocks will still be the "home team," but the environment will be anything but friendly. For Leonard Fournette, the game could be played on the moon and it wouldn't matter. The LSU sophomore has been unstoppable this season, and he has a chance to become the first FBS player to rush for 200 yards in four straight games since Tulane's Matt Forte in 2007.

No. 19 Georgia at Tennessee, CBS

Before the season, most people pegged this as the game that would decide the East. But we’re six weeks in and neither team is in first place. Georgia is coming off another major letdown against Alabama last week, and Tennessee is crumbling, having blown double-digit leads in three of its first five games. Something’s got to give. The psychological edge goes to the Bulldogs, who have won the past five meetings in this series, though the past four wins have come by eight points or fewer.

4 p.m. ET

Troy at Mississippi State, SEC Network

Dak Prescott has a chance to join some elite company this weekend. The Mississippi State quarterback needs two passing touchdowns to reach 50 in his career, and if he can do that, he’ll become only the third SEC player since 2000 to have at least 50 passing and 30 rushing touchdowns. The other two? Former Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel. Through the first five games, Prescott has thrown seven touchdowns and no interceptions.

7 p.m. ET

Arkansas at No. 8 Alabama, ESPN

It’s the year of the running back in the SEC, and this game features two good ones. Alabama’s Derrick Henry has a rushing touchdown in each of his past 10 games, the longest active streak in FBS. And with Jonathan Williams out, Arkansas junior Alex Collins has rushed for more than 150 yards in three straight games. If you’re a fan of tough, physical football, this is your game. Just look back at last year’s contest when the Crimson Tide escaped with a 14-13 victory.

7:30 p.m. ET

No. 11 Florida at Missouri, SEC Network

It’s the current SEC East leader versus the two-time division champion. For Missouri, the reigning champion, true freshman quarterback Drew Lock will start in place of the suspended Maty Mauk for the second straight week. He helped lead the Tigers to a win against South Carolina on Saturday. Florida, meanwhile, is coming off an impressive win against Ole Miss, thanks in large part to its own freshman quarterback, Will Grier. Nothing will come easy, though, as the game also features two of the conference’s top defenses.