SEC lunchtime links
October, 10, 2013
By David Ching | ESPN.com
Here are some of today's headlines from around the SEC.
- Florida's defensive backs versus LSU's receivers might be the key matchup to watch on Saturday.
- Nick Saban reflects on his first championship team, the 2003 LSU squad which will be honored in Baton Rouge this weekend during the Florida game.
- Tailback Todd Gurley was unable to practice at Georgia on Wednesday.
- Texas A&M led the nation in third-down efficiency last season and it's doing even better this year.
- Receiver Jarvis Landry was limited in Wednesday's practice, but LSU coach Les Miles still hopes he will play Saturday against Florida.
- NOLA.com picks five Florida players to watch in the Florida-LSU game.
- Gus Malzahn said “there's a chance” that injured quarterback Nick Marshall will not play in Auburn's game against Western Carolina on Saturday.
- Michael Sam is setting the tone for Missouri's defensive line.
- South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper has been happy to switch from defensive back to receiver.
- Kentucky is bracing for a severe challenge from AJ McCarron and Alabama's passing game.
- SEC Week 7 preview and predictions from Athlon.
- Ole Miss safety Trae Elston reflects on the “what-if” moment when he could have hit Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to prevent a touchdown in last season's narrow loss to the Aggies.
- This week's assignment for Mississippi State's defense: Bowling Green's physical running game.
Intriguing SEC bowl games
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
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