Mississippi State at Georgia
1. “Both sets of Bulldogs are in precarious positions.”
2. Mississippi State needs big performances from their two defensive tackles – Josh Boyd and Fletcher Cox.
3. The problem for Georgia’s defense? Outside runs.
4. Georgia remembers last year’s loss in Starkville: “The cowbells stand out the most,” Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said. “Those things were loud.”
Auburn at South Carolina
5. The Tigers destroyed the Gameocks 52-17 in the SEC championship game last year, but South Carolina says this game is not about revenge.
6. South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd finally gets the chance to start his college career and is expected to contribute immediately.
8. Franklin Roosevelt was president the last time South Carolina beat Auburn.
Ole Miss at Fresno State
9. Houston Nutt: “This is the most important one of the year, without question.”
10. Of the last SEC eight schools to play in Pacific Time, they’re a combined 1-7 in their last appearance out west.
11. Keys for Ole Miss? Run the ball well and take the crowd out early.