1. How long ago was Auburn’s last SEC victory? 686 days ago against Ole Miss when Gus Malzahn was still offensive coordinator.
2. So far this season, 71% of Auburn’s offense has been dedicated to the run.
3. Victory for Missisippi State would be a milestone day. Bulldogs haven’t won at Auburn since 1999 and haven’t won back-to-back games against the Tigers since 2000.
4. Who will be at quarterback tonight for Mississippi State? “The only people who know the answer is the MSU medical staff and training staff.”
Vanderbilt at South Carolina
5. With details emerging about the rape case at Vanderbilt, does the university owe its fans an explanation as to why starting quarterback Austin Carta-Samuels and reserve tight end Dillon van der Wal are still on the team?
6. Chance for South Carolina to begin removing the sting from the loss at Georgia. “Everyone’s angry. We want to take it out on someone else.”
7. If recent history is a guide, this should be a close game.
8. Vanderbilt coach James Franklin on his SEC mentors: “When I go to SEC meetings I try to sit between (LSU coach) Les Miles and Steve Spurrier.”
Kent State at LSU
9. LSU looks to run the ball and give some younger players some time on the field.
10. Why this game has generated so little talk: “The reason is about 65 percent the SI series and how it impacts then-OSU coach Les Miles and about 35 percent the fact that LSU is playing Kent State.”
Ole Miss at Texas
11. The game of the century in College Station and chaos in Austin. Texas denies report that AD Deloss Dodds is stepping down at the end of the year.
12. Based on what happened to the Longhorns against BYU, is Ole Miss in a position “to run wild on the Longhorns”?
13. Texas quarterback David Ash will reportedly miss the game. Expect Case McCoy to be the Longhorns quarterback tonight.
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14. Here’s the MrSEC game previews and predictions for all the action this weekend.