Week 7 in the SEC

October, 8, 2012
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Here's a quick primer for Week 7 in the SEC:

Auburn (1-4) at Ole Miss (3-3), 12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network: Ole Miss is coming off of a heartbreaking home loss to Texas A&M, while Auburn had absolutely nothing in the tank against Arkansas. The Rebels will be very upset heading into this one and will be looking to end that 16-game SEC losing streak. Plus, it's homecoming in Oxford. Major pride is on the line for an Auburn team that just can't move the ball to save its life right now.

No. 1 Alabama (5-0) at Missouri (3-3), 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS: The Tigers are banged up both mentally and physically. Now, they are without their starting quarterback and have to play the best team in the country. Making matters worse, the Tide are coming off of a bye and refreshed. Corbin Berkstresser will have to show the utmost poise this weekend or it could be a very long night for the Tigers Saturday.

No. 4 Florida (5-0) at Vanderbilt (2-3), 6 p.m. ET, ESPNU: The Gators are hot after that win over LSU in the Swamp, but you have to wonder how much emotion was spent by this team over the weekend. But Vanderbilt is a team fighting to get to six wins and make it back to a bowl game. The Commodores walked out of Missouri's house with a win and it would be silly for Florida to overlook Vandy. This one has trap game written all over it.

Kentucky (1-5) at Arkansas (2-4), 7 p.m. ET, FSN: The Razorbacks finally saw their defense come together in a big win over Auburn. Yes, Auburn's offense barely has a pulse, but Arkansas has to feel much better about this unit. Now, the Razorbacks get a Kentucky team that has major offensive injuries and there are issues across the board with this team. All of a sudden, Arkansas' bowl hopes are still alive.

No. 3 South Carolina (6-0) at No. 9 LSU (5-1), 8 p.m. ET, ESPN: Things on LSU's offense just aren't working right now. Zach Mettenberger hasn't shown much poise in the pocket since the Washington game. The Tigers crossed the 50-yard line just once in the second half against Florida. Now, they have to play the SEC's third-best defense. The Gamecocks smothered Georgia's high-flying offense over the weekend and will be riding high down to Baton Rouge. Also, Marcus Lattimore had to be happy with what he saw from Florida's run game against LSU.

Tennessee (3-2) at No. 19 Mississippi State (5-0), 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2: This will be a fun matchup between Mississippi State's secondary and Tennessee's wide receivers. We know the Vols can sling it around, but the Bulldogs are equipped with league's best corner tandem in Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay. This is a must win for Tennessee or Derek Dooley's hot seat might explode, while Mississippi State knows that if it's going to truly get respect, it has to get a signature win like this one.

No. 22 Texas A&M (4-1) at No. 23 Louisiana Tech (5-0), 9:15 p.m., ET, ESPNU: The Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country right now, but Louisiana Tech has been pretty impressive thus far. Remember, this game was supposed to be played at the beginning of the season, but Hurricane Isaac postponed it. There is a lot more excitement surrounding this game now with both teams playing as well as they are. Texas A&M is coming off of that comeback win at Ole Miss, but has to clean things up against a solid Bulldogs team.

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