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Friday, February 26, 2010
Scouting the SEC's nonconference foes

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Ole Miss doesn’t have two FCS schools on its schedule in 2010 like it did a year ago. But the Rebels still aren’t going to win many points for schedule strength, either.

Anybody want to venture a guess on how many teams in the league don't have an FCS opponent on their schedule next season? The answer is one ... Vanderbilt. 

Here’s a statistical breakdown, including the 2009 records, of each school’s nonconference schedule next season:

ALABAMA

Sept. 4: San Jose State 2-10

Sept: 11: Penn State 11-2

Sept. 18: at Duke 5-7

Nov. 20: Georgia State 0-0 (first season)

Combined record: 18-19

Combined winning percentage: .486

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 1

Bowl teams: 1


ARKANSAS

Sept. 4: Tennessee Tech 6-5

Sept: 11: Louisiana-Monroe 6-6

Oct. 9: vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas) 6-7

Nov. 13: UTEP 4-8

Combined record: 22-26

Combined winning percentage: .458

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 1


AUBURN

Sept. 4: Arkansas State 4-8

Sept. 18: Clemson 9-5

Oct. 2: Louisiana-Monroe 6-6

Nov. 6: Chattanooga 6-5

Combined record: 25-24

Combined winning percentage: .510

FCS schools: 1  

Top 25 teams: 1   

Bowl teams: 1


FLORIDA

Sept. 4: Miami (Ohio) 1-11

Sept. 11: South Florida 8-5

Nov. 20: Appalachian State 11-3

Nov. 27: at Florida State 7-6 

Combined record: 27-25

Combined winning percentage: .519

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 2


GEORGIA

Sept. 4: Louisiana-Lafayette 6-6

Oct. 2: at Colorado 3-9

Nov. 6: Idaho State 1-10

Nov. 27: Georgia Tech 11-3

Combined record: 21-28

Combined winning percentage: .428

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 1

Bowl teams: 1


KENTUCKY

Sept. 4: at Louisville: 4-8

Sept. 11: Western Kentucky 0-12

Sept. 18: Akron 3-9

Nov. 6: Charleston Southern 6-5

Combined record: 13-34

Combined winning percentage: .276

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 0


LSU

Sept. 4: vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) 8-5

Sept. 25: West Virginia 9-4

Oct. 16: McNeese State 9-3

Nov. 13: Louisiana-Monroe 6-6

Combined record: 32-18

Combined winning percentage: .640

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 1

Bowl teams: 2


MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sept. 4: Memphis 2-10

Oct. 2: Alcorn State 3-6

Oct. 9: at Houston 10-4

Oct. 23: UAB 5-7

Combined record: 20-27

Combined winning percentage: .425

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 1


OLE MISS

Sept. 4: Jacksonville State 8-3 

Sept. 11: at Tulane 3-9  

Sept. 25: Fresno State 8-5 

Nov. 6: Louisiana-Lafayette 6-6

Combined record: 25-23

Combined winning percentage: .520 

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 1


SOUTH CAROLINA

Sept. 2: Southern Miss 7-6

Sept. 18: Furman 6-5

Nov. 20: Troy 9-4

Nov. 27: at Clemson 9-5

Combined record: 31-20

Combined winning percentage: .607

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 1

Bowl teams: 3


TENNESSEE

Sept. 4: Tennessee-Martin 5-6

Sept. 11: Oregon 10-3

Sept. 25: UAB 5-7

Nov. 6: at Memphis 2-10

Combined record: 22-26

Combined winning percentage: .458

FCS schools: 1

Top 25 teams: 1

Bowl teams: 1


VANDERBILT

Sept. 4: Northwestern 8-5

Oct. 2: at Connecticut 8-5

Oct. 9: Eastern Michigan 0-12

Nov. 27: Wake Forest 5-7

Combined record: 21-29

Combined winning percentage: .420

FCS schools: 0

Top 25 teams: 0

Bowl teams: 2