Around the SEC Week 11


TV Schedule Week of November 12

The National Football Foundation has released its weekly television schedule by conference. Please click here to see the schedule.

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Lil Lane Kiffin

“We’re Lil Wayne fans … Guess we’re getting a little street cred … the more we’re out there the better.”
(Coach Lil Lane Kiffin gloating about a profane lyric mentioning him in the song “Banned on TV” by rapper Lil Wayne)

“Lil Lane” probably got more “street cred” than he bargained for when three of his Tennessee players were arrested this week. Perhaps he can spin that into another recruiting gimmick.

No need to go into specifics about the arrests here, nor is there much reason for rival fans to gloat because it could happen anywhere and the lives of three young men are likely to be effectively ruined.

Still … with the way Lil Lane loves to needle other conference members, with the way he crowed about stealing coaches from other staffs, with the way he told a South Carolina recruit the kid would pump gas the rest of his life like everybody else in the Palmetto State, with the way he lied about firing a UT staff member who picked him up late at the airport, with the way he chided a Georgia recruit from Memphis for being a grandma’s boy, with the way he inferred the administration at Pahokee High School in Florida was dishonest, with the whole Tennessee “wild boys” schtick … well, let’s say not many people around the SEC feel much sympathy for Lil Lane right now.

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SEC Title Game

With the SEC Championship game all set, the month of November is anti-climactic for division races. Nonetheless, this week offers some pretty good matchups … Auburn at Georgia, Alabama at improving Miss State, Tennessee at Ole Miss in an Ed Orgeron homecoming, Florida vs. the Old Ball Coach at Columbia … not bad fare.

Be sure to check out Professor’s Picks Saturday morning to read pigskin prognostications for the SEC and select national games.

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Friday Special Pick

West Virginia at Cincinnati … the Bearcats continue to impress and remain the team most likely to claw into the BCS title game should the SEC teams and Texas falter. UC Coach Brian Kelly has done a masterful job with quarterbacks Tony Pike and Zack Collaros (making his fourth straight start in replace of the injured-but now recovered Pike). The WVU Mountaineers will not be a pushover. Last season’s game went into overtime before the Bearcats prevailed. May be that close again – with similar results. Professor’s Pick: Cincinnati

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League Leaders

With Alabama and Florida having sewn up the division races, here are team statistical leaders courtesy of the official weekly SEC press release.

SCORING OFFENSE (with national rank)

1. Arkansas (9) 35.6
2. Florida/Auburn (11) (tie) 35.0
4. Tennessee (23) 32.1
5. Alabama (29) 30.9
6. Ole Miss (38) 29.9
7. Georgia/Kentucky (62) (tie) 27.1
9. Miss. State (67) 26.9
10.LSU (73) 25.1
11.South Carolina (98) 21.3
12.Vanderbilt (111) 16.7

SCORING DEFENSE (with national rank)

1. Florida (1) 10.1
2. Alabama (6) 11.8
3. LSU (10) 13.4
4. Ole Miss (12) 15.8
5. Tennessee (26) 18.9
6. South Carolina (29) 20.4
7. Vanderbilt (45) 22.5
8. Kentucky (47) 22.7
9. Miss. State (64) 24.6
10.Georgia/Arkansas (71) (tie) 26.1
12.Auburn (80) 26.6

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Reviews and Previews

REVIEW: SEC RESULTS NOV. 7

Arkansas 33, South Carolina 16 (68,865 at Fayetteville)
Georgia 38, Tennessee Tech 0 (92,746 at Athens)
Kentucky 37, Eastern Kentucky 12 (67,053 Lexington)
Auburn 63, Furman 31 (81,506 at Auburn)
Alabama 24, LSU 15 (92,012 at Tuscaloosa)
Tennessee 56, Memphis 28 (94,636 at Knoxville)
Florida 27, Vanderbilt 3 (90,694 at Gainesville)
Ole Miss 38, Northern Arizona 14 (38,184 at Oxford)

THIS WEEK’S GAMES

Tennessee (5-4, 2-3) at Ole Miss (6-3, 2-3)
11 a.m. CT CBS Sports
Hollingsworth Field/Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)

Kentucky (5-4, 1-4) at Vanderbilt (2-8, 0-6)
11:21 a.m. CT SEC Network / ESPN360.com / ESPN GamePlan
Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773)

Florida (9-0, 7-0) at South Carolina (6-4, 3-4)
3:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports
Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)

Alabama (9-0, 6-0) at Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3)
6 p.m. CT ESPN
Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (55,082)

Auburn (7-3, 3-3) at Georgia (5-4, 3-3)
7 p.m. ET ESPN2
Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Louisiana Tech (3-6) at LSU (7-2, 4-2)
6 p.m. CT ESPNU
Tiger Stadium (92,400)

Troy (7-2) at Arkansas (5-4, 2-4)
6:30 p.m. CT CSS / ESPN360.com / ESPN GamePlan

PREVIEW: NOV. 21 SCHEDULE

Chattanooga at Alabama
Mississippi State at Arkansas
Florida International at Florida
Kentucky at Georgia
LSU at Ole Miss
Vanderbilt at Tennessee

*-Check local listings or The Campus Game next week for television/kickoff time for games in each market.

See you at kickoff – don’t forget Professor’s Picks!

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