Arkansas at Missouri
When: 2:30 p.m. Friday
Records: Arkansas (6-5, 3-4 SEC), Missouri (5-6, 2-5)
The series: Missouri leads 9-4
The lowdown: Raheim Sanders’ career-high 238 yards rushing in last week’s 42-27 win over Ole Miss ranks fourth in Arkansas history. Darren McFadden has the record with 321 vs. South Carolina in 2007. … With Ole Miss having two 200-yard rushers, last week’s game was the second in NCAA FBS history to have three 200-yard rushers. Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic did it Nov. 26, 2016. … Cody Schrader ran for two touchdowns and Luther Burden III caught two TD passes in Missouri’s 45-14 win over New Mexico State last week. … Since the two became SEC rivals and started meeting annually in 2014, Mizzou has won six of the eight games. … Despite a lack of deep history but with a 300-mile common border between the states, the matchup has adopted a name: the Battle Line Rivalry.
Florida at No. 16 Florida State
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Records: Florida (6-5), FSU (8-3)
The series: Florida leads 37-26-2
The lowdown: UF quarterback Anthony Richardson was 25-of-42 passing for 400 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in last week’s 31-24 loss at Vanderbilt. … The Gators marched off 45 rushing yards on 21 attempts vs. the Commodores. Florida had recorded 12 straight 100-yard rushing games. … Daejon Reynolds (165 yards) and Justin Shorter (106) each caught eight passes. … Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis threw for 127 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in the first half of last week’s 49-17 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. He did not play in the second half. … Travis ranks 11th in FSU history in both career rushing touchdowns (22) and career passing touchdowns (42). … The Seminoles have won four straight games by at least 25 points, their longest such streak since a nine-gamer in their national championship 2013 season. … The Gators have won three straight in the series.
Georgia Tech at No. 1 Georgia
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Records: Georgia Tech (5-6), Georgia (11-0)
The series: Georgia leads 69-41-5
The lowdown: The rivalry is called “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.” The Georgia Tech fight song does include the lyrics “To Hell with Georgia” and “We’ll drop our battle axe on Georgia’s head.” … Empty words considering UGA has won four straight in the series, 10 of 12 and 17 of 20. … The Bulldogs won 45-0 last year for the first shutout in the series since Tech’s 6-0 victory in 1969. UGA’s last shutout was 7-0 in 1964. … Georgia’s 45-point victories each of the last two seasons are the largest margins in the rivalry since Tech 48, UGA 0 in 1943. … With last week’s 16-6 win at Kentucky, Georgia finished an 8-0 SEC record for a second straight year. The only two previous teams to do that were Alabama (2008-9) and Florida (1995-6). … UGA’s 2022 senior class has matched the school record for wins. The seniors are 45-5. Last year’s seniors went 45-8. … Tech’s Keion White had four tackles for loss, including three sacks, in last week’s 21-17 win at North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets scored the game’s final 21 points. … Tech is 2-11-1 all-time vs. No. 1 teams. The wins? Over Virginia in 1990 and Alabama in 1962. … It’s the fourth straight year the Yellow Jackets have played a No. 1 team. The finals: Clemson 52-14 in 2019, Clemson 73-7 in 2020 and Georgia 45-0 last year.
South Carolina at No. 7 Clemson
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Records: South Carolina (7-4), Clemson (10-1)
The series: Clemson leads 72-42-4
The lowdown: Clemson has won seven straight against the Gamecocks in the Palmetto Bowl. Each of the last five have been by at least 21 points. … The seven straight wins ties for the longest in series history. Clemson also did it from 1934-40. … USC’s longest win streak vs. Clemson was a five-gamer from 2009-13. … South Carolina’s 63 points in last week’s upset of then-No. 5 Tennessee were the most scored by an unranked team against a Top 5 squad. … Someone pass the hat: The Gamecocks drew a $100,000 fine for their fans storming the field after vanquishing the Vols. … USC’s Spencer Rattler was 30-of-37 passing for a career-high 438 yards and a school-record six touchdowns. … The Gamecocks totaled 606 yards offense, their most vs. an SEC team since 625 in 2014, also vs. Tennessee. … Clemson scored a last-minute touchdown to pull out a 40-10 win over Miami last week. … The Tigers have reached 10 wins for the 19th time in school history, including 12 straight under coach Dabo Swinney. … Clemson has won 40 straight home games.
Old Dominion at South Alabama
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Records: Old Dominion (3-8, 2-5 Sun Belt), South Alabama (9-2, 6-1)
The series: First meeting
The lowdown: USA’s six conference wins are the most in school history. … The Jags, with a win and a Troy loss, clinch the Sun Belt West Division championship and a berth in the league’s title game. … Carter Bradley threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, helping South rally for a 27-20 win at Southern Miss last week. … Devin Volsin recovered an onside kick with 10 seconds left to seal it. Twin brother Jaden Volsin was credited with 17 tackles and had an interception. … Freshman Braylon McReynolds posted his first 100-yard rushing game, including a 64-yard play on the game’s opening drive. He finished with 189 all-purpose yards. … Old Dominion marked its fifth straight loss last week, 27-14 at Appalachian State. … Monarchs linebacker Jason Henderson, 25 tackles shy of the FBS single-season record, is questionable due to injury. Texas Tech’s Lawrence Flugence has the record with 193 in a 14-game 2002. … ODU ranks 116th in the FBS in total defense.
Louisville at Kentucky
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Records: Louisville (7-4), Kentucky (6-5)
The series: Kentucky leads 18-15
The lowdown: UK coach Mark Stoops has received a contract extension that will boost his annual salary to $8.6 million and run through June 2031. He signed it this month, one day before the Wildcats’ loss to Vanderbilt. … Kentucky is coming off a 16-6 home loss to Georgia and is trying to avoid a three-game losing streak. … Louisville’s Jawhar Jordan posted his second career 100-yard rushing game with 105 yards in last week’s 25-10 win over North Carolina State. … Since the two became annual rivals in 1994, Louisville has a 15-12 series lead. (They didn’t play in 2020 due to COVID.) … In the last three meetings, all UK wins, Kentucky has outscored the Cardinals 153-44.
UAB at Louisiana Tech
When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Records: UAB (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA), La. Tech (3-8, 2-5)
The series: Louisiana Tech leads 6-4
The lowdown: UAB, with a win, will be eligible for a bowl for a seventh straight season. … DeWayne McBride, with a season-low 34 yards in last week’s 41-10 loss at LSU, moved to second on UAB’s single-season list. He has 1,441 yards, 146 shy of Jordan Howard in 2014. … The 31-point loss to LSU was UAB’s worst of the season. The Blazers’ previous five losses were by a combined 27 points. … La. Tech’s Marquis Crosby ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 26-21 loss at Charlotte. … The Bulldogs have the 127th worst defense in the 131-team FBS, allowing 466.2 yards per game. Salute to Charlotte (483.8), Georgia Southern (484.1), Colorado (495.9) and South Florida (513.8).
Arkansas State at Troy
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Records: Arkansas State (3-8, 1-6 Sun Belt), Troy (9-2, 6-1)
The series: Arkansas State leads 10-7
The lowdown: Troy can clinch the Sun Belt West Division championship and a berth in the league’s title game. … The Trojans are seeking the 13th 10-win season in school history, but it would be the first for a first-year coach. … Before Jon Sumrall, the school’s winningest first-year coach was Charlie Bradshaw, who was 8-1-1 in 1976. … The Trojans’ eight-game win streak is their longest since starting the 1999 season 9-0. … Kimani Vidal’s 242 yards rushing in last week’s 34-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe rank second in school history. Eddie Brundidge had 244 yards vs. Virginia Union in 1986. … Vidal carried 29 times, including on all 11 of Troy’s fourth-quarter offensive plays. … Arkansas State lost 16-13 at Texas State last week on Seth Keller’s 29-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining. The kick caromed off the right upright. … The Red Wolves have lost five of six, beating only woeful UMass.
No. 6 LSU at Texas A&M
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Records: LSU (9-2, 6-1 SEC), A&M (4-7, 1-6)
The series: LSU leads 35-22-3
The lowdown: LSU’s Jayden Daniels was 22-of-29 passing for 297 yards and a touchdown and ran for 129 yards and a score in last week’s 41-10 win over UAB. … Malik Nabers had a career-high seven catches for 129 yards. … Brian Kelly-coached teams have won 19 straight November games. … LSU held UAB to 48 yards rushing. The Blazers entered with a 247.1-yard average. … Texas A&M finally tasted sweet victory last week, beating woeful UMass 20-3 to snap a six-game losing streak. … The Aggies have still lost six straight SEC games. They last lost seven league games in 1970 in the Southwest Conference for a coach named Gene Stallings. … Since the two became SEC rivals and started meeting annually, LSU has won eight of 10 games. Both A&M wins were the last two games in College Station, including 2018’s 74-72 seven-overtime epic.