Another week is upon us. Even though a hurricane is trying to break up the party, the SEC is still playing football- mostly. Let’s breakdown what is happening in Week 3.
Let’s start with who isn’t playing. The South Carolina Gamecocks will not be playing as a result of Hurricane Florence. They were only playing Marshall so it likely won’t be rescheduled, but South Carolina fans still aren’t happy with the cancellation. As it stands, that is the only cancellation in the SEC, so let’s get on with those who are actually playing.
Before we get to the conference matchups, let’s talk about the teams who are playing what I like to call “record boosters” this week. Remember, all times listed are in Eastern Time.
The noon slate isn’t exactly exciting, but here is the information for each game. The Georgia Bulldogs are taking on Middle Tennessee- a game that should be a cakewalk for them. It has been moved up due to the weather, but not cancelled. They will play on ESPNews. Kentucky is taking on Murray State and Tennessee is taking on UTEP- both on the SEC Network.
With that, we move to the 2:30 slot- where Vanderbilt heads to South Bend to take on No. 8 Notre Dame. That game will be on NBC if anyone wants to watch what I think will be a slaughter of the Commodores.
At 3:30 on CBS, the Game of the Week is LSU vs. Auburn. That game may be the only competitive one this week, so you may want to check in to watch LSU’s trip to the Plains. At 4 pm, Florida takes on a Colorado State team that “upset” Arkansas a week ago. If that “record booster” isn’t your cup of tea, you can watch the Razorbacks face off against North Texas. Both games will be on SEC Network.
With that, we head into the night slots. At 7:00 PM on ESPN, the Alabama Crimson Tide heads to Vaught-Hemingway to take on the Ole Miss “Land Sharks.” Two games in and I still don’t know what a Land Shark is or if Ole Miss has a defense at all. If you are a Rebel fan, it may be best to just skip out on that one.
Three teams kick off at 7:30. Mississippi State plays ULL, a game that should feature both of the Bulldogs talented quarterbacks on ESPN2. The Texas A&M Aggies also host a team from the Bayou in Louisiana-Monroe on SEC Network. Finally, Drew Lock and the Mizzou Tigers head to Purdue, live on BTN.
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