SEC Football This Week

Seven of the 11 games in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less ... MSU's Jackie Sherrill is 6-9-1 against Arkansas while Arkansas' Houston Nutt is 2-1 against State...

The Razorbacks are 3-0-1 in games played in the state of Arkansas (1-0 at Fayetteville; 2-0-1 at Little Rock) ... Averaging winning margin in series is 7.3 points per game ... In the 1998 game, Brian Hazelwood's 27-yard FG with 0:07 left gave the Bulldogs a 22-21 win and put MSU in the lead for the Western Division title and an eventual SEC Championship Game bid ... In last season's game, Arkansas need the MSU win and a win in the following game against LSU to become bowl eligible, making the Las Vegas Bowl.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS at OLE MISS REBELS

These two teams have met each year since 1966 ... The Bulldogs have won the last four meetings ... The last seven meetings have been decided by a total of 50 points and the largest margin during that time was last season 's UGA win ... In games played in Oxford, the Bulldogs lead, 7-5 ... 14 of the 39 meetings have been decided by seven points or less ... Georgia won 12 straight meetings between 1977-88 ... Since then, Georgia leads, 7-5 ... In last season's game, Georgia came back from a 14-0 second quarter deficit to defeat Ole Miss, 32-14 ... UGA's Musa Smith rushed for 144 yards while the Georgia defense held the Rebels to 242 total yards on 70 plays.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS at KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Tennessee has won the last 16 meetings in the series dating back to 1985 ... The Vols' current win streak is the longest in the history of the series ... Kentucky's last win over Tennessee came in 1984 at Knoxville (UK, 17-12) ... UT has scored more than 50 points in each of the last five meetings ... Last year, Tennessee scored 21 first-quarter points and held a 38-13 lead at the half ... QB Casey Clausen led the Vols, completing 19-of-24 passes for 362 yards and 4 TDs ... In games played in Lexington, the Vols lead, 30-13-3 ... Tennessee has won nine straight at Commonwealth Stadium ... The last UK win in Lexington came in 1981 (UK, 21-10).

CLEMSON TIGERS at SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

This will mark the 99th meeting in the series, tied for 13th most-played in NCAA history, and, at 93 games, the 4th longest uninterrupted rivalry in NCAA Division I-A ... Teams were members of the ACC from 1953-70 ... Clemson has won the last four meetings ... USC's Lou Holtz is 4-2 vs. Clemson and CU's Tommy Bowden is 2-0 vs. USC.

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE at AUBURN TIGERS

"The Iron Bowl" ... This meeting marks the 53rd between Alabama and Auburn since the rivalry was renewed in 1948 ... Every meeting between 1902 and 1988 was played at Birmingham's Legion Field ... This will mark the 6th meeting in Auburn ... The Tigers hold a 4-1 advantage in previous games "on the Plains" ... Last season's contest was the first since 1901 to be played in Tuscaloosa ... In games decided by seven points or less, the series is tied, 11-11-1 ... There have been five one-point games in the series, including two of the last five meetings (1996, 1997) ... Since 1956, at least one of the two teams have been ranked in the final AP poll.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES at FLORIDA GATORS

The Gators and Seminoles have played every year since 1958 ... Both teams have been ranked in the top 10 at gametime in each of the last 13 meetings ... FSU and UF are the only schools in the nation to rank in the Top 15 in the final polls in the last 11 sasons (1990-2000) ... Spurrier is 4-8-1 against FSU while Bowden is 15-1-1 against the Gators ... Teams played against each other in 1995 and 1997 Sugar Bowls.


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