No. 1 Alabama has the week off, but there’s plenty to watch around the SEC without the Crimson Tide dominating yet another opponent.
So whether you’re partaking in the World’s Largest Cocktail Party in Jacksonville, posted at the bar in your school colors or sneaking a peek at the games between Saturday chores, enjoy these SEC prop bets to make the day even more intriguing.
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Kentucky at Missouri (Noon, SEC Network)
Combined total yards — Kentucky and Missouri
Missouri has no defense and allowed 595 yards to Middle Tennessee. Kentucky has the playmakers to surpass that number and force Missouri to keep up. The Wildcats won some games earlier in the season with just 17 and 20 points, but in a win over Mississippi State last week they posted 40 points and appear to be clicking offensively. This one has the potential to light up all the bulbs on the scoreboard.
No. 14 Florida vs. Georgia (3:30 p.m., CBS)
Will Georgia QB Jacob Eason throw more touchdowns or interceptions?
Equal number +115
The Bulldogs, despite having arguably the best running back duo in the SEC with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, have given Eason plenty of opportunities as a passer. The freshman is averaging nearly 30 pass attempts per game but has thrown just 5 interceptions. The Florida defense is tied for the conference lead with 10 interceptions and likely can’t wait to see the freshman QB.
Samford at Mississippi State (3:30 p.m., SEC Network)
More rushing yards — Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald or RB Malik Dear
Fitzgerald has been the biggest factor in the Bulldogs run game this season, but Dear broke out last week against Kentucky with 77 rushing yards. The case for concern around Dear is that 45 of those yards came on one run. Dan Mullen may try to save Fitzgerald for a tough four-game stretch after this one, but Samford is ranked 16th in the FCS, so Fitzgerald may have to work harder than he hopes.
No. 15 Auburn at Ole Miss (7:15 p.m., SEC Network)
Rushing yards — Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway
Auburn loves to run the ball with Pettway. The 240-pound sophomore rushed for 192 yards in a 56-3 demolition of Arkansas last week and is itching to face an Ole Miss defense that got ripped by LSU’s Leonard Fournette last week and is allowing a league-worst 226.9 rushing yards per game. Pettway will get plenty of work regardless of how the game flows. He carried the ball 27 times against the Razorbacks in a blowout and 39 times in a slightly closer game against Mississippi State one game prior. It’s only a matter of time before Pettway gets his first career 200-yard game.
No. 18 Tennessee at South Carolina (7:15 p.m., ESPN2)
More passing yards — Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs or South Carolina QB Jake Bentley
Tennessee is coming into this game with two weeks to lick its wounds from a 49-10 loss to Alabama. The Volunteers need to win every game to keep their hopes of an appearance in the SEC championship game alive. But will they do it on the ground or through the air against the Gamecocks? South Carolina is more vulnerable on the ground and Tennessee has the backs to exploit that weakness, build a big lead and force Bentley to put the ball in the air. But Will Muschamp has made it clear he’s not married to a QB. If Bentley struggles against an SEC defense led by Derek Barnett, the freshman may be replaced by Perry Orth or Brandon McIlwain.
New Mexico State at No. 9 Texas A&M (7:30 p.m.,ESPN U)
Total touchdowns — Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight
Texas A&M isn’t totally out of the College Football Playoff after losing to Alabama, but it needs to pile up the style points the rest of the way to have a shot. Saturday against New Mexico State is the perfect opportunity to bounce back and put 60 on the scoreboard. The visiting Aggies allow nearly 42 points per game and gave up 62 against Kentucky earlier in the season. And the Wildcats don’t have a playmaker like Knight on their roster.