Published October 18, 2012 - 9:50am
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We’ve already taken a gander at the top five schedules in the second half of the season. Now, let’s take a peek at the five best games down the stretch.
1. #1 Alabama at #6 LSU, November 3rd
Dubbed ‘the game of the century’ in 2011, it doesn’t exactly have the hype it had last season because the Tigers have already dropped a game. Nonetheless, this is the top game everyone is looking forward to. It will most likely feature a one-loss LSU against #1 Alabama at night in Tiger Stadium. LSU doesn’t lose at home, especially at night.
2. #7 South Carolina at #2 Florida, October 20th
Steve Spurrier heads back into The Swamp to try and wrap up an SEC East division crown with a win against the Gators. However, the Marcus Lattimore questions remain whether or not he’ll actually be healthy enough to tote the rock. Both teams are banged up with numerous injuries mounting, and we’ll find out which quarterback can make the most plays to eek out a victory. The winner certainly is the favorite to win the East.
3. #12 Mississippi State at #1 Alabama, October 27th
Well, hello, MSU. The Bulldogs will be 7-0 and possibly ranked in the top ten when they take a trip to play undefeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa next Saturday. Everyone wants to know whether MSU is a pretender or a real contender, and they’ll certainly find out against the #1 team in the country. Could there be a shocker in store?
4. #2 Florida vs. #11 Georgia, October 27th
The annual ‘World’s Largest Cocktail Party’ could be a bout to see who wins the SEC East division. If the Gators can get a win against South Carolina this weekend, it will be the deciding game in the East. The winner of Florida-Georgia will have the head-to-head victory, thrusting them into Atlanta to play the survivor of the West gauntlet.
5. #2 Florida at #14 Florida State, November 24th
This is really the only out-of-conference game worth worrying about. However, there could be BCS hopes either won or shattered, depending on how it all plays out. FSU will likely have only lost one game, and there’s a chance Florida could be undefeated. It feels like the old days when FSU and Florida would try and knock each other out of the national championship.