Published August 6, 2012 - 8:33am
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With a little over three weeks until the first SEC game of the season, here’s a primer for you.
Thursday, August 30th
South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 7 PM, ESPN
Is it too early to put the Gamecocks on upset alert?
Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech, 7:30 PM, ESPNU
Kevin Sumlin kicks off his TAMU tenure with kickoff in Shreveport, Louisiana, for the Aggies.
Friday, August 31st
Tennessee vs. NC State, 7:30 PM, ESPNU
The first game of the Chick-fil-A doubleheader gets started with an ole’ fashioned SEC-ACC matchup.
Saturday, September 1st
Buffalo vs. Georgia, 12:21 PM, SEC Network
Georgia will get a primer before heading to Missouri in week two.
Bowling Green at Florida, 3:30 PM, ESPN
Florida hasn’t played a 3:30 PM first game in a long, long time. Better stay hydrated in The Swamp.
Clemson vs. Auburn, 7 PM, ESPN
The second game in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff will feature a very good ACC team in Clemson and a hungry Auburn team with something to prove.
North Texas at LSU, 7 PM, ESPNU
This will be a snoozer for the Tigers. Zach Mettenberger can throw for half mile in his first game.
Jacksonville State at Arkansas, 7 PM, PPV
Arkansas will start the John L. Smith era out with an offensive fireworks show. The Hogs will run JSU out of the stadium.
Central Arkansas at Ole Miss, 7 PM, PPV
Hugh Freeze will have his guys ready to get his first win – and hopefully one of many – as the new Ole Miss head coach.
Jackson State at Mississippi State, 7 PM, Fox Sports Net
The Tyler Russell era takes over starting against Jackson State. He could be leading the SEC in passing after week one.
Southeastern Louisiana at Missouri, 7 PM, PPV
James Franklin to Dorial Green-Beckham is what every fan wants to hear in this opener. Make it happen, Coach Pinkel.
Michigan vs. Alabama, 8 PM, ABC
The biggest game of week one will feature two teams ranked in top 10, according the coaches. The whole country will be watching.
Sunday, September 2nd
Kentucky at Louisville, 3:30 PM, ESPN
The only SEC game of the day will sure get some onlookers, and Kentucky needs this game in the worst way.