The SEC’s November schedules are going to be action-packed. Several teams play incredible November schedules, and there are some sexy, high-profile bouts.
Of course, we’ll all watch every single minute of SEC football action, but these five games stand out in November, all of which are conference games:
1. Nov. 9: LSU at Alabama
Surprise! November’s best game is between SEC West powers LSU and Alabama. Let’s not forget that LSU beat the Tide at home two years ago en route to an SEC Championship and national championship berth. Nonetheless, November is already a taxing month on football players – bodies are tired and physically worn down. This is usually the most physical game of the entire season. Get your mind right.
2. Nov. 2: Florida vs. Georgia
The Florida-Georgia rivalry has taken a new twist the last couple years. Georgia has won two straight games for the first time since the late 80’s, and Will Muschamp is winless at 0-6 for his career in the rivalry as a player and a coach. He vowed to end the streak this year, and Florida knows in order to win the East, victory must be had in Jacksonville.
3. Nov. 23: Texas A&M at LSU
Texas A&M still has some hard feelings over this one last year. Unknown at the time, had the Aggies taken care of business against the Tigers at Kyle Field, they would have won the SEC West. Johnny Manziel and Kevin Sumlin will be licking their chops for this one, because Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery are now gone. LSU could have a tougher time corralling Manziel and company in 2013.
4. Nov. 16: Florida at South Carolina
I have a sneaking suspicion that South Carolina takes the East if they beat Florida. The Gamecocks have the most favorable schedule compared to Florida and Georgia, and Steve Spurrier could have his best team yet in Columbia. USC is hungry for the East crown, but don’t count Florida out just yet. They were warriors on the road last year. This game should hold the keys to the SEC East’s representation in Atlanta.
5. Nov. 30: Clemson at South Carolina
The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is usually a great one. Spurrier owns Clemson, won the last four and has Dabo squirming. Last year the Gamecocks beat Clemson with a backup quarterback, a backup running back and a point guard at wide receiver. I wonder how USC wins 2013’s showdown?
6. Nov. 30: FSU at Florida
Florida’s win in Tallahassee was arguably their most impressive win last season. If not for falling asleep in the third quarter, Florida would have absolutely thumped the Noles. It was arguably Jeff Driskel’s best game as a quarterback, and doing it in Doak Campbell made it even sexier. Now, it trends back to The Swamp, where FSU won an ugly one in 2011. The Gators have won seven of the last 10.
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