SEC’s easiest November schedules


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No game in the SEC is ‘easy’, but some teams definitely have easier opponents in November than others. So, let’s call them more favorable or less difficult.

Particularly in November, bodies are worn down and the effects of a full season starts to take its toll on players. But championships are won or lost in November.

Here are the SEC’s most favorable November schedules:

1. Ole Miss Rebels

Overall schedule Rank: #9
Non-conference rank: #12

  • Nov. 2 – Bye
  • Nov. 9 – Arkansas
  • Nov. 16 – Troy
  • Nov. 23 – Missouri
  • Nov. 28 – at Mississippi State

Ole Miss Buzz: The Rebels draw a very favorable schedule to end college football’s last month. They get a week off before hosting three straight opponents in Arkansas, Troy and Missouri, and none of the three made a bowl game in 2012. To close things out, the Rebels travel to Starkville to defend last year’s Egg Bowl Trophy win.

2. Tennessee Volunteers

Overall schedule Rank: #4
Non-conference rank: #8

  • Nov. 2 – at Missouri
  • Nov. 9 – Auburn
  • Nov. 16 – Bye
  • Nov. 23 – Vanderbilt
  • Nov. 30 – at Kentucky

Vols Buzz: While Tennessee’s schedule is pretty brutal the first two months, the Vols have the second easiest schedule in November. Three of the four teams didn’t go bowling, while Vanderbilt could be the deciding game in whether or not Tennessee will go bowling in ‘13.

3. Texas A&M

Overall schedule Rank: #13
Non-conference rank: #10

  • Nov. 2 – UTEP
  • Nov. 9 – Mississippi State
  • Nov. 16 – Bye
  • Nov. 23 – at LSU
  • Nov. 30 – at Missouri

Aggies Buzz: November will be the tale-tell in whether or not Texas A&M escapes the season undefeated or with one loss. The biggest game of the year comes against Alabama, but traveling to LSU will be brutal, too. But games against UTEP, MSU and Missouri should help the Aggies close out November with at least three wins.

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