We could start with inferior questions, such as: Will Georgia score its first blowout win of the season against Louisiana-LaFayette, but such questions seem inconsequential this week with bigger games on the agenda.

Sorry Dawgs fans and Aggies fans, but the outcomes of your team’s games Saturday are pretty much already determined.

Here are the 10 burning questions for Week 12 in the SEC:

1. On Tuesday, oddsshark.com listed LSU as a 14-point favorite against SEC East foe Florida in a game moved to Baton Rouge. The game is expected to be a defensive struggle, and there are little questions about LSU’s defense after the team held both Alabama and Arkansas’ potent offenses to 10 points each.

The big question for LSU is: How will the offense look against one of the SEC’s best defensive units? Specifically the LSU running game, which could feature a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice by season’s end.

Among SEC defenses, it’s hard to argue Alabama and LSU aren’t at the top, but Florida is probably the next best thing. The Gators showed signs of breaking against Tennessee. Will LSU be able to exploit the Florida defense in a similar fashion?

2. Florida’s defense can only carry the team so far before the offense has to do its share. In Florida’s ugliest loss of the season, a 31-10 drubbing at Arkansas, the offense did next to nothing and the defense fell apart against a balanced Razorback attack. After starting the season as a backup, Austin Appleby is the tentative starter. He had a strong outing against South Carolina last week, but can he help Florida generate enough offense to pull off a big upset and help the Gators secure the SEC East?

3. The Arkansas-Mississippi State game just might be the second-best SEC matchup this week. Arkansas has to rebound after a physical loss to LSU. The team has already rebounded following losses to A&M, Alabama and Auburn. The much larger question for Arkansas is: How does it shift gears from LSU to Mississippi State and manage to contain Nick Fitzgerald?

Nov 5, 2016; Starkville, MS, USA;Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

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4. For the Bulldogs, the larger question is: How can the team duplicate its effort against A&M and throw away last week’s effort against Alabama? The defense held up relatively well against the Aggies but was ripped apart by the Crimson Tide. The secondary will have its hand full with Arkansas’ multiple talented receivers, so it will need to limit the explosive plays.

5. Technically, Vanderbilt can move to bowl eligibility with two wins in the final two games. However, that would require two upsets, starting with a home contest against Ole Miss. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Vandy could upset Ole Miss at home. The Rebels are coming off an emotional 29-28 upset win at Texas A&M with a freshman quarterback. Will the Vandy defense be able to contain Shea Patterson and the Ole Miss offense?

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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6. Shea Patterson had an impressive debut against Texas A&M, but can he keep it up in his second start against a much tougher Vandy defense led by third-team All-American linebacker Zach Cunningham?

7. The implications of Tennessee’s home game against Missouri are important. If the Vols win and Florida loses to LSU, the Vols take control of the SEC East. Defensively, can Tennessee’s banged up back seven control Missouri’s passing game?

8. Can Missouri pull off the upset, fresh off beating Vandy, the team’s first SEC win this season? Missouri’s run defense held up reasonably well against Vandy, although the secondary gave up big plays. Can the unit contain Joshua Malone and the rest of Tennessee’s receivers?

9. Can South Carolina and Kentucky qualify for a bowl? Both need to win Saturday against FCS opponents West Carolina and Austin Peay, respectively, because both face serious challenges in the regular season finale. Kentucky hasn’t qualified for a bowl under Mark Stoops.

10. This season’s Iron Bowl lost a lot of luster when Georgia upset the Auburn, but each team’s game Saturday offers a preview to the game. The biggest question for Alabama is can it get Calvin Ridley going? The biggest question surrounding Auburn this week is can it get Kamryn Pettway healthy in time for Week 13 showdown in Tuscaloosa.