With six matchups involving Southeastern Conference teams on the docket, here’s a list of the player to watch in each SEC game for Week 8:

12:00 p.m., Furman at South Carolina, SEC NETWORK

Dylan Thompson, QB, South Carolina

Dylan Thomson is having a career season, mainly because of Steve Spurrier’s refusal to run the football. Thompson has 1,577 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions on 132-of-216 passing. The senior quarterback should see a solid performance against FCS Furman.

3:30 p.m., No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 7 Alabama, CBS

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Amari Cooper remains a serious candidate for the Heisman Trophy. The junior receiver has 768 yards and five touchdowns on 54 catches. Cooper has already surpassed his season totals from 2013 and should further his campaign with a big performance against Texas A&M.

4:00 p.m., No. 10 Georgia at Arkansas, SEC NETWORK

Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

Arkansas is looking for its first SEC win against the SEC East’s top team. Alex Collins leads with 634 yards and six touchdowns on 92 attempts. For the Razorbacks to win, Collins will need to see a memorable performance.

7:00 p.m., Missouri at Florida, ESPN2

Matt Jones, RB, Florida

In a battle of two disappointing SEC East teams desperate for a win, Florida gets the edge for home field advantage. Matt Jones leads the Gators with 383 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 76 carries. With Jeff Driskel starting, Jones will need to carry Florida’s offense on Saturday.

7:00 p.m., Tennessee at No. 3 Ole Miss, ESPN

Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

Tennessee has the worst offensive line in college football. Ole Miss has one of the nation’s top defenses. You do the math.

7:30 p.m., Kentucky at LSU, SEC NETWORK

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Leonard Fournette entered the season as the most hyped freshman in the 2014 recruiting class. Fournette continues to progress through his first season and is coming off a career-best 140-yard performance that included two touchdowns on 27 carries. The tailback will continue his impressive start facing a Kentucky defense that has allowed big performances against opposing running backs.