Here are my predictions for Saturday's SEC games:
Auburn at Arkansas (12:00/SEC): Auburn earned its first conference win last Thursday at Kentucky. Arkansas' only league win also came on the road earlier this year at Tennessee. Arkansas has had a week off after managing just 44 yards rushing in 25 attempts in a loss at Alabama.
Auburn has gone all-in with quarterback Sean White, who threw for a season-high 255 yards in the win over Kentucky. White hasn't turned the ball over in Auburn's last two games. That has helped an Auburn defense that is giving up a lot of yards. Kentucky gained 497 last Thursday, the most against Will Muschamp's defense this season.
Prediction: Auburn 24, Arkansas 13
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Tennessee at Alabama (3:30/CBS): He might not let it show publicly, but Bama coach Nick Saban has to be smiling about the Tide defense, which picked off Texas A&M four times last week. Alabama has intercepted 10 passes in its past four games. Plus, Bama held Arkansas and the Aggies to a combined 76 yards rushing over the last two games.
Tennessee had a week off after its comeback 38-31 win over visiting Georgia on Oct. 10. The Volunteers rushed for 207 yards in the win. It was the fourth times this season Butch Jones' team has rushed for at least 200 yards. The Vols are 3-1 in those games with the only loss being a 28-27 heartbreaker at Florida after UT rushed for 254 yards.
Prediction: Alabama 31, Tennessee 10
Missouri at Vanderbilt (4:00/SEC): Missouri managed just a pair of field goals in last Saturday's 9-6 loss at Georgia. The Tigers averaged 0.95 yards on 22 rushing attempts. It's expected that head coach Gary Pinkel will shake up his offensive line on Saturday.
Vanderbilt has been considering a quarterback change. Starter Johnny McCrary keeps being bit by the interception bug. He has thrown 11 interceptions this season, including five in the last two games.
Prediction: Missouri 17, Vanderbilt 3
Western Kentucky at LSU (7:00/ESPNU): Western Kentucky boasts one of the nation's best passing offenses. Brandon Doughty is second among FBS quarterbacks in pass efficiency rating at 186.4. Only Baylor's Seth Russell at 210 ranks higher. Doughty is completing 74.1 percent of his passes and is averaging 10.2 yards per attempt.
LSU ranks 49th nationally in pass efficiency defense. Florida completed 17 of 32 throws for 271 yards and two touchdowns last Saturday in the Gators' 35-28 loss in Baton Rouge. Les Miles' team has done a good job of putting pressure on the passer. The Tigers are averaging 2.83 sacks per game, tied for 23rd nationally.
Prediction: LSU 38, Western Kentucky 23
Texas A&M at Ole Miss (7:00/ESPN): Ole Miss's running game can't seem to get in gear. The Rebels rushed for just 40 yards in 24 attempts in loss at Memphis last week. The Rebels gained just 69 yards rushing on 33 carries in loss at Florida on Oct. 3. And the Mississippi defense is coming off a performance in which it allowed 491 yards and 94 plays to Memphis.
Texas A&M had no luck running the football last week either, though the Aggies did face Alabama. Kevin Sumlin's team gained just 32 yards on 25 carries, which didn't mix well with quarterback Kyle Allen's four interceptions. Before Alabama, A&M had thrown just three interceptions in five games. When the final horn sounded, the Aggies had gained a season-low 316 yards.
Prediction: Texas A&M 31, Ole Miss 21
Kentucky at Mississippi State (7:30/SEC): Kentucky is coming off its best passing game of the season. Patrick Towles threw for 359 yards last time out against Auburn. He accounted for more than 400 yards of total offense last season against Mississippi State. And State's defense gave up 516 total yards at Texas A&M in its last conference game.
Meanwhile, MSU quarterback Dak Prescott hasn't thrown an interception all season. He'll face a Kentucky defense that has just four interceptions this season and hasn't picked off a pass in its last three games. Auburn averaged 9.11 yards per pass attempt in that 30-27 win over UK last week.
Prediction: Mississippi State 27, Kentucky 20
Last week: 7-0