Today's SEC, ACC football games
11/07/2009 12:00 AM
11/06/2009 11:43 PM
Virginia (3-5) at Miami (6-2), noon
Both teams remain alive in the Coastal Division race. Virginia's offense has struggled of late. In their past three games, the Cavs have 595 yards. Miami 35-16.
Tennessee Tech (5-3) at Georgia (4-4), 1 p.m.
This is one of four games this weekend matching SEC teams with FCS programs. Tennessee Tech is coached by former Vanderbilt and UAB head man Watson Brown. This will be Georgia's first home game in 35 days. Georgia 44-17.
Eastern Kentucky (5-3) at Kentucky (4-4), 1 p.m.
Here's another SEC-FCS matchup. The campuses are about 30 miles apart, but this is the third meeting. UK has won the first two by a combined 103-17. Kentucky 37-14.
Maryland (2-6) at N.C. State (3-5), 1 p.m.
There's a lot on the line in this one. The loser takes home the "Worst Team in the ACC" trophy. The teams have combined for two victories against FBS opponents - Maryland against Clemson and North Carolina State against Pitt. N.C. State 34-24.
Furman (4-4) at Auburn (6-3), 1:30 p.m.
Here's another SEC-FCS game. This is homecoming for Auburn. The Tigers have won 17 consecutive homecoming contests. The average margin of victory in those games has been 24.1 points. Furman's pass defense is awful. Auburn 51-16.
LSU (7-1) at Alabama (8-0), 3:30 p.m.
Both teams control their destinies in the SEC West race - and in the national title race, too. LSU has won four in a row and seven of nine in Tuscaloosa. Since 1996, the home team is 4-9. Alabama 17-6.
Wake Forest (4-5) at Georgia Tech (8-1), 3:30 p.m.
Navy and its triple-option attack beat Wake without throwing a pass two weeks ago. Will Georgia Tech try the same feat? In the most recent meeting, Tech beat Wake 9-6 in the 2006 ACC championship. Georgia Tech 33-24.
Duke (5-3) at North Carolina (5-3), 3:30 p.m.
The campuses are about eight miles apart, and this is the 106th meeting. The teams first met in 1888 and have met every season since 1922. This is one of the most important games in recent history; both teams need to get to seven victories to become bowl eligible. UNC has won 18 of the past 19, but Duke - incredibly - still controls its destiny in the ACC Coastal race. North Carolina 35-27.
Memphis (2-6) at Tennessee (4-4), 7 p.m.
This is the 22nd meeting in a series that began in 1968, and the Vols lead 20-1; Memphis' victory came at home in 1996. The Vols beat South Carolina last week, and first-year coach Lane Kiffin is looking for the first back-to-back victories of his tenure. Tennessee 41-10.
Vanderbilt (2-7) at Florida (8-0), 7:15 p.m.
Florida, which has clinched the SEC East title, has won 18 in a row against Vanderbilt. Vandy is 93rd nationally in total offense, while Florida is second nationally in total defense. Florida 34-7.
Northern Arizona (5-3) at Ole Miss (5-3), 7:30 p.m.
Here's the last of the SEC-FCS matchups. This is the second FCS opponent of the season for Ole Miss, which beat Southeastern Louisiana in September. Ole Miss 47-14.
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