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ACC, SEC game schedule, preview

Arkansas (3-3) at Ole Miss (4-2), 12:20 p.m.

Just call this the "Houston Nutt Bowl." A loss here and Ole Miss' season will have spiraled out of control. Look for the Hogs to sell out to stop the run in an effort to make the Rebels throw it; Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead has been a big disappointment. Ole Miss 23-20.

Tennessee (3-3) at Alabama (7-0), 3:30 p.m.

This series dates to 1901, but this will be the ninth game played in Tuscaloosa. If the Vols do not run effectively, they are in trouble. Alabama 24-7.

Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) at Kentucky (3-3), 7 p.m.

The last meeting came in 2006, and UK escaped with a 42-40 victory. This is the first of three consecutive home games for the Wildcats, who play Mississippi State and Eastern Kentucky next. Kentucky 35-17.

Florida (6-0) at Mississippi State (3-4), 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State is Florida's last SEC West opponent this season, and the Gators have lost to at least one SEC West team each season since 1998. The Gators also have lost in their past four trips to Starkville. Florida 30-14.

Auburn (5-2) at LSU (5-1), 7:30 p.m.

A big game in the SEC West. LSU controls its destiny in the division, but a loss in this one would be tough to overcome. LSU's win last season snapped an eight-game winning streak in the series by the home team. Each of the past five meetings has been decided by seven or fewer points. LSU 23-17.

Georgia Tech (6-1) at Virginia (3-3), noon

Introducing the ACC Coastal Division leaders - your Virginia Cavaliers. Yes, it's true: The Cavs are the only team in the ACC that is unbeaten in league play. Can their defense hold up against the Yellow Jackets' powerful rushing attack? Georgia Tech 28-16.

Maryland (2-5) at Duke (3-3), 1:30 p.m.

This is an important game in terms of bowl hopes - Duke's bowl hopes, we mean. The Terps are looking for some respect. The Terps have won nine of the past 10 meetings in the series. Duke 27-23.

Boston College (5-2) at Notre Dame (4-2), 3:30 p.m.

Boston College has won six in a row in the series, with three of those wins in South Bend. BC shut out the Irish last season, intercepting Jimmy Clausen four times. Notre Dame 31-21.

Wake Forest (4-3) at Navy (5-2), 3:30 p.m.

These teams met twice last season, with Navy winning in the regular season and Wake Forest winning in the EagleBank Bowl. This game is important for Wake's bowl hopes this season. Wake Forest 28-23

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