The five burning questions we'll be looking for answers to in Week 12 of SEC action:
1. Will there be any shocking upsets?
It's a pretty bland-looking SEC schedule this weekend, but sometimes a shocking upset can come when it is least expected. Three SEC games -- Georgia vs. Georgia Southern, South Carolina vs. Wofford, and Texas A&M vs. Sam Houston State -- feature a top-10 FBS team taking on a top-10 FCS team. No, we're not predicting upsets for any of those games, but we'll be watching just to make sure. Especially keep an eye on Georgia and South Carolina. Both will face a triple-option attack -- a difficult offense to prepare for.
Vegas thinks it can. The Commodores, despite losing 28 of their last 29 to the Vols, head into Saturday's game as a four-point favorite. The outcome might depend on the health of Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy (leg), who was injured in last week's game against Ole Miss. Coach James Franklin doesn't speak to the media about injuries, but Stacy has reportedly practiced this week. The Vols can make a bowl if they win out, but with a likely lame-duck coach, can they get motivated enough to win an SEC road game at this point?
3. Which teams on the bowl bubble can get a win?
There are four teams -- Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Ole Miss -- that need wins this weekend to help get to bowl eligibility. Arkansas must beat Mississippi State and LSU next week to make it. Missouri must beat Syracuse (5-5, 4-2 Big East) or Texas A&M. Tennessee must beat Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Ole Miss needs a win over LSU or Mississippi State. Trips to places like the Liberty Bowl or the Music City Bowl are on the line, but that's better than nothing.
4. Can Mississippi State get back on track this week?
It's been a brutal three-week span for the Bulldogs, a team that got knocked around by Alabama, Texas A&M and LSU by a combined score of 113-37 in a three-game losing streak. That was a harsh wake-up for a team that had big aspirations following a 7-0 start. The Bulldogs can still accomplish a lot, though. A decent bowl is within reach, and if they can win out, they would have their first 10-win season since 1999. Beating Arkansas this weekend would be the first step. The Razorbacks have bounced back since a nightmare start, but the Bulldogs should have the upper hand in this one.
Brissett will get the start against Jacksonville State with QB Jeff Driskel (ankle) out. The Gators should be fine this week (though last week's 27-20 win over Louisiana-Lafayette was = too close for comfort), but Driskel's future is unknown. That means there's at least a possibility of Brissett starting against Florida State the following week. The Gators are hopeful Driskel will be back for the Seminoles, but they would feel much better if Brissett played well this week.
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