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BATON ROUGE, La. — Get ready to watch No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Louisiana State. And get ready to see Tim Tebow at quarterback for the Gators. Florida coach Urban Meyer, in a morning interview with ESPN sports reporter Tom Rinaldi, said the 6-3, 245-pound Tebow, who suffered a concussion during Florida’s 41-7 victory at Kentucky on Sept. 26, will play if he’s given medical clearance. “Last night he looked terrific,” Meyer said. “Everything is (looking) real positive. Our doctors are going to do another round of tests. Tim wants to play. If he’s ready to play, if he’s cleared to play, we’re going to play him.” Whether Tebow starts is another question. Redshirt sophomore John Brantley has taken most of the snaps since Tebow’s injury late in the third quarter, the off week and this week in practice, and Meyer would not hesitate to use the former Ocala Trinity Catholic All-American. “(His) growth in one year has been phenomenal,” Meyer said. “He’s ready to go play.” A sellout crowd of more than 92,400 in Tiger Stadium and a national television audience will watch the game on CBS Sports. Kickoff is at 8:10 p.m.

GAME 5: No. 1 FLORIDA GATORS vs. No. 4 LOUISIANA STATE TIGERS

WHEN: Tonight at 8 EDT.

WHERE: Tiger Stadium (92,400), Baton Rouge, La.

WEATHER FORECAST: At kickoff, cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, temperature of 71 degrees, humidity of 84 percent, winds from NNE at 6 miles per hour.

TEBOW FORECAST: Most comments late Saturday morning from ESPN and other sources indicate that Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who suffered a concussion in the Gators’ last outing on Sept. 26, a 41-7 victory at Kentucky, will play if given medical clearance. Florida coach Urban Meyer told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that if Tebow is cleared medically, he will play though he wouldn’t indicate if the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner would start. Expect Tebow and John Brantley, who has taken most of the practice snaps and played in the final quarter against Kentucky, to split time.

OVER THE AIRWAVES: CBS Sports (Verne Lundquist, play-by-play; Gary Danielson, color analyst; Tracy Wolfson, sidelines) has the telecast; Gator Radio Network has broadcast (see below for more information and stations) with Mick Hubert, Lee McGriff and Steve Babik.

RECORDS: Florida is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in the SEC East Division. Louisiana State is 5-0 overall, 3-0 in SEC West Division.

STREAKS: Florida has the nation’s longest winning streak at 14, which also is the school record. … The winner of this game has gone on to win the national championship the last three seasons. … LSU has won 21 straight night games at Tiger Stadium and has won 32 straight Saturday night games in Death Valley. … Urban Meyer is 6-1 against Top 5 teams while at Florida, 10-2 against the Top 10 and 17-5 against the Top 25. … Meyer’s teams are 28-3 following bye weeks. … This is the 11th time in history that the previous two national champions have met (the second straight season it has happened for Florida and LSU) and the team defending the title is 4-5-1 in those games. Last season when LSU was the defending champion, Florida won 51-21. Two years ago in Baton Rouge, with Florida defending, the Tigers won 28-24. … Florida had two interceptions against Kentucky in its 41-7 victory Sept. 26 and has the nation’s longest streak of games with at least one interception at 16. … LSU is 2-8-1 against teams ranked No. 1 in the AP poll but one of those victories was against No. 1 Florida in 1997.

RANKINGS: Florida is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press (media), USA Today (AFCA/coaches), Harris Interactive (BCS rankings) and Legends Coaches polls. Louisiana State is ranked No. 4 in the AP, USA Today, Harris Interactive and Legends Coaches polls.

COACHES: Florida, Urban Meyer (Cincinnati, 1988) is 48-9 in his fifth season at Florida and 87-17 in his ninth season as a head coach (with previous stops at Bowling Green and Utah). Louisiana State, Les Myles (Michigan, 1976) is 47-11 in his fifth season at LSU and 75-32 in his ninth season as a head coach (with a previous stop at Oklahoma State).

LAST TIME OUT: Florida raced out to a 31-0 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 41-7 victory at Kentucky on Sept. 26. The Gators, who outrushed the Wildcats 362-86, lost Tim Tebow with a concussion late in the third quarter but not before he had rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and thrown for 103 yards and another score. Louisiana State got a 33-yard touchdown run from Charles Scott with just over a minute to play on its way to a 20-13 victory at Georgia on Oct. 3, the Tigers’ first victory in Athens, Ga., since the 1987 season.

SERIES: Florida leads the series 29-23-3.

Games at Baton Rouge: Florida leads 15-13. Games at Gainesville: Florida leads 14-10-3. Last 10 meetings: Florida leads 6-4. Current streak: 1, Florida. Longest Florida winning streak: 9, 1988 through 1996. Longest LSU winning streak: 4, 1977 through 1980.

Results of games in the series (number in parentheses next to school was its ranking heading into the game that season):

1937: LSU 19, Florida 0 at Baton Rouge; 1941: LSU 10, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1953: Florida 21, LSU (14) 21 at Gainesville; 1954: LSU 20, Florida (18) 7 at Baton Rouge; 1955: Florida 18, LSU 14 at Gainesville;

1956: Florida 21, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1957: Florida 22, LSU (10) 14 at Gainesville; 1958: LSU (3) 10, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1959: LSU (1) 9, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1960: Florida 13, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge;

1961: LSU (7) 23, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1962: LSU (6) 23, Florida 0 at Baton Rouge; 1963: LSU 14, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1964: Florida 20, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1965: Florida 14, LSU (5) 7 at Gainesville;

1966: Florida (8) 28, LSU 7 at Baton Rouge; 1967: LSU 37, Florida 6 at Gainesville; 1971: LSU (16) 48, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1972: Florida 3, LSU (8) 3 at Gainesville; 1973: LSU (10) 24, Florida 3 at Baton Rouge;

1974: Florida (13) 24, LSU 14 at Gainesville; 1975: Florida (20) 34, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1976: Florida (19) 28, LSU (11) 23 at Gainesville; 1977: LSU 36, Florida (9) 14 at Baton Rouge; 1978: LSU (11) 34, Florida 21 at Gainesville;

1979: LSU (17) 20, Florida 3 at Baton Rouge; 1980: LSU 24, Florida (19) 7 at Gainesville; 1981: Florida 24, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge; 1982: LSU 24, Florida (4) 13 at Gainesville; 1983: Florida (12) 31, LSU (16) 17 at Baton Rouge;

1984: Florida 21, LSU 21 at Gainesville; 1985: Florida (11) 20, LSU (8) 0 at Baton Rouge; 1986: LSU (18) 28, Florida 17 at Gainesville; 1987: LSU (7) 13, Florida (19) 10 at Baton Rouge; 1988: Florida (17) 19, LSU (14) 6 at Gainesville;

1989: Florida 16, LSU 13 at Baton Rouge; 1990: Florida (10) 34, LSU 8 at Gainesville; 1991: Florida (13) 16, LSU 0 at Baton Rouge; 1992: Florida (23) 28, LSU 21 at Gainesville; 1993: Florida (5) 58, LSU 3 at Baton Rouge;

1994: Florida (1) 42, LSU 18 at Gainesville; 1995: Florida (3) 28, LSU (21) 10 at Baton Rouge; 1996: Florida (1) 56, LSU (12) 13 at Gainesville; 1997: LSU (14) 28, Florida (1) 21 at Baton Rouge; 1998: Florida (6) 22, LSU (11) 10 at Gainesville;

1999: Florida (8) 31, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge; 2000: Florida (12) 41, LSU 9 at Gainesville; 2001: Florida (2) 44, LSU (18) 15 at Baton Rouge; 2002: LSU (18) 36, Florida (16) 7 at Gainesville; 2003: Florida 19, LSU (6) 7 at Baton Rouge;

2004: LSU (24) 24, Florida (12) 21 at Gainesville; 2005: LSU (10) 21, Florida (11) 17 at Baton Rouge; 2006: Florida (5) 23, LSU (9) 10 at Gainesville; 2007: LSU (1) 28, Florida (9) 24 at Baton Rouge; 2008: Florida (12) 51, LSU (3) 21 at Gainesville.

LAST SEASON IN GAINESVILLE: Under the lights on Oct. 11 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the No. 12 Gators gained 475 yards in total offense, including 265 yards on the ground against then No. 3 LSU. Percy Harvin had 112 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Jeff Demps rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown and Tim Tebow was 14-of-21 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns and also scored a running touchdown. Linebacker Brandon Spikes had a pair of interceptions, including one he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.

LAST TIME IN BATON ROUGE: On Oct. 7, 2007, Florida jumped out to 10-0 lead and led 24-14 heading into the final quarter. But the Gators surrendered two touchdowns to the Tigers, who were 5-for-5 on fourth-down conversions in the game and had almost 12 minutes of possession more than Florida. Jacob Hester scored the winning touchdown for LSU on a 2-yard run with 1:09 remaining. Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham had 17 tackles, while Major Wright and Brandon Spikes had 11 each and Joe Haden had 10 stops and his first career interception. Tebow rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown and passed for 158 yards and two scores.

SCHEDULES: The 2009 schedules/results of Florida and Louisiana State:

Florida – Sept. 5 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (W, 62-3); Sept. 12 TROY (W, 56-6); Sept. 19 TENNESSEE (SEC) (W, 23-13); Sept. 26 at Kentucky (SEC (W, 41-7); Today at Louisiana State (SEC), 8 p.m. (CBS); Oct. 17 ARKANSAS (SEC), 3:30 (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN); Oct. 24 at Mississippi State (SEC), TBA (TBD); Oct. 31 Georgia (SEC) at Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m. (CBS); Nov. 7 VANDERBILT (SEC), TBA (TBD); Nov. 14 at South Carolina (SEC), TBA (TBD); Nov. 21 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL, TBA (TBD); Nov. 28 FLORIDA STATE, TBA (TBD).

Louisiana State – Sept. 5 at Washington (W, 31-23); Sept. 12 VANDERBILT (SEC) (W, 23-9); Sept. 19 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (W, 31-3); Sept. 26 at Mississippi State (SEC) (W, 30-26); Oct. 3 at Georgia (SEC) (W, 20-13); Today FLORIDA (SEC), 8 p.m. (CBS); Oct. 24 AUBURN (SEC), TBA; Oct. 31 TULANE, 7 p.m.; Nov. 7 at Alabama (SEC), TBA; Nov. 14 LOUISIANA TECH, 8 p.m.; Nov. 21 at Mississippi (SEC), TBA; Nov. 28 ARKANSAS (SEC), TBA.

STARTLING LINEUPS: This is how the teams are expected to match up offense vs. defense and on special teams:

Florida offense: WR 6 Deonte Thompson; WR 11 Riley Cooper; LT 57 Carl Johnson; LG 66 James Wilson; C 56 Maurkice Pouncey; RG 55 Mike Pouncey; RT 76 Marcus Gilbert; TE 81 Aaron Hernandez; QB 15 Tim Tebow or 12 John Brantley; RB 2 Jeff Demps; WR 25 Brandon James; WR David Nelson.

LSU defense: LE 84 Rahim Alem; LT 97 Al Woods; RT 91 Charles Alexander or 92 Drake Nevis; RE 95 Lazarius Levingston or 87 Chancey Aghayere; SLB 24 Harry Coleman; MLB 54 Jacob Cutrera or 11 Kelvin Sheppard; WLB 56 Perry Riley; LCB 29 Chris Hawkings; SS 15 Brandon Taylor; FS 3 Chad Jones; RCB 7 Patrick Peterson.

Florida defense: DE 8 Carlos Dunlap; DT 99 Omar Hunter or 90 Lawrence Marsh; DT 6 Jaye Howard or 92 Terron Sanders; DE 49 Jermaine Cunningham; SLB 16 A.J. Jones or 40 Brandon Hicks; MLB 51 Brandon Spikes; WLB 41 Ryan Stamper; CB 1 Janoris Jenkins; CB 5 Joe Haden; SS 35 Ahmad Black or 10 Will Hill; FS 21 Major Wright or 10 Will Hill.

LSU offense: XR 80 Terramce Toliver; LT 70 Ciron Black; LG 68 Josh Dworaczyk; C 53 T-Bob Hebert or 64 P.J. Lonergan; RG 65 Lyle Hitt; RT 78 Joseph Barksdale; TE 18 Richard Dickson; ZR 1 Brandon LaFell; 3-Wide 86 Chris Mitchell; QB 9 Jordan Jefferson; RB 32 Charles Scott; FB 45 Richard Dugas. 

Florida specialists: PK 19 Caleb Sturgis; KO 19 Caleb Sturgis; PR 25 Brandon James; KR 25 Brandon James; P 17 Chas Henry; S 53 Mike Williamson (P) and 59 John Fairbanks (PK); H 17 Chas Henry.

LSU specialists: PK 30 Josh Jasper; KO 30 Josh Jasper; PR 8 Trindon Holliday; KR 8 Trindon Holliday; P 38 Derek Helton; S 85 Alex Russian (P) and 50 Joey Crappell (PK); H 38 Derek Helton.

TEAM STATISTICS: This is how Florida and Kentucky compare in NCAA and SEC team statistics:

Points per game: Florida, 45.50 (2 NCAA/1 SEC) LSU, 27.00 (62/10). National leader: Texas 49.50.

Points per game allowed: Florida, 7.25 (2/1). LSU, 14.80 (17/4). National leader: Nebraska 7.00.

Total offense: Florida, 526.25 (3/1).  LSU, 321.60 (99/12). National leader: Houston 573.25.

Total defense: Florida, 212.75 (1/1). LSU, 321.60 (40/7).

Rushing offense: Florida, 307.50 (1/1). LSU, 135.40 (66/10).

Rushing defense: Florida, 92.75 (17/2).  LSU, 116.80 (41/5). National leader: Texas Christian 47.00. SEC leader: Alabama 64.40.

Passing offense: Florida, 218.75 (58/5). LSU, 186.20 (86/9). National leader: Houston 446.00. SEC leader: Arkansas 329.25.

Passing defense: Florida, 120.00 (2/1). LSU, 204.80 (52/10). National leader: Eastern Michigan 89.25.

Pass efficiency: Florida, 173.93 (1/1). LSU, 140.49 (41/6).

Pass efficiency defense: Florida, 75.31 (1/1). LSU, 96.96 (13/5).

Net punting: Florida, 36.40 (55/5). LSU, 37.36 (40/2). National leader: Oklahoma State 42.86. SEC leader: Georgia 42.30.

Punt returns: Florida, 3.93 (105/10). LSU, 13.73 (23/2). National leader: Louisiana Tech 32.00. SEC leader: Alabama 18.81.

Kickoff returns: Florida, 34.50 (3/1). LSU, 19.79 (93/12). National leader: Stanford 41.08.

Turnover margin: Florida, 0.50 (42/6). LSU, 1.40 (T8/2). National leader: Air Force 2.60. SEC leader: Auburn 1.60.

Sacks: Florida, 1.75 (T67/9). LSU, 1.00 (101/12). National leader: Pittsburgh 4.40. SEC leader: Mississippi 3.00.

Sacks allowed: Florida, 1.75 (T56/7). LSU, 2.60 (T93/11). National leader: Iowa State 0.20. SEC leader: Auburn 0.40.

Tackles for loss: Florida, 5.75. (60/8). LSU, 5.00 (T82/11). National leader: Cincinnati 10.00. SEC leader: Arkansas 7.75.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: These are the top two players in each statistical category for Florida and Louisiana State:

Rushing: Florida, Jeff Demps 28 attempts, 304 yards, 10.9 average, 4 TDs; Tim Tebow 55-271-4.9-5. LSU, Charles Scott 62-274-4.4-2, Keiland Williams 38-187-4.9-2.

Passing: Florida, Tim Tebow 44 completions, 68 attempts, 1 interception, 643 yards, 6 touchdowns; John Brantley 22-30-0, 232 yards, 4 TDs. LSU, Jordan Jefferson 80-128-2, 920 yards, 7 TDs; Jarrett Lee 2-2-0, 11 yards, 1 TD.

Receiving: Florida, Riley Cooper, 15 receptions, 242 yards, 16.1 average, 2 TDs; Aaron Hernandez 15-198-13.2-2. LSU, Terrance Toliver 23-342-14.9-2, Brandon LaFell 23-282-12.3-5.

Scoring: Florida, Tim Tebow 5 TDs, 30 points; Jeff Demps 4 TDs, 24 points; Caleb Sturgis 5-5 FG, 9-9 PAT, 24 points. LSU, Josh Jasper 8-9 FG, 13-13 PAT, 37 points; Brandon LaFell 5 TD, 1 RCV/PAT, 32 points.

Punts: Florida, Chas Henry 10 punts, 384 yards, 38.4 average. LSU, Derek Helton, 20-799-40.0.

Punt returns: Florida, Brandon James 10 returns, 16 yards, 1.6 average, 0 TD; Frankie Hammond Jr. 3-16-5.3-0. LSU, Trindon Holliday 10-85-8.5-0, Chad Jones 5-121-24.2-1.

Kickoff returns: Florida, Brandon James 8 returns, 276 yards, 34.5 average, 1 TD; T.J. Lawrence 2-69-34.5-0. LSU, Trindon Holliday 9-232-25.8-0, Ron Brooks 3-33-11.0-0.

Interceptions: Florida, Major Wright 2 interceptions, 33 yards, 0 touchdowns; Janoris Jenkins 2-4-0. LSU, Brandon Taylor 2-0-0, Chad Jones 2-62-0.

Fumble recoveries: Florida, Jermaine Cunningham 1-0, Justin Trattou 1-0. LSU, Perry Riley 1-0, Drake Nevis 1-0, Patrick Peterson 1-0.

Tackles (UT-AT): Florida, Ahmad Black 9-13, Brandon Spikes 9-12, Joe Haden 17-4, Ryan Stamper 10-11. LSU, Harry Coleman 17-17, Kelvin Sheppard 17-14.

Tackles for loss: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 3.0-12, Ryan Stamper 3.0-5. LSU, Rahim Alem 4.5-19, Drake Nevis 4.0-13.

Quarterback sacks: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 2.0-9, Joe Haden 1.0-9. LSU, Rahim Alem 2.0-12, Drake Nevis 1.0-10.

GATORCOUNTRY.COM: As usual, we will have game coverage starting after the final gun – stories, photos, interviews and statistics downloaded as they are produced. In addition, we will keep you up-to-date with information as we receive it during the game. Gator Country is your source for news about the Gators on television, radio and in print. The Gator Country Television Show (GCTV) airs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 6:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays on Cox Cable Channel 15 in Gainesville and Ocala. GCTV can be seen on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2 in the Gainesville and Ocala. Buddy Martin, Franz Beard, Brady Ackerman, Justin Wells and Laura McKeeman participate on the GCTV show. Franz Beard is the host for the Internet TV show “Franz and Friends” on Mondays at 8 p.m., while Wells and McKeeman are the hosts for Insider Recruiting Thursdays at 8 p.m. Martin and Co. also take part on “The Morning Drive with Brady Ackerman and Mark McLeod” from 7-9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays on ESPN Radio in Ocala (900 AM, 100.1 FM) and Gainesville (1230 AM). Finally, you will be able to purchase the newly designed and improved Gator Country Magazine on newsstands throughout the state (Publix, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble) beginning with our October issue with Urban Meyer on the cover. For more information how you can join GatorCountry.com and get your daily Orange and Blue fix, check out our website at http://www.gatorcountry.com.

TV: CBS is televising the game at 8 p.m. as the second part of a SEC Doubleheader (No. 3 Alabama travels to No. 20 Mississippi with the telecast at 3:30 p.m.) Calling the game in Baton Rouge is CBS’ No. 1 team of Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sidelines).

TV REPLAYS: Sun Sports replays the game at 8:30 Sunday morning with its “Breakfast with the Gators” show and also replays the game Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 11 p.m. Calling the game are David Steele (play-by-play), Nat Moore (color analyst) and Steve Babik (sidelines).

RADIO: Florida broadcast (Mick Hubert, play-by-play; Lee McGriff, color; Steve Babik, sidelines; Scot Brantley and Travis McGriff, pre-game) is from the Gator Radio Network. Pre-game show starts at 5 p.m.; post-game show concludes 60 minutes after game. WFXJ-AM 930 (Jacksonville) is flagship station; affiliates are WCNN-AM 680 (Atlanta, Ga.), WALR-AM 1340 (Atlanta, Ga.), WFOM-AM 1230 (Atlanta, Ga.), WWBF-AM 1130 (Bartow), WPHK-FM 102.7 (Blountstown), WWJB-AM 1450 (Brooksville), WMEL-AM 1300 (Cocoa), WXCV-FM 95.3 (Crystal River), WDCF-AM 1350 (Dade City), WWCN-AM 770 (Fort Myers), WRUF-FM 103.7 (Gainesville), WRUF-AM 850 (Gainesville), WKWF-AM 1600 (Key West), WUCR-FM 107.9 (Lake Butler), WNFB-FM 94.3 (Lake City), WDSR-AM 1340 (Lake City), WONN-AM 1230 (Lakeland), WINZ-AM 940 (Miami), WSBB-AM 1230 (New Smyrna Beach), WMOP-AM 900 (Ocala), WMOP-FM 100.1 (Ocala), WOKC-AM 1570 (Okeechobee), WOKC-FM 100.9 (Okeechobee), WFLF-AM 540 (Orlando), WIYD-AM 1260 (Palatka), WYYX-FM 97.7 (Panama City), WTKE-FM 98.1 (Pensacola), WPSL-AM 1590 (Port St. Lucie), WLSS-AM 930 (Sarasota), WSJZ-FM 99.5 (Sebastian), WWTK-AM 730 (Sebring), WAOC-AM 1420 (St. Augustine), WSTU-AM 1450 (Stuart), WQTL-FM 106.1 (Tallahassee), WDAE-AM 620 (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WJNO-AM 1290 (West Palm Beach). The game also is available (via the Gator Radio Network) on XM 215. Louisiana State broadcast (Jim Hawthorne, play-by-play; Doug Moreau, colorado analyst; Jordy Hultberg, sidelines) is on the LSU Sports Radio Network (in Baton Rouge on 98.1 FM). The game also is available (via the LSU Sports Radio Network) on XM channel 214.

STATISTICS: Game play-by-play and statistics are delayed but refreshed continually during the game on GameTracker, http://www.gatorzone.com and http://www.espn.go.com.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN DIVISION

SEC PF PA Div. All PF PA

Florida
2-0 64 20 2-0 4-0 182 29

Georgia 2-1 106 98 1-0 3-2 136 139

South Carolina 1-1 53 51 0-1 4-1 136 84

Kentucky 0-2 27 79 0-1 2-2 100 106

Tennessee 0-2 35 49 0-1 2-3 147 98

Vanderbilt 0-3 19 61 0-0 2-3 100 78

WESTERN DIVISION

SEC PF PA Div. All PF PA

Louisiana State 3-0 73 48 1-0 5-0 135 74

Alabama 2-0 73 27 1-0 5-0 200 72

Auburn 2-0 75 46 1-0 5-0 207 119

Mississippi 1-1 33 23 0-0 3-1 130 43

Mississippi State 1-2 65 82 0-2 2-3 141 131

Arkansas 0-2 48 87 0-1 2-2 143 116

SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct. 10

Vanderbilt at Army, 12 p.m. (CBS College Sports)

No. 17 Auburn at Arkansas, 12 p.m. (ESPN)

Georgia at Tennessee, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Houston at Mississippi State, 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Kentucky at No. 25 South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. (FSN)

No. 3 Alabama at No. 20 Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

No. 1 Florida at No. 4 Louisiana State, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday, Oct. 17

Arkansas at Florida, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Georgia at Vanderbilt, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Mississippi State at Middle Tennessee State, 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

South Carolina at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

UAB at Mississippi, 7 p.m. (FSN)

Kentucky at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Get ready to watch No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Louisiana State. And get ready to see Tim Tebow at quarterback for the Gators. Florida coach Urban Meyer, in a morning interview with ESPN sports reporter Tom Rinaldi, said the 6-3, 245-pound Tebow, who suffered a concussion during Florida’s 41-7 victory at Kentucky on Sept. 26, will play if he’s given medical clearance. “Last night he looked terrific,” Meyer said. “Everything is (looking) real positive. Our doctors are going to do another round of tests. Tim wants to play. If he’s ready to play, if he’s cleared to play, we’re going to play him.” Whether Tebow starts is another question. Redshirt sophomore John Brantley has taken most of the snaps since Tebow’s injury late in the third quarter, the off week and this week in practice, and Meyer would not hesitate to use the former Ocala Trinity Catholic All-American. “(His) growth in one year has been phenomenal,” Meyer said. “He’s ready to go play.” A sellout crowd of more than 92,400 in Tiger Stadium and a national television audience will watch the game on CBS Sports. Kickoff is at 8:10 p.m.

GAME 5: No. 1 FLORIDA GATORS vs. No. 4 LOUISIANA STATE TIGERS

WHEN: Tonight at 8 EDT.

WHERE: Tiger Stadium (92,400), Baton Rouge, La.

WEATHER FORECAST: At kickoff, cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, temperature of 71 degrees, humidity of 84 percent, winds from NNE at 6 miles per hour.

TEBOW FORECAST: Most comments late Saturday morning from ESPN and other sources indicate that Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who suffered a concussion in the Gators’ last outing on Sept. 26, a 41-7 victory at Kentucky, will play if given medical clearance. Florida coach Urban Meyer told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that if Tebow is cleared medically, he will play though he wouldn’t indicate if the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner would start. Expect Tebow and John Brantley, who has taken most of the practice snaps and played in the final quarter against Kentucky, to split time.

OVER THE AIRWAVES: CBS Sports (Verne Lundquist, play-by-play; Gary Danielson, color analyst; Tracy Wolfson, sidelines) has the telecast; Gator Radio Network has broadcast (see below for more information and stations) with Mick Hubert, Lee McGriff and Steve Babik.

RECORDS: Florida is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in the SEC East Division. Louisiana State is 5-0 overall, 3-0 in SEC West Division.

STREAKS: Florida has the nation’s longest winning streak at 14, which also is the school record. … The winner of this game has gone on to win the national championship the last three seasons. … LSU has won 21 straight night games at Tiger Stadium and has won 32 straight Saturday night games in Death Valley. … Urban Meyer is 6-1 against Top 5 teams while at Florida, 10-2 against the Top 10 and 17-5 against the Top 25. … Meyer’s teams are 28-3 following bye weeks. … This is the 11th time in history that the previous two national champions have met (the second straight season it has happened for Florida and LSU) and the team defending the title is 4-5-1 in those games. Last season when LSU was the defending champion, Florida won 51-21. Two years ago in Baton Rouge, with Florida defending, the Tigers won 28-24. … Florida had two interceptions against Kentucky in its 41-7 victory Sept. 26 and has the nation’s longest streak of games with at least one interception at 16. … LSU is 2-8-1 against teams ranked No. 1 in the AP poll but one of those victories was against No. 1 Florida in 1997.

RANKINGS: Florida is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press (media), USA Today (AFCA/coaches), Harris Interactive (BCS rankings) and Legends Coaches polls. Louisiana State is ranked No. 4 in the AP, USA Today, Harris Interactive and Legends Coaches polls.

COACHES: Florida, Urban Meyer (Cincinnati, 1988) is 48-9 in his fifth season at Florida and 87-17 in his ninth season as a head coach (with previous stops at Bowling Green and Utah). Louisiana State, Les Myles (Michigan, 1976) is 47-11 in his fifth season at LSU and 75-32 in his ninth season as a head coach (with a previous stop at Oklahoma State).

LAST TIME OUT: Florida raced out to a 31-0 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 41-7 victory at Kentucky on Sept. 26. The Gators, who outrushed the Wildcats 362-86, lost Tim Tebow with a concussion late in the third quarter but not before he had rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and thrown for 103 yards and another score. Louisiana State got a 33-yard touchdown run from Charles Scott with just over a minute to play on its way to a 20-13 victory at Georgia on Oct. 3, the Tigers’ first victory in Athens, Ga., since the 1987 season.

SERIES: Florida leads the series 29-23-3.

Games at Baton Rouge: Florida leads 15-13. Games at Gainesville: Florida leads 14-10-3. Last 10 meetings: Florida leads 6-4. Current streak: 1, Florida. Longest Florida winning streak: 9, 1988 through 1996. Longest LSU winning streak: 4, 1977 through 1980.

Results of games in the series (number in parentheses next to school was its ranking heading into the game that season):

1937: LSU 19, Florida 0 at Baton Rouge; 1941: LSU 10, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1953: Florida 21, LSU (14) 21 at Gainesville; 1954: LSU 20, Florida (18) 7 at Baton Rouge; 1955: Florida 18, LSU 14 at Gainesville;

1956: Florida 21, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1957: Florida 22, LSU (10) 14 at Gainesville; 1958: LSU (3) 10, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1959: LSU (1) 9, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1960: Florida 13, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge;

1961: LSU (7) 23, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1962: LSU (6) 23, Florida 0 at Baton Rouge; 1963: LSU 14, Florida 0 at Gainesville; 1964: Florida 20, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1965: Florida 14, LSU (5) 7 at Gainesville;

1966: Florida (8) 28, LSU 7 at Baton Rouge; 1967: LSU 37, Florida 6 at Gainesville; 1971: LSU (16) 48, Florida 7 at Baton Rouge; 1972: Florida 3, LSU (8) 3 at Gainesville; 1973: LSU (10) 24, Florida 3 at Baton Rouge;

1974: Florida (13) 24, LSU 14 at Gainesville; 1975: Florida (20) 34, LSU 6 at Baton Rouge; 1976: Florida (19) 28, LSU (11) 23 at Gainesville; 1977: LSU 36, Florida (9) 14 at Baton Rouge; 1978: LSU (11) 34, Florida 21 at Gainesville;

1979: LSU (17) 20, Florida 3 at Baton Rouge; 1980: LSU 24, Florida (19) 7 at Gainesville; 1981: Florida 24, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge; 1982: LSU 24, Florida (4) 13 at Gainesville; 1983: Florida (12) 31, LSU (16) 17 at Baton Rouge;

1984: Florida 21, LSU 21 at Gainesville; 1985: Florida (11) 20, LSU (8) 0 at Baton Rouge; 1986: LSU (18) 28, Florida 17 at Gainesville; 1987: LSU (7) 13, Florida (19) 10 at Baton Rouge; 1988: Florida (17) 19, LSU (14) 6 at Gainesville;

1989: Florida 16, LSU 13 at Baton Rouge; 1990: Florida (10) 34, LSU 8 at Gainesville; 1991: Florida (13) 16, LSU 0 at Baton Rouge; 1992: Florida (23) 28, LSU 21 at Gainesville; 1993: Florida (5) 58, LSU 3 at Baton Rouge;

1994: Florida (1) 42, LSU 18 at Gainesville; 1995: Florida (3) 28, LSU (21) 10 at Baton Rouge; 1996: Florida (1) 56, LSU (12) 13 at Gainesville; 1997: LSU (14) 28, Florida (1) 21 at Baton Rouge; 1998: Florida (6) 22, LSU (11) 10 at Gainesville;

1999: Florida (8) 31, LSU 10 at Baton Rouge; 2000: Florida (12) 41, LSU 9 at Gainesville; 2001: Florida (2) 44, LSU (18) 15 at Baton Rouge; 2002: LSU (18) 36, Florida (16) 7 at Gainesville; 2003: Florida 19, LSU (6) 7 at Baton Rouge;

2004: LSU (24) 24, Florida (12) 21 at Gainesville; 2005: LSU (10) 21, Florida (11) 17 at Baton Rouge; 2006: Florida (5) 23, LSU (9) 10 at Gainesville; 2007: LSU (1) 28, Florida (9) 24 at Baton Rouge; 2008: Florida (12) 51, LSU (3) 21 at Gainesville.

LAST SEASON IN GAINESVILLE: Under the lights on Oct. 11 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the No. 12 Gators gained 475 yards in total offense, including 265 yards on the ground against then No. 3 LSU. Percy Harvin had 112 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Jeff Demps rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown and Tim Tebow was 14-of-21 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns and also scored a running touchdown. Linebacker Brandon Spikes had a pair of interceptions, including one he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.

LAST TIME IN BATON ROUGE: On Oct. 7, 2007, Florida jumped out to 10-0 lead and led 24-14 heading into the final quarter. But the Gators surrendered two touchdowns to the Tigers, who were 5-for-5 on fourth-down conversions in the game and had almost 12 minutes of possession more than Florida. Jacob Hester scored the winning touchdown for LSU on a 2-yard run with 1:09 remaining. Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham had 17 tackles, while Major Wright and Brandon Spikes had 11 each and Joe Haden had 10 stops and his first career interception. Tebow rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown and passed for 158 yards and two scores.

SCHEDULES: The 2009 schedules/results of Florida and Louisiana State:

Florida – Sept. 5 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (W, 62-3); Sept. 12 TROY (W, 56-6); Sept. 19 TENNESSEE (SEC) (W, 23-13); Sept. 26 at Kentucky (SEC (W, 41-7); Today at Louisiana State (SEC), 8 p.m. (CBS); Oct. 17 ARKANSAS (SEC), 3:30 (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN); Oct. 24 at Mississippi State (SEC), TBA (TBD); Oct. 31 Georgia (SEC) at Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m. (CBS); Nov. 7 VANDERBILT (SEC), TBA (TBD); Nov. 14 at South Carolina (SEC), TBA (TBD); Nov. 21 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL, TBA (TBD); Nov. 28 FLORIDA STATE, TBA (TBD).

Louisiana State – Sept. 5 at Washington (W, 31-23); Sept. 12 VANDERBILT (SEC) (W, 23-9); Sept. 19 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (W, 31-3); Sept. 26 at Mississippi State (SEC) (W, 30-26); Oct. 3 at Georgia (SEC) (W, 20-13); Today FLORIDA (SEC), 8 p.m. (CBS); Oct. 24 AUBURN (SEC), TBA; Oct. 31 TULANE, 7 p.m.; Nov. 7 at Alabama (SEC), TBA; Nov. 14 LOUISIANA TECH, 8 p.m.; Nov. 21 at Mississippi (SEC), TBA; Nov. 28 ARKANSAS (SEC), TBA.

STARTLING LINEUPS: This is how the teams are expected to match up offense vs. defense and on special teams:

Florida offense: WR 6 Deonte Thompson; WR 11 Riley Cooper; LT 57 Carl Johnson; LG 66 James Wilson; C 56 Maurkice Pouncey; RG 55 Mike Pouncey; RT 76 Marcus Gilbert; TE 81 Aaron Hernandez; QB 15 Tim Tebow or 12 John Brantley; RB 2 Jeff Demps; WR 25 Brandon James; WR David Nelson.

LSU defense: LE 84 Rahim Alem; LT 97 Al Woods; RT 91 Charles Alexander or 92 Drake Nevis; RE 95 Lazarius Levingston or 87 Chancey Aghayere; SLB 24 Harry Coleman; MLB 54 Jacob Cutrera or 11 Kelvin Sheppard; WLB 56 Perry Riley; LCB 29 Chris Hawkings; SS 15 Brandon Taylor; FS 3 Chad Jones; RCB 7 Patrick Peterson.

Florida defense: DE 8 Carlos Dunlap; DT 99 Omar Hunter or 90 Lawrence Marsh; DT 6 Jaye Howard or 92 Terron Sanders; DE 49 Jermaine Cunningham; SLB 16 A.J. Jones or 40 Brandon Hicks; MLB 51 Brandon Spikes; WLB 41 Ryan Stamper; CB 1 Janoris Jenkins; CB 5 Joe Haden; SS 35 Ahmad Black or 10 Will Hill; FS 21 Major Wright or 10 Will Hill.

LSU offense: XR 80 Terramce Toliver; LT 70 Ciron Black; LG 68 Josh Dworaczyk; C 53 T-Bob Hebert or 64 P.J. Lonergan; RG 65 Lyle Hitt; RT 78 Joseph Barksdale; TE 18 Richard Dickson; ZR 1 Brandon LaFell; 3-Wide 86 Chris Mitchell; QB 9 Jordan Jefferson; RB 32 Charles Scott; FB 45 Richard Dugas. 

Florida specialists: PK 19 Caleb Sturgis; KO 19 Caleb Sturgis; PR 25 Brandon James; KR 25 Brandon James; P 17 Chas Henry; S 53 Mike Williamson (P) and 59 John Fairbanks (PK); H 17 Chas Henry.

LSU specialists: PK 30 Josh Jasper; KO 30 Josh Jasper; PR 8 Trindon Holliday; KR 8 Trindon Holliday; P 38 Derek Helton; S 85 Alex Russian (P) and 50 Joey Crappell (PK); H 38 Derek Helton.

TEAM STATISTICS: This is how Florida and Kentucky compare in NCAA and SEC team statistics:

Points per game: Florida, 45.50 (2 NCAA/1 SEC) LSU, 27.00 (62/10). National leader: Texas 49.50.

Points per game allowed: Florida, 7.25 (2/1). LSU, 14.80 (17/4). National leader: Nebraska 7.00.

Total offense: Florida, 526.25 (3/1).  LSU, 321.60 (99/12). National leader: Houston 573.25.

Total defense: Florida, 212.75 (1/1). LSU, 321.60 (40/7).

Rushing offense: Florida, 307.50 (1/1). LSU, 135.40 (66/10).

Rushing defense: Florida, 92.75 (17/2).  LSU, 116.80 (41/5). National leader: Texas Christian 47.00. SEC leader: Alabama 64.40.

Passing offense: Florida, 218.75 (58/5). LSU, 186.20 (86/9). National leader: Houston 446.00. SEC leader: Arkansas 329.25.

Passing defense: Florida, 120.00 (2/1). LSU, 204.80 (52/10). National leader: Eastern Michigan 89.25.

Pass efficiency: Florida, 173.93 (1/1). LSU, 140.49 (41/6).

Pass efficiency defense: Florida, 75.31 (1/1). LSU, 96.96 (13/5).

Net punting: Florida, 36.40 (55/5). LSU, 37.36 (40/2). National leader: Oklahoma State 42.86. SEC leader: Georgia 42.30.

Punt returns: Florida, 3.93 (105/10). LSU, 13.73 (23/2). National leader: Louisiana Tech 32.00. SEC leader: Alabama 18.81.

Kickoff returns: Florida, 34.50 (3/1). LSU, 19.79 (93/12). National leader: Stanford 41.08.

Turnover margin: Florida, 0.50 (42/6). LSU, 1.40 (T8/2). National leader: Air Force 2.60. SEC leader: Auburn 1.60.

Sacks: Florida, 1.75 (T67/9). LSU, 1.00 (101/12). National leader: Pittsburgh 4.40. SEC leader: Mississippi 3.00.

Sacks allowed: Florida, 1.75 (T56/7). LSU, 2.60 (T93/11). National leader: Iowa State 0.20. SEC leader: Auburn 0.40.

Tackles for loss: Florida, 5.75. (60/8). LSU, 5.00 (T82/11). National leader: Cincinnati 10.00. SEC leader: Arkansas 7.75.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: These are the top two players in each statistical category for Florida and Louisiana State:

Rushing: Florida, Jeff Demps 28 attempts, 304 yards, 10.9 average, 4 TDs; Tim Tebow 55-271-4.9-5. LSU, Charles Scott 62-274-4.4-2, Keiland Williams 38-187-4.9-2.

Passing: Florida, Tim Tebow 44 completions, 68 attempts, 1 interception, 643 yards, 6 touchdowns; John Brantley 22-30-0, 232 yards, 4 TDs. LSU, Jordan Jefferson 80-128-2, 920 yards, 7 TDs; Jarrett Lee 2-2-0, 11 yards, 1 TD.

Receiving: Florida, Riley Cooper, 15 receptions, 242 yards, 16.1 average, 2 TDs; Aaron Hernandez 15-198-13.2-2. LSU, Terrance Toliver 23-342-14.9-2, Brandon LaFell 23-282-12.3-5.

Scoring: Florida, Tim Tebow 5 TDs, 30 points; Jeff Demps 4 TDs, 24 points; Caleb Sturgis 5-5 FG, 9-9 PAT, 24 points. LSU, Josh Jasper 8-9 FG, 13-13 PAT, 37 points; Brandon LaFell 5 TD, 1 RCV/PAT, 32 points.

Punts: Florida, Chas Henry 10 punts, 384 yards, 38.4 average. LSU, Derek Helton, 20-799-40.0.

Punt returns: Florida, Brandon James 10 returns, 16 yards, 1.6 average, 0 TD; Frankie Hammond Jr. 3-16-5.3-0. LSU, Trindon Holliday 10-85-8.5-0, Chad Jones 5-121-24.2-1.

Kickoff returns: Florida, Brandon James 8 returns, 276 yards, 34.5 average, 1 TD; T.J. Lawrence 2-69-34.5-0. LSU, Trindon Holliday 9-232-25.8-0, Ron Brooks 3-33-11.0-0.

Interceptions: Florida, Major Wright 2 interceptions, 33 yards, 0 touchdowns; Janoris Jenkins 2-4-0. LSU, Brandon Taylor 2-0-0, Chad Jones 2-62-0.

Fumble recoveries: Florida, Jermaine Cunningham 1-0, Justin Trattou 1-0. LSU, Perry Riley 1-0, Drake Nevis 1-0, Patrick Peterson 1-0.

Tackles (UT-AT): Florida, Ahmad Black 9-13, Brandon Spikes 9-12, Joe Haden 17-4, Ryan Stamper 10-11. LSU, Harry Coleman 17-17, Kelvin Sheppard 17-14.

Tackles for loss: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 3.0-12, Ryan Stamper 3.0-5. LSU, Rahim Alem 4.5-19, Drake Nevis 4.0-13.

Quarterback sacks: Florida, Carlos Dunlap 2.0-9, Joe Haden 1.0-9. LSU, Rahim Alem 2.0-12, Drake Nevis 1.0-10.

GATORCOUNTRY.COM: As usual, we will have game coverage starting after the final gun – stories, photos, interviews and statistics downloaded as they are produced. In addition, we will keep you up-to-date with information as we receive it during the game. Gator Country is your source for news about the Gators on television, radio and in print. The Gator Country Television Show (GCTV) airs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 6:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays on Cox Cable Channel 15 in Gainesville and Ocala. GCTV can be seen on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2 in the Gainesville and Ocala. Buddy Martin, Franz Beard, Brady Ackerman, Justin Wells and Laura McKeeman participate on the GCTV show. Franz Beard is the host for the Internet TV show “Franz and Friends” on Mondays at 8 p.m., while Wells and McKeeman are the hosts for Insider Recruiting Thursdays at 8 p.m. Martin and Co. also take part on “The Morning Drive with Brady Ackerman and Mark McLeod” from 7-9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays on ESPN Radio in Ocala (900 AM, 100.1 FM) and Gainesville (1230 AM). Finally, you will be able to purchase the newly designed and improved Gator Country Magazine on newsstands throughout the state (Publix, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble) beginning with our October issue with Urban Meyer on the cover. For more information how you can join GatorCountry.com and get your daily Orange and Blue fix, check out our website at http://www.gatorcountry.com.

TV: CBS is televising the game at 8 p.m. as the second part of a SEC Doubleheader (No. 3 Alabama travels to No. 20 Mississippi with the telecast at 3:30 p.m.) Calling the game in Baton Rouge is CBS’ No. 1 team of Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sidelines).

TV REPLAYS: Sun Sports replays the game at 8:30 Sunday morning with its “Breakfast with the Gators” show and also replays the game Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 11 p.m. Calling the game are David Steele (play-by-play), Nat Moore (color analyst) and Steve Babik (sidelines).

RADIO: Florida broadcast (Mick Hubert, play-by-play; Lee McGriff, color; Steve Babik, sidelines; Scot Brantley and Travis McGriff, pre-game) is from the Gator Radio Network. Pre-game show starts at 5 p.m.; post-game show concludes 60 minutes after game. WFXJ-AM 930 (Jacksonville) is flagship station; affiliates are WCNN-AM 680 (Atlanta, Ga.), WALR-AM 1340 (Atlanta, Ga.), WFOM-AM 1230 (Atlanta, Ga.), WWBF-AM 1130 (Bartow), WPHK-FM 102.7 (Blountstown), WWJB-AM 1450 (Brooksville), WMEL-AM 1300 (Cocoa), WXCV-FM 95.3 (Crystal River), WDCF-AM 1350 (Dade City), WWCN-AM 770 (Fort Myers), WRUF-FM 103.7 (Gainesville), WRUF-AM 850 (Gainesville), WKWF-AM 1600 (Key West), WUCR-FM 107.9 (Lake Butler), WNFB-FM 94.3 (Lake City), WDSR-AM 1340 (Lake City), WONN-AM 1230 (Lakeland), WINZ-AM 940 (Miami), WSBB-AM 1230 (New Smyrna Beach), WMOP-AM 900 (Ocala), WMOP-FM 100.1 (Ocala), WOKC-AM 1570 (Okeechobee), WOKC-FM 100.9 (Okeechobee), WFLF-AM 540 (Orlando), WIYD-AM 1260 (Palatka), WYYX-FM 97.7 (Panama City), WTKE-FM 98.1 (Pensacola), WPSL-AM 1590 (Port St. Lucie), WLSS-AM 930 (Sarasota), WSJZ-FM 99.5 (Sebastian), WWTK-AM 730 (Sebring), WAOC-AM 1420 (St. Augustine), WSTU-AM 1450 (Stuart), WQTL-FM 106.1 (Tallahassee), WDAE-AM 620 (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WJNO-AM 1290 (West Palm Beach). The game also is available (via the Gator Radio Network) on XM 215. Louisiana State broadcast (Jim Hawthorne, play-by-play; Doug Moreau, colorado analyst; Jordy Hultberg, sidelines) is on the LSU Sports Radio Network (in Baton Rouge on 98.1 FM). The game also is available (via the LSU Sports Radio Network) on XM channel 214.

STATISTICS: Game play-by-play and statistics are delayed but refreshed continually during the game on GameTracker, http://www.gatorzone.com and http://www.espn.go.com.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN DIVISION

SEC PF PA Div. All PF PA

Florida
2-0 64 20 2-0 4-0 182 29

Georgia 2-1 106 98 1-0 3-2 136 139

South Carolina 1-1 53 51 0-1 4-1 136 84

Kentucky 0-2 27 79 0-1 2-2 100 106

Tennessee 0-2 35 49 0-1 2-3 147 98

Vanderbilt 0-3 19 61 0-0 2-3 100 78

WESTERN DIVISION

SEC PF PA Div. All PF PA

Louisiana State 3-0 73 48 1-0 5-0 135 74

Alabama 2-0 73 27 1-0 5-0 200 72

Auburn 2-0 75 46 1-0 5-0 207 119

Mississippi 1-1 33 23 0-0 3-1 130 43

Mississippi State 1-2 65 82 0-2 2-3 141 131

Arkansas 0-2 48 87 0-1 2-2 143 116

SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct. 10

Vanderbilt at Army, 12 p.m. (CBS College Sports)

No. 17 Auburn at Arkansas, 12 p.m. (ESPN)

Georgia at Tennessee, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Houston at Mississippi State, 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Kentucky at No. 25 South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. (FSN)

No. 3 Alabama at No. 20 Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

No. 1 Florida at No. 4 Louisiana State, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday, Oct. 17

Arkansas at Florida, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Georgia at Vanderbilt, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Mississippi State at Middle Tennessee State, 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

South Carolina at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

UAB at Mississippi, 7 p.m. (FSN)

Kentucky at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

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