I noticed that all of the SEC East teams play road games in consecutive weeks, except UG and Vandy. Vandy opened the season against an SEC opponent, so their games in the SEC are more spread out. SC had 3 consecutive road games. Also, Missouri represents the furthest travel distance for teams in the SEC East. All 4 of the SEC teams that play AT Missouri, do (or did) so at the end of a series of road games in consecutive weeks: UF played @LSU then @Missouri. UT played @Ala, then plays @Missouri. SC played @Ark, @UT, then @Missouri. Tx A&M plays @Ala then @Missouri. In fact, all 6 of Missouri's home games, after the opening week, are/were against an opponent that played on the road in the week prior. Ohio State, on the other hand, did not play road games in consecutive weeks last year, and will not play road games in consecutive weeks this year either. (Even when calling games at Purdue, NW, Indiana, Illinois, Cal, etc, road games even though half of the stadium is filled with OSU fans). This thread is not intended to make excuses or complain about scheduling, just to point out some scheduling quirks. I prefer a tougher schedule, using the "iron sharpens iron" analogy, but when all other factors are equal some teams have an inherent advantage. An SEC season usually include a tough 3-4 game stretch that can make or break a team's season. These stretches can reveal weaknesses or flaws in a team, that might go unnoticed with a schedule like OSU's.