Buffalo at Georgia

WHEN: 11:21 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Sanford Stadium (92,746), Athens, Ga.


2011 RECORDS: Buffalo 3-9; Georgia 10-4.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: Former LSU defensive coordinator Lou Tepper is now Buffalo’s defensive coordinator. ... Georgia ranked fourth in the SEC and fifth national in total defensve last season, allowing 277.21 yards per game. ... Isaiah Crowell, Georgia’s leading rusher in 2011, was dismissed from the team in the spring.

Bowling Green at Florida

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548), Gainesville, Fla.


2011 RECORDS: Bowling Green (5-7); Florida (7-6)

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: Florida will try to improve in turnover margin (minus 0.92) after ranking last in the SEC and No. 113 among FBS schools in 2011. ... Bowling Green also struggled in turnover margin at minus 1.08, ranking 116th nationally.

Kentucky at Louisville

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Cardinal Stadium (55,000), Louisville, Ky.


2011 RECORDS: Kentucky 5-7; Louisville 7-6.

LAST MEETING: Louisville won, 24-17.

SERIES RECORD: Kentucky leads, 14-10.

NOTES: The Wildcats ranked last in the SEC in total offense (259.7) and scoring offense (15.8) in 2011. ... The Cardinals ranked 10th nationally in rushing defense (100.4 yards allowed per game) last season.

Jacksonville State

at Arkansas

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Stadium (72,000), Fayetteville, Ark.


2011 RECORDS: Jacksonville State 7-4, Arkansas 11-2

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: Arkansas led the SEC in total offense (438.08 average) in 2011. That total was 29th nationally. ... On the other side of the ball, the Hogs ranked ninth out of 12 teams in the SEC last season in total defense (362.85). ... Jacksonville State, a Football Championship Series team, averaged 219.91 rushing yards a game 13th best nationally.

Central Arkansas

at Ole Miss

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580), Oxford, Miss.


2011 RECORDS: Central Arkansas 9-2; Ole Miss 2-10.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: Coach Clint Conque, a former Catholic-Baton Rouge standout, is in his 13th season at Central Arkansas. ... The Bears advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs last season. ... Last season, the Rebels finished 11th in the SEC in total offense and scoring and 12th (last) in scoring defense and total defense.

Auburn vs. Clemson

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Georgia Dome (60,580), Atlanta


2011 RECORDS: Auburn 8-5; Clemson 10-4.

LAST MEETING: Clemson won 38-24.

SERIES RECORD: Auburn leads 34-12-2.

NOTES: Auburn ranked eighth in the SEC in total offense and 11th in total defense. ... Clemson All-American wide receiver Sammy Watkins, a first-team All-American as a sophomore, last season is suspended for the first two games after an offseason drug arrest.

Alabama vs. Michigan

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cowboys Stadium (80,000), Arlington, Texas.


2011 RECORDS: Alabama 12-1; Michigan 11-2.

LAST MEETING: Michigan won 35-34 in overtime in the 2011 Orange Bowl.

SERIES RECORD: Michigan leads, 2-1.

NOTES: It’s the first meeting between the two teams in the regular season. ... Former Dutchtown High School standout Eddie Lacy follows in the footsteps of Alabama standout running backs Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram. ... Michigan will be without starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and reserve defensive end Frank Clark who were suspended on Friday.