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No. 4 Florida at No. 21 Texas A&M

No. 19 Virginia Tech at No. 8 North Carolina

North Carolina State at Virginia

Louisiana Monroe at Liberty

South Carolina at Vanderbilt

No. 14 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia

Texas San Antonio at No. 15 BYU

Texas Tech at No. 24 Iowa State

Arkansas at No. 13 Auburn

Pittsburgh at Boston College

Middle Tennessee at Florida International

No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson

No. 2 Alabama at Mississippi

Florida State at No. 5 Notre Dame

Mississippi State at Kentucky

Marshall at Western Kentucky

Projected at least to contend in the SEC this year, Texas A&M hasn’t done much of that in its first two games, an unimpressive five-point home win over Vanderbilt followed by a mostly noncompetitive four-touchdown loss at Alabama last weekend. The main issue for the Aggies, especially against the Crimson Tide, was pass defense — Mac Jones completed 20 for 27 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns. Now Texas A&M hosts Florida and quarterback Kyle Trask, who has completed 71.8 percent of his passes, has thrown for 10 touchdowns and has only one interception. Tight end Kyle Pitts has caught six of those scoring throws. As noted by ESPN’s gambling crew, the Gators are 7-0 straight up as road favorites under Coach Dan Mullen, winning each game by at least eight points, and they’re giving six points Saturday. …

Trivia time! What team has the SEC’s longest winning streak at eight games? No, it isn’t Alabama, and defending national champion LSU already has a loss this season. The answer is Tennessee, which hasn’t lost in nearly a calendar year. Coach Jeremy Pruitt has the Vols crawling back toward national relevance, something that hasn’t been said since the Phillip Fulmer era. (Somehow, Tennessee last finished a season as a top-10 team in 2001.) It’s probably too early to declare the Vols totally back — they haven’t beaten a ranked team or even a particularly good team in those eight straight wins — but Tennessee could take a big step forward with a win at Georgia. The Vols haven’t beaten a top-10 team since a win over the Bulldogs in 2006, a run of 33 straight losses, but they might be getting Georgia in a good spot, sandwiched between games against Auburn and Alabama. But the Bulldogs have allowed only 16 points in two games and might have the nation’s stingiest defense. …

Clemson has owned just about every ACC team in recent years (except for Syracuse, strangely) but few more so than Miami: The Tigers have won their past two games against the Hurricanes by a combined 96-3. Still, Miami will test the Tigers like no other team so far this season. Clemson had to replace four starters on the offensive line, giving quarterback Trevor Lawrence a little less time to do what he does, and Miami has been somewhat adept at getting to the quarterback. Plus, there’s Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King, who has yet to throw an interception.

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