2012 SEC Football Schedule: The Best SEC Game Every Week of the 2012 Season
The SEC schedule has been released and there are, of course, some great games. It is the nation’s best conference for college football.
You can see the full schedule on the SEC’s official website.
Here is your way too early guide to which games you won’t want to miss from conference play in 2012. The only game the week of August 30th is South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
September 8th: Georgia at Missouri
Georgia should have really high expectations heading into 2012 because of returning talent as well as a relatively easy schedule. The Bulldogs start play against a dangerous Missouri team who can beat anyone in the country at home.
The Tigers' quarterback, James Franklin, is one of the premier up and comers in the country, and they should be returning a bunch of talent as well. They’ll want to start SEC play off on the right foot and should give Georgia everything they’ve got.
September 15th: Alabama at Arkansas
Both of these teams will lose some key playmakers from this year’s roster, and whoever can rebound the quickest will likely win this game, likely between top-10 opponents.
Arkansas came close to besting Alabama the last time it came to Fayetteville, and if the Tide lose as much talent as many people think they will, it could very well happen this time around.
September 22nd: LSU at Auburn
Auburn has a certain magic while playing at home, as demonstrated by the comeback against Utah State and Alabama in 2011. Outside of a game against a mediocre Washington team, this will be the first time we find out what exactly LSU is made of.
The Bayou Bengals will likely be the heavy favorites in this game, but don’t count out the other Tigers.
September 29th: Tennessee at Georgia
With Florida flopping this season, Tennessee’s first real test will likely come this week at Georgia. Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray will be dueling it out in this one, which should make it a treat to watch.
October 6th: Arkansas at Auburn
As previously mentioned, crazy things happen at Jordan-Hare Stadium—and Arkansas was not terribly impressive on the road this year.
If the Tigers can upset LSU two weeks before this, this game could go a long way in deciding who wins the SEC West.
October 13th: South Carolina at LSU
The Gamecocks will have played Vanderbilt, Missouri and Georgia by this time, so we’ll know how good they can be by the 13th.
This game could be completely pointless, or South Carolina could be really good. Either way, a game at Death Valley is always fun to watch.
October 20th – Alabama at Tennessee
Much like South Carolina, we will know a lot about Tennessee at this point in the season, but bizarre things can happen at home, especially in rivalry games.
The Vols haven’t beaten the Tide since 2006 in Knoxville—and fans are dying to finally start winning again.
October 27th: Tennessee at South Carolina
This game could mean absolutely nothing by the time it’s played, but it also could decide the SEC East.
Watching Marcus Lattimore, Jadeveon Clowney and Tyler Bray will be worth it for anyone who is a big fan of watching future NFL talent, regardless of the conference importance in this game.
November 3rd: Alabama at LSU
The “Game of the Century” part three will happen, but this time it will be in Death Valley.
The rematch of the national championship is going to be the premier game in the country unless Alabama tanks it or USC and Oregon play on the same day, which the Pac-12 would be unlikely to do.
November 10th: Arkansas at South Carolina
The Razorbacks dominated the Gamecocks this year, but USC was just getting used to life without Marcus Lattimore and Stephen Garcia.
This may not be the most important game of the season, but it should be an under-the-radar game that is going to be a good one.
November 17th: Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt gets a pretty easy 2012 schedule and could be one of the surprise teams in the country.
This year’s game against the Vols had one of the weirdest endings to a game this season. Hopefully this one has more kind feelings between the programs.
November 24th: LSU at Arkansas
Arkansas and LSU are more likely to do well than Alabama and Auburn, though the Iron Bowl is a treat to watch. The feud between the Hogs and Tigers is underrated by the nation, and they are always a great team at home.
If there is one game that could derail LSU’s hopes for getting back to the national championship, it will be this one.