SEC Week 12 viewer's guide: Can LSU stop its slide?

It's a relative snoozer in the SEC this week with so many cupcakes on the menu, but a couple intriguing games are out there to keep your attention Saturday.

Noon ET

FAU at No. 8 Florida, SEC Network

The Gators already have clinched the SEC Eastern Division and now get a tuneup before facing archrival Florida State in the Swamp next week. Saturday presents the chance for Florida's offense to generate some confidence before facing the Seminoles.

The Citadel at South Carolina, SEC Network Plus

The Gamecocks won't get to six wins during the regular season, but South Carolina is in desperate need of a victory before next week's season-ending visit from No. 1 Clemson. The Gamecocks have yet to record 450 yards of offense in any game this season, but here's a chance for them to do that. They also can end their streak of allowing 400-plus yards in three straight games.

3:30 p.m. ET

No. 15 LSU at No. 22 Ole Miss, CBS

This rivalry game is as bitter as any of them. It might not have the aura of the Iron Bowl, but folks on each side don't like the other very much. This is a redemption game for both teams, who went from lofty expectations to disappointment pretty quickly. However, Ole Miss still has an outside shot at winning the West. All the Rebels need to do is win out and hope Auburn beats Alabama next week ... yeah, that's all.

4 p.m. ET

Charleston Southern at No. 2 Alabama, SEC Network

Bama coach Nick Saban went on quite the tirade about FCS opponents for no particular reason. He has also said Power 5 schools should play only Power 5 opponents. Unfortunately, Saban doesn't get a say in everything, so his Tide will take on rough and tough Charleston Southern this weekend in what should be a blowout.

Idaho at Auburn, SEC Network Plus

With a win, the Tigers will become bowl-eligible. Despite all the lofty expectations dumped on Auburn, this team definitely will take a bowl berth with the way this season has turned out. However, let's not forget that against FCS opponent Jacksonville State and the Mountain West's San Jose State, the Tigers came very close to a couple of very unflattering losses. Auburn has no reason to overlook the Vandals.

7 p.m. ET

Mississippi State at Arkansas, ESPN

The Razorbacks are one of the hottest teams in the country, while Mississippi State is coming off a very ugly home loss to Alabama. The Bulldogs will need everything they can get from quarterback Dak Prescott, but they'll also need their defense to stop the two-headed monster of Brandon Allen and Alex Collins, who have combined for 1,692 yards and 21 touchdowns in the past four games.

Georgia Southern at Georgia, ESPNU

Suddenly, talk of Mark Richt being on the hot seat has cooled some. Richt, who has averaged 9.7 wins, should get to win No. 8 this weekend, and expect it to be a day full of offense in Sanford Stadium. Georgia Southern's nation-leading rushing attack will get its fair share of yards, but the Bulldogs should have no problem moving the ball on senior day.

7:15 p.m. ET

Tennessee at Missouri, ESPN2

Tennessee is probably the more talented team, but there's no doubt there will be a ton of emotion inside Memorial Stadium for Gary Pinkel's final home game as Missouri's head coach. This game will come down to the play of both quarterbacks. Drew Lock is coming off the best game of his career against BYU, while a banged-up Joshua Dobbs must be more effective running the ball for the Vols to beat Mizzou.

7:30 p.m. ET

Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, SEC Network

Don't count the Commodores out of this one. Vandy has a very solid defense that already has forced 17 turnovers on the season, while the Aggies have given the ball away 19 times. The Aggies' quarterback situation still is uncertain, and Vandy seems to have found some offensive life under freshman Kyle Shurmur.

Charlotte at Kentucky, SEC Network

For the second straight season, the Wildcats have lost five in a row. Last year, Kentucky missed out on the postseason after starting 5-1. This year, the Wildcats are in danger of missing out on another bowl after starting 4-1. You'd think this would be the week the Cats right the ship in Lexington.