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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Christine Michael #33 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs for a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Christine Michael #33 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs for a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Who said 11:00 a.m. football cannot be entertaining? Football for breakfast this morning brings us a key SEC West SEC v. Big XII showdown with Arkansas and Texas A&M squaring off in Jerryland at 11:00 on ESPN. The Aggies look to avenge their thumping in this game a year ago and erase painful memories of a collapse against Oklahoma State last weekend while the Hogs also try exercise their own demons from one week ago. Both teams come in as legitimate BCS contenders, but an at-large bid is all but impossibility with a loss today.

In other SEC action this morning, Mississippi State travels to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in what figures to be a must-win game for Mark Richt. The Bullies pulled off the upset last year in Starkville, but Dan Mullen will need a stronger showing than his team has displayed in recent weeks to make it back-to-back wins over UGA. Meanwhile, LSU welcomes Kentucky to Death Valley, where the chances are better that the Wildcats end up in some drunk coonass' jambalaya before sundown rather than actually winning this game. Consider this a glorified scrimmage for the Bayou Bengals in preparation of Florida next weekend. Tennessee also takes on Buffalo in another game that expects to be a total snoozer.

In other action around the country, you can watch triple-option-mania with Air Force v. Navy on CBS at 11:00. Boring Big Ten football can be found in Minnesota v. Michigan and Illinois v. Northwestern. Finally, if you want to check in on Penn State, the Nittany Lions are taking on Indiana on ESPNU at 11:00.

Pace yourself, though, we've got a long time until 'Bama kicks off in the Swamp. Until then, enjoy the early action and chime in here with your thoughts and comments.