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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Broderick Green #29 of the Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Broderick Green #29 of the Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Football for breakfast this glorious Saturday morning brings us Arkansas traveling into Oxford to take on the Ole Miss Rebels, where the Hogs look to exact sweet revenge on Houston Nutt one final time. Just think, in seven short weeks from now we won't have ol' Houston Nutt to kick around anymore, so expect the Hogs to take full advantage of their last chance to take Nutt behind the woodshed. Ole Miss looked mentally beaten last weekend, losing two key starters for the remainder of the year to boot, while Arkansas had the comfort of a bye week in Fayetteville, so expect Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to look like a lot like Vicksburg circa July 1863 come mid-afternoon. Find this beatdown on your regional SEC provider at 11:21 central.

Also in SEC action (well, in name anyway) this morning is Kentucky taking on the mighty Jacksonville State Gamecocks. JSU knows a thing or two about upsetting bad SEC football teams (ask Ole Miss), and as horrendous as they have been to date nothing can be considered a guaranteed win for the Wildcats. Vegas has Kentucky as a ten-point favorite in this one, almost an unheard of line for an SEC v. FCS matchup, so tune in for a trainwreck masquerading as a football game. Catch this abomination at 11:00 central on ESPNU.

In other action around the country, Oklahoma State travels to Missouri at 11:00 central on FX with the Pokes looking to keep their national championship hopes alive as the Tigers look to finish the second half of their Big XII farewell tour. Clemson also tries to keep the impossible dream alive as North Carolina makes the trip to Death Valley Lite.  As always, the Big Ten provides more than it's fair share sleeping pills, this time in the form of Indiana v. Iowa and Purdue v. Illinois. Duke v. Wake is also on the slate for the truly sleep deprived.

We'll have the afternoon thread posted later on, and the 'Bama threads will come later this evening, but in the meantime chime in here with all of your thoughts and comments.