Five SEC games you can’t miss this season

Dylan Thompson gets his chance to start for South Carolina this season. (AP photo)

Dylan Thompson gets his chance to start for South Carolina this season. (AP photo)

Let’s take a look at the top five SEC games this season. In case you’ve forgotten, the season gets under way on Thursday.

Georgia at South Carolina, Sept. 13

The Gamecocks enter this season with 18 consecutive home wins, a streak that could be at 20 when Georgia visits for the 3:30 p.m. CBS game. The Bulldogs have an extra week to prepare for longtime nemesis Steve Spurrier and all those crazy Gamecocks fans.

South Carolina at Auburn, Oct. 25

A SEC title continues to elude South Carolina. The Gamecocks, depending on what happens against Georgia, likely will need to defeat Auburn to continue that quest. If things go right for both teams, they could meet again in the Georgia Dome in December.

Alabama at LSU, Nov. 8

Life at LSU is still pretty good, with consecutive 10-3 seasons since losing to Alabama in the national championship to end the 2011 season. Les Miles has to replace a lot of talent, but everyone is excited to see freshman TB Leonard Fournette in action.

Auburn at Georgia, Nov. 15

The Prayer in Jordan-Hare was answered, another fitting step in Georgia’s season of injury and inconsistency. The South’s oldest rivalry moves to Sanford Stadium this year. Amazingly, the Tigers lead this 117-game series by just one win (55-54-8).

Auburn at Alabama, Nov. 29

Good living followed Auburn to the Iron Bowl, where the most improbable of endings occurred, thanks to Chris Davis’ shocking sprint. What will this year’s edition have in store for us? Hopefully another classic.

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