Key Non Conference Games in the SEC 2011 Season

A Look Ahead to Non Conference Games in SEC 2011

 The SEC is the best conference in college football right now.  They are coming off a fifth straight national championship for the conference.  Not only do they have to win key conference matchups but they also have out of conference games that can help there ranking in the BCS standings.  Last year LSU beat North Carolina (which was ranked at the time) in the Georgia Dome.  The year before Alabama handled Virginia Tech in a game with national title implications.  Also the game between Arkansas and Texas A&M last season helped Arkansas go to the Sugar Bowl against Ohio State.  So besides playing in the toughest conference in college football, SEC teams do have some non conferences games that are vital to there success.  I have taken a look at each teams non conference schedule and have picked 15 non conference games that are just as important as a conference game.

Quarterback Jordan Jefferson will lead LSU against Oregon in week 1 in Cowboys Stadium.
Quarterback Jordan Jefferson will lead LSU against Oregon in week 1 in Cowboys Stadium.
Quarterback Aaron Murray and Georgia will face Boise State in the Georgia Dome in week 1.
Quarterback Aaron Murray and Georgia will face Boise State in the Georgia Dome in week 1.
Running back Kniles Davis of Arkansas will take on Texas A&M in Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011.
Running back Kniles Davis of Arkansas will take on Texas A&M in Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson and the Crimson Tide will travel to Happy Valley to take on Penn State in week 2.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson and the Crimson Tide will travel to Happy Valley to take on Penn State in week 2.

15 Key Non Conference Matchups of the 2011 SEC Season

 1) 9/3/11 LSU vs Oregon (Cowboys Stadium)

2) 9/3/11 Georgia vs Boise State (Atlanta)

3) 10/1/11 Arkansas vs Texas A&M (Cowboys Stadium)

4) 9/10/11 Alabama at Penn State

5) 11/26/11 Florida State at Florida

6) 9/17/11 Auburn at Clemson

7) 11/26/11 Georgia at Georgia Tech

8) 9/24/11 LSU at West Virginia

9) 11/26/11 Clemson at South Carolina

10) 9/3/11 BYU at Ole Miss

11) 10/1/11 Ole Miss at Fresno State

12) 9/3/11 South Carolina vs East Carolina (Charlotte)

13) 9/10/11 Cincinnati at Tennessee

14) 9/17/11 Louisville at Kentucky

15) 10/22/11 Jacksonville State at Kentucky

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