Week 5 Preview: Top-25 matchups in SEC; ACC title rematch

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Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, left, talks with quarterback Kellen Mond (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two games matching ranked Southeastern Conference teams. including the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, highlights the fifth week of the college football season.

No. 13 Texas A&M visits No. 2 Alabama on Saturday, looking for its biggest SEC victory since Johnny Manziel beat the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa in 2012.

No. 7 Auburn goes to No. 4 Georgia on Saturday night as the second month of the season starts, but only the second week of SEC play.

The rest of the schedule features a rematch of last season's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game between Virginia and No. 1 Clemson and a return to action by No. 25 Memphis, which has been sidelined by a COVID-19 outbreak since it opened with a Labor Day weekend victory.


No. 7 Auburn at No. 5 Georgia

The rivalry dates to 1892 and it typically gets played in November. Even before the SEC revised its schedule to an all-conference slate to deal with the possibility of pandemic disruptions, the Bulldogs and Tigers were set to play the earliest date they ever have — Oct. 10.

The new schedule pushed Auburn-Georgia up another week. The major storyline will be who plays quarterback for the Bulldogs. Georgia's offense needed a while to get rolling last week at Arkansas, but clicked in the second half behind former walk-on Stetson Bennett.