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Doc's Thirteen

Only the luckiest among us will get to see all of these 13 must-see games. (A sportsologist can dream, can't he?)

Sept. 1, Mississippi State at Memphis (7 p.m., Memphis, Tenn., Fox Sports South): Expectations haven't been this high in Bulldog Country in many years.

Sept. 3, BYU at Ole Miss (3:45 p.m., Oxford, ESPN): The Rebels are coming off a touch 2010. And this is a very tough way for the Rebels to start 2011.

Sept. 3, Millsaps at Mississippi College (7 p.m., Clinton): There should be plenty of points and hate when the Majors call on the Choctaws.

Sept. 10, Mississippi College at Belhaven (7 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson): Expect more of the same as above when the Choctaws visit the Blazers, except not as much hate.

Sept. 15, LSU at Mississippi State (7 p.m., Starkville, ESPN): The Tigers are either No. 1 or No. 3 in the nation, depending on which poll you're reading. But the Bulldogs might finally have a shot at winning.

Sept. 17, Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn State (4 p.m., Lorman): The Delta Devils-Braves rivalry gets overlooked, but it's intense nonetheless.

Oct. 13, Delta State at North Alabama (7 p.m., Florence, Ala., GSC TV): The Statesmen and Lions battle in a game that could decide the GSC championship.

Oct. 15, Jackson State at Mississippi Valley State (2 p.m., Itta Bena): The Tigers always get cranky when they have to play the Delta Devils up in the Delta.

Oct. 22, Arkansas at Ole Miss (TBA, Oxford): Rebels coach Houston Nutt used to coach the Razorbacks. Neither school's fans have forgotten.

Nov. 12, Alabama at Mississippi State (TBA, Starkville): Some experts say the Crimson Tide's drive to another national championship could go off the rails at Scott Field.

Nov. 19, Alcorn State at Jackson State (1 p.m., Jackson, Memorial Stadium): The Braves and Tigers meet in their annual grudge match. Since the Tigers can't go to the SWAC Championship, this game will mean more than usual to JSU.

Nov. 19, LSU at Ole Miss (TBA, Oxford): Records don't matter when these two meet.

Nov. 26, Ole Miss at Mississippi State (TBA, Starkville): The School Up North is steaming after two consecutive losses to MSU.

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