Paschall's picks: Hogs and Tigers in elimination showdown?

While LSU-Florida and Georgia-South Carolina give the Southeastern Conference a rare weekend with two top-10 showdowns, the Arkansas-Auburn matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium is the closest thing to an elimination game in this year's bowl picture.

Auburn is 1-3 and can ill afford a loss with Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama down the road, and the Razorbacks are 1-4 with South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU yet to go. This is the first meeting between Auburn and Arkansas in which both teams have losing records, and they were a combined 10-1 two years ago when they met in Jordan-Hare.

In conference losses so far to Alabama and Texas A&M, the Razorbacks have been outscored by 100 points.

"Everybody gets down with a loss, and that's part of life," Arkansas coach John L. Smith said Wednesday.