Let’s try to get a handle on the wild weekend in SEC football.
Tennessee took a great shot in the College Football Playoffs for failing to stop one of the league’s worst offenses. Ole Miss somehow scored just 27 points on 703 yards offense and blew a shot at a 10-win regular season. And Vanderbilt screwed up Texas A&M’s chance of not making the bottom of that list. Not like that, Jimbo.
Last week: 1
In this week: against Georgia Tech
what to know: The Bulldogs offense can stutter at times, but the defense doesn’t know what that means.
Last week: 3
In this week: at Texas A&M
what to know: The only FBS teams in Alabama that LSU couldn’t beat were Troy and South Alabama, who were off the schedule.
Last week: 2
In this week: at Vanderbilt
what to know: In a 63-38 Vols win, a walking South Carolina couldn’t have scored more goals on a pinball machine.
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Last week: 4
In this week: against maroon
what to know: Alabama is shooting for its 15th straight season with 10 wins or more, and people are complaining. When it comes to fan expectations, there is no second place.
5. Ole Fraulein
Last week: 5
In this week: against the state of Mississippi
what to know: A 15-point loss to Arkansas? Lane Kiffin has shown he can race in the SEC. Now he must figure out how to prevent the rebels from collapsing after falling out.
Last week: 8th
In this week: at Clemson
what to know: Rattlesnakes are said to warn people. This one didn’t.
7. State of Mississippi
Last week: 7
In this week: at Ole Miss
what to know: It’s Egg Bowl week where all futile efforts are being made to celebrate the funniest TD celebration ever.
Last week: 10
In this week: in Missouri
what to know: Pigs win! Now for the two Ole Miss running backs who went 41 for 421 on the floor.
Last week: 9
In this week: against Louisville
what to know: That Kentucky Derby horse that always breaks out of the gate first to hear his name but ends up with a rear view of the field? This is British football.
Last week: 6
In this week: in the state of Florida
what to know: Not that Billy Napier’s honeymoon in Gainesville is still alive, but after a loss to Vanderbilt, the bill has been paid.
Last week: 11
In this week: against Arkansas
what to know: Perhaps Mizzou should have waited until Black Friday to alert Eli Drinkwitz of this contract extension. A home loss to Arkansas might have been good for a discount.
Last week: 12
In this week: in Alabama
what to know: Carnell Williams can coach Auburn to qualify for the bowl in an Iron Bowl. Tide better be glad this one’s in Tuscaloosa.
Last week: 14
In this week: against Tennessee
what to know: Commodores exit power ranking basement with Florida annoyed. And who better to sublet it than Jimbo?
Last week: 14
In this week: against LSU
what to know: A $95M coach for an SEC win. But are the Aggies really the worst team in the league if nobody is there to see it?
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