A surprising upset in the top three is going to make for an interesting race in the SEC East, and LSU gets a massive win at home over top-10 Florida.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0,3-0)
Last week: #1
The Tide got back to SEC play this week as they made the trip to face Texas A&M. The offense was clicking as they put up 47 points and 448 yards of offense.
However, their defense continues to give up a lot of ground, as A&M had 389 yards of offense themselves.
In the end, the Alabama offense was too much and they came away with the win 47-28.
Week 8: vs Tennessee
#2 LSU Tigers (6-0,2-0)
Last week: #2
It was a big matchup for the Tigers, as they were facing an undefeated Florida team that was ranked in the top 10.
This game was back and forth for a long time as the Gators took a 28-21 lead early in the 3rd.
However, the Tigers would outscore the Gators 21-0 from that moment on as they get the big win 42-28.
Week 8: @ Mississippi State
#3 Florida Gators (6-1,3-1)
Last week: #4
Even though the Gators lost on the road to LSU 42-28, they were in this game most of the night and held a lead in the 2nd half.
I know that the Tigers piled up some yards on the Gators’ defense, but LSU has done that to everyone this season. It was an impressive performance by the Gators.
Week 8: @ South Carolina
#4 Auburn Tigers (5-1,2-1)
Last week: #5
The Tigers had the week off, but they are making a move up one spot because their 1 loss was to a tough opponent in Florida and on the road.
We will learn a lot about this Auburn team when they start facing off with the top of the SEC West.
Week 8: @ Arkansas
#5 Georgia Bulldogs (5-1,2-1)
Last week: #3
It was a brutal performance by the Bulldogs this week as they fell at home to South Carolina 20-17 in 2OT.
Jake Fromm had one of his worst performances as he threw for a touchdown and 3 interceptions in the loss. The Bulldogs overall had 4 total turnovers which isn’t a recipe to win.
Georgia has looked shaky 2 weeks in a row with 1 ending in a loss.
Week 8: vs Kentucky
#6 Missouri Tigers (5-1,2-0)
Last week: #6
Rinse and repeat, as the Tigers continue to impress and continue to win as they beat Ole Miss 38-27.
The Tigers’ offense was clicking, as they put up 562 yards of offense with majority of it coming through the air, but they also had over 200 yards rushing.
The Tigers will have a chance to put together a really special season if they can keep it rolling.
Week 8: @ Vanderbilt
#7 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3,2-2)
Last week: #9
Talk about a team trending up, the Gamecocks are fighting for their bowl lives with a very tough schedule.
USC went into Athens to face #3 Georgia and pulled off the massive upset 20-17 in 2OT.
Now the Gamecocks need to find 3 more wins in a difficult schedule to become bowl eligible.
Week 8: vs Florida
#8 Texas A&M Aggies (3-3,1-2)
Last week: #7
The Aggies had a tough matchup this week going up against Alabama.
They were unable to stop the Tide’s offense, but they were able to put up points themselves in a 47-28 loss.
A&M will have opportunities to become bowl eligible in the next few weeks as they face lower end SEC opponents.
Week 8: @ Ole Miss
#9 Ole Miss Rebels (3-4,2-2)
Last week: #10
Despite losing 38-27 to Missouri, the Rebels were stopped at the goal-line late in the 1st half that ended up making a big difference in the outcome of this one.
The Rebels are right on the edge of being a good team, the problem is they can’t make the 1 play a game that ends up being the difference.
Week 8: vs Texas A&M
#10 Kentucky Wildcats (3-3,1-3)
Last week: #11
The Cats came into this week in a must win situation and were able to come away with the victory.
The coaching staff turned to WR Lynn Bowden to step in at QB this week and he put on a show. He rushed for 196-yards and 2 touchdowns while also throwing for 1 score.
Kentucky stepped up after falling behind 13-0 and came away with the 24-20 win.
Week 8: @ Georgia
#11 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3,1-2)
Last week: #8
It was an ugly performance for the Bulldogs this week, as they fell on the road to Tennessee 20-10.
The Bulldogs failed to do anything offensively against one of the weakest defenses in the SEC, and things don’t get any easier for the Bulldogs.
Week 8: vs LSU
#12 Tennessee Volunteers (2-4,1-2)
Last week: #13
A week after putting up a good showing against Georgia, Tennessee faced off with Mississippi State and got a much-needed win, 20-10.
The Vols had a very balanced attack offensively and their defense was able to hold the Bulldogs in check, as MSU didn’t reach the end zone until the fourth quarter to pull to within 13-10, but the Vols then marched right down the field and into the end one to put it on ice.
Week 8: @ Alabama
#13 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-4,0-3)
Last week: #12
The Razorbacks went into Lexington and held an early 13-0 lead over the Cats, as it appeared they were well on their way to their first SEC win under Chad Morris.
But in the 2nd half, the Arkansas defense wasn’t nearly as stout, as they allowed Lynn Bowden and the offense to run all over them as they fell 24-20.
Week 8: vs Auburn
#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (1-5,0-3)
Last week: #14
What do I need to say here?
Vandy lost to a UNLV team that only had 1 win on the year against an FCS team and they lost by 3 scores.
The long year for Vandy continues.
Week 8: vs Missouri