The Cats lose a heartbreaker to the Gators in Lexington, while Mississippi State drops one to K-State.
But, it was overall a good weekend for the SEC.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0,1-0)
Last Week: #1
The Tide faced off with their first SEC opponent of the year and it didn’t go as smooth as many thought as South Carolina was on the Bama 3-yard-line with a chance to send it to halftime only down 24-17.
However, the Tide made a goal line stand and went on to start 1-0 in the SEC with a 47-23 win.
Week 4: vs Southern Miss
#2 LSU Tigers (3-0,0-0)
Last week: #2
The Tigers came off their big win over the Texas Longhorns on the road last week and looked a bit sluggish out of the gate.
The Tigers went down 7-3 early on and only held a 24-14 halftime lead over Northwestern State.
However, QB Joe Burrow would have another solid performance going 21/24 for 373-yards and a TD as he led the Tigers to a 65-14 win.
Week 4: @Vanderbilt
#3 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0,1-0)
Last week: #3
Another week, another blowout win for the Bulldogs as they faced off with Arkansas State and rolled to a 55-0 win.
The Bulldogs put this one away quick as it was already 27-0 early in the 2nd quarter. QB Jake Fromm threw for 3 TDs and as a team, Georgia didn’t have a single turnover.
Georgia did exactly what we all expected them to do and continue their great start to 2019.
Week 4: vs #7 Notre Dame
#4 Auburn Tigers (3-0,0-0)
Last week: #4
The Tigers looked much better this week after their sluggish performance last week.
Auburn held a 24-10 lead at the half, but they came out and put it away quickly on their way to a 55-16 blowout win over Kent State.
The Tigers did most of their damage on the ground as they rushed for 467-yards and 6 TDs as a team with 3 different backs going over 100-yards.
Next week will be a very big test to see what this team is made of.
Week 4: @Texas A&M
#5 Florida Gators (3-0,1-0)
Last week: #5
The Gators made the trip to Lexington and were completely outplayed by the Wildcats for 3.5 quarters. However, backup QB Kyle Trask came in and led a late comeback as the Gators fought back to win 29-21.
Trask is going to be the QB going forward as Feleipe Franks went down with an injury and had to be carted off the field. His season is most likely over and the Gators will be like the Cats and Gamecocks this year rolling with the backups.
Week 4: vs Tennessee
#6 Texas A&M Aggies (2-1,0-0)
Last week: #6
The Aggies had one more “tune-up” game before they get ready for their second big test of the season in week 4.
The Aggies came out and took care of business against Lamar as they dominated on their way to a 62-3 win.
Week 4 is going to be a battle and a game that all the SEC will be watching to see how it plays out.
Week 4: vs Auburn
#7 Kentucky Wildcats (2-1,0-1)
Last week: #7
Yes, the Cats lost but so did the team around them and if you watched the game you saw the Cats outplay the Gators for majority of the game.
They unfortunately didn’t finish the job, but I was very impressed with the Cats and backup QB Sawyer Smith.
Kentucky still has 8 VERY winnable games on their schedule, and I believe they will go on to win a lot of football games.
The future is bright in Lexington.
Week 4: @Mississippi State
#8 Missouri Tigers (2-1,0-0)
Last week: #9
The Tigers are starting to find their footing after their week 1 loss and came out this week and rolled to a 50-0 shutout win over SE Missouri State.
The Tigers did a lot of damage through the air and on the ground for a very balanced attack offensively.
I still think Missouri is one of the better teams in the conference and will only get better as the year continues.
Week 4: vs South Carolina
#9 Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1,0-0)
Last week: #8
It was a disappointing week for the Bulldogs as they took a loss at home to Kansas State 31-24.
The Bulldogs looked very vulnerable and now have a QB controversy going with a very talented Kentucky team coming to town this week.
I would be worried if I was a Bulldog fan going forward with the shaky start to the season.
Week 4: vs Kentucky
#10 South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2,0-1)
Last week: #10
The Gamecocks had a tall order this week as they had to face Alabama. Not an easy task but they put up an impressive fight.
They had a chance before halftime to score and make it 24-17 at the break, but they couldn’t find a way in.
Regardless, the USC offense put up 23 points on the Tide in a 47-23 loss and actually looked very impressive.
They will have another tough week as they look to get back into the win column.
Week 4: @Missouri
#11 Ole Miss Rebels (2-1,1-0)
Last week: #11
The Rebels have been less than impressive this season with their wins coming as a struggle against not so good opponents.
This week, they didn’t look very impressive in a 40-29 win over SE Louisiana. An underwhelming win to say the least.
The schedule only gets harder for the Rebels and I see them staying around the bottom of the SEC.
Week 4: vs Cal
#12 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-1,0-1)
Last week: #12
The Razorbacks are 2-1 but their wins have both came against lesser opponents, but they still weren’t easy to get.
This week, they won an offensive shootout 55-34 over Colorado State. The Razorbacks will be near the bottom the conference all year and it will be a long season for the Arkansas fans.
Week 4: vs San Jose State
#13 Tennessee Volunteers (1-2,0-0)
Last week: #14
I don’t think the Vols are as bad as this start to the 2019 season. I think they should be a 6-win team, but they haven’t showed it.
This weeks’, 45-0 win over Chattanooga is a good step in the right direction as they look to build on that and put the first 2 ugly losses behind them.
However, the schedule doesn’t do them any favors going forward and it will be hard for them to even get 4 wins.
Week 4: @Florida
#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2,0-1)
Last week: #13
The Commodores had a week off the try and regroup after the ugly start to 2019.
It is going to be a long season for Vandy, and they will also be one of the worst teams in the conference all year.
Vandy isn’t going to have it easy this week as they will face a top-5 team in the country.
Week 4: vs LSU