The true contenders in the SEC are starting to emerge, and we have a matchup in Week 10 that is very likely to decide who is going to win the SEC East and face Alabama in Atlanta.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)
Last week: #1
Alabama has been dominating the SEC so far this season with their historic offensive performances. That continued this week as they defeated Mississippi State 41-0.
Mac Jones continues to be outstanding as he finished with 291-yards passing and 4TDs. However, the Tide were also able to have a great game on the ground rushing for 208 yards in the win.
The Alabama defense hasn’t been up to standard this season, but they were able to hold the Bulldogs to just 200 yards of total offense.
Week 10: BYE
#2 Georgia Bulldogs (4-1)
Last week: #2
The Bulldogs faced off with a Kentucky team that has had one of the best defenses in the league, and it created offensive issues for Georgia in a 14-3 win.
Georgia wasn’t able to get anything going through the air and turned the ball over 2 times in the win. But the Bulldogs have one of, if not the best defense in the country that shut down the Cats’ offense.
The Bulldogs limited the Cats to just 3 points and 91 passing yards. However, the offense is an issue, and they will need it to be more productive next week when they face a high-scoring Florida offense.
Week 10: vs Florida
#3 Texas A&M Aggies (4-1)
Last week: #3
The Aggies had one of the more interesting matchups in Week 9 as they faced an Arkansas team that has been surprising everyone this season.
However, they used a big day from QB Kellen Mond who threw for 260-yards and 3 TDs in the 42-31 win.
The Aggies have been one of the best teams in the country with their lone loss coming against Alabama, who has been dominating everyone.
Week 10: @ South Carolina
#4 Florida Gators (3-1)
Last week: #4
The Gators finally returned to the field after their battle with coronavirus and then having last week off with their BYE week.
The return wasn’t without drama as they got into a fight with Missouri heading into halftime with multiple punches being thrown followed by multiple ejections.
However, the Gators were able to settle down and come away with a 41-17 win.
It should be noted that the SEC’s review of the fight could lead to suspensions that could have a major impact on the upcoming Georgia game in Week 10.
Week 10 @ Georgia
#5 Auburn Tigers (4-2)
Last week: #5
The Tigers came into a matchup with the defending nation champions and absolutely dominated them in a 48-11 victory.
Its no secret that Bo Nix plays better at home ,and that was the case again as he threw for 300 yards and 3 TDs while rushing for 81 yards and a TD. The Tigers’ defense also forced LSU into 3 turnovers helping fuel the blowout win.
Now they will get a week off to rest before looking to finish the season strong.
Week 10: BYE
#6 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3)
Last week: #7
The Razorbacks came into this week with a chance to make a big statement against Texas A&M. Despite losing 42-31, they once again showed that they are better than everyone expected heading into 2020.
It was a very balanced attack for the Razorbacks as they racked up 239-passing yards and 3 TDs as well as 222 rushing yards and a rushing TD.
Even with the loss, the Razorbacks are showing that the program is once again on the rise.
Week 10: vs Tennessee
#7 Kentucky Wildcats (2-4)
Last week: #8
They’re two things that are certain about this Kentucky team after their 14-3 loss to Georgia.
1. They have a really good defense that now leads the nation in INTs with 11 on the year.
2. Their offense is absolutely putrid, and it is going to have to change quick.
However, it looks like they have found their running back in Christopher Rodriguez as he rushed 20 times for 108 yards on the nations’ best defense.
Now they have a BYE week to figure out what is wrong with the offense and fix it as they look to finish the year strong.
Week 10: BYE
#8 LSU Tigers (2-3)
Last week: #6
The Tigers came into this week looking to build off their blowout win over South Carolina.
However, they faced an Auburn team that absolutely dominated them in a 48-11 loss. LSU is lost offensively and have a major QB problem. In this one, turnovers also became an issue.
Aside from the offense, the defense isn’t much better and struggle to stop anyone. They have a lot to figure out going forward.
Week 10: BYE
#9 Tennessee Volunteers (2-3)
Last week: #9
It was the Vols’ BYE week as they are looking to figure out what has happened after their hot start to 2020.
Tennessee started the year 2-0 and have since lost three straight. They will be looking to bounce back after having the week off.
Week 10: @ Arkansas
#10 South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
Last week: #11
The Gamecocks were also on their BYE this week after their blowout loss to LSU just last week.
Now they will be looking to get back on the right track after having the week off.
Week 10: vs Texas A&M
#11 Missouri Tigers (2-3)
Last week: #10
Missouri came into this week with a lot of momentum after ending their losing streak to Kentucky a week ago.
Unfortunately, they were not able to keep the momentum going as they were dominated by Florida in a 41-17 loss.
Florida has one of the best offensive attacks in the country and it made life hard for the Tigers in this one as the Tigers’ defense gave up 514 yards of offense.
Week 10: BYE
#12 Ole Miss Rebels (2-4)
Last week: #12
The Rebels were able to get their second win of the 2020 season as they dominated Vanderbilt 54-21.
It was a big day for the Rebels’ passing attack as they threw for 449 yards and 7 TDs while also adding 196 yards rushing and a rushing TD.
It was a win, but it came against the worst team in the SEC. We still need to see them put up these performances and get wins over much higher quality opponents.
Week 10: BYE
#13 Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-4)
Last week: #13
It has been a long time since the Bulldogs took down LSU on the road and everyone thought they were going to be a real contender in the SEC.
That has been far from the truth as they have now lost 4 in a row after their 41-0 loss to Alabama in week 9.
The Bulldogs’ offense continues to be a disaster and a turnover machine as they gave it up 3 more times in this one.
Week 10: vs Vanderbilt
#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (0-4)
Last week: #14
After two weeks off, it was a return to the losing for the Commodores as they were dominated in a 54-21 loss to Ole Miss.
The Vandy offense was able to look better than it has as they put up 421 yards of offense and 21-points in the loss. However, their defense continues to struggle against anyone and everyone.
Week 10: @ Mississippi State