THE SEC REPORT

A&M dropped the ball, LSU showed a weakness and Georgia took care of business

LAST WEEK

Now this was the kind of weekend college football was made for! Texas A&M lost another important game, LSU might have shown some weakness and Georgia proved how strong the top of the SEC truly is. These were some epic games. A&M is now playing for pride and a mid level bowl game but that's ok, it's been a good season but that loss to Auburn ended all hopes for them. Georgia played a great game against Notre Dame and it was worth watching. LSU's defense is allowing a lot of points to be scored and it's becoming a trend to me.

THREE STARS OF LAST WEEKEND

Garrett Shrader, running back of Mississippi State, had 125 yards on eleven caries. Holy smokes that's the stuff of legends right there.

Elijah Moore, wide receiver of Ole Miss, even though they lost he had eleven catches for 102 yards. He was the security blanket of that offense and while they came up short, he worked hard in that game.

Kyle Trask, quarterback of Florida, in his first start he gets to go out there and prove the coach right and beat up on struggling Tennessee. It would have been easy to lose and blame the nerves but he came through.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, the first game that jumps out of the schedule at the casual SEC fan is A&M vs Arkansas.

A&M desperately needs a win to stop the losing and they are now in danger of falling straight out of the top 25. The tough competitive game will be Kentucky at South Carolina as the rest of the week is set up for blowouts as LSU and Florida are off.

THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Carolina Gamecocks Defense, they're going to have to play a lot better if they want to turn their season around and Kentucky is as good a team to start against.

Bo Nix, quarterback of Auburn, it's telling how a quarterback plays the week after a big win. And winning on the road in Kyle field is as big as it can get.

Jimbo Fisher, head coach of Texas A&M after their second high profile loss it'll be important to see how the head coach handles getting this team ready for the rest of the season.

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LAST WEEKEND

Wow, last weekend was crazy right? Texas A&M was only up three coming into the fourth, Missouri and Vandy were tied into the fourth, and South Carolina led against Florida at the top of the fourth; it was a tense weekend. A&M pulled it out obviously to get their season over .500, Vanderbilt went on to win, as did Florida in a really good fourth quarter. Georgia finally got all that bad football out of their system and after being shut out in the first half, scored 21 points in the second half against Kentucky. Here's the real news though, Tua Tagovailoa had a high ankle sprain on the opposite ankle as last year and is now going to miss time to let the ankle heal from surgery. Last year he missed zero games but there was 20 plus days off between his injury in the SEC championship and the first round of the playoffs, it's difficult to gauge how many games he'll miss this time in the middle of a season that now faces actual adversity for Saban's seemingly automatically in the playoffs, usually undefeated, Alabama.

THREE STARS OF LAST WEEKEND

Joe Burrow, Quarterback of LSU, I'm sure by now you know but he was a massive underdog to win the Heisman before the start of the season and is now currently the front runner. That's because he had another great game - 327 yards and another four touchdowns through the air. He's been incredible this season.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn, running back of Vanderbilt, had two of Vandy's three touchdowns, one rushing along with 96 yards and one receiving with 80 yards on 4 catches. Vaughn is the engine that drove Vanderbilt to victory this week.

Kyle Trask, Quarterback of Florida who was efficient with only 200 yards but 4 touchdowns to pull out the come behind win over South Carolina who was stalking another upset.

THIS WEEKEND

My how things have changed in just one week. Last week Missouri was protecting first place in their division and Florida and Georgia were both reeling, now unranked Missouri is going to Kentucky to try and save their season while both the Gators and Bulldogs are ahead of them and off. All the eyes of the SEC and College Football will be on Arkansas at Alabama, to see how Saban's team handles this very real crisis of Quarterback. Also No. 9 Auburn travels to No. 2 LSU, if LSU wins big again and Alabama wins close against an inferior team, does LSU leapfrog them?

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Joe Burrow, quarterback of LSU, for the reasons above. If they have a big game and Burrows continues his Heisman worthy campaign then maybe Alabama falls to No. 2 in both the national rankings and in their own conference.

Mac Jones, quarterback of Alabma, this almost feels unfair but it's such an important game for this kid. Alabama needs him to step up and play, as he is likely to be the guy starting against LSU on Nov. 9, a scant 19 days away.

Bo Nix, Quarterback of Auburn, this is the big showdown this weekend and he needs to recapture some of that early season magic. Auburn is back in the Top Ten and nothing is out of reach now with Tua's injury and LSU on the schedule for Auburn this week and then Alabama playing LSU next week. Winning here and LSU then beating a weakened Alabama makes Auburn and in turn Nix, look amazing.

Feel free to check out my brand new comic book Another Day at the Office or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help people struggling with cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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