Hello, Auburn Family and War Eagle! Hope you guys enjoyed the bye week. It was good to take a breather after the tough loss at Mississippi State. I'm excited to see Auburn get back on track this week against South Carolina. Let's recap last week in the SEC and look ahead to an exciting week nine.
Last weekend began with South Carolina hosting Furman in a non-conference matchup. The Gamecocks scored early and often as they ended a two-game losing streak with a 41-10 victory. Dylan Thompson and Mike Davis each scored two touchdowns to lead South Carolina. The day continued with what was supposed to be an exciting game in Tuscaloosa. Alabama finally put it all together as they demolished Texas A&M, 59-0. Blake Sims threw for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Crimson Tide improve to 6-1. It looks like Kenny Hill's Heisman campaign has finally come to an end.
Week eight continued with Georgia traveling to Little Rock to take on Bert's Hogs. Nick Chubb ran all over the Razorback defense as the Bulldogs cruised to a 45-32 victory. Chubb finished the game with 202 yards and 2 touchdowns. Leave it to Bert to screw it up for the SEC West. It looks like Georgia is now the clear favorite in the SEC East. The primetime slate began with Butch Jones' Tennessee squad traveling to Oxford to take on Ole Miss. The game began as a defensive battle before Bo Wallace started clicking in the second quarter. Bo Wallace threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Vince Sanders to give Ole Miss a 14-3 halftime lead. In the second half it was all Rebels as their land shark defense dominated the Volunteers en route to a 34-3 victory. Ole Miss improved to 7-0 with the win.
Will Muschamp tried to keep his head above water as his Florida Gators hosted Missouri. Let's just say "fire Will Muschamp'' was being chanted in ‘The Swamp' as Florida lost, 42-13. Mizzou returned the opening kickoff and never looked back as they improved to 5-2 with the victory. It could be a long second half of the season for Gator nation. Week nine came to an end with LSU hosting Kentucky. Terrence Magee rushed for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a second conference victory. Mark Brooks' squad struggled to find an offensive rhythm as they fell 41-3. LSU will look to extend their win streak when they welcome Ole Miss to ‘Death Valley' this weekend. Let's look ahead to week nine.
UAB @ Arkansas
# 1 Mississippi State @ Kentucky
Vanderbilt @ Missouri
# 3 Ole Miss @ # 24 LSU
South Carolina @ # 5 Auburn
# 4 Alabama @ Tennessee
Game of the Week: # 3 Ole Miss @ # 24 LSU
Could Get Interesting: # 4 Alabama @ Tennessee
Bring on the Whiskey: UAB @ Arkansas
Thank you guys for taking the time to read my SEC round up. I can't wait to see Auburn back in action this weekend! Feel free to contact me on Twitter @AUTigerFrank. War eagle!