The college football season is starting to heat up and the SEC has several games that will keep fans attention this weekend. All three games that we are going to discuss this week, have different sets of implications. With any luck, this preview for the weekend should have you set for Saturday’s games.
#1 Mississippi Bulldogs at Georgia Bulldogs
Both Mississippi State and Georgia have racked up some impressive wins over the past few weeks.
Georgia went up to South Bend and scored and impressive victory over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Mississippi State demolished the LSU Tigers at home last weekend and that has set the stage for what should be a great game in Athens tomorrow night.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs’ defense will have to figure out a way to contain a strong Georgia rushing attack led by Nick Chubb. With both teams having impressive defenses, fans should expect this game to be decided late. I think Georgia wins it, but I would not be surprised to see Mississippi State pull out another upset.
#2 Arkansas Razorbacks at Texas A&M Aggies
The Arkansas-Texas A&M matchup has already been given the nickname the U-Haul Bowl, since the possibility exists that the losing coach in this matchup will likely receive a pink slip at the end of the year. Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema brings in a record of 1-1 on the season and needs the offense to show some signs of life against the Aggies, after losing a tough one at home against TCU.
The mood is not much better in College Station, where Texas A&M is still attempting to recover from a heartbreaking loss to UCLA to kick off the season.
This game is a strange one to predict year in and year out, but look for Arkansas to possibly pull out the upset, if they can avoid poor offensive execution.
#3 Alabama Crimson Tide at Vanderbilt Commodores
Alabama is going to want to see another strong performance from Jalen Hurts. Hurts passed for 248 yards and two touchdowns last week, while rushing for over 100 yards. Alabama would like to see running back Bo Scarbrough get more involved in the offense but that could prove difficult against a strong Vanderbilt defense.
For Vanderbilt, the defense must continue to be the strength of the team and the Commodores’ offense needs to avoid the killer turnover, to have a shot in this game. I look for Alabama to put this game away in the third quarter, but fans should expect a determined effort from Vanderbilt
Enjoy the games this weekend and check back here for more SEC news as the weekend goes on.
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