Week 7: No One is Safe

Week 6 was chaotic enough in the Southeastern Conference, and Week 7 was no different. Saturday was filled with questions for the SEC and its teams. We’ve notched it down to four takeaways from Week 7, but the biggest thing we learned is no one in the Southeastern Conference is safe from an upset.

1. Georgia didn’t need Todd Gurley as much as they thought.
Freshman Nick Chubb rushed 38 times for 143 yards and one touchdown as the Bulldogs took a whopping 34-0 score over the Missouri Tigers. With running back Todd Gurley suspended, the Dawgs were given a slight chance at the Tigers. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs have showed they are still in the game. The Tigers QB Maty Mauk complete 9-of-21 passes for 97 yards and threw four interceptions and now comeback this time in the fourth quarter.

2. One point is all that stands between Alabama being 4-2.
Arkansas was up 13-7 over the Crimson Tide in the third quarter, and Razorback fans were on the edge of their seats. Having a chance to take it in the fourth, Arkansas just couldn’t make it happen. Bama’s failed attempt to run the ball and kept it a close game for the two teams. Alabama is 5-3 in its last eight games and 0-3 against ranked teams. It may be time to go back to the drawing board.

3. Fear the Dak.
Yes, Mississippi State is still dominating. With a little more cowbell in Starkville, the Auburn Tigers face-planted in a 38-23 loss at Davis Wade Stadium. Dak Prescott brought in two touchdowns and threw for another, completing 18 of 34 passes for 246 yards and running for 121 yards. State notched a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and held Auburn to three-points in the fourth to bring in its sixth victory of the year and the only other team, besides Ole Miss, to stay undefeated in the season.

4. Speaking of Ole Miss, the Rebels made their mark in Texas.
Ole Miss dominated Texas A&M’s offense and took a 35-20 win over the Aggies on Saturday. The Rebels held off Texas A&M to a scoreless first half, and silenced Kenny Hill throughout the game. I would keep an eye on this Ole Miss team. Actually, I would keep an eye on the SEC West in general.

Week 8 may even hold more surprises. Take a look at next weeks match-ups.
-Georgia vs. Arkansas
-Missouri vs. Florida
-Texas A&M vs. Auburn
-Kentucky vs. LSU
-Tennessee vs. Ole Miss

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