Dawgs and Cats Remain Undefeated
Georgia is the nation’s top team following its 34-10 victory at Auburn last Saturday. Simultaneously, Kentucky climbed five spots in the AP Top-25 to No. 11 after it knocked off LSU at home, 42-21. The undefeated SEC East rivals will clash in Athens, Ga., this Saturday. On paper, it will be a battle between two elite defenses. The Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring defense (5.5 points per game) and yards allowed per game (203.5) and the Wildcats rank inside the top-15 in both categories.
Hogs Lose Nail-Biter in Oxford
Ole Miss prevailed in a 52-51 shootout at home against Arkansas last Saturday. The Rebels fifth-ranked rushing offense gained over 300 yards on the ground for the third game this season. Junior Ole Miss running back Snoop Conner scored three second-half touchdowns including this season-long, 51-yard run.
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The Rebels and Razorbacks traded spots in this week’s AP Poll. Ole Miss is now ranked No. 13 and Arkansas is No. 17.
Aggies Hand Tide First Loss
Trailing by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter at Kyle Field, Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada threw his third touchdown pass to tie the game at 38. With just seconds to spare, senior Aggies kicker Seth Small drilled a 28-yard, game-clinching field goal to break Alabama’s perfect record.
Following the loss, the Crimson Tide dropped in the national rankings from No. 1 to No. 5. Conversely, the Aggies earned their way back into the top-25.
Week Seven Marquee Matchups
Week seven includes a full slate of SEC matchups. Besides Georgia versus Kentucky — set to air on CBS Saturday at 3:30 p.m. — there are no ranked matchups.
Arkansas will host Auburn, Florida will face LSU in Death Valley and Missouri will welcome Texas A&M for noon kickoffs. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt and South Carolina will meet in Columbia, S.C., at 4 p.m. in search of each team’s first conference win.
At 7 on ESPN, Alabama will look to bounce back in Starkville, Miss., against Mississippi State. Lastly, Ole Miss will face Tennessee on the road at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.