Tennessee fans tear down the goal post after defeating Alabama 52-49 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Around the SEC Following Week 7

The results of the Week 7 SEC matchups led to some shuffling in the Associated Press college football poll. The Georgia Bulldogs remain at No. 1.

Matchups in Week 7

  • Alabama v. Tennessee
  • Auburn v. Ole Miss
  • Vanderbilt v. Georgia
  • Mississippi State v. Kentucky
  • LSU v. Florida

Alabama v. Tennessee

Only one team could remain undefeated after this heavyweight SEC matchup. With time expiring, Tennessee kicker Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal to secure a 52-49 win over Alabama.

With this result, the two teams switched places in the AP Poll. The Volunteers rose three positions to No. 3, while the Crimson Tide fell three positions to No. 6.

Bryce Young returned to the field after suffering a shoulder sprain in Alabama’s Week 5 matchup against Arkansas. Against Tennessee, Young threw for 455 yards and had two touchdowns.

In the fourth-quarter, Alabama defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry caught a tipped ball. However, the Crimson Tide was penalized for pass interference, and Tennessee remained in possession of the ball. Shortly after, the Volunteers tied the game at 49-49, with minutes left.

Both teams are back in action this week. Alabama will host Mississippi State, while Tennessee will host Tennessee-Martin.

Auburn v. Ole Miss

Ole Miss rose two spots in the AP Poll after beating Auburn 48-34. With this win, the Rebels remain undefeated.

Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart finished the game with three touchdowns, 13o passing yards and ran for 115 yards, leading his team to the win.

While the Rebels looked to be running away with the game with a 21-0 lead, Auburn managed to lessen the lead to 28-24 in the third quarter. However, Ole Miss never trailed and pulled ahead, yet again, for the win

Looking ahead to the weekend, Ole Miss will face LSU, while Auburn has a bye week.

Vanderbilt v. Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs remain at the top of the AP Poll after a 55-0 win over Vanderbilt.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett ended the day with two touchdowns and threw for 289 yards. In the opening minutes of the game, Bennett completed a pass to Kenny McIntosh for his first passing touchdown in four weeks.

The undefeated Bulldogs led 28-0 at halftime, and nearly doubled that score in the final two quarters.

Looking ahead, Vanderbilt will travel to take on Missouri on Saturday. Georgia heads into an off week, ahead of its game in Jacksonville against Florida on Oct. 29.

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