FILE - The SEC logo is displayed on the field ahead of the Southeastern Conference championship football game between Alabama and Missouri on Dec. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Southeastern Conference leaders will continue debating what to do with their football schedule when they meet in the Florida Panhandle starting Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Around the SEC: Week 3

Let’s take a look around the SEC with a quick recap of the big games from the biggest conference: Week 3 edition.

No. 15 Kansas State vs. Missouri

Mizzou took on regional rival Kansas State. The two teams did battle in an absolute classic. After a back-and-forth affair, Mizzou walked off in unbelievable fashion. Kicker Harrison Mevis drilled a 61-yard field goal at the death to lift the Tigers to 3-0. Other standout performers included quarterback Brady Cook, star receiver Luther Burden III and veteran linebacker Ty’Ron Hopper.

South Carolina vs. No. 1 Georgia

The Gamecocks entered as 27.5-point underdogs but led going into the half. Unfortunately for them, Georgia started playing like Georgia in the second half and blanked the South Carolina. The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 on the young season.

No. 10 Alabama vs. South Florida

Alabama won but many question marks remain. Nick Saban benched quarterback Jalen Milroe prior to this matchup. With that said the offense continued to struggle. The Crimson Tide scrapped out just 17 points against the Bulls. The Tide will start Milroe again this week against No. 15 Ole Miss, and they will need to be a lot better all-around if they want to start SEC play 1-0.

No. 14 LSU vs. Mississippi State

LSU looked like the team everyone thought they would be coming into the season in Starkville. The Tigers led 10-0 early on and never looked back. Jayden Daniels found receiver Malik Nabers early and often as they both had monster days. Star linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. also got back to his marauding ways on the defensive side of the ball.

No. 11 Tennessee vs. Florida

The Swamp was rocking as Florida took down the Tennessee Volunteers in primetime. The Gator defense allowed just 10 points after Tennessee’s first drive of the game. Florida improved to 2-1 on the season and entered the AP poll, checking in at No. 25.

BYU vs. Arkansas

In maybe the best game of the weekend, BYU took down the Razorbacks in a nailbiter. The BYU defense was all over the Arkansas backfield in the latter stages of the game, recording four sacks and six tackles for loss. The Cougars ended up winning 38-31 in Fayetteville to keep their undefeated season alive.

How the Rest Fared

No. 15 Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Auburn and Kentucky all picked up wins against lesser opponents. Vanderbilt lost a late-night battle to UNLV in a thrilling ending.

Looking Ahead

A big slate of SEC football lies ahead, so here are the games to look forward to on Saturday.

  • Auburn (3-0) vs. Texas A&M (2-1), 12 p.m. Line: TA&M -8.0
  • No. 15 Ole Miss (3-0) vs. No. 13 Alabama (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Line: ALA -7.0
  • Arkansas (2-1) vs. No. 12 LSU (2-1), 7 p.m. Line: LSU -18.0
  • Mississippi State (2-1) vs. South Carolina (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Line: SC -6.0

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