SEC Week Three: Matchups to Watch This Week

by | Oct 10, 2020 | College Football | 0 comments

As we move closer towards winter, this nightmare year is nearing its end. While the NHL, NBA, and MLB will complete their versions of COVID-19 related seasons, college football is next.

While we wait for the Big Ten and Pac-12 to join the football world, here are some SEC matchups to keep an eye on this weekend.

#4 Florida (2-0) at #21 Texas A&M, 12:00 PM EST

Florida: Kyle Trask: leads SEC with 10 TD passes (six belong to TE Kyle Pitts)

Florida: Lost 9 of last 13 games vs SEC West opponents.

Texas A&M: Lost seven straight against top-5 opponents (last win was 11/8/14 at Auburn)

Texas A&M: Won seven of last eight home games against SEC East opponents.

Synopsis:

If the Aggies still think they have a chance at the SEC West title, they can’t lose again. Florida’s defense is awful through two games, allowing 471 yards per game. Look for A&M to throw everything they can at Florida, while trying to stop Trask and an explosive offense. 

Series History: Teams are 1-1 against each other since Texas A&M joined the SEC in 2012.                        

Freshman Eric Gray ran for 105 yards against Missouri

#3 Georgia (2-0) at Tennessee (2-0), 3:30 PM EST

Georgia: won three straight against Tennessee

Georgia: lead the SEC in fewest PPG allowed (8.0) and YPG allowed (190.0).

Tennessee: won eight straight since losing to Alabama last year (longest current win streak in the nation

Tennessee: Ty Chandler: leads SEC with 176 rushing yards.

Synopsis: If Tennessee wants to get back into the conversation amongst teams in the East, they need to defeat Georgia. They have everything to play for at home against a top-three opponent.

John Metchie III made a name for himself with with TD receptions of 78 and 63 yards against Texas A&M last Saturday.

#2 Alabama (2-0) at Ole Miss (1-1), 7:30 PM EST

Alabama: Ole Miss (twice), Auburn, and LSU are only SEC teams Nick Saban has lost to more than once since coming to Tuscaloosa in 2007.

Alabama: Mac Jones: leads the nation in passer rating (222.1).

Ole Miss: lead SEC in total offense (536 YPG)

Ole Miss: QB Mike Corral leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation, completing 76.7 percent (46-60) of his pass attempts.

Matt Corral leads the SEC in completion percentage for an explosive Ole Miss offense.


Synopsis: Lane Kiffin gets a chance to break Saban’s streak of winning 20 games without a loss against former assistants. However, Ole Miss cannot stop anyone, allowing over 600 yards per game. Rammer Jammer will continue to roll, adding to their impressive offensive totals against Ole Miss in their last three matchups.

Last Three Seasons
Alabama Offense vs Ole Miss
W-L3-0
PPG61
YPG568
TD-INT10-0

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