Before the SEC Week 5 Quick Snap, Spencer Rattler was able to exorcise some demons last night with South Carolina’s 40 point win over South Carolina State. He still threw two INT’s, though. It’s fair to say he will struggle to be a day two pick in the draft, let alone first rounder.
(7) Kentucky @ (14) Ole Miss
Kentucky travels to The Grove to face the (14)Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday. In the week Kiffin likened playing at home last weekend to a high school game. The game should be a good one with plenty of things worth tuning in for, not least to see how the Ole Miss fans respond. If you’re on prospect watch, the focus has to be Will Levis against what appears to be a good Ole Miss defence. The game will hopefully tell us more about the QB’s pro future.
(2) Alabama @ (20) Arkansas
Alabama travels to Fayetteville to take on Sam Pittman’s Razorbacks.Arkansas just suffered an agonising loss after a doinked field goal could’ve won them the game against Texas A&M. It’ll be interesting to see how the team responds against a Bama team that is starting to get stronger each week. Bama welcomes back Jojo Earle and Tyler Harrel at wide receiver. Both are explosive playmakers and have a pro future upside. KJ Jefferson will almost certainly cause The Tide problems. Again, loads to tune in for at 8.30pm UK time.
(17) Texas A&M @ Mississippi State
Texas A&M travel to Mississippi State in a game that just screams trouble for the Aggies. Mike Leach teams always score points and A&M have had trouble doing that this season. Add the noise created by the cowbells and Jimbo’s complicated offence, this game spells upset. Davis Wade Stadium will be rocking.
LSU @ Auburn
LSU plays Auburn at Jordan Hare in what is almost certainly a lose and get fired game for Bryan Harsin. LSU have looked mediocre given the talent they recruit and at home, Auburn should fancy themselves. Tank Bigsby is always great to watch. Jadon Daniels likely faces his toughest test.
(1)Georgia @ Missouri
Georgia travels to Columbia to face the Mizzou Tigers. If they struggled scoring more than 14 last week against Auburn, the Georgia defence should have a field-day. Worth watching are Georgia’s running backs Kendal Milton and Kenny McKintosh who both look like they have pro futures ahead of them. Mizzou freshman WR Luther Burden may not see the field after the former five star prospect deleted all mention of Missouri from his social media and posted a cryptic message. His talent is undeniable and both Bama and Georgia recruited him hard. Look out for a potential transfer portal announcement in the coming days or weeks.
Eastern Washington @ Florida
Eastern Washington visits The Swamp to face the Gators in what should be an easy win for Florida. Shout out to the Florida fans who have sold out every game so far. AR15 is obviously worth tuning in for if you’re on prospect watch, but the more interesting thing for Gators fans should be who emerges from this trio of running backs as the starter. Trevor Etienne, Montrell Johnson and Nay’Quan Wright all have 31, 33 and 32 carries respectively on the season. We may not see that happen this week but we will see them all get work. It’s the players that truly dominate against these lesser teams that often receive more carries moving forward.
-Jake Self @dynastybrit