Oct 26, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban looks on from the sidelines against the Tennessee Volunteers during the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama Crimson Tide: The champs were off this week in anticipation of the biggest test they’ll face so far this season in the LSU Tigers. Although the game is in Tuscaloosa, I’m sure most ‘Bama fans remember what happened the last time LSU visited.
Auburn Tigers: Auburn moved to 8-1 on the season, further solidifying their status as being a contender again in the rough and tumble world of the SEC. While ‘Bama does face a tough test in LSU this weekend, the rival Tigers could provide another roadblock later in the season, should the Tide survive.
LSU Tigers: Les Miles and crew were off this week as they get set to try and throw a wrench into Alabama’s hopes of a third straight national championship.
Missouri Tigers: Mizzou bounced back after their crushing loss to South Carolina by routing Tennessee. The Tigers are still in control of their destiny in the SEC East.
Texas A&M Aggies: It was a slow first quarter, but Johnny Manziel eventually got rolling and were able to do away with UTEP easily.
South Carolina Gamecocks: The Gamecocks held off a solid effort from Mississippi State to run away from the Bulldogs in the second half and are still alive in the East race.
Georgia Bulldogs: With Todd Gurley back, the Dawgs took care of the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, an emotional win that this team needed this season.
Ole Miss Rebels: Hugh Freeze’s crew was off this week and will now set their sights on getting their sixth win of the season against Arkansas this weekend.
Florida Gators: After falling behind big, early, the Gators fought back and almost stole one from Georgia. But, this is still one of the more disappointing seasons in recent memory for the men from Gainesville.
Vanderbilt Commodores: Vandy was on a bye this week and will now look to take advantage of the Gators’ woes as they seek their second conference win of the season.
Tennessee Volunteers: Tennessee took another lump against Mizzou, but freshman Josh Dobbs looked about as solid as he could in his first start and, I’ll say it again, Butch Jones will have this program back again soon.
Mississippi State Bulldogs: Dan Mullen’s crew let another one slip away from them in the second half against South Carolina. Now they face the tough task of going to Kyle Field to take on the Aggies.
Arkansas Razorbacks: The rough inaugural season for Bret Bielema continued as the Hogs were beaten convincingly by the resurgent Auburn team.
Kentucky Wildcats: Kentucky enjoyed a victory over Alabama State and now will take a crack at the best in the East, Missouri.
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