God bless Bo Nix.

He wants Georgia, huh? Not nearly as much as Georgia would love another shot at Bo Nix. Instead, the Dawgs will spend next week worrying — with good reason — about Hendon Hooker.

Nix’s overreaction to Oregon’s resurrection is just 1 of the 10 things I’m absolutely overreacting to after Week 9 in and around the SEC while counting down the seconds until Georgia-Tennessee in Week 10.

10. Apparently, Bo doesn’t know his history vs. Georgia

We get it. The first Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night. Bo Nix had another big day Saturday (6 total TDs) vs. another non-descript Pac-12 defense. Oregon is playing well and trying to make everybody — including and most importantly Playoff committee members — forget all about that 49-3 Week 1 drubbing.

But NIx’s comment earlier this week is the overreaction of the year.

Bo Nix might be virtually unbeatable vs. the Pac-12. But he is 0-4 vs. Georgia. His teams (Auburn and, this year, Oregon) have been outscored by a combined 131-33 in those 4 losses. The past 3 losses were all by 21 or more points.

Nix has averaged 203 passing yards per game against the Dawgs. He has thrown just 1 TD pass and has been picked 4 times.

He wants more of this?

We all like confident QBs, but, sorry, Bo, the only thing different about a hypothetical 5th Dawg bite would be Oregon’s uniform combination.

9. Hungry Dawgs are the best Dawgs

Georgia hasn’t been elite lately.

They were Saturday in the Cocktail Party. Mostly. Or, at least when they needed to be.

You knew they would be, too. Will Muschamp vs. his old school? Yeah, those Dawgs were going to hunt.

Brock Bowers vs. Florida’s inability to cover even average tight ends? Take the over.

We didn’t really learn anything new about Georgia’s offense Saturday. It played as expected, right down to another curious drop from Ladd McConkey. (Is it me, or does that guy get more targets than his shaky hands deserve?) The defense, just like last year, ultimately will tell the tale of whether this story ends with another confetti parade.

8. Why doesn’t Georgia throw it to Brock Bowers every time?

Sorry, that’s not an overreaction.

That’s just an honest question after watching Bowers torch another defense, disappear, block, disappear, torch the defense, disappear, etc., etc.

That’s been the pattern all season — and not because he can’t get open. Georgia, for whatever reason, just decides to go away from him for long and puzzling stretches.

He had 5 catches Saturday — for 154 yards and 1 TD.

He’s absolutely uncoverable.

Whenever Stetson Bennett looks anywhere else, he’s doing the defense a favor.

7. You weren’t worried about Ohio State, were you?

I wasn’t. Oh, I saw the “OSU overrated” tweets midway through the first half of their game at Penn State.

I’ve had the Buckeyes at No. 1 most of the season. I expected them to play a bit better in the opening half at Penn State, but this offense still is operating without arguably the best receiver in the country, Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

CJ Stroud was effective, if not explosive, as OSU traded blows for almost 3 quarters before the defense sparked a 28-point 4th quarter to turn the lights out on the White Out.

That was the best part if you’re a Buckeyes believer: The defense won this game.

It’s been awhile since Ohio State had a Playoff-caliber defense. That doomed the Buckeyes’ Playoff hopes last year, when the defense allowed 30 or more points 5 times.

Saturday, OSU scored 3 TDs off 4 turnovers — including a sealing pick-6 off Sean Clifford.

This might be the most complete team in America and is the biggest threat to the SEC’s title quest. Smith-Njigba’s eventual return will simply amplify that fact.

6. Syracuse getting crushed was the last thing Clemson needed

A lot of people wanted to give Clemson credit last week for its gutty comeback victory over Syracuse — at Death Valley, no less.

I was on the other side, waving the warning signs, alerting Tigers fans that they were on the brink of making the wrong kind of Playoff history.

Now, after a mediocre-at-best Notre Dame team steamrolled Syracuse — at the renamed Carrier Dome, no less — I’m more convinced than ever that even if Clemson goes 13-0, the ACC’s overall lack of quality will keep the Tigers out of the Playoff. That will be a first, as every undefeated Power 5 champion has made the Playoff.

Clemson travels to Notre Dame next week. The Irish lost to Marshall and Stanford, folks. Please don’t convince yourself that winning in South Bend this season is a quality win. We’re at the point where Clemson’s toughest remaining game might be … South Carolina.

And, no, it didn’t help Clemson’s case — or the ACC’s — that Louisville laid it on Wake Forest, either.

We’re smart enough to know what high-end, NFL-ready parity looks like.

This is just average football.

5. 5 notable numbers from the 5 SEC games

1,041: That’s Rocket Sanders’ rushing total after running for 171 more yards Saturday. Sanders, who leads the SEC in rushing, became the first SEC back to cross the 1K mark this season. Sanders barely leads Ole Miss freshman Quinshon Judkins, who ran for 205 yards Saturday to push his season total to 1,034.

2012: That was, until Saturday, the last time Auburn failed to score 30 points against Arkansas. The Tigers got to 28 Saturday — thanks to a TD with 4 seconds left. That’s not a good omen for Bryan Harsin. Gene Chizik was fired after the 2012 season.

32: That was South Carolina’s rushing total in a strange, dishearteningly home loss to Mizzou. That was a season-low, something the Gamecocks thought they’d already set when they ran for just 40 against Arkansas in Week 2. Silver lining? The 2019 Gamecocks only ran for 16 yards against Mizzou.

14: That’s how many TD receptions Tennessee star Jalin Hyatt has. That’s a program record. He still has at least 5 more games to build on that number and potentially make a run at DeVonta Smith’s SEC record of 23 TD catches in a season.

338 yards and 4 TDs: Those were Texas A&M freshman phenom Conner Weigman’s passing numbers in a loss to Ole Miss. Aggies fans have been waiting for the 5-star to get some run. Final score aside, his starting debut couldn’t have gone much better. For context, his 338 passing yards are tied for 4th-most in the Jimbo Fisher era and his 4 TD passes are tied for 2nd-most. There might actually be hope in Aggieland, after all.

4. The 4 Playoff teams are …

1. Tennessee, 2. Ohio State, 3. Georgia, 4. Alabama

There’s a new No. 1, just in time for Tennessee’s biggest game this century.

The Vols mauled Kentucky, doing whatever they pleased in their final tune-up for next week’s showdown at Georgia.

The Buckeyes beat a ranked rival on the road by 2 touchdowns — but Tennessee looked even more dominant in taking down another (former) Penn State QB.

Georgia beat an unranked rival kind of on the road by 3 touchdowns. AP voters might continue to keep the Dawgs at No. 1. I’m not moving off Tennessee until somebody stops Hendon Hooker and this offense.

Alabama slides in at No. 4 despite not playing. Call it a happy early birthday present to my birthday brother, Nick Saban. Michigan played but didn’t impress in a home win over Michigan State, so the Wolverines dipped to No. 5, just ahead of TCU and idle Clemson.

3. Auburn has a new AD … start the clock on its next coach

Will new AD John Cohen’s first or second phone call be to tell Bryan Harsin, “Thank you, and good luck in your next endeavor?”

The timing of Cohen’s hiring announcement Saturday seemingly coincided with Auburn’s latest home loss — a 41-27 drubbing against Arkansas.

Cohen, of course, hired Mike Leach at Mississippi State. I wouldn’t necessarily draw any connections from that relationship.

Auburn is a different gig with different dynamics.

Whenever Auburn parts ways with Harsin and (cough, cough) begins its search, I still think Lane Kiffin would be the most natural, take-that-Bama! hire, but Kiffin has the same exact opportunities at Ole Miss with far fewer in-state hurdles and booster headaches.

2. Georgia is favored by how much?

Kirk Herbstreit heard the number and wondered whether it was a mistake.

I don’t know enough about gambling to describe what an “early” number is, or when or how it is derived.

But I’ll say this about Georgia being an “early” 12-point favorite over Tennessee.

Actually, I won’t. It’s Sunday morning. But you know what I was thinking …

1. “This win goes to Coach Dooley …”

Legendary Georgia coach — and human — Vince Dooley died peacefully this week at the age of 90.

Like always, Coach Dooley was never far from the Dawgs’ sidelines.

Immediately after beating Florida, Kirby Smart said, emphatically, that this win was for Coach Dooley. You could feel the emotion in Smart’s words.

A lot of coaches win games. Some win titles. The best of the best do it in a way that not only elicits respect … but admiration.

More than anything, that was Vince Dooley’s legacy.