I do my best.

I try not to be too negative or too positive when breaking down all things football. I don’t want to be Debbie Downer, nor do I want to be Connor the Cheerleader.

I want to be somewhere in the middle.

Consider “5 things I liked and 5 things I didn’t like from Week 6” my way of doing just that.

5 Things I Liked

1. Georgia dominating at home…oh wait

Are you sure that wasn’t a Georgia home game? Like, 100 percent positive?

Just as Alabama fans did, Georgia fans made themselves at home in Nashville. And just as Alabama players did, Georgia players made themselves at home in Nashville.

Ok, I’ll stop with the Alabama-Georgia comparisons for today. But man, that was dominant.

A 31-point road victory came exactly how you’d expect for the Bulldogs. The defense was rock solid, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel couldn’t be stopped and Jake Fromm made all the throws Georgia needed him to make.

The Bulldogs have now outscored their SEC opponents 117-17. Is that good?

2. Kerryon Johnson running wild

Who needs a two-headed rushing attack when Johnson runs like that? I know Ole Miss can’t tackle — we’ll get to that later — but my goodness. Johnson ran all over the Rebels (or land sharks?) for 208 rushing yards and three scores.

In the last three games, Johnson has a whopping 11 touchdowns (!) on 368 yards. Apparently that’s pretty good.

Jarrett Stidham doesn’t have to do a whole lot when Johnson has that kind of afternoon.

Remember when we were wondering if Johnson would have that burst after he missed two games with a hamstring injury? Well, now everyone should be wondering if Johnson is the best running back in the SEC. Or maybe they shouldn’t be wondering after Saturday’s performance.

3. Florida’s Tom Petty tribute

When Florida announced that it would pay tribute to the late Gainesville rocker, I was a bit apprehensive. The Gators said that they would play Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” before the start of the fourth quarter, which isn’t exactly a pump-up song.

I had no idea it would be this electric.

This needs to be a weekly tradition at the Swamp. Absolutely awesome.

4. LSU’s resolve

I don’t care what that odd late line shift said. LSU had its back against the wall. Lose to Florida and Baton Rouge becomes a new level of hot for Ed Orgeron.

Instead, the Tigers played like Coach O still had his interim tag.

They got back to winning the battle at the line of scrimmage. The Tigers finally pushed some people around and got the ground game going. The jet sweep actually worked better than Derrius Guice, but all that mattered was that finally, LSU got it done against a quality team.

Did it take a missed extra point? Yeah, but it also took some key defensive stands. It also took LSU draining some time off the clock down the stretch.

Gritty, indeed.

5. An Alabama second half worth watching

Between the Kellen Mond-to-Christian Kirk touchdown, the Minkah Fitzpatrick interception and the blocked punt out of the end zone, that second half was all sorts of entertaining. Sure, Texas A&M didn’t pull off the upset, but at least you had a reason to watch Alabama play more than 30 minutes of football.

Alabama looked pretty immortal for the first part of SEC play. In College Station, the Aggies at least showed us that a team could stay on the field with the Tide.

Alabama even turned the ball over! It was one of those see-it-to-believe-it moments. Maybe next week a team will stay within single digits of the Tide.

(But probably not because it’s Arkansas.)

5 Things I Didn’t Like

1. Everything Vanderbilt

No, I didn’t expect the Commodores to put up much of a fight on Saturday. But I thought after the Alabama debacle that we’d at least see a team that knew what it was up against.

That didn’t look like the case at all. On both sides of the ball, the Commodores were completely dominated. The ground game still couldn’t get anything going with Ralph Webb, not that Vandy was even in a spot to run the ball after it fell behind early.

On top of that, Vanderbilt Stadium was Dawg-heavy. How can you change your program’s perception if you can’t even make a home game feel like a home game?

I get that Vanderbilt faced three ranked SEC teams in a row, but that top-25 talk looks like a lifetime ago. Woof.

2. Duke Dawson’s slap on Russell Gage

Speaking of woof, this happened.

Why guys continue to slap/throw punches at guys wearing helmets is beyond me. That has to be one of the dumbest possible things to do while on a football field.

Sure, Dawson and Russell Gage were jawing, but what could he have said that warranted a slap like that? And also, how did Dawson not get tossed for that? Officials will toss a guy for making an accidental hit that’s deemed targeting — nobody knows what targeting is — but a guy doesn’t get tossed for intentionally striking someone like that? I don’t get that.

The officiating was dreadful all afternoon for both sides. Plays that should’ve been stopped weren’t, and penalties that were called shouldn’t have been. But Dawson’s slap was the most egregious mistake on all accounts.

Be better, people.

3. Ole Miss playing football in the state of Alabama

What happened to Ole Miss being the most fun team to watch in the SEC? In the state of Alabama the last two weeks, the Rebels were flip-the-channel bad. The Rebels were severely outmatched in their 66-3 drubbing at Alabama last week and they didn’t look much better at Auburn this week.

Shea Patterson still racked up a bunch of yards, but the game was over at halftime. Ole Miss still hasn’t showed it can stop the run. That dates back to that lackluster defensive start against UT-Martin. The Rebels just simply can’t tackle.

Against Alabama and Auburn, Ole Miss surrendered a total of 691 rushing yards. I don’t care if Tom Brady is back there for your side. You aren’t beating any teams doing that.

4. Arkansas’ effort

I say this all the time. You never know how 18-22-year-old kids are going to show up on a given day. Well, Arkansas decided not to show up in Columbia. It’s too bad because the Hogs had a very winnable game there against a reeling offense.

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There’s no way they should’ve let South Carolina score 31 second-half points. Not all of that was on the defense — Arkansas’ offensive line play and turnovers played a part — but it was still disappointing to see Paul Rhoads’ unit gashed like that again. In the second half of games against Power 5 teams (excluding the overtime vs. Texas A&M), the Hogs let up an average of 24 points.

Remember that Bret Bielema hot seat talk? Yeah, that’s not going anywhere.

5. Kentucky playing to its competition

You want respect, Kentucky? How about you avoid one-possession games to teams like Missouri and Eastern Michigan? You know, just a thought.

Missouri didn’t have a rushing touchdown vs. an FBS opponent all SEASON until it met the Wildcats. That’s not a good sign. Kentucky should’ve won that game by three touchdowns at home. The fact that it took fake punts, blocked field goals and a final-drive stand showed why the Wildcats aren’t legitimate contenders to stay in the SEC East race.

Sooner or later, you have to realize what mediocrity looks like. That’s what Kentucky was on Saturday night.