Predicting the SEC's Week 9 headlines
Another weekend of SEC action is just around the corner, with five interdivisional games and one out-of-conference contest. What will everyone be talking about around the water cooler on Monday? Here are our predictions.
The West’s Big 4 all handle their business. For another week, fans around the country will be complaining about the SEC’s stranglehold on the top of the polls. For the second straight week, the SEC will have four teams in the top five, with Mississippi State widening its gap over Florida State, while the chances of two SEC squads making it to the playoffs become even stronger. But…
LSU pushes Ole Miss to the brink. LSU was written off as a pretender just a few weeks ago after getting smoked by Auburn. The Tigers have shown some improvement since that 41-7 loss, and they’re in the perfect position to give Ole Miss fits, with a tough pass rush and talented secondary that will slow Ole Miss’ passing attack. LSU will be the first SEC team to force a Bo Wallace turnover, and this low-scoring battle will be deadlocked into the fourth quarter.
A blowout has people questioning Steve Spurrier. South Carolina has been one of the biggest disappointments in the country this season, falling from the preseason top 10 to unranked at 4-3. Put simply, these Gamecocks aren’t equipped to come close to slowing down a determined Auburn team. Spurrier has made some questionable decisions this season and seen his team blow two fourth quarter leads, and an embarrassing loss to Auburn will only fuel the fire that he’s lost his touch.
Todd Gurley is reinstated. For the love of football, do the the right thing, NCAA.