Savoring the Spotlight: Biggest Week 13 games in the SEC East and SEC West
We’ve made it to the final weeks of the season, and teams are fighting for postseason positioning.
There are some huge conference games for the SEC in Week 13, and SDS is going to break down who’s savoring the spotlight.
Missouri at Tennessee: A loss would send the Georgia Bulldogs to Atlanta, and a win would secure the Eastern Division for Mizzou. Tennessee will be without the SEC’s leading tackler in A.J. Johnson, who was suspended indefinitely this week. The Volunteers have played well of late with Joshua Dobbs under center. Can Butch Jones’s team pull the upset and send Georgia to Atlanta?
Eastern Kentucky at Florida: Outside of the three other games mentioned, it’s FCS opponents across the board in the SEC. This game — though it shouldn’t be close — does have an element of intrigue to it. How will the Gators respond now that the fate of Will Muschamp has been determined? Does Florida play well in its final two games for its departing head coach?
Ole Miss at Arkansas: Arkansas finally got its first win in conference play under Bret Bielema last week. Can the Hogs roll that into two straight? No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Fayetteville in what head coach Hugh Freeze admitted was an unfavorable matchup for his Rebels. Ole Miss needs to win out; it’s not eliminated from the SEC West race yet, but a loss on Saturday would eliminate the Rebels.
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State: Dan Mullen’s team looks to rebound from last weeks’ loss in Tuscaloosa as Vanderbilt comes calling. Dak Prescott and Josh Robinson should have huge days against a Vanderbilt team that will have no answer for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State should make quick workings of the Commodores ahead of next week’s Egg Bowl.