SEC responds after rough first weekend with 12-2 mark in Week 2
Although the SEC has statistically been the most dominant conference in the country over the past decade, many pundits and naysayers were critical after a 7-7 showing during the first week of the season.
Losses in marquee games (LSU, Auburn, Mizzou, Ole Miss) as well as embarrassing ones (Mississippi State, Kentucky) had people wondering whether the rest of the country was catching up.
In Week 2, the conference responded in a big way.
On the day, the SEC went 12-2 — including 10-0 in non-conference games. Tennessee and Arkansas had successful results against quality opponents (Virginia Tech and TCU, respectively), and the rest of the conference took care of business quite well.
While some may think the SEC has “fallen back to Earth” with the rest of the nation, the conference more than flexed its proverbial muscles this past weekend.
- Tennessee beat Virginia Tech 45-24
- Arkansas beat TCU 41-38 in double overtime
- Alabama beat Western Kentucky 38-10
- Auburn beat Arkansas State 51-14
- LSU beat Jacksonville State 34-13
- Ole Miss beat Wofford 38-13
- Texas A&M beat Prairie View A&M 67-0
- Georgia beat Nicholls 26-24
- Missouri beat Eastern Michigan 61-21
- Vanderbilt beat MTSU 47-24
- Florida beat Kentucky 45-7
- Mississippi State beat South Carolina 27-14