SEC Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 6


What happened in all the Week 6 SEC games? Where are all the teams ranked, and what’s the quick take on each game? Check out the SEC rankings and analysis.


SEC Week 6 Rankings & Quick Takes

How are the SEC predictions so far? SU: 43-11, ATS: 21-27-1

1. Alabama (6-0)

Final Score: Alabama 49, Arkansas 30
Prediction: Arkansas 23, Alabama 20, Alabama -14
Up Next: at Tennessee

Quick Take: It might not have been a perfect performance with three giveaways and seven penalties, but it was more than good enough on the road against a team and a coaching staff that’s given the Crimson Tide trouble over the last few years. Jalen Hurts continues to be amazing, completing 13-of-17 passes for 253 yards and two scores with a pick, while Damien Harris tore off 122 yards on just 13 carries. All things considered, it was one of the best performances of the year from the O line. Meanwhile, in a game that was supposed to be about getting physical, Alabama won holding the Hogs to just 73 rushing yards, while Minkah Fitzpatrick was a killer with three picks including a game-sealing 100-year pick six in the fourth.

2. Texas A&M (6-0)

Final Score: Texas A&M 45, Tennessee 38, 2OT
Prediction: Texas A&M 31, Tennessee 26, Texas A&M -7
Up Next: at Alabama (Oct. 22)

Quick Take: The Aggies might not have liked the drama, and they might not have liked the almost 700 yards of offense the D gave up, but others faltered when the Tennessee machine got rolling, and they managed to come through. Trevor Knight was brilliant when he had to be, tearing off a 62-yard touchdown run, piling in for what turned out to be the game-winning score in overtime, and he threw for two touchdowns. The line came up with a tremendous performance, paving the way for 353 yards on the ground with four scores helped by Trayveon Williams’ 217 yards. Do this against Alabama in two weeks, and then things will get really interesting.

3. Tennessee (5-1)

Final Score: Texas A&M 45, Tennessee 38, 2OT
Prediction: Texas A&M 31, Tennessee 26, Texas A&M -7
Up Next: Alabama (Oct. 22)

Quick Take: The Vols put themselves in a hole again, and once again they almost got out of it and almost came up with a thrilling win. With seven turnovers and 12 penalties, they didn’t do themselves any favors considering a slew of injuries and problems on both sides of the ball. But Joshua Dobbs threw for 398 yards to get the team back in the game, and Jalen Hurd-less ground game ran for 282 yards and three touchdowns, but finally, they couldn’t overcome their awful start.

4. Ole Miss (3-2)

Up Next: at Arkansas

5. Arkansas (4-2)

Final Score: Alabama 49, Arkansas 30
Prediction: Arkansas 23, Alabama 20, Alabama -14
Up Next: Ole Miss

Quick Take: Arkansas needed to be perfect to come up with the upset, and it wasn’t even close. The potential was there to get into a position to pull it off, but five turnovers and too many key misfires at the wrong time – a 100-yard pick-six early in the fourth quarter – ended the fun just when it seemed like there was a chance to make it interesting. Austin Allen threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns, and the Hog receiving corps was solid, but Arkansas is supposed to be physical and it’s supposed to be able to run on anyone. It couldn’t, finishing with just 73 yards averaging two yards per pop.

6. Auburn (4-2)

Final Score: Auburn 38, Mississippi State 14
Prediction: Auburn 27, Mississippi State 17, Auburn -2.5
Up Next: Arkansas (Oct. 22)

Quick Take: And that’s how the offense is supposed to work. Auburn’s O line came out firing, and the game was over in the second quarter on the way to a 35-0 halftime lead. Sean White hit 14-of-18 passes for 204 yards, and Kamryn Pettway tore off 169 yards behind a great day from the offensive front. And now, with two weeks off to prepare for Arkansas, all of a sudden the Tigers are looking like a not-that-bad team after all the drama early on.

7. LSU (3-2)

Final Score: POSTPONED
Prediction: LSU 23, Florida 17, LSU -3
Up Next: Southern Miss
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8. Georgia (3-2)

Final Score: COMING SUNDAY
Prediction: Georgia 26, South Carolina 16, Georgia -7
Up Next: Vanderbilt
Quick Take: COMING SUNDAY

9. Florida (4-1)

Final Score: POSTPONED
Prediction: LSU 23, Florida 17, LSU -3
Up Next: Missouri

10. Missouri (2-3)

Up Next: at Florida

11. Mississippi State (2-3)

Final Score: Auburn 38, Mississippi State 14
Prediction: Auburn 27, Mississippi State 17, Auburn -2.5
Up Next: at BYU

Quick Take: And here’s the really bad part – the Bulldogs have to go to BYU on a short week. The Bulldogs aren’t built to come up with big comebacks, and they got down way too big way too early. Nick Fitzgerald once again was the only real rushing option, and that was it. There wasn’t any downfield passing game – there were only a few big passes – and this was over at halftime with the defense getting run through by the Tiger offense. This all but ends any bowl hopes for the Bulldogs – they just don’t have enough weapons to turn this around.

12. South Carolina (2-3)

Final Score: COMING SUNDAY
Prediction: Georgia 26, South Carolina 16, Georgia -7
Up Next: UMass (Oct. 22)
Quick Take: COMING SUNDAY

131. Kentucky (3-3)

Final Score: Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 13
Prediction: Vanderbilt 23, Kentucky 20, UK -3
Up Next: Mississippi State (Oct. 22)

Quick Take: The Wildcats almost melted down with two turnovers in the third quarter, and Stephen Johnson struggled – completing just 10-of-24 passes for 49 yards and a pick – but they got a desperately needed SEC win. The defense did a nice job of keeping the Commodores from keeping the chains moving until late, and then managed to hold firm with the game on the line.

14. Vanderbilt (2-4)

Final Score: Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 13
Prediction: Vanderbilt 23, Kentucky 20, UK -3
Up Next: at Georgia

Quick Take: The Kentucky defense has hardly been a rock, but that didn’t seem to matter to a Vanderbilt offense that played with a perfectly mediocre balance – running for 141 and throwing for 141. However, the team had its chances late and couldn’t come through, even though it was one of the crispest drives of the night to get into a position to almost tie it up. Kyle Shurmur couldn’t close, finishing the day completing 17-of-29 throws.


Source: College Football News

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