Around the SEC: Week 10
The Southeastern Conference and the college football playoff picture is completely different after week number 10.
LSU upsets Alabama in Death Valley 32-31
LSU had its biggest of the season when they hosted Alabama on Saturday. Many people thought LSU had a chance to compete with Alabama because of Alabama’s struggles on the road this season and last, and because LSU is a tough place for a visitor to play in but nobody truly believed they would win the game.
The game had a slow start offensively with LSU having a 7-6 lead at halftime. But then it picked up in the fourth quarter with 25 combined points and Alabama needed a game-tying field goal with 26 seconds remaining to force overtime.
In overtime Alabama scored a touchdown first and then LSU responded. Head coach Brian Kelly decided to go for two to win the game and it was successful with LSU upsetting one of the best teams in the nation. LSU fans were very happy after the game as they stormed the field.
LSU is now 7-2 and so is Alabama 7-2 after the loss.
Georgia Flexes its Muscles against Tennessee, Winning 27-13
This was the game of the week in college football with Tennessee being ranked number 1 and Georgia ranked at number 3 in the college football playoff picture.
Georgia showed on Saturday why they are the team to beat holding one of the best offenses in college football to only 13 points.. Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennet had an amazing game throwing for 257 yards and two touchdowns.
Kirby Smart was very joyful after the win and was proud of how his team performed.
“They played together and they stuck to the plan,” said Smart in his postgame interview with Jenny Dell.
Georgia is now 9-0 on the season and Tennessee falls to 8-1.
Florida Defeats Texas A&M 41-24
Florida defeated a very short handed Texas A&M team that was dealing with many players out due to the flu.
It was a very close game in the first half with Texas A&M actually having the lead 24-21 but then in the second half Florida scored 21 unanswered points. Florida's quarterback, Anthony Richardson, threw for two passing touchdowns and also ran for two touchdowns in what was a dominant victory.
Florida now moves to 5-4 on the season with Texas A&M sitting at 3-6 in what has been a very disappointing season for head coach Jimbo Fisher and company.
Mississippi State Sneaks by Auburn 39-33
Auburn’s struggles continue as they take another tough loss. Mississippi State’s quarterback Will Rogers was the catalyst for their victory throwing for 357 yards and three touchdowns.
Mississippi State is now 6-3 on the season while Auburn is 3-6 and has many questions to answer after firing head coach Brian Harsin last week.
Other games in the SEC include Kentucky defeating Missouri 21-17, Liberty defeating Arkansas 21-19, and South Carolina defeating Vanderbilt 38-27.
Now in the SEC East division Georgia has sole possession of first place with Tennessee in second place. In the SEC West division LSU stays in first place with Ole Miss and Alabama being in second and third place.
The SEC will be a fun conference to watch in the last few weeks of the season and there are still a lot of very important matchups that have playoff implications.
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