Around the SEC: Week 6 (Football)
The SEC has been the best conference in college football for the last decade, and this year is no different. The SEC has seven ranked teams in the AP poll including five teams ranked in the top 15.
The SEC is led this year by Alabama who seems to be unstoppable through the first two weeks, going 2-0 and winning by a combined score of 90-43. One of those wins was a 52-24 rout of No. 21 Texas A&M.
Alabama plays Ole Miss this weekend in what should be another dominant performance. They have shown they are the most complete team in the conference and seem like the clear frontrunner of the SEC West as the only undefeated team in the division.
The SEC East has recently been known as the weaker of the two divisions, but this year may be different.
Florida has looked like an elite team all-around so far. Kyle Trask appears to be the best quarterback in the SEC as he has displayed his talent in the Gators' first two games.
Trask has thrown for 685 yards and 10 touchdowns through only two games. He also has a quarterback rating of 196.4. Add in what Kyle Pitts has done for the Gators, this team looks to be a clear contender.
Georgia has been the top dog in the SEC East for the last couple of years, and this year the Bulldogs are right back near the top of the division. They struggled early against Arkansas in their first game, but exploded last week in a dominant 27-6 win over Auburn.
The defense for Georgia has been excellent as it has only allowed 496 yards through the first two weeks, the best in the SEC. The Bulldogs also have the best scoring defense in the conference only allowing eight points per game. If they can get consistent play from the offense, then Georgia will be primed for another trip to Atlanta.
Georgia faces off against Tennessee in the SEC’s biggest game of the weekend.
Tennessee has had a great start to the 2020 season. The Vols are 2-0 and playing well on both sides of the ball.
Tennessee is averaging 33 points per game and has been great on the ground, rushing for 182.5 yards per game. The defense has been just as solid, allowing 361.5 yards per game which ranks third in the SEC.
This matchup should be great as both teams come off of supreme performances. Both defenses have been great, and both offenses love to run the ball.
This week is huge for the Vols as they looks to show that they're legit contenders in the SEC East, and a win this week would keep them on track to try and win the division. Georgia needs the win for the same reason.
Playing all SEC teams means no cupcake games, and that means you have to play great every week. A big game like this means everything and can tell a lot about what to expect from the SEC East come the end of the season.
The SEC is looking like the best conference in college football yet again, and Alabama seems to have reclaimed the crown as king in the conference.
Even with that said, the SEC East appears very competitive with three different contenders. The SEC could be wide open for a team to take home the crown come December.
Adam Sheetz is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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