Apologies for the lack of a Tiger Bait Review last week, midterms happened. Never midterms.
McNeese State (5-0, 4-0 Southland)
This Week: @ Central Arkansas
Sad news, as the Lions from Hammond, America, fell to the Rustlers from Lake Chuck 21-7. All the points were scored in the first half, with McNeese shutting out Southeastern in the second half to stay perfect on the season and remain unbeaten. This week the Cowboys travel to the Purple/Grey/Black turf at Central Arkansas.
Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 SEC)
This Week: Louisiana Tech
With a sick Dak Prescott, the Bulldogs cruised to a 45-17 crushing of the Trojans from Troy.
Auburn (3-2, 0-2 SEC)
This Week: @ Kentucky
Auburn took a win over BYE and now turn their attention to Kentucky on Thursday night. Honestly, that may be their only SEC win for the season, so there's a certain novelty factor to that game, if they actually find a way to win it.
Syracuse (3-2, 1-0 ACC)
This Week: @ Virginia
Syracuse broke down and had a defensive relapse against USF, losing 45-24 in Tampa. Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician pointed out a disturbing trend relating to the Orange defense, which was at one point considered their strength.
Eastern Michigan (1-5, 0-2 MAC)
This Week: @ Toledo
After showing a lot of fight (almost literally) against LSU, Eastern Michigan got bodied by Akron 47-21. Things don't get much better for the Eagles, as they draw one of the better Group Of 5 teams in Toledo this week.
South Carolina (2-4, 0-4 SEC)
This Week: Vanderbilt
The Gamecocks played with a lot of heart to start, but eventually the LSU machine wore down South Carolina, putting up over 600 yards. Just like Auburn, South Carolina may get their only SEC win of the year this week.
Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC)
This Week: LSU
Florida's defense proved their salt once again after beating historic SEC East rival Missouri 21-3. Possibly the biggest matchup of the week will be in Death Valley Saturday night when Fournette and an unproven Brandon Harris take their turn against Florida's airtight defense.
Western Kentucky (5-1, 3-0 C-USA)
This Week: @ North Texas
Western Kentucky and the Hilltoppers mauled Middle Tennessee 58-28, and now they get to play the same North Texas team that just lost to FCS Portland State 66-7. Big Red gonna eat.
Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC)
This Week: @ Texas A&M
After a lackluster start, Alabama eventually processed Arkansas 27-14 and now travel to College Station for a big matchup with the Aggies. We'll touch more on this below.
Arkansas (2-4, 1-2 SEC)
This Week: BYE
Credit to BERT, they fought hard for a half before Bama shifted into a gear that the Razorback did not possess. Arkansas Fight is embracing the bye with open arms, as things are getting more and more despondent in the Ozarks.
Ole Miss (5-1, 2-1 SEC)
This Week: @ Memphis
Well timed bounce back game for the Rebels, who crushed New Mexico State 52-3. I'm not calling my shot, but they play the clubhouse leader for best Group Of 5 team Memphis this weekend, but I'm putting us at DEFCON 4, so Double Take everyone, Double Take.
Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
This Week: Alabama
Aggies BTHO bye, and now have a big dinner date with Saban. A&M's defense has been labeled as "back" and "A FRAUD" twice this season, so this week should give us an absolute, definite answer as to the what the Aggies defense is. Conversely, Alabama's struggles with spread teams are well documented and should Alabama be forced to give up the run for good, then it will be interesting to see what Jake Coker does. Methinks it won't be anything too good!