McNeese State (9-0, 8-0 Southland)
This Week: BYE
The Cowboys beat Sam Houston State 27-10 to lock up the Southland Championship. Safe to say things have turned out great for McNeese since the cancellation to start the year.
Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 SEC)
This Week: Alabama
The Bulldogs beat Missouri in the drenching rain, 31-13. Dak threw for 300 and put the ball in the endzone four times. If State can replicate that against Alabama, then they have a fighter's chance at the Tide. However, the flip side of the ball seems to be a question.
Auburn (5-4, 2-4 SEC)
This Week: Georgia
The Tigers took a step towards bowl eligibility with a 26-10 win against Texas A&M. Auburn took a 14-3 lead into the second half, where they would settle for four field goals to reach the final. Auburn plays rival Georgia in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, a game that has had some of it's pomp and circumstance sucked out due to disappointing seasons on both ends.
Syracuse (3-6, 1-4 ACC)
This Week: @ Clemson
The Orange dropped their 6th straight game since LSU visited and ruined the Orange's 3-0 party, this week a 41-17 slaughter at the hands of Louisville. Things are looking up for Syracuse, they only play the #1 team in the nation this weekend.
Eastern Michigan (1-9, 0-6 MAC)
This Week: Massachusetts
This is just depressing, guys. 28-13 Miami of Ohio.
South Carolina (3-6, 1-6 SEC)
This Week: Florida
South Carolina tied Tennessee at 24 in the winding second of the third quarter, but Tennessee answered with a field goal that would prove to be the difference in the game as the Gamecocks all but fell out of bowl contention. Unrelated to the actual team, Leonard Fournette's jersey raised over $100,000 for flood relief in South Carolina.
Florida (8-1, 6-1 SEC)
This Week: @ South Carolina
Donning spiffy white helmets against Vanderbilt, the Gators hung on to win 9-7 off the leg of an Austin Hardin 43 yard kick with 2 minutes left, sealing their trip to Atlanta in the first year after the Coach Boom experiment. Ain't that a peach?
I'm not sorry.
Western Kentucky (8-2, 6-0 C-USA)
This Week: @ FIU
The Hilltoppers bodied Florida Atlantic 35-19 to remain perfect in C-USA play. The Hilltopper's lone losses are to LSU and Indiana, back when they were a thing.
Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC)
This Week: @ Mississippi State
Yeah yeah yeah, Alabama's good and has LSU's number, film at 11. Against Mississippi State Henry will get his yards, but Mississippi State will also get their yards through the air. The only question is whether or not Dak can convert those yards into points.
Arkansas (5-4, 3-2 SEC)
This Week: @ LSU
Thanks to a crazy backwards Hail Mary, Arkansas upset Ole Miss in overtime 53-52. No, you're not reading that wrong. Arkansas scored 50+ in a game. They even threw for north of 400 yards too. Yes, BERT coached this game. I honestly don't know what happened either dude, and I watched this game.
Ole Miss (7-3, 3-2 SEC)
This Week: BYE
Man, Ole Miss under Hugh Freeze got out gunned by a BERT-led Arkansas team. No matter how many times I say it, it still doesn't seem to sound right. The gang over at RCR is starting the countdown to baseball, because SEC.
Texas A&M (6-3, 3-3 SEC)
This Week: Western Kentucky
Following their loss at home to Auburn, Texas A&M kicks off the SEC-SOCON Challenge with Western Carolina. Good Bull Hunting did not take the Auburn loss lightly, kicking around the offense and questioning if it was Sumlin's worst loss ever.