The SEC slate of games had two blockbusters this week. Both of these games will have a major impact on who the winners of the two divisions will be in the SEC. There is only one undefeated team in the SEC: Georgia. Let’s take a look at where they all come in on the power rankings for Week 10:
14. Vanderbilt (Lost to South Carolina 38-27)
Vanderbilt played a tough game in Nashville, but the Gamecocks were too much to overcome. A.J. Swann and Mike Wright both had touchdown passes, but they both had an interception for Vandy. Ray Davis had a good day on the ground, with 167 rushing yards. Quincy Skinner Jr. had 79 yards and two receiving touchdowns for the Commodores.
13. Auburn (Lost to Mississippi State 39-33 OT)
Auburn continues its free fall, only this time it was with an interim coach. Cadillac Williams led the Tigers in a valiant effort against the Bulldogs, coming back from a 17-0 deficit to force overtime. Robby Ashford struggled passing the ball, but had a great day rushing, adding 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
12. Texas A&M (Lost to Florida 41-24)
Texas A&M went into the game against Florida missing more than ten players due to illness. Haynes King started at quarterback for the Aggies, in place of the sick Connor Weigman. King had 279 yards and one touchdown, one of which was to Devon Achane. Achane also had 122 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Evan Stewart had eight receptions for 120 yards for A&M.
11. Missouri (Lost to #24 Kentucky 21-17)
Missouri fought hard, but couldn’t overcome a good day for Kentucky’s passing game. Brady Cook struggled against Kentucky, with 143 yards on 18 completions. Cook had two rushing touchdowns, however, which were the only touchdowns scored for the Tigers. Missouri was led in rushing by Cory Schrader, who had 65 yards on the ground.
10. Arkansas (Lost to #23 Liberty 22-19)
Arkansas lost to a former SEC West head coach. Hugh Freeze brought his Liberty Flames into Fayetteville and jumped on the Razorbacks early. After falling behind 21-0, the Razorbacks fought back, scoring 19 unanswered points, but fell short of the comeback win. K.J. Jefferson was stopped on the two point conversion, with 1:11 left on the clock, sealing Arkansas’ fate. Jefferson had 284 yards and two touchdowns passing, but also threw two interceptions. Rocket Sanders had 60 yards rushing. Matt Landers had 119 yards receiving for the Razorbacks.
9. Florida (Won against Texas A&M 41-24)
A flu-ridden Texas A&M team, coupled with a big day for Anthony Richardson, led to a much needed win for Florida. Richardson had 201 yards and two touchdowns passing, to go along with 78 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Montrell Johnson Jr. led the Gators rushing attack with 100 yards and a touchdown. Ricky Pearsall Lee the receivers with three catches for 65 yards.
8. South Carolina (Won against Vanderbilt 38-27)
South Carolina beat the bottom dwelling Commodores, behind three touchdown passes from Spencer Rattler, his best game as a Gamecock. Jaheim Bell led South Carolina in rushing with 56 yards. Wide receiver Dakereon Joyner did not catch a pass but had a touchdown pass on four passes attempted.
7. Mississippi State (Won against Auburn 39-33 OT)
Mississippi State enjoyed an overtime win against a spiraling Tigers team, playing for an interim coach. Will Rogers had another big day passing, with 357 yards and three touchdowns. He also had one interception. Jo’Quavious Marks had 45 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Bulldogs. RaRa Thomas had six catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
6. Kentucky (Won against Missouri 21-17)
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis had a good day in CoMo, throwing three touchdown passes in the Wildcats victory over the Tigers. Levis led the opening drive for a touchdown pass to Dane Key. He connected with Key again in the fourth quarter for the winning touchdown. Levis had 170 yards to go with the three touchdowns. Key had four catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Rodriguez had 112 yards rushing on 29 carries.
5. Alabama (Lost to #10 LSU 32-31 OT)
Alabama lost again, giving Nick Saban back to back losses for the first time since 2013. Bryce Young had a good day for the Crimson Tide, throwing for 328 yards and a touchdown, as well as an interception. Jahmyr Gibbs had 99 yards rushing, but was kept out if the end zone. Ja’Corey Brooks had seven receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. The loss likely takes Alabama out of the CFP conversation.
4. Ole Miss (BYE)
Ole Miss enjoyed their bye week, watching everyone in the SEC West not named LSU or Mississippi State lose.
3. Tennessee (Lost to #3 Georgia 27-13)
Tennessee was not prepared for the defensive output that Georgia brought, scoring the fewest amount of points in any game this season. The Vols took an early lead on a field goal by Chase McGrath, but did not see the lead again. Hendon Hooker was held in check, throwing for 195 yards and an interception. Jaylen Wright had the only touchdown for Tennessee, a five yard run, as part of a 69 yard rushing performance.
2. LSU (Won against #6 Alabama 32-31 OT)
Brian Kelly used his bye week well, as LSU played a great game and beat the Crimson Tide on a gutsy call to end the game. Jayden Daniels had a great game for the Bayou Bengals, throwing two touchdown passes and adding the game winning touchdown on a 25 yard run in overtime. Daniels had 95 yards rushing on the day, which led the team. Kayshon Boutte led the Tigers in receiving, with seven catches for 51 yards.
1.UGA (Won against #2 Tennessee 27-13)
Georgia played a great game against a great opponent, jumping on the Vols after giving up an opening drive field goal. Stetson Bennett had a good day for the Bulldogs, throwing for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Ladd McConkey had five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. Kenny McIntosh led the Bulldogs in rushing, with 52 yards. Georgia’s defense held the potent Tennessee offense to its lowest output of the year, allowing just 289 total yards.