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Around the SEC: College Football Week 7

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Are we already into Week 7?

"Am I boring you O-Line?"
"Am I boring you O-Line?"
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Win-Loss Record key:
  • SEC - conference record
  • P5 - non-SEC record against Power 5
  • MM - record against Mid Majors/Non-Power 5 but projected bowl participant
  • CC - record against cupcakes
Ole Miss Rebels (5-0, SEC 2-0, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 3-0)

Ole Miss at Texas A&M 8:00 PM CT/ 9:00 PM ET ESPNESPN

Do you find it more than ironic that after hearing for a solid week how proper and refined the Ole Miss football-going experience is, only to see their fans act like a bunch of rabid gorillas? After their win over Alabama, they stormed the field, tore down the goalposts and caused several thousand of dollars in damages. The SEC fined the school $50,000 for their amateur hour antics. In addition, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork and the Athletics department are making comments to the effect of approval of the events. The school is now selling six-inch sections from one of the felled goalposts. I have no problem with celebrating a win and I can excuse college kids for acting a little crazy (btdt) but for the administration to join in is reckless and irresponsible. I think it is safe to say you would never see Tide fans act this way.

LSU Tigers (4-2, SEC 0-2, P5 1-0, MM 0-0, CC 3-0)

LSU at Florida 6:30 PM CT / 7:30 PM ET SEC Network

Have the LSU faithful thrown in the towel on this season? I looked in on a live chat on nola.com and there was an considerable amount of talk about basketball over football. Which makes me wonder: might Michigan make another full-court press run at Les Miles? He will be 61 next month and may be looking into a retirement plan. Everyone has their price.

Auburn Tigers (5-0, SEC 2-0, P5 1-0, MM 0-0, CC 2-0)

Auburn at Mississippi State 2:30 PM CT / 3:30 PM ET CBS

Coming into the season, there was a lot of hype surrounding wide receiver Sammie Coates but a leg injury had been holding him back. Going into last Saturday, he had accumulated only 5 receptions for 56 yards and no scores in four games. He is finally feeling healthy and showed it with 4 grabs for 144 yards against LSU including a nice 56-yard scoring reception in the first quarter. He also had catches of 38, 29 and 21 yards. All four catches, made on separate drives, led to the Tigers scoring points. Amazingly, this raises him to second on the team in reception yards behind juco transfer D'haquille "Duke" Williams.

South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, SEC 2-3, P5 0-0, MM 1-0, CC 0-0)

South Carolina has a bye week

Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward is catching a lot of heat in Columbia since the Gamecocks defense apparently cannot seem to keep opponents out of the end zone. SC is 91st in yards allowed per game (441.2) and 101st in scoring defense with 35.0 per contest while putting up 34.2 of their own. The 'Cocks run a 4–2–5 base defense.

Texas A&M Aggies (5-1, SEC 2-1, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 3-0)

Ole Miss at Texas A&M 8:00 PM CT/ 9:00 PM ET ESPNESPN

Despite the school's much ballyhooed stadium expansion to 106,511, Texas A&M fans have yet to fill Kyle Field. In their two home games this season against (snicker) Lamar and (titter) Rice, the Aggs drew 104,728 and 103,867 respectively. They hope to changes that on Saturday against No. 3 Ole Miss.

Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0, SEC 2-0, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 3-0)

Auburn at Mississippi State 2:30 PM CT / 3:30 PM ET CBS

The Clanga-clangs better savor this season because there is an excellent chance that there will be a lot of new faces come next season. Gators fans are already clamoring for former Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen to return to the Swamp as their next head coach. The Bulldogs start six seniors on offense and seven seniors on defense. Add into that the great possibility that junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney and junior quarterback Dak Prescott might both opt to go pro after the season. Although Mullen's first five season were rather pedestrian (36-28, SEC 16-24), he'd be smart to make the jump while he is a hot commodity.

Missouri Tigers (4-1, SEC 1-0, P5 0-1, MM 0-0, CC 3-0)

Missouri at Georgia 11:00 AM CT / 12:00 PM ET CBS

Mizzou used the bye week to get a little healthier. Two of three starting receivers - Jimmie Hunt and Darius White - sat out the upset win at South Carolina due to injuries but should play against UGA. Hunt (knee infection) has 16 catches for 198 yards and 5 TDs. White (strained groin) has 15 receptions for 230 yards and 3 scores.

Florida Gators (3-1, SEC 2-1, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 1-0-1*)

LSU at Florida 6:30 PM CT / 7:30 PM ET SEC Network

The Gators may have gotten a much-needed win on the field Saturday but there is trouble a-brewin' off the field in Gainesville. First came the news that mere hours after leading Florida to a 10-9 win over Tennessee that true freshman quarterback Treon Harris had been suspended from the team pending an investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday morning. Then came news of the Gators backup quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and defensive end Gerald Willis trading blows outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium over alleged stolen shoes. The sophomore quarterback found a pair of his missing cleats in Willis' locker to which Wills said he was late for practice and just grabbed the first cleats he saw (huh?). The police were called but both players have withdrawn their complaints. Mark Richt Will Muschamp has lost control ...
* I'm calling the Idaho game a tie since they did kickoff and the score remained 0-0.

Georgia Bulldogs (4-1, SEC 2-1, P5 1-0, MM 0-0, CC 1-0)

Missouri at Georgia 11:00 AM CT / 12:00 PM ET CBS

As reported yesterday, UGA has dismissed yet another defensive back in freshman cornerback Shaq Jones, for an apparent misdemeanor shoplifting charge. An already thin secondary just lost another contributor. Defensive backs Tray Matthews, Shaq Wiggins, and Josh Harvey-Clemons were all nudged out the door this past summer.

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2, SEC 0-2, P5 1-0, MM 1-0, CC 1-0)

Alabama at Arkansas 5:00 PM CT / 6:00 PM ET ESPNESPN

It will be almost two years to the day when the Razorbacks play the Crimson Tide that Arkansas has won an SEC game. They have lost 16 straight since their October 13, 2012 win over Kentucky 49-7.

Vanderbilt Commodores (1-5, SEC 0-4, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 1-1)

Charleston Southern at Vanderbilt 6:30 PM CT / 7:30 PM ET ESPN3ESPN 3

I've got nothing.

Kentucky Wildcats (4-1, SEC 2-1, P5 0-0, MM 0-0, CC 2-0)

Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky 11:00 AM CT / 12:00 PM ET SEC Network

It's not all sunshine an lollipops at Kentucky as freshman defensive end Lloyd Tubman has been suspended indefinitely from the Wildcats' football team after being charged with first-degree rape.

Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1, SEC 1-1, P5 1-0, MM 0-0, CC 2-0)

Alabama at Arkansas 5:00 PM CT / 6:00 PM ET ESPNESPN

Since the beginning of the 2011 season, the Crimson Tide has lost only four regular season games - all against SEC West opponents - with an average margin of 5 points. No loss has been more than 6 points. Each loss has come in a different season.

ROLL TIDE!