Barring a complete collapse against the Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide is likely headed back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship in early December. Who the Crimson Tide will play from the SEC East may not be decided until the final week of the regular season.
Things are heading downhill in a hurry in Gainesville after the Florida Gators lost again to arch-rival Georgia, 23-20 Saturday evening. The loss dropped the Gators to 4-4 on the season and puts their backs against the wall to find two more victories to become bowl eligible for the 23rd consecutive year.
While the Florida Gators will have their hands full against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Gators fans may want to keep one eye on the game in Athens, Georgia between the Missouri Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Florida Gators will debut a new starting quarterback when the team takes the field against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.
The South Carolina Gamecocks defense couldn’t muster enough strength to keep the LSU Tigers down last week, but in the SEC, there’s no time to lick your wounds. The Gamecocks now have to travel to The Swamp to try and take out their frustration on second ranked Florida.
Fresh off a defensive struggle that saw the Florida Gators knock off the LSU Tigers and ascend to fourth in the national rankings, the Gators now travel to Nashville to take on a Vanderbilt team that almost beat UF last year in Gainesville.
The Florida Gators have lived on the edge for the past two weeks. Two strong second-half performances have the Gators at 3-0 (2-0 in Southeastern Conference), but the Gators may not break a sweat on Saturday against Kentucky.
When the Florida Gators take the field at Neyland Stadium Saturday, for the first time in a long time, the game between the Gators and Tennessee Volunteers actually carries some relevance on the national stage.
Someone always has to be first and for the Texas A&M Aggies, the first SEC opponent they will face will be the Florida Gators on Saturday. It will mark the debut of the Aggies in the SEC against one of the most successful teams in the league.
While it’s still a year away, starting next season the Missouri Tigers will begin playing in the Southeastern Conference’s eastern division. That means the Tigers could be making a trip to the Swamp to take on the Gators as early as next year.