SEC Football: Impressions from Around the Conference: Week 7

Another fantastic week of SEC Football is behind us. Below you will find our impressions from this week’s games. There were several intriguing matchups. Be sure to share your own impressions of them in the comments below. Off we go!

  • The Tide defense looked dominant. The pass rush was incredible and the secondary benefited tremendously.
  • Eddie Jackson is a silky-smooth punt returner.
  • Jalen Hurts still has a lot of room to improve in the passing game, but he is a dynamic runner.
  • Calvin Ridley had two uncharacteristic drops. That’ll be something to keep an eye on moving forward.

    Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Rawleigh Williams III (22) runs with the ball against Texas A&M Aggies defensive end Qualen Cunningham (9) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

  • Rawleigh Williams finally found some room to run. He looked very good.
  • Austin Allen, aside from one interception, was masterful. In terms of passing, he outperformed Chad Kelly.
  • The Hog defense wasn’t great, but they did enough, holding an explosive Ole Miss offense to just 30 points on the night.
  • The Tigers had a bye week this week.
  • Luke Del Rio looked atrocious, throwing three interceptions. He will have to play better if Florida want to win the SEC East.
  • Cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson are as good as it gets in college football. Each scored a touchdown against Missouri.
  • Lamichal Perine and Jordan Scarlett both looked good carrying the football.
  • The running game had no room to work. Vanderbilt stacked the box all day.
  • Jacob Eason actually played pretty well, but the Bulldogs couldn’t finish drives.
  • Rodrigo Blankenship looks to have definitively won the starting job at kicker.
  • The defense was solid for most of the game.
  • The Wildcats had a bye week this week.

    Sep 24, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Danny Etling (16) throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Auburn Tigers beat the LSU Tigers 18-13. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

  • It was a tale of two halves for LSU. They looked sluggish in the first but dominant in the second.
  • Malachi Dupre finally showed up and had a big game.
  • Derrius Guice was as explosive as always.
  • Danny Etling played well.
Mississippi State:
  • The Bulldog defense played well.
  • The Bulldog offense not so much.
  • Nick Fitzgerald had a rough day through the air, but he did score two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Drew Lock and the passing game got completely demolished by the stingy Gator secondary.
  • The defense played well against the pass but got gashed by the running game.
  • Freshman running back Damarea Crockett showed that he is going to be a good one.
Ole Miss:
  • Chad Kelly had an uncharacteristically bad night through the air, but he did work on the ground.
  • The Ole Miss defense played extremely poorly against the run.
  • Evan Ingram played well as always.
South Carolina:
  • The Gamecocks had a bye week this week.

    Oct 17, 2015; Columbia, SC, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores running back Ralph Webb (7) during the game between Vanderbilt and South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium. Final score South Carolina 19 – Vanderbilt 10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


The Volunteer offensive line got completely dominated by Alabama. This caused problems in both the running and passing games.

  • The Volunteer defense was routinely gashed by the Alabama rushing attack.
  • Evan Berry is a dangerous kick returner. Every time he touched it he looked like he might be about to go the distance.
Texas A&M:
  • The Aggies had a bye week this week.

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