SEC TV Guide: October 7, 2017 | Bonehead Picks

SEC TV Guide: October 7, 2017

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The first week of October is finally upon us, which means things are about to get crazy in the Southeastern Conference. It is Week Six of the 2017 season and this time it is an all conference weekend with Mississippi State and Tennessee taking advantage of their off week to regroup. This could be where the upsets begin before the CFB Playoff rankings come out in a few weeks with a couple of rivalry games on tap, and regardless of recent success no one in the SEC is safe.

  • Georgia @ Vanderbilt (Noon ET, ESPN): After consecutive blowouts against Mississippi State and Tennessee, the Bulldogs look poised to take over the SEC East, but not before heading to Nashville to take care of some revenge from last season. After being drummed at home by Alabama two weeks ago, they were toe to toe with Florida in Gainesville before losing their chance to upset in the fourth quarter. The Commodore nation will have to wait and see if they learned from the Alabama game as far as defense is concerned.
  • On a downside defensively, starting linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested Thursday night for marijuana possible, meaning he will not take part in the Vanderbilt game. Patrick has started all five games and is third in total tackles on the team with 17 along with DT Trent Thompson who is week to week with a knee injury. As far as the quarterback situation is concerned, Jake Fromm was reportedly working with the first string and Jacob Eason the second.
  • LSU @ Florida (3:30 PM ET, CBS): Where the game was supposed to take place at Gainesville last season, it was displaced to Baton Rouge because of the hurricane which forced both teams to cancel non-conference games to make up for it. Regardless of where the game was held, the Gators managed the upset which helped them clinch their second consecutive SEC East title. With Luke Del Rio gone for the season, the team now officially belongs to Feleipe Franks.
  • Since losing to Michigan and their cancelled game against Northern Colorado, Florida has rounded off three consecutive SEC wins and looks for four in a row. WR Tyrie Cleveland is ruled out (high ankle sprain) in which Jim McElwain announced that Dre Massey will see more playing time. LSU on the other hand is still reeling from their home upset against Troy which has put Ed Orgeron under extreme scrutiny. They have also lost the last two out of three including being blown out on the road against Mississippi State.
  • Alabama @ Texas A&M (7:15 PM ET, ESPN): Since joining the SEC, the Aggies beat the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa behind former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Since then, Alabama has reeled off four straight wins. The Crimson Tide have come off major blowouts of Vanderbilt and Ole Miss with the Aggies winning four straight since the embarrassing comeback loss against UCLA. DL Da’Shawn Hand is expected to miss three games with a sprained MCL.
  • Jalen Hurts is third in the SEC in rushing, and it is up to the Aggies’ leading sack leader Landis Durham to slow him down. Armani Watts and LB Tyrel Dodson are the top two Aggies who lead in interceptions who hope to pick off Hurts. Not only do the Aggies have to slow down Hurts, but also Damien Harris who helped shred Ole Miss’ defensive line last week. The Aggies plan to honor to honor Gene Stallings, who led them to a Southwest Conference title in 1967 who also reportedly suffered a heart attack last week.

Other SEC games on schedule:

Ole Miss @ Auburn (Noon ET, SEC Network)

Arkansas @ South Carolina (4 PM ET, SEC Network)

Missouri @ Kentucky (7:30 PM ET, SEC Network)

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