No. 7 LSU 45, South Carolina 24
The last game Steve Spurrier will ever coach was this blowout in Baton Rouge. He did hold Leonard Fournette to his worst ground production of the year, 158 yards in three quarters. The HBC started off 0-4 in the SEC for the first time in his career. LSU dominated the time of possession battle and put together almost 400 more yards of total offense than the Gamecocks. Spurrier retired, effective immediately, this week and will not coach the rest of the season. I see his reasoning but the more I think about it, the more I think it's the worst decision he's made in his career. You might not think he owed anything to anyone but he should have announced his retirement and coached out the season.
No. 8 Alabama 27, Arkansas 14
It appears Lane Kiffin may have found his weapon on the outside. After catching some deep balls from Jake Coker against Georgia last week, Calvin Ridley stepped up to the plate again on Saturday. He caught nine passes for 140 yards against Arkansas, including an 81-yard third quarter touchdown pass that pushed the Tide to the win. Alabama likely has the best run defense in the country this year. Alex Collins, who routinely runs for 100, 150 yards, was able to muster just 26 yards rushing last weekend. The Tide have won nine consecutive games now over the Razorbacks.
No. 11 Florida 21, Missouri 3
Will Grier is suspended for the rest of the season but he was able to earn another solid win for his Gators before his suspension. Florida's road win last weekend made head coach Jim McElwain just the third coach in UF history to begin his first season 6-0. While Grier and the offense have made their share of plays this season, the Gators defense is what has gotten them this far. Drew Lock, making his second career start for the Tigers, was just 16-of-39 for 151 yards and two interceptions. Missouri was 1-of-14 on their third-down attempts and they opened the second half with three consecutive three-and-outs.
No. 14 Ole Miss 52, New Mexico State 3
The Florida loss was just a bump on the tracks as the Ole Miss train got rolling again. Chad Kelly came into the game against New Mexico State as the leading passer in the Southeastern conference. He ended the day with 384 yards passing, giving him four games of 300+ yards on the year. The Rebel offense as a whole combined for 665 yards of total offense as Laquon Treadwell seems to have fully recovered from his leg injury. The future first-round pick's one-handed TD grab was a top-play on Saturday.
Tennessee 38, No. 19 Georgia 31
When Joshua Dobbs has insane days, he usually leads comebacks. Dobbs is the only player in Tennessee history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game. And he's done it twice now. Last year, he did it as he lead the Vols to a comeback win against South Carolina and he accomplished it again on Saturday when UT upset UGA. Georgia lost Nick Chubb to a knee injury on the first offensive play but their immediate rebound went well, building a 24-3 lead on Tennessee. Sony Michel ran for 124 yards in the first half but just 21 after halftime. Dobbs combined for 430 yards of total offense and five touchdowns against the Bulldogs. That performance helped the Vols earn its second win over a ranked opponent in their last 30 tries and ended their five-game losing streak to Georgia.
Mississippi State 45, Troy 17
Dak Prescott played just the first four series of the game and his Bulldogs still won big. Battling a stomach virus, the senior led MSU to a touchdown within the first four series before being pulled for his roommate, Nick Fitzgerald. The freshman was 6-of-7 for 141 yards and scored three total touchdowns on the day. Mississippi State held a 38-0 halftime lead and only let Troy enter the red zone twice on Saturday.