SEC Football: Winners And Losers From Week Six


Bo Nix and Auburn

After a lot of heat has been thrown his way recently, Nix did what he could to slow down the criticism.

The sophomore quarterback diced the LSU defense for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns, as well as 81 rush yards and a rush touchdown. Nix continued his trend of stellar play at home, while his road performances have been questionable.

This win also put the Tigers back in the Top 25, now sitting at #24. The 48-11 victory over division rival LSU should have Auburn fans happy, at least for now, with both Nix and Malzahn.

Next up for Auburn is Mississippi State then Tennessee, which are two very winnable games. If Auburn takes care of business in those, they would be 6-2 heading into a showdown with Alabama. 


Mike Leach

After an impressive outing week one against LSU, the Mississippi State offense has drawn a complete blank.

The Alabama defense is one of the more talented defenses in the country, but the Bulldogs offense was still well below par. The Alabama defense allows almost 400 yards per game this year, and Leach’s team managed to only total 200 yards of offense and 0 points.

Now that the LSU defense has been exposed as one of the worst units in the conference, many are realizing that Mississippi State’s only win is not very impressive.

It is still Leach’s first year in Starkville, but if his team doesn’t show improvement at some point this year he might find himself on the hot seat very quickly. 


Sam Pittman and Arkansas

Although the Razorbacks didn’t leave College Station with a victory, there is a lot to be happy about. Sam Pittman is making himself an early Coach of the Year candidate in the SEC.

Arkansas outgained Texas A&M in both total and rush yards, and also had more first downs than the Aggies. That type of performance against a Top 10 team on the road is impressive, let alone the fact that it is year one of the new regime in Fayetteville.

Florida transfer Felipe Franks continues to look impressive at quarterback, as he finished with 239 yards 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions on 73% completion.

If Arkansas continues to play like they have, they could finish with 4 wins in a year where many predicted one or even zero. 


Georgia Offense

While the Georgia defense is as good as any in the nation, the same can’t be said for the offense.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett finished with just 131 passing yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions, which has sparked some talk of another quarterback change in Athens.

Entering the season with a new offensive coordinator and two exciting transfers at quarterback, the expectations for the offense were high. However, due to injuries and coronavirus opt-outs, Bulldog fans are left with a former walk on at quarterback and most are not pleased with how it’s going.

Georgia’s passing numbers are bottom five in the conference, with only 228 pass yards per game. JT Daniels might provide a much needed spark for the offense, but Bulldog fans might have to wait a bit longer to find out. 


Kyle Trask

The Gator’s quarterback continues to look like one of the best in the country. Trask totaled 345 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, and also led the team in rushing with 47 yards. His 18 passing touchdowns is also an SEC record through 4 games.

Trask keeps edging closer to the top of the Heisman race, and if he keeps up this pace he will almost certainly find himself as a finalist in December. On the season Trask has 1,341 yards, 18 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions on 68% completion.

Up next for Trask and the Gators is a battle with #5 Georgia, and the winner will have the inside track to winning the SEC East. 


Bo Pelini

LSU fans were mostly excited by the hire of Bo Pelini as defensive coordinator in the offseason, but they have quickly changed their minds.

The Tigers are allowing the most pass yards per game in the SEC, and are also bottom three in total defense and scoring defense. LSU has been known for elite defensive play for a long time, so a defense like this is new and unwelcome in Death Valley.

Especially with the amount of all-conference caliber players on the roster, the performance this season is especially questionable.

If Bo Pelini doesn’t figure out a way to fix this group pretty soon, he will likely find himself unemployed sooner rather than later.

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