4-Down Territory: Big SEC Plot Lines, Top 25 Match-ups & The Ultimate PSU Season Continues
1st Down: SEC Returns—Interesting Plotlines in The Magnolia State: White House spokesman Kayleigh McEnany apparently didn’t know the Big Ten teams, nor her postal abbreviations when she announced that college football fans in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Mississippi would now be able to watch their Big Ten teams play. Mississippi State at #6 LSU: Mike Leach the former Pullman Pirate has dropped anchor in Stark-Vegas. LSU looks to start their National Title defense with a win at home and a new QB under center. #5 Florida at Ole Miss: With the QB uncertainty at Georgia, Florida has emerged as an SEC East favorite. At Ole Miss Lane Kiffin might be the most loquacious person to live in Oxford since the notoriously wordy William Faulkner. The question is whether there will be Sound and Fury in Mississippi. Either way you can bet these two new coaches will be in the thick of some newsworthy plot twists.
2nd Down: SEC Returns Part Two—The Heart of Dixie: #23 Kentucky at #8 Auburn: In the SEC East Derby, Kentucky could be a real contender. Quarterback Terry Wilson was major part of the Wildcats 10-3 season in 2018 passing for almost 1900 yards and rushing for 547 more. That year the Wildcats notched 3 wins over ranked teams. With Wilson back, an opening win here could shoot the Wildcats out of the starting gate. #2 Alabama at Missouri: The Tua era at Alabama ended with an injury last year giving QB Mac Jones a number of starts heading into this season. He made the most of it with the sole hitch being an Auburn loss in which the Alabama offense scored 45 points. Bama RB Najee Harris may be the best all-around back in the country after racking up 1200 yards on the ground. He is also a threat out of the backfield as a receiver. With defenses paying so much attention to the explosive Tide receiving corps, Harris added 7 TDs in the pass game.