Oct 19, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) catches a pass and is tackled by Florida Gators defensive back Marcus Roberson (5) during the second half at Faurot Field. Missouri won 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

SEC East: Changing Of The Guard

Last weekend brought many surprises in college football, especially in the SEC East. Florida was stomped by new SEC East leader Missouri in a 36-17 beat down. Vanderbilt upset No. 15 Georgia. And Tennessee defeated No. 11 South Carolina.

For years Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida have been at the top of the SEC. Their trademark being stout defense and a run it up the gut till you puke offense. But this year, this all may be changing. Or maybe Florida and Georgia just have players get injured left and right.

Regardless, the SEC East as a group is getting consistently better. Missouri, once laughed at as a SEC newcomer, has been impressive so far this season (but No. 5 really?) and even without James Franklin things are looking great in Columbia. Vanderbilt defeated their first Top 25 since 2008 but QB Austyn Carta-Samuels was injured and will miss this weekend’s game against Texas A&M. And finally the Vols, who looked incompetent against Florida, stuck with the running game and defeated South Carolina, who lost Connor Shaw.

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