It’s that time where we evaluate every SEC football game in one sentence. In some cases, it may require more.
Nothing too exciting about Week 5 in SEC football as Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and LSU all had the week off.
But, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t other action (and in some cases we use the term ‘action’ loosely) in the conference as on No. 9 Florida and Vanderbilt played out of conference.
So, as we have started to do now, we take a look at each SEC football game and break it down to just one sentence — in some cases, it takes more, but we try.
You get a sentence and the last line.
So, without further (well, you know):
Vanderbilt 24, Northern Illinois 18
The stat: Despite the loss, Huskies’ quarterback Ross Bowers threw for 280 yards and a touchdown.
One sentence: Well, Derek Mason needed to get a win and this was as good a place as any to get one.
The last line: It’s likely to be one of only three or four wins for the ‘Dores this season.
No. 23 Texas A&M 31, Arkansas 27
The stat: Aggies’ quarterback Kellen Mond had three passing touchdowns in the win.
One sentence: This was a game where the winner was lucky and the loser actually felt pretty good about themselves.
The last line: Texas A&M did everything they could do to keep Arkansas in the game. You kind of have to feel for the Razorbacks.
No. 2 Alabama 59, Ole Miss 31
The stat: Crimson Tide receiver DaVonta Smith pulled down three touchdowns along with 274 yards on just 11 receptions.
One sentence: The juggernaut rolls on, despite the Rebels actually holding a 10-7 lead … briefly.
The last line: The Alabama offense has scored 42 points or more in every game this season. Makes you wonder if their offense is that good or is every defense that bad?
No. 9 Florida 38, Towson 0
The stat: Gator quarterback Kyle Trask started the game 18-for-18 and had two passing touchdowns with one rushing.
One sentence: In the first four games of the season, the Gators’ offense has been the big question, but this game it was the defense.
The last line: This was the last prep game before the Gators face three SEC football ranked teams in Auburn, LSU and Georgia in the next four weeks.
No. 7 Auburn 56, Mississippi State 21
The stat: Freshman quarterback Bo Nix continues to impress, throwing 16-for-21 for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
One sentence: Mississippi State’s defense looked like a dumpster fire and Auburn made them pay early with 42 points in the first half.
The last line: If it’s any indication, Florida’s defense needs to tighten things up before getting the Tigers next week.
South Carolina 24, Kentucky 7
The stat: There was really no stat that stood out from this game.
One sentence: No, really, this game was so bad and boring that absolutely nothing stood out about it.
The last line: This was just further testament that these two teams are likely just above Tennessee for worst in the Southeastern Conference.
No. 9 Florida will take on No. 7 Auburn at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.