After Week 4 of great matchups in the SEC, this week seem to give the fans a little of a breather as we move into the month of October. Week 5 of the SEC highlights two matchups. Here are my top two games for Week 5 of the SEC.
Missouri vs. LSU-7:30 pm-SEC Network
The storyline here is LSU’s state of mind after the firing of Les Miles; how will LSU respond in this game with new Interim coach Ed Orgeron. We all know that Coach “O” has a fiery personality, just like a southern Louisiana native, a great defensive mind, and recruiter. He has done great an interim coach before. Coach “O’ said LSU is going to do things differently on offense, but how much is going to change in a week? LSU’s offense still struggled in the game against Auburn; which led to Les Miles’ firing. So, Coach “O” will have to the “Bayou Bengals” fired up because Mizzou QB, Drew Lock is definitely going to take some deep throws down the field. So, the LSU’s secondary will get a test from Lock, but I expect Arden Key and Tre’Davious White and with the rest of the secondary to be ready to stop the passing game of Mizzou.
Tennessee vs. Georgia-3:30 pm-CBS
Tennessee is coming off a great win over Florida and looks like to be the front runner to win the SEC East. The Vols definitely will have to play a full 60 minutes of football to get the win against Georgia. Tennessee cannot afford a loss against the Bulldogs; if they really want to solidify their place as the team to beat for the SEC East. Georgia’s running game has struggled in games and running back, Nick Chubb, who suffered an ankle injury against Ole Miss last week is questionable for this game. QB, Jacob Eason has been consistent for the most part, but will need to have a big breakout game against the Vols. The Bulldogs’ run defense will have its hands full keeping Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd contained along with QB Joshua Dobbs. I expected Georgia’s intensity level to be dialed up a bit coming off the loss against Ole Miss. It should be a good game to watch.