We made it through week six of the 2022 college football season, but not without drama and a better understanding of who is the legit contenders in the bigger picture of the season. We saw Tennessee go down to LSU and dominate the Tigers, creating an undefeated matchup with Alabama next Saturday. We also saw a depleted Kentucky Wildcats team get destroyed by Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Both Mississippi schools continued to impress the masses, and finally, Georgia rolled the Auburn Tigers in Athens, likely leading to a coaching change at Auburn.
Saturday started with an impressive start as the Tennessee Volunteers traveled to LSU, where they took over Death Valley and made the place sound like a home game. What Tennessee did on Saturday proved to the rest of the college football world that the Volunteers are no longer a stepping block for teams in the Southeastern Conference for an easy win. Tennessee football is back amongst the elite, where the Volunteers have longed to be.
Just a wee bit to the north, Kentucky and Mark Stoops were without Will Levis as they tried to save face by holding the line to defeat Shane Beamer and his ban of pesky Gamecocks. However, South Carolina came into Kroger Field with a little extra momentum as they looked to embarrass the Wildcats on their home field. South Carolina dominated Kentucky in all aspects of the game on Saturday night, and truth be told, Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach was overwhelmed and outcoached. Sure, Kentucky was without Will Levis, but the Wildcats struggled on both sides of the ball, and the lack of having Will Levis was the least of the worries for Kentucky. South Carolina exposed Kentucky as Ole Miss did in the prior week.
Down in the beautiful state of Mississippi, Mississippi State and Ole Miss continue their winning ways of impressing the masses. On Saturday, Mississippi State dominated Arkansas, and Ole Miss went on the road to Vanderbilt Stadium and took care of business against the Commodores. Looking at the remaining schedule for both programs, the Egg Bowl has the potential to be one of the biggest games in the rivalries’ history.
Down in Athens, Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs embarrassed the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on Saturday. Georgia likely ended the career of Auburn Head Coach Bryan Harsin on Saturday. Harsin and the Auburn Tigers have been in a toxic relationship since his hiring, and Kirby Smart on Saturday might have done him a favor. Georgia struggled last week at Missouri but bounced back on Saturday with Stetson Bennet looking like a Heisman contender. Georgia polished off Auburn 42-10 to remain unbeaten before welcoming Vanderbilt to Athens next Saturday.