Thoughts from week eight of the 2022 SEC Football season

Week eight in the Southeastern Conference slate separated the contenders from the pretenders. We saw Ole Miss get exposed. Beamer Ball proved that the Aggies are a fraud football team. Alabama dominated Mississippi State for a 15th straight time, and Tennnesse continues to be impressive on the offensive side of the ball. Questions remain, but following week eight of the Southeastern Conference slate, there’s no question about it. Yet, we have an idea of who is legit and who isn’t.

Starting things off with talking about the Ole Miss Rebels might be a Sunday score for some, but after the thumping, they took on Saturday at LSU, it’s warranted. For the last two weeks, against the sub-par competition in Auburn and Vanderbilt, the Rebels struggled to win, and heading into the matchup with the Tigers on Saturday, you could sense uneasiness within the walls of the program. LSU showed Ole Miss up on Saturday, and there’s no excuse for the disappointing showing from the Rebels. It was almost as if the Rebels considered LSU to be Central Arkansas and all they had to do was show up, and the Rebels would be making the trip back up I55 with a win. However, that wasn’t the case, LSU beat the Rebels senseless, and now Lane Kiffin and his program have more questions surrounding it than answers. Ole Miss will return to action next Saturday as the Rebels travel to Texas A&M to take on the Aggies in a must-win situation for both programs. Ole Miss still has a lot to play for this season, and they control their destiny.

South Carolina Football

With one week left in October, the Aggies of Texas A&M have completely failed all expectations anybody had for their season. Once again, on Saturday night, Texas A&M looked dominated in all aspects of the game. Give credit to Shane Beamer and his Gamecocks for the game plan they put in place to prove the factual evidence that the Aggies are total frauds. All off-season, we heard Jimbo Fisher run his mouth about how good the Aggies would be this season, yet, here we are; Texas A&M has four losses and more to come. For what they’re paying him, one has to ponder thoughts of a Texas A&M future without Jimbo as Head Coach.

Alabama Football

On a more positive note, as expected, Alabama rolled Mississippi State to an easy 30-6 win to get back in the win column after losing to Tennessee the previous week. Alabama made it look easy on Saturday at Bryant Denny Stadium as the Crimson Tide covered the 21-point spread made by the Vegas oddsmakers to gain a little traction heading into the last half of the 2022 season. It was an impressive performance from Alabama before heading into the bye week. Alabama will return home on November 5th as they prepare for LSU to come to town.

Hendon Hooker – Tennessee Football

Tennessee dominated UT Martin on Saturday and looked good doing so. Tennessee scored 65 points in the rout of the Skyhawks, setting up for a matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats next Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Overall, Saturday in the Southeastern Conference was electric as usual. A few teams still have room to grow, but with all things considered, the rest of the season will be one for the record books as many programs compete for postseason dreams.

On to week nine, let’s ride.

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