Week 3 of SEC football is in the book, so I am going to recap the best games of the weekend and highlight my picks for the top players as well.
- My Week 4 Record: 2-3
- Overall Record: 15-11
- #15 Auburn: 22 @ South Carolina: 30
- After squeaking out a win, they maybe didn’t deserve because of a bad call, against Arkansas, Auburn came back and proved they are in mediocrity this season. This game was a back and forth defensive battle with Muschamp’s seat cooling off, while Gus Malzahn’s gets hotter.
- Kentucky: 34 @ #18 Tennessee: 7
- After playing like one of the worst teams in the country through two weeks, Kentucky has picked up two major wins. Each of those has been because of the defense, which out of nowhere, has decided to play like the best in the country. They are forcing turnovers, scoring, and refusing to let up points. This means much more when you realize Kentucky hasn’t won in Neyland since the 1980s. Kentucky is playing solid defense and is finding an offensive groove that many expected when the season started, but few were expecting now.
SEC Player of the Week
- Mac Jones – Alabama
- 24/32, 417 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
- Jones is becoming a regular here as he puts himself firmly in the Heisman race. He is playing better than what I thought he was capable of and torched one of the best defenses in the entire country. He also managed to be the first Alabama QB to top 400 passing yards in 3 straight games. What a season this young kid is having so far.
SEC Offensive Player of the Week
- Devonta Smith – Alabama
- 11 catches, 167 yards, 2 TD
- Smith had a massive game against a very good Georgia defense and helped prove many doubters wrong after a close encounter with Ole Miss.
SEC Defensive Player of the Week
- Jamin Davis – Kentucky
- 12 tackles, 1 INT for 85 yards, 1 TD
- The Wildcat linebacker had an interception against Mississippi St., but decided he wanted to one-up himself against Tennessee by taking this one 85 yards for a TD. This Kentucky defense looked terrible through the first two games, but over the past two weeks, they have let up one touchdown and scored three touchdowns of their own. Jammin led the defense with 12 tackles and helped Kentucky get a huge win over #18 Tennessee.
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.