No.4 Missouri Tigers (1-0)
Saturday the Missouri Tigers (1-0) played host to the UT-Martin Shyhawks (0-1). The Tigers easily cruised to a big 51-7 blowout in their season opener. The Tigers have a prolific passer in QB Drew Lock who put on a clinic against a weak Skyhawks secondary. Tiger QBs finished the day completing 23 of 34 attempts for 394 passing yards and 4 TD.
The Tigers also racked up 164 yards and 2 TDs on the ground in the win. We all know Missouri will be an offensive powerhouse but we watch to see if they have defeated the defensive woes which plagued them in 2017. The Tigers will face Wyoming in Columbia this Saturday.
No.3 (25) Florida Gators (1-0)
The Florida Gators (1-0) entered the Dan Mullen era with a 56-3 win over Charleston Southern (0-1). The Gators offense accounted for 446 yards of total offense with 205 yards coming on the ground and 241 yards thru the air. The Florida defense allowed only 225 yards of Charleston Southern offense and only 3 yards passing in the game.
Florida is the OHT darkhorse for the SEC East and now that Mullen has a team with talent he will be poised to contend for the SEC East very soon. If the Florida defense is legit in 2018 it could be this season. The Gators play Kentucky (1-0) this Saturday in Gainesville.
No.2 (24) South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0) hosted Coastal Carolina (0-1) in their season opener and of course got the 49-15 win. Will Muschamp has the Gamecocks headed back to being a legitimate threat in the SEC East. Saturday the Gamecocks put up 557 yards of total offense with 263 yards coming on the ground and 294 yards coming thru the air. QB Jake Bentley went 22 of 29 for 250 yards and 4 TDs.
Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks will have a good defense this season and allowed only 238 yards of Coastal total offense. The No.24 Gamecocks will find out just how good the defense is this week as they face the No.3 Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday in Columbia.
No.1 (3) Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)
The Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) hosted Austin Peay (0-1) in week-one and won handily in a 45-0 rout. The Bulldogs had 508 yards of total offense in the game with 284 yards coming on the ground. QBs Jake Fromm and Justin Fields both looked good in the game despite Georgia only putting up 224 yards passing.
We know Kirby Smart is always going to have a good defense and it is likely 2018 is no exception. The Bulldogs only allowed 152 yards of Austin Peay total offense with only 61 yards allowed thru the air. The Bulldogs will have a huge test this weekend with a much improved South Carolina team on the road.