Here’s a look at all the games involving SEC teams in Week 7 of the season.
There are six league games and one non-conference matchup this week, including one SEC West contest in which the home team has dominated this century.
South Carolina (4-2) at Tennessee (3-2)
Time/TV: Noon, ESPN
The line: Tennessee by 3
The buzz: Will Muschamp is 5-0 against the Vols as a head coach, and if he moves to 6-0, you have to think that might be it for Vols coach Butch Jones. Tennessee has made a quarterback change, going with Jarrett Guarantano over Quinten Dormady. Will it make a difference? Guarantano does provide a running threat, and perhaps some read option will liven up the offense. RB John Kelly has been UT’s lone consistent offensive threat this season, and if Guarantano adds a boost, the rushing offense becomes that much better. South Carolina’s run defense isn’t as good as the stats would indicate: Kentucky, Missouri and Texas A&M ran effectively on the Gamecocks (a combined average of 199.7 yards per game). Tennessee has struggled against the run. Good news for the Vols, then, in that South Carolina’s rushing offense is pitiful (97.0 yards per game, just four TDs). QB Jake Bentley, TE Hayden Hurst and WR Bryan Edwards will pose problems for Tennessee’s secondary, though.
The pick: Tennessee 23-21
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