An Interesting Day In The SEC East, With A Few Unexpected Surprises

If you were looking for lopsided losses and dominant play from the Eastern side of the SEC, well it was pretty much your kind of day, besides in Lexington. Though there wasn't multiple conference games played on Saturday, some teams ended showing out in a big time way. As Missouri took the field against SE Missouri State, they were looking to get this offense back on track, coming off the loss to Kentucky last weekend. Yes, Connor Bazelak played well against the Wildcats, but they left a lot of opportunities on the field in Lexington. In all honesty, the Tigers should already have an SEC win on the books, but just couldn't capitalize on the mistakes. So, they took out some offensive frustrations today against the in-state foe. Bazelak threw for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns, while his defense held their opponent to 53 yards passing. The Tigers ended up winning 59-28 and will now focus their attention on a trip to Boston College, who are now 3-0 after the win over Temple Saturday. Missouri should be favorites over BC, but this game could define the season early on, as they can't afford another loss before entering SEC play again. As we travel East to Knoxville, the Vols were looking to get their offense rolling, without Joe Milton, who had started the previous two games. Josh Heupel decided to roll with Hendon Hooker on Saturday afternoon, as Milton was still dealing with a lower body injury. It was one of those days where even though Tennessee put up a lot of points, the offense still has a lot of work to do. Hendon Hooker finished the game with 199 yards passing, along with 64 yards rushing, finishing the day with 4 touchdowns. His overall presence was good, but the offense doesn't seem to move as quick with him at quarterback. Now, this is obviously something they will continue to work on, as Heupel liked the decisiveness of his QB.

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