All 14 SEC teams were in action this week, with a handful of teams facing off against conference opponents. Both Texas A&M and Missouri played their first SEC games, though neither had the ending they would’ve hoped for. Arkansas didn’t play a conference game, but they did come away majorly disappointed after losing both their QB and their game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Other teams like Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, and Tennessee cruised in their out-of-conference games. Read on for all the details about Week 2 in the SEC.
Auburn 10, Mississippi State 28
The Tigers need to find some offense – and quick – or this season is going to be ugly. Much like last weekend against Clemson, Auburn struggled to find any sort of rhythm, especially because QB Kiehl Frazier had trouble even finding receivers. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, saw great play under center from Tyler Russell. That, combined with the Tigers’ general ineptitude, paved the way for a fairly easy win for MSU. Auburn got on the board first, with a field goal, but the Bulldogs responded with a TD, and then allowed the Tigers to score only once more, on a 100-yard kickoff return by Onterio McCalebb. Mississippi State went on to score 21 unanswered points.
Frazier was 13-of-22 for 125 yards, three picks, and two fumbles, both of which he lost. Tragically, he accounted for all five of the team’s turnovers. Russell was 20-of-29 for 222 yards and three TDs. Mike Blakely had 42 yards on 11 carries and Quan Bray had six receptions for 50 yards to lead the Tigers. Ladarius Perkins had 14 carries for over 80 yards and a touchdown and Marcus Green had four catches for 54 yards and two TDs to lead the Bulldogs. MSU outgained Auburn 388-216 in total yardage.
Auburn is now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the SEC. They’ll be home next weekend against Louisiana-Monroe. Mississippi State improves to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They’ll be on the road to face off against Troy next Saturday.