The Florida Gators will kick off their 2015 season Saturday against the New Mexico State Aggies. Head coach Jim McElwain will be coaching in his first game as Gators head coach in the Swamp as he replaces Will Muschamp.
The game of the day in the SEC — and the nation — took place at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Auburn beat Georgia in a game that will be talked about for decades. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt reached bowl-eligibility for the third straight season with a 22-6 win over Kentucky; Alabama remained perfect with a sluggish 20-7 victory over Mississippi State; and South Carolina edged Florida 19-14 in a closer-than-expected battle in Columbia.
The biggest game of the weekend in the SEC will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Auburn hosts Georgia. It’s possible (but not likely) that these two teams could meet up next month in the SEC Championship Game. Elsewhere, South Carolina hosts the struggling Florida Gators; Vanderbilt hopes to become bowl-eligible with a win over Kentucky; and Alabama heads to Starkville to play Mississippi State.
The Week 10 slate was highlighted by Georgia’s 23-20 win over Florida in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs surged to a 23-3 lead at the half but had to hold on for a three-point win. Elsewhere, South Carolina beat Mississippi State with ease despite struggling a bit on offense; Auburn pounded Arkansas in Gus Malzahn’s return to the Natural State; and Missouri had little trouble with Tennessee, which started true freshman Josh Dobbs at quarterback.