Georgia Bulldogs: SEC East Power Rankings, Week 7

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Oct 10, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) on the sideline after being injured during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia is very much alive in the SEC East, even after dropping a pair to Alabama and Tennessee. The Will Grier suspension in Gainesville changes everything entering Week 7. However, UGA will need to find a way to beat Mizzou at home in Week 7 to even sniff a chance at a trip to Atlanta. Can the Georgia Bulldogs carry on without RB Nick Chubb?

They will have to. The loser of UGA-Mizzou would experience their third loss in Conference Play. While I do like the Dawgs in this one, the road team has won all three previous SEC East meetings between the schools. Georgia’s offense may have taken a step back without Chubb, but Rock M Nation might have the worst offense in the SEC by a wide margin.

Things aren’t splendid in Athens entering Week 7, but an SEC East title is still on the table for this team. However, they have to beat Mizzou at home on Saturday. The Georgia Bulldogs host the Missouri Tigers Between the Hedges at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday. It will air on the SEC Network.

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Oct 3, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats cornerback J.D. Harmon (11) celebrates against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in overtime at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Eastern Kentucky 34-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky benefits from a Week 6 bye, but a still a good team in the eyes of most watching the SEC intently. The Wildcats have an intriguing home game in the Auburn Tigers. Should the running game and Good Patrick Towles show up against Will Muschamp’s work in progress defense, then I like Big Blue Nation to move to 5-1 (3-1) on the year.

Lexington is becoming a sneaky tough place to play at night. It gets cold up there and UK can run the football, a recipe for success for HC Mark Stoops. I keep looking at their schedule and this team should win 8 games in 2015. It wouldn’t shock me to see Big Blue Nation finish the regular season ranked with a 9-3 (5-3) record.

The Kentucky Wildcats are emerging in 2015, so in a year where the SEC East is massively underwhelming, UK could make their first trip to Atlanta this fall, seriously. Kentucky hosts Auburn for a 7 PM ET kickoff in Lexington. The game will air on ESPN on Thursday night.

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