The first most important things to watch out for in Week 1 of the SEC season.
It’s finally here. The 2018 college football season is kicking in for the SEC, and the drama should start out right away with several major storylines to kick things off. Here are the five biggest.
5. Let’s get the big passing games going
South Carolina might not have the biggest of attacks, but it’s supposed to be stronger. Ole Miss is going to light it up this year, and Mizzou will have one of the nation’s best passing attacks. In Week 1, watch out for these three teams to coming for over 1,000-yards through the air.
The SEC world will be all in on next week’s showdown in Columbia when Georgia visits South Carolina. Coastal Carolina should be too much of a threat for the Gamecocks, but the USC offense needs to be sharp right away with QB Jake Bentley needing to ramp up the more dangerous attack. This is when the offense has to open up.
It might have been a rough start for Missouri last season against Southwest Missouri State, but it turned out to be a huge day for QB Drew Lock, who threw for 521 yards and seven touchdowns – averaging over 15 yards per throw – in the 72-43 win. He’s not going to have to bomb away like that to get by UT Martin, but with new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley taking over, how will the Tiger attack look with the nasty Wyoming defense up next?
And then there’s the shootout of all shootouts this weekend – Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech in NRG Stadium in Houston.
Both teams are going to bomb away, both teams need this win to come up with a strong season, and both defense are about to have rough days. However, the Texas Tech D is full of veterans – the offensive side, though, is undergoing some big changes.
It’s the 12:00 ESPN game, showcasing Ole Miss QB Jordan Ta’amu, WR AJ Brown, and a passing game that needs to hit the 400-yard mark just to keep up.