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What to Watch For: Week 2

Here are the big storylines heading into the second week of the season.

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Greetings! Week 2 of the college football season is on the horizon. Came around quickly, didn’t it? After an eventful 13-1 week for the SEC (thanks a lot, Tennessee) the conference is back in action again this weekend. All the games will be on Saturday, and, in fact, there’ll be TWO (count ‘em) intra-conference matchups! With all of that said, let’s get into what’s happening this weekend. Shall we?


BIG TESTS FOR GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA... THE CATCH IS — THEY’RE AGAINST EACH OTHER!

The Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks each started their 2018 seasons with impressive victories. The thing is... they weren’t against stout competition. No disrespect to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers or the Austin Peay Governors, but there was a very big disparity both at Sanford Stadium and Williams-Brice, as well. But that won’t be the case this week. These two border rivals will be duking it out in Columbia in CBS’ SEC game of the week. Both teams are ranked for this upcoming tilt, though UGA’s spot is loftier than SC’s. Nevertheless, this could be a pretty entertaining affair.

WILL KENTUCKY’S QB ISSUES PERSIST IN THE SWAMP?

The Kentucky Wildcats are going to have to find a solution to their Week 1 QB issues and find one soon. Their SEC season also begins this Saturday when the Wildcats will travel to Gainesville to battle the Florida Gators. Florida looked sharp in their opener against Charleston Southern, while Kentucky struggled with the Central Michigan Chippewas. It didn’t help that neither Gunnar Hoak nor Terry Wilson threw for over 100 yards, but there will have to be some kind of resolution. They can only run with Benny Snell and Asim Rose for so long.

HUGE TEST FOR TEXAS A&M AS CLEMSON WALKS INTO COLLEGE STATION

There’s perhaps no “bigger” task for an SEC team than the one the Texas A&M Aggies are taking on this weekend. The Aggies will be welcoming the Clemson Tigers to town on Saturday night. The Tigers, of course, are a juggernaut in every sense of the word. With Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell aboard, and their offense led by (either) Trevor Lawrence or Kelly Bryant, they may be the toughest opponent A&M faces besides the Alabama Crimson Tide this season. It will be, if nothing else, an awesome atmosphere at Kyle Field for this one. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled.