What we'll see in the SEC: 200 more yards for Leonard Fournette

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You think you know, but you have no idea. The SEC is a perplexing world, and we're all just trying to live accordingly.

Here's what we hope to see this weekend:


What we want to see: Back-to-back efficient performances from Jake Coker. He dazzled against Georgia, but he's got to make this habit before anyone can fully trust him.

What we'll see: Another very big game from Derrick Henry. We're still waiting for Arkansas' defensive line to show up, and I foresee it getting pushed around by Bama's offensive line, leaving plenty of holes for Henry to plow through.


What we want to see: Consistent play up front. The offensive line has toughened up in the past two weeks, but now it faces Alabama's stout front seven. The defensive line has got to get to Coker. It just has to.

What we'll see: A rough game for Brandon Allen. Alabama has struggled with mobile quarterbacks. Allen is not one, and we saw what the Tide did to Greyson Lambert last week in Athens. We're talking multiple turnovers for Allen.


What we want to see: The Gators' emotions have to come back down to earth. Missouri is a perfect trap game for Florida, who has to play at LSU next week. Mizzou is limping in, but is still very dangerous and the Gators can't be overconfident.

What we'll see: A sluggish offense. It's a night game against a very good Mizzou defense. Florida won't look as sharp as it has the last five quarters, in which it's registered 500 yards and scored 52 points.


What we want to see: Are we really getting back to wanting to see confident quarterback play from Lambert? I guess so after last week's debacle against Alabama. Lambert threw two incompletions in the two games before Bama. Last week, he threw 14 and had an interception.

What we'll see: Two-hundred-plus rushing yards. Something tells me Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and Keith Marshall are going to run angry on Saturday. Plus, Tennessee's defensive line was ripped apart by Arkansas for 275 rushing yards last week.


What we want to see: Brandon Harris needs to throw the ball around. We know LSU can win without him, but eventually, the Tigers will need him to do something. Why not sling it around against a South Carolina defense surrendering 7.2 yards per pass attempt.

What we'll see: Leonard Fournette's fourth straight 200-yard rushing game. This streak will eventually stop, but not against a defense that's allowed 200-plus rushing yards three times this season.


What we want to see: I know this sounds like a broken record, but the Bulldogs need to find a go-to running back. No one has rushed for 100 yards in a game yet for the Bulldogs. Someone needs to take pressure off quarterback Dak Prescott.

What we'll see: We all know this is going to be a blowout, but the Bulldogs need some defensive confidence. They will certainly get that this weekend, holding Troy to under 300 total yards.


What we want to see: A ton of protection for Drew Lock. With how well Florida has gotten to quarterbacks (18 sacks), Lock is going to need at least six -- maybe seven -- guys blocking for him or he's going to have a long day when he has to throw.

What we'll see: The return of Russell Hansbrough. Like, the Hansbrough who can make defenses hurt. He's getting healthier and I'm sure he will be watching a lot of film of Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd's effort against the Gators.


What we want to see: A power running game. That's what this team is lacking. I don't know where it's going to come from (Robert Nkemdiche), but if the Rebels are going to make a real SEC run they have to be able to run between the tackles. New Mexico State provides that opportunity.

What we'll see: Hello, Terry Caldwell. Welcome to the big show, because now you have to find a way to replace C.J. Johnson, who is out for a month with a knee injury. Caldwell will make a handful of plays and mistakes.


What we want to see: A game in Columbia. Our thoughts go out to everyone in and around Columbia who have been affected by the massive flooding in South Carolina. Hopefully, this game doesn't get moved.

What we'll see: Pharoh Cooper will throw a touchdown pass. South Carolina's offense -- and entire team, really -- needs some sort of spark, so some creativity from the Head Ball Coach will get Cooper's arm involved against LSU.


What we want to see: Finish the game. Vols fans want to see this team grab a lead and keep it. In all three of Tennessee's losses, the Vols have blown leads of at least 13 points.

What we'll see: Zero charts. Nope. None. Butch Jones will be referring to the game plan he and his coaches decided to come up with during the week. No. More. Charts!