Only four more regular-season games remain in the SEC’s COVID-19 Conference-Games only schedule.
- *DISCLAIMER** — This article was originally written on October 28, 2020, it was updated on November 11, 2020
Here is my midseason awards for both teams and players.
BEST TEAM — Alabama
Undefeated Tide keeps rolling, defeating opponents by 26.8 PPG, and outgaining them by 166 yards per game.
SURPRISE TEAM — Arkansas
Hogs ended their 20-game conference losing streak and would be 4–2 if not for a botched call at Auburn. Sam Pittman’s defense leads the SEC with 15 turnovers forced, including three TD returns. Only Kentucky(212.0)allows fewer passing yards than the Hogs (222.2).
DISAPPOINTING TEAM — LSU
Despite losing much of their National Championship roster (including COVID opt outs Ja’Marr Chase, Kary Vincent and Neil Farrell), the Tigers were not expected to play this poorly.
Losing at home to Mississippi State gets worse every week. Their 48 points allowed and -37 point differential at Auburn are historical worsts. Their pass defense is awful (335.2 YPG allowed — worst in SEC and fifth worst in nation), and they couldn’t score on four tries from the one-yard line at Missouri.
MOST FORTUNATE/LUCKIEST TEAM — Auburn
What does it say about a team when the SEC concedes mistakes which would have reversed wins against Arkansas and Ole Miss? Instead, War Eagle is 4–2, which includes their first loss against South Carolina since 1933.