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SEC Week 2 Preview: Auburn, Georgia face Clemson, Notre Dame in tough road tests (Audio)

SEC Week 2 Preview, Jarrett Stidham and Jake Fromm

SEC Week 2 Preview: Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Georgia’s Jake Fromm passed their first tests as new starting QB’s. But, bigger road tests await them in week 2.

With Hurricane Irma aimed at making landfall somewhere on the coast of Florida in a day or so, football seems secondary right now. Games involving teams from the state of Florida have been postponed, moved, or cancelled all together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved. But, for others this weekend of football presses on. It presses on with two SEC powerhouses, Auburn and Georgia facing tough road tests. Auburn travels to Death Valley to face defending national champion Clemson. Georgia travels to South Bend to face Notre Dame. Both games highlight what promises to be a very intriguing Week 2 of SEC Football. Listen on as THE Sports & Swag Report breaks it all down with the SEC Week 2 Preview show…

 

Listen here for this week’s in-depth previews and predictions: 

 

 

MARQUEE MATCHUPS OF THE WEEK

 

AUBURN (+5) at Clemson

Tigers face their first tough test of the season on the road at Death Valley. Both programs are very similar in that they both reside in a state where their cross-state rival is the larger state school. So, Auburn is looked at as the little brother to Alabama, and Clemson is looked at as the little brother to South Carolina. However, the Tigers have been more successful on the football field than the Gamecocks. Also, both teams have two National Title Game appearances this decade (Auburn: 2010 & 2013, Clemson: 2015 & 2016), each winning one and losing the other.

Last Meeting: 2016 – Clemson won at Auburn 19-13.

TV: ESPN – 7PM ET

 

GEORGIA (+5) at Notre Dame

Number 15 Georgia Bulldogs take on the 24th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish at South Bend. Georgia QB Jake Fromm in his first road test vs an Irish team that won four games in 2016. Georgia will need the running game of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to make things easier for Fromm and the Georgia passing game.

Last Meeting: 1981- Georgia won in Sugar Bowl over Notre Dame 17-10. First and only matchup between the two teams.

TV: NBC – 7:30PM ET

 

SEC MATCHUP of the WEEK

 

SOUTH CAROLINA at MISSOURI (-3)

SEC Week 2 Preview, Drew Lock Mizzou

Mizzou’s Drew Lock has proven he’s one of the better quarterbacks in the SEC. Now, can he and the Tigers beat the South Carolina Gamecocks at home?

Mizzou looks to get a leg up on the SEC East by avenging a 31-21 loss to the Gamecocks in 2016. The winner of this game could set themselves up to contend for the east title. The matchup showcases South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, and Missouri’s Drew Lock, two quarterbacks that are often looked over when talking about the best QB’s in the SEC and nation. Look for this game to be one Saturday’s better matchups.

Last Meeting: 2016 – South Carolina defeated Mizzou 31-21 in Columbia, SC

TV: ESPN2 – 7:30PM ET

 

Other Matchups

 

TCU (-3) at ARKANSAS

Fresno State at ALABAMA (-44) 

Chattanooga at LSU

Nicholls at TEXAS A&M

MISSISSIPPI STATE (-9.5) at Louisiana Tech

Tennessee Martin at OLE MISS

Eastern Kentucky at KENTUCKY

Indiana State at TENNESSEE

Alabama A&M at VANDERBILT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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