SEC Power Rankings – Week 3
Published on Tuesday, 9/12/17, at 7:42 p.m. Eastern.
**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**
–Kentucky junior linebacker Jordan Jones is listed as ‘questionable’ at South Carolina due to a shoulder injury. Jones led UK with 109 tackles last season, in addition to recording four sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, one forced fumble and nine QB hurries. In 2017 through two games, Jones has produced 13 tackles, 0.5 TFL’s, 1 QB hurry, 1 PBU and one forced fumble.
–All the Florida players involved in the scandal involving school-issued debit cards are ‘out’ this Saturday vs. Tennessee. This includes the Gators’ two best offensive weapons in WR Antonio Callaway and last season’s leading rusher, junior RB Jordan Scarlett.
–LSU star pass rusher Arden Key is poised to make his season debut in Week 3 at Mississippi St. Key, who has been nursing a shoulder injury, had 56 tackles, 12 sacks, 11 QB hurries, three PBU and 2.5 TFL’s in 2016.
–Kansas State’s best offensive lineman, junior tackle Dalton Risner, is listed as ‘questionable’ at Vanderbilt due to a leg injury. Risner was a first-team All Big-12 selection last season.
–Vandy owns an 8-3 spread record in 11 games as a home underdog during Derek Mason’s four-year tenure. The Commodores were listed as 3.5 or four-point home ‘dogs to K-St. as of Tuesday night.
–Mississippi St. has compiled a 10-10 spread record in 20 games as a home underdog during Dan Mullen’s nine-year tenure. Meanwhile, LSU has a 2-0 spread record in a pair of road ‘chalk’ spots since Ed Orgeron took over late last September.
–Kentucky is 9-9 ATS in 18 games as a road ‘dog on Mark Stoops’s watch. The Wildcats covered the number in their last four such spots last season. The ‘Cats are +6.5 at USC.
–South Carolina went 2-2 ATS as a home favorite during Will Muschamp’s first season in Columbia.
–My college football picks have cashed at a 9-5 ATS clip (64.3%, +3.6 UNITS) so far. I’ve already got several plays posted for Week 3.