Texas A&M football was off in Week 8, as were several other SEC schools, but there are still plenty of news and notes from Week 8. Here are the biggest ones.
Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Vanderbilt were all off this week. That left nine SEC schools playing five games this Saturday.
Week 8 featured four conference matchups and one non-conference tilt. Missouri took care of an undermatched Idaho team, and none of the conference matchups were very close.
Here are the biggest headlines from week 8 of the 2017 season.
1. Shea Patterson goes down for Ole Miss
The injury bug has bitten hard and bitten often this season across college and the NFL. It bit again this weekend. The last thing the 2017 Ole Miss Rebels (Landsharks?) needed was for their star quarterback to get hurt.
The Rebels have a tough remaining schedule: they have home dates with Arkansas, Louisiana Lafayette, and Texas A&M, and road trips to Kentucky and Mississippi State over the next five weeks.
They currently sit at 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the SEC. Louisiana Lafayette gave Texas A&M trouble earlier this season and even led the Aggies at the half. Mississippi State has started to look dangerous, and Kentucky has proved that it is a tough matchup at home. It’ll be interesting to see how many wins are left on the Rebel’s schedule.