No fancy intro here. Just a quick look at five of the best things that happened in Week 7 of the 2021 SEC season.
By Steve Wright
5 – Bryce Young to Jameson Williams
This is all about the insane speed of Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams. This was a touchdown he had no right to score. ‘Bama was up 21-6 when Bryce Young found Williams crossing the middle. One 75-yard touchdown play later it was 28-6 and the game was over. There are at least three defenders with legitimate angles on Williams and he beats all of them around the corner to score. You cannot coach speed and Williams is a home run threat every time he is on the field.
4 – The Georgia defense
Kentucky scored twice on Georgia. This is the most anyone has done all season and we are now seven games in. I just don’t know how you score on a team where you have to move the ball three inches at a time. This is the best defense we have seen in some time and they play up to their best level every single week.
3 – Matt Corral
Matt Corral is being asked to do way too much for the Ole Miss Rebels but he is somehow doing it well. He passed for 231 yards and a couple of scores with an interception, but it was his work with his legs that made him stand out to such a degree. With his wide receiver room looking emptier by the week through injury, Corral put on a rushing performance for the ages as he went for 195 yards on 30 carries. His will to do whatever it takes to win is up there with anyone in the country right now.
2 – Emory Jones to Justin Shorter
Florida was in a bad spot heading into the final play of the first half against LSU. Down 21-6 and with no momentum they had the ball at the LSU 42 yard line and went for the old Hail Mary play that never works. The difference is that this time it did work, with quarterback Emory Jones finding wide receiver Justin Shorter in the back corner of the end zone. It was a play that had no right to work, but it was just one more crazy play in a game full of them.
1 – Everything Tyrion Davis-Price did against Florida
I had this game on expecting to see Florida push LSU around and run all over them. While the Gators certainly held up their end of the bargain on offense, it was an LSU running back that stole the show with one of the best rushing performances in the venerable history of the SEC. Tyrion Davis-Price went for 237-yards (an LSU record) and three touchdowns against the Gators. He is probably still running in touchdowns as I write this such was his dominance even though LSU was getting nothing through the air. The way Davis-Price hits holes is something to behold and it will be very interesting to see what he can do for the rest of the season.