Week five of the 2022 SEC Football season brings a few notable matchups from across the conference, a group that includes two Top 25 showdowns. Taking a look at this Saturday, which SEC Football games should you be watching for during week five?
4 biggest SEC Football games to watch for during Week 5 of 2022 season
Alabama travels to Arkansas
Arguably SEC Football’s biggest week five showdown comes in Fayetteville where No. 2 ranked Alabama travels to take on No. 20 Arkansas for what is arguably the toughest matchup so far on the Crimson Tide’s schedule. Alabama has won 14 straight against the Razorbacks, with Arkansas looking for their first win over the Crimson Tide since 2006.
Kentucky travels to Ole Miss
Don’t let the game between Alabama and Arkansas overshadow this game, because this Top 25 showdown between Kentucky and Ole Miss is just as big of a matchup. Kentucky, the No. 7 team in the country, travels to Oxford for a matchup with No. 14 Ole Miss, one that has been decided by a combined four points across the last two meetings (37-34 Ole Miss in 2017, 42-41 Ole Miss in 2020 – both in Lexington).
Texas A&M travels to Mississippi State
When looking for potential upsets within the SEC this weekend, there are certainly multiple games to watch for where that could actually happen. One of those games to watch for that likely isn’t being talked about enough is Texas A&M traveling to face Mississippi State, a matchup that could cause problems for the Aggies, especially offensively should they have to match points on the scoreboard with the Bulldogs.
LSU travels to Auburn
Yes, Auburn has struggled so far this season on their way to a 3-1 record, but don’t count out the Tigers in a Saturday night game in Jordan-Hare, a game that will also feature two strong running quarterbacks in Jayden Daniels and Robby Ashford. This will be LSU’s first SEC road game under head coach Brian Kelly, with the Tigers also looking for their first win over Auburn since 2019.