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|09-09-2013, 05:24 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Acock's SEC Wrap Up: Week 2
Week two is in the books. It's still early, but the SEC seems to be approaching this year the way Tyson approached the Buster Douglas fight.
Game 1: Mississippi State 51 Alcorn State 7
13 different players caught a pass for MSU. One is Jeremey Chapelle, who's position is listed as "unknown" by ESPN. I'm guessing he won a contest at halftime.
Game 2: Ole Miss 31 SE Missouri State 13
Ole Miss was up 31 - 0 at halftime, and then apparently forgot they play a second half. Didn't matter.
Game 3: Miami(Fla) 21 #12 Florida 16
If you feel bad about the Georgia game, put this one on and pop a cold one. You'll thank God you're not a Gators fan. Florida beat Miami in every way possible except for two: turnovers and the score. Turns out the last one is the only one that matters.
Game 4: Missouri 38 Toledo 23
What did we learn about Missouri? That it has a better offense than Florida, but a worse defense. The bad news for Mizzou is that pretty much everyone has a better offense than Florida. Toledo actually outgained Mizzou and only trailed by one in the 3rd. Ouch.
Game 5: Arkansas 31 Samford 21
I thought that last week meant Arkansas was back that Bulimia was going to turn things around in a hurry. That might still be the case, but it's important to note that Samford led 21 - 17 late in the 3rd quarter.
Game 6: Auburn 38 Arkansas State 9
Auburn gave up 422 yards to Arkansas State and struggled through 3 quarters with a team they shouldn't struggle with. The good news is that Auburn's defense tightened up in the red zone, only giving up 3 FG despite Arkansas State's numerous trips there. The bad news is they shouldn't have had to.
Game 7: #9 LSU 56 UAB 17
Much like an evening out in Baton Rouge, a swift kick to the face and this one was over.
Game 8: Vandy 38 Austin Peay State 3
Vandy led 38 - 0 at half time and then didn't score again. If I didn't know better, I'd say some weird Freaky Friday stuff is going on between Vandy and Ole Miss.
Game 9: #7 Texas A&M 65 Sam Houston St 28
Lost in the glow of Johnny Maziel's 409 yards is the fact that SHS (not, in fact, a high school) gained 390 yards and trailed by only 9 in the 3rd quarter. There's trouble afoot in College Station, I'm telling you.
Game 10: Tennessee 52 Western Kentucky 20
Looks great on paper, especially after W. Kentucky beat UK last week. However, WKU gave up an astonishing 31 points off of turnovers, 5 or 6 in a row in fact, and never recovered. They actually outgained UT and held an almost 5 minute time of possession advantage over UT. THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T TURN THE BALL OVER.
Game 11: Kentucky 41 Miami(OH) 7
At least one SEC team figured out how to beat Miami.
Game 12: #11 Georgia 41 #6 South Carolina 30
Aaron Murray proved me wrong. If anyone finds South Carolina's defense please return it to Columbia ASAP. Thanks.
Week 2 Power Ranking
Next up Kent State: LSU gets one more tune up before Auburn. They are firing on all cylinders right now. Don't count on Les Miles letting that stop him from doing something nutty, however.
Next up @Texas A&M: Rubber meeting the road, and all that.
3. Texas A&M
Next up Bama: Expect around 100 points to be scored in this one.
Next up OFF: The Dawgs get the week off to prepare for North Texas. Mike Bobo heads to Vegas.
5. Ole Miss
Next up @Texas: What could go wrong? Mack Brown is one loss away from a shiv to the spine, which makes him a dangerous, dangerous man.
6. South Carolina
Next up Vandy: Can the Gamecocks regroup and take care of a pesky Vandy squad? Here's hoping UGA doesn't beat them twice.
Next up OFF: The Gators have the week off. This means an entire week for Muschamp to build up rage with no release.
Next up @South Carolina: Vandy looks much stronger than I anticipated this year. Here's hoping that the Gamecocks will show up properly motivated.
9. Mississipi State
Next up @Auburn: I was probably too harsh on MSU after their loss to Oklahoma State. This should be a great game and one that goes a long way to showing us what the middle of the West will look like this year.
Next up MSU: Where did the SEC defenses go? Don't look for them in this game.
Next up Southern Miss: This game's intriguing. It shouldn't be.
Next up Oregon: Tennessee fans probably want me to rank them higher. I'm not. They have real problems beside the whipping Oregon's about to put on them.
Next up Louisville: I moved Kentucky up just so they wouldn't be ranked last all year.
Next up OFF: Whole lot of open weeks this early in the SEC. Indiana's up next. The Mizzou fans I know seem to think this'll be a tough test. That tells me all I need to know about Mizzou.
The SEC is a hot mess right now.
Always remember... stay Feisty.