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A bad weekend for two Power 5 Conferences.

NCAA Football: The Citadel at Georgia Tech
Citadel (1-2) upsets Georgia Tech.
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On a weekend in which there were no matchups of ranked teams, college football fans were graced with another wild and wacky weekend of thunderstorms, head-scratching coaching decisions, ridiculous penalties and some mind-blowing upsets. It’s never a dull moment around here.

Both the ACC and PAC-12 had rough weekends. The powers of the SEC and Big Ten stayed the course. The Big XII continues to look like a one-team league.

SEC

With only two conference games, it was another cupcake Saturday for most teams. Only Missy State failed the SEC.

Alabama 47 South Carolina 23 - Steve Sarkisian opened up the playbook against the Gamecocks, allowing Tua Tagovailoa to rack up a five touchdown passes and a personal best 444 yards on 28 of 36 passing. Tua and Mac Jones (3-3, 51 yds) tallied 495 combined passing yards. DeVonta Smith (8-136, 2 TD) and Henry Ruggs 6-122, TD) were the biggest benefactors, although Najee Harris (5-87, 2 TD) made the highlight clips. The only possessions that did not result is a score were a punt, missed field goal and a kneel down at the end of the game. On the negative side, the Crimson Tide finished with only 76 yards rushing, and committed 11 penalties for 92 yards. Bama’s sole punt netted all of 14 yards by Skyler DeShortLong. Will Reichard missed 37 yard field goal and an extra point, though connected from 23 and 21. SSDD.

South Carolina amassed 459 yards behind Ryan Hilinski (36-57, 324 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT) and Rico Dowdle (12 car, 102 yds). The Tide yielded an alarming 31 first downs. However, the longest Gamecock play was a 33-yard run by Dowdle. There is still a bit of a learning curve for the young Bama middle linebackers.

SC scored a garbage time touchdown with their first-stringers against the Tide reserves aided by a charitable targeting call (i.e. BS call) that negated a stop on 4th down. More on that later.

Florida 29 Kentucky 21 - Addition by subtraction. The best thing that could’ve happened to the Gators was godawful Feleipe Franks getting knocked out of the game. Good Karma for junior QB Kyle Trask for sticking it out and not transferring because he got his shot and won the game. Franks was carted off with a right leg injury late in the third quarter with his team trailing 21-10. All Trask did was manufacture three fourth quarter touchdown drives. It’s not just me, right? Franks is awful.

The Wildcats handed their reins over to a back-up as well. Troy grad-transfer Sawyer Smith, playing in place of injured Terry Wilson, accounted for all three Kentucky touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions including one late in the game that led to the UF go-ahead score. UK had one last chance to win but missed a 35-yard field goal. The ‘Cats had two targeting calls against them (see below) with one highly questionable call that really hurt their chances for victory. A sack of Trask that would’ve been 3 and 15 at the UF 44 was turned into a first down at the UK 36 and the eventual winning touchdown drive. UF scored a fluke busted-defense TD at the end to make the game look less closer that it was.

Kansas State 31 Mississippi State 24 - Leave it to the Bullies to underwhelm. Tommy Stevens threw a pair of picks and lost a fumble. He was benched in the third in favor of freshman Garrett Shrader who produced ten points and a touchdown lead in the fourth. [See, this why you don’t pout and enter the quitter hole once you get beaten out for a starting role, Keytaon Thompson.] However, MSU gave up a 100-yard kickoff return and an ensuing 6 plays, 53 yards drive to seal their fates against the visiting Wildcats.

These games barely deserve recaps.

Georgia 55 Arkansas State 0 - Seven players scored touchdowns, four on the ground and three through the air.
LSU 65 Northwestern State 14 - The Bayou Bengals were slow out of the gate, trailing 7-3 after a quarter and leading only 24-14 at the half. It could’ve been worse when Joe Burrow threw a horrible pick from inside his own red zone with a minute left. A better team would have scored and taken momentum into the locker room but two dropped passes and a missed 35-yd field goal left the score where it was. The winless Demons lost to Division II Midwestern State 33-7 a week earlier. Some of the fans booed as the Tigers headed to the locker room for intermission.
Auburn 55 Kent State 16 - Tired of getting creamed by Alabama, the Golden Flashes moved on down the road to get creamed by Auburn.
Texas A&M 62 Lamar 3 - That poor guy.

Tennessee 45 Chattanooga 0 - TENNESSEE WON A GAME! KRISPY KREMES ALL AROUND!
Ole Miss 40 SE Louisiana 29 - Baseball player Jerrion Ealy got to show his wares with 273 all-purpose yards, including a 94-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 30-yard scoring run. Yet, it was a 34-29 game heading into the final quarter. Only a pair of OM field goals kept the mighty Lions at bay.
Arkansas 55 Colorado State 34 - In his first start since 2017, QB Nick Starkel helped Arky get their revenge on the Rams, breaking a 34-34 tie with three fourth quarter touchdowns. Previously starting QB Ben Hicks did not play. Mike Bobo, you are on the HOT SEAT!
Missouri 50 SE Missouri State 0 - It’s too bad Kelly Bryant didn’t play like this against Wyoming.

WHAT EXACTLY IS TARGETING NOW???

This has gotten out of control. The original rule was meant to stop players with intent to injure. When a guy is swung around, how is a defender supposed to stop in midair at a split second and adjust their tackle? I want the officials to stop with the explanations and tell me what the players SHOULD have done differently. It cost Kentucky a game and theoretically could’ve cost Alabama had that been a close game.

NATION

ACC: It’s just means we’re going to bow down to Clemson.

Wake Forest 24 North Carolina 18 - New coach fever might be coming to an end for UNC.
Kansas 48 Boston College 24 - BC lost to KU at home after being favored by 19.5. The lowly Jayhawks were coming off a humiliating 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina.
Clemson 41 Syracuse 6 - The Orange were supposedly the second best team in the ACC. Syracuse QB Tommy Devito played like Danny Devito. Sunshine was again mediocre (22/39, 395 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT)
Penn State 17 Pitt 10 - The Panthers fall to 1-2 because Pat Narduzzi chose to kick a chip-shot field goal - which was missed - after having a first-and-goal at the 1 with less than four minutes to play. A made field goal would still put his Panthers down four points. Head-scratcher.
Virginia 31 Florida State 24 - For the third straight week, the Noles (1-2) blew a fourth quarter lead. The two teams combined for seven personal fouls or pass interference flags in the fourth quarter. ACC football, y’all!
West Virginia 44 NC State 27 - After being routed by Mizzou last week, WVU took out their frustrations on the ‘Pack. They never trailed in the game.
Virginia Tech 24 Furman 17 - The Hokies trailed by double digits at halftime and barely beat a 1-2 FCS team. Justin Fuente, you are on the HOT SEAT!
The Citadel 27 Georgia Tech 24 (OT) - The Yeller Jackets paid the FCS Bulldogs $400,000 to come to their house and beat them. It was Citadel’s first win of the young season after losses to Towson and Elon.
Louisville 38 Western Kentucky 21 - On the bright side, Ville got their first FBS win. Although, WKU previously lost to something called Central Arkansas.
Miami 63 Bethune-Cookman 0 - Shameless.
Duke 41 MTSU 18 - Could this be the second best team in the ACC?

Pancakes anyone? Three Bruins hit the deck on this play.

The PAC had some pretty high-profile losses.

Oklahoma 48 UCLA 14 - This one was never close. Jalen Hurts had 200+/100+ by halftime and totaled 439 yards from scrimmage for the game. Chip Kelly: HOT SEAT!
UCF 45 Stanford 27 - See, this is why you don’t give home games to non-P5s. We are never going to hear the end of this one. Just pray that the Trees go 1-11.
BYU 30 Southern Cal 27 (OT) - The Trojans’ win over Stanford is not looking so great now. So Cal’s visit to the Top 25 was short-lived as last week’s darling Kedon Slovis (or Sedon Klovis, I can never remember) threw three picks including one in overtime that decided the game.
Air Force 30 Colorado 23 (OT) - After upsetting Nebraska, the Buffs got trapped. CU could not contain the Falcons offense, yeilding 444 total yards, and failed to score in OT.
Arizona State 10 Michigan State 7 - ASU converted a 1-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds remaining, but Sparty charged back the other direction to kick a 42-yarder for an apparent tie. Too bad they had 12 men on the field. After backing up 5 yards, MSU kicked again ... and missed. But it’s not over there. The Pac-12 announced on Monday their officials missed a penalty on Arizona State on Sparty’s second attempt. An ASU defensive player took a running start and leapt over the kicking team’s line. That penalty would have moved the Spartans up to the Sun Devils 14-yard line, giving them a third attempt from just 31 yards out. Oopsie.

OTHERS

Iowa 18 Iowa State 17 - After sitting through more than three hours of delays due to lightning, these two hated rivals finally got it on and went back-and-forth until the Hawkeyes scored last. Iowa got four field goals from their kicker (must be nice).
Temple 20 Maryland 17 - Mike Locksley’s scoring machine ran into a wall in Philadelphia. The Terps managed only 79 yards rushing and two first downs in the first half. The Owls recorded a pair of goal line stands in the game. See, this is why you don’t give home games to non-P5s.

IT FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

FAU 41 Ball State 31 - FAU gets their first W!
USF 55 South Carolina State 16 - The Bulls get their first win - prolly because they benched Blake Barnett. Remember, they lost to Georgia Tech a week ago...

HOT SEAT

Free Willie: A 4-year-old FSU fan opened a lemonade stand to help buy out Willie Taggart’s contract. That brings new meaning to “When you get lemons, make lemonade.” FSU lost to Virginia 31-24.

The Clay Helton roller coaster is heading back down the tracks a week after a big win over Stanford. The Trojans fell to BYU in overtime with Utah, Washington and Notre Dame next on the slate. he may not make it to Halloween.

THE WACKY WORLD OF DESMOND HOWARD

Once again Desi went with all the favorites and once again it backfired. Among his lazy misses were Michigan State (-15.5 lost to Az State), Colorado (-3 lost to Air Force), and Southern Cal (-4.5 lost to BYU). His one “bold” pick was taking Iowa State (+1.5 Iowa) but he may have just been pandering to the home crowd and was still wrong. Also among his predictions was the belief that Najee Harris would rush for 100+ yards and score 2 touchdowns. Well, he did have two 2 scores but they were receiving. Najee rushed for 36 yards and 0 TDs.

Whoda thunk Lee Corso would be in the lead? Teams in BOLD below already have a loss.

  • DESI - 1. Georgia (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Oregon (PAC Champs), 4. Wisconsin (B1G Champs); Iowa State (B12 Champs); Clemson over Georgia in the CFP final.
  • CORSO - 1. Alabama (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Utah (PAC Champs), 4. Ohio State (B1G Champs); Oklahoma (B12 Champs); Alabama over Utah.
  • HERBIE - 1. Alabama (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Ohio State (B1G Champs), 4. Texas (B12 Champs); Washington (PAC Champs); Alabama over Clemson.

MY PICKS

  • 1. Clemson (ACC Champs), 2. Alabama (SEC Champs) 3. Ohio State (B1G Champs), 4. Georgia; Oklahoma (B12 Champs); Washington (PAC Champs); Alabama over Georgia.

BAMA STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

A little help?

  • Duke (2-1) - Quentin Harris threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for 107 yards as the Blue Devils dismantled MTSU 41-18. Up next is a winable game at Va Tech.
  • New Mexico State (0-3) - Lost to San Diego State 31-10.
  • Southern Miss (2-1) - The Screamin’ Eagles were not horsing around with Troy 47-42. They are coming to Tuscaloosa this weekend.
  • Western Carolina (1-2) - The Fightin’ Cupcakes barely beat the mighty North Greenville Crusaders - who may or may not be a Catholic high school - to the tune of 20-17.
  • BONUS: LSU, Aub, OM, Ark, TAMU, Tenn all won. MSU lost to K-State.

ADOPT-A-TEAM

Okay now. These guys need to start winning or it’s return-to-sender back to the orphanage.

  • Purdue (1-2) - The Boilmakers lost to TCU 34-14. PU has an off week with Minnesota coming to town next.
  • Iowa State (1-1) - The Cyclones put up a good fight but ultimately fell to Iowa on a late field goal. They get UL-Monroe this week.
  • Hawaii (2-1) - The Rainbow Warriors finish PAC 12 play at 2-1 with a loss at Washington 52-20. They should move to 3-1 overall when Central Arkansas visits.

Potential Adoption

  • Craig Bohl might have something working at Wyoming. After winning three straight FCS championships with North Dakota State (2011-13), he made an unusual decision of moving to Laramie. The Cowboys are 3-0 for the first time since 2011. Don’t forget how he turned QB Josh Allen into a first round pick. His NDSU pupil Carson Wentz was a first rounder in 2016. At age 61, it might be a gamble for another team to try and poach him but it’s something to keep an eye on.
  • On that same subject, Chris Klieman followed Bohl at NDSU and won FOUR FCS championships. In what may have been the biggest under-the-radar hiring of this past off-season, K-State hired the 51-year old for $2.3M and he already has the Cats at 3-0. Could KSU play spoiler in the B12? Nay I suggest Cinderella?

COUSINS

  • Troy (1-1) - The Trojans were defeated by Southern Miss. They hope to right the ship against Akron.
  • South Alabama (1-2) - The Jags were unsurprisingly throttled by Memphis 42-6. Loss No. 3 will come Saturday at Birmingham U.

THAT ANNOYING STEP-BROTHER WHO THINKS TRIBAL TATTOOS ARE KEWL

UAB (2-0) - The Blazers took the week off to prepare for... whew... South Alabama!

RS-Patriot

SALUTE TO OUR TROOPS

The service academies made some BIG headlines!

  • Army (2-1) - The Black Knights dominated UTSA 31-13. Next is the Morgan State... Freemen?
  • Air Force (2-0) - The Falcons upset Colorado 30-23 in Boulder. They now travel to Boise.
  • Navy (2-0) - The Midshipmen sunk East Carolina 42-10. They get a week off to prep for an invasion of Memphis (Thurs, 9/26)
boxers

ELIMINATED

PREVIOUSLY ELIMINATED:

  • All non-Power 5 teams
  • Arizona
  • BYU
  • Florida State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Kansas
  • Luville
  • Mizzou
  • Miami
  • Nebraska
  • Northwestern
  • Oregon State
  • Pitt
  • Purdue
  • Rutgers
  • Stanford
  • Syracuse
  • UCLA
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Arky
  • South Carolina
  • Ole Miss
  • Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt

NEWLY ELIMINATED:

  • Michigan State - lost to Arizona State at home.
  • UNC - lost to Wake.
  • BC - lost to Kansas at home.
  • Indiana - dominated by Ohio State at home.
  • Kentucky - lost to Fla at home.
  • Iowa State - lost to Iowa at home.
  • Maryland - lost to Temple.
  • Southern Cal - lost to BYU.
  • Mississippi State - home loss to K-State.
  • NC State - thumped by WVU.
  • Illinois - Eastern Michigan? Really?
  • Colorado - home loss to AF.
  • Texas Tech

ENDANGERED

  • Virginia, Wake.
  • Oregon, AzSt, Cal
  • Minnie, Indy
  • Fla

A way WAY WAY too early look at the College Football Playoff (CFP) picture:

  • ACC - Clemson and nada.
  • Big Ten - Ohio State and Wisconsin but not so much Wisky. PSU and Michigan are going to lose. It’s only a matter of time.
  • Big 12 - It’s mostly Okie vs Tejas.
  • PAC-12 - Utah but just barely.
  • SEC - Alabama, UGA, LSU.
  • Indies - Notre Dame... for now.

DARK HORSES/SPOILERS?

  • ACC - Duke or UVa as spoilers?
  • Big Ten - Could Iowa make some noise?
  • Big 12 - Could TCU of K-State enter the conversation?
  • PAC-12 - Oregon
  • SEC - Auburn
  • Indies - n/a

RANK ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

The Southeastern Conference has 6 teams ranked in the AP Poll. HALF of the top ten are represented by the SEC.

#2 Alabama
#3 UGA
#4 LSU
#8 Aubie
#9 Fla
#17 TAMU

Here is my after-three-games-half-ass Top 6 rankings but DON’T TELL CLEMMY!

  1. Oklahoma
  2. LSU
  3. Alabama
  4. Clemson
  5. Ohio State
  6. Georgia

LET’S GO BOWLING

  • 40 bowl games; 129 eligible teams. UCLA is the only P5 team at 0-3.
  • Starting next year, the Red Sox’s historic Fenway Park will host a bowl pitting ACC vs. AAC.

STATS OF THE DAY

  • Scoring a-plenty in the SEC this past Saturday. Nine of the ten winning teams scored 40 or more points. Six scored 50 or more with two topping 60. Of course most of the opponents were cupcakes...
  • SMU is 3-0 for the first time since 1984. Too bad they visit TCU this weekend.
  • All four of Alabama’s top receivers now have 1,000 career receiving yards. Jerry Jeudy leads the way with 1,887 followed by Henry Ruggs at 1,172, DeVonta Smith at 1,090 and sophomore Jaylen Waddle at 1,002.

Krazy Kristi’s “SHUT UP!” of the Week goes to the Saban haters. Did you see Will Muschamp’s halftime tirade. Saban did basically the same thing to Maria Tayor and got roasted. Nary a peep when Muschamp did it.

HEISMAN HYPE

With the exception of TWO YEARS, the Heisman Trophy voting is basically a hype award. Often times voters fall in love with someone and refuse to REALLY look at what a player has accomplished.

WHO WILL WIN

CLARIFICATION: This section is not who deserves to win. It is who the slobbering press and other voters will callously crush on (see last year).

It is starting to feel like the national press has already written their Heisman winning articles. They are just waiting for the season to end: Oklahoma Wins Three Straight Heismans ~ Hurts Gets Redemption, Tops Tua ~ Lincoln Riley Is a Quarterback Genius
They want this to happen so bad.

  1. Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma Sr.) - The redemption story that will make everyone all teary-eyed.
  2. Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama Jr.) - Tua has been stellar but you get the feeling the press is so bored with him.
  3. Joe Burrow (QB LSU Sr.) - Had a pretty good game but a terrible INT against an awful team.

WHO SHOULD WIN

CLARIFICATION: This section IS for who deserves to win it.

  • Tua has thrown for 1,007 passing yards in just three games this season. He leads the nation inTD to INT ratio with 12 and 0.
  • Jalen has been good but the Sooners’ opponents are collectively 1-9 with the one win being Houston’s 20-point win over Prairie View. The Red River Shootout in October may shed some light.
  • Justin Fields (QB anOSU Soph.) has not been getting any love at all.
  • Burrow has been good but get back to me in October when the SEC schedule really starts (FLA, @MSU, AUB, @Alabama).

Runner-Ups

  • D’Andre Swift (RB UGA Jr.) 9-76, 0 TD
  • Travis Etienne (RB Clemson Jr.) 14-76, 0 TD
  • Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson Soph.) - The rest of the nation is finally seeing what we have been seeing. He threw two more picks and had another on the sidelines (see above), making it five interceptions on the season - tied for second most in FBS.
  • Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin Jr.) - He won’t win but they’ll TALK about voting for him.

If I had a vote:

  • Somewhere between Tua and Jalen.
Loki says keep 'em comin'

THE SICK REPORT

  • Okay, y’all. We are going to have to sacrifice a live chicken or something. This is getting ridiculous. Alabama defensive lineman LaBryan Ray left Saturday’s game against South Carolina with a ... wait for it ... foot injury. Many sources are saying it could be a long-term and possibly season-ending injury.
  • From Nick Saban: “LaBryan Ray is probably out for sure for this game.” They’re doing some “further testing” on his injured foot. “It’s undetermined right now how long he may be out.” No other injuries were reported. Thank you, baby Jesus.
  • Florida’s Feleipe Franks might be on the shelf for awhile after his injury.
  • Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown sustained an unspecified injury in the first quarter. He watched the second half in street clothes. Gustavo did not sound too concerned after the game. Auburn left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho and receiver Seth Williams were held out of the Kent State game.
  • LSU junior safety Todd Harris will miss the rest of the 2019 season with an undisclosed leg injury.

DRAMA

  • Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has hired Jim Leavitt as a defensive analyst. Leavitt became the first head coach at USF in 1997 and held that position until he was fired following the 2009 season because some little baby didn’t like tough love (Leavitt later won a $2.75M wrongful termination lawsuit btw). Skip Holtz (how does this guy keep getting jobs??) took over in Tampa and was replaced by none other than Taggart in 2013. Leavitt later became Taggart’s DC at Oregon in 2017. The ‘Noles gave up 111 points in their first three games. If Taggart is stupidly given another year to start winning at FSU, don’t be surprised if Leavitt is promoted to DC.
  • In case you are wondering, Hugh Freeze earned his first win as coach of Liberty, a 35-17 defeat of Buffalo. He was upgraded from a hospital bed to a dental chair to an elevated seating area that the parishioners surely had no problem spending their hard-earned tithes on. No need to help out the poor. We gotta make sure our coach is nice and comfy.
  • Okie Lite team owner/oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens died at 91 without a National Championship. Money can’t buy you everything. Just ask Ole Miss.
  • Fat F*** Phil Fulmer ignited a hand grenade in the shopping cart of an 80-year old Knoxville woman so that he could beat her to the 10 items or less check-out.
Black and White TV

EYEBALLS

Alabama-South Carolina averaged a 3.1 overnight rating in the season premiere of the SEC on CBS, the highest college football overnight of the weekend. This number tops Ohio State-Indiana on FOX (2.5), as well as Pitt-Penn State (2.4), and Clemson-Syracuse (2.6) both on ABC.

THIS WEEK

College GameDay is heading to Athens for Notre Dame vs. Georgia.

(Below is an abbreviated list of games of interest. If you REALLY need to know about the William & Mary-East Carolina game, you can find the details here.)

Thursday, September 19

Houston at Tulane 7pm/8pm ESPN - meh, at least it’s college football.

Friday, September 20

FIU at Louisiana Tech 7pm/8pm CBSSN - yuck.
Utah at Southern Cal 8pm/9pm FS1 - Friday night college football: a sign of desperation.
Air Force at Boise 8pm/9pm ESPN2 - Potential for fireworks.

Saturday, September 21

SEC:

LSU at Vanderbilt 11am/noon SECN - Another walkover for the Tigers.
Tennessee at Florida 11am/noon ESPN - Not sure why ESPN wants this one, but okay...
Cal at Ole Miss 11am/noon, ESPNU - Ole Miss lost this game in Berkeley last season. Expect the same outcome in Oxford.
Auburn at Texas A&M, 2:30/3:30pm CBS - Loser is in trouble.
Kentucky at Mississippi State, 4pm SECN or SECN Alt
South Carolina at Missouri, 4pm SECN or SECN Alt
San Jose Canseco State at Arkansas, 7:30pm SECN
Notre Dame at Georgia, 8pm CBS - UGA is favored by 13½!

NATIONAL:

Michigan at Wisconsin 11am/noon FOX - ELIMINATION ALERT!
UCF at Pitt 2:30/3:30pm ABC - Get MAD, Narduzzi!
Washington at BYU 2:30/3:30 ESPN2 - Can the Mormons pull off another miracle?
Oklahoma State at Texas 6:30/7:30 - ELIMINATION ALERT!

ZZZZZZzzzzzz

UCLA at Washington State 9:30/10:30 ESPN - How long will the Bruins allow this humiliation to go on?
Utah State at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN - Take SDSU +4 and retire early!
Central Arkansas at Hawaii 11:59 PM Alohavision - Mekka Lekka Hi, Mekka Heini Ho

#ALABAMA

FROSH

  • True freshman defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe made his Crimson Tide debut on defense against South Carolina. I think he is going to be a good one when playing at 100%. Freshmen starters again included middle linebackers Shane Lee (3 solos, 5 asst) and Christian Harris (3 solos, 1 asst ), defensive tackle DJ Dale (1 solo, 2 asst with a sackand fumble recovery), offensive guard Evan Neal and kicker/punter Will Reichard (I don’t want to talk about it).
  • DB Jordan Battle - 1 solo sack
  • RB Keilan Robinson - 4 carries, 12 yds
  • WR John Metchie – no stats
  • DB Marcus Banks – no stats
  • DB Demarcco Hellams – 1 solo
  • OL Darrian Dalcourt
  • OL Pierce Quick

SEE YA, MACK

With UNC’s loss at Wake Forest, Mack Brown has fallen into a tie with Nick Saban in career wins as a FBS/I-A coach.

Saban is 12-1 (.923) in SEC road openers since he arrived in 2007. The one loss came to the best Ole Mi$$ football team money can buy in 2014.

The Crimson Tide have defeated 85 consecutive unranked teams under Saban, the longest streak in FBS history.

GAME 4, Saturday, September 21, 2019, ESPN2 (not sure, has anyone heard a game time yet?)

Southern Miss at Alabama

Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscalossa, AL

Announcers: Roy Philpott and Kelly Stouffer with designated blonde Lauren Sisler. WHO? Did they pick this crew up at the Home Depot parking lot?
Eli Gold on Alabama Radio.

Vegas has the Tide as a 39 point favorite with an over/under of 59½.

The Ole Miss-Bama game (Sept 28) will kickoff at 2:30pm CT/3:30pm ET and air on (ugh) CBS. Go to the game so you don’t have to listen to Gary.

#RollTide

POLL:

Poll

Top to bottom, who is the better conference this season?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    ACC
    (93 votes)
  • 75%
    PAC-12
    (294 votes)
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