A Hell of a Weekend.
You were upset with the first month of the year and lack of marquee matchups? Saturday Octiober 4th will give you all you want and then some. Tons of games that will go a long way for conference standings (SEC), and quality wins for the new College Football Playoff.
Games. Big Games.
(3) Alabama Vs (11) Ole Miss
The boys in the desert have this game as Bama a 7 point favorite, which tells us historically that this game will be tight late. No matter who you root for, both teams have deficnies that make you belive they could be in trouble. For Alabama, how will Blake Sims deal with the best defense hes faced this season on the road? Ole Miss arguably is as aggressive in the defensive scheme as anyone in the SEC. How will Blake handle it? And how will the Bama Secondary deal with the Rebels weapons on the perimeter. As good as Amari Cooper is, The Rebels have an grown man in Laquan Treadwell that’s a future first rounder in his own right.
How will Bo Wallace handle the big stage. Sure he’s the most veteran QB in the league, but Wallace has 6 picks already this season. And lets not act like the Rebles have been blowing out their first four opponents also. I will be shocked if Alabama blows Ole Miss out Saturday, but are teh Rebels ready for the national spotlight? They have elite talent, and if omens are good, go check out Hugh Freeze’s coaching resume…. each year his teams have at least doubled their wins… could this be his signature win in Oxford?
(6) Texas A&M Vs (12) Mississippi State
I Love Dan Mullen and what’s he done at State. I Love Kevin Sumlin and what he’s done in College Station. The Bulldogs have arguably the best front seven in the SEC. Texas A&M arguably has the best offense in the SEC. Two programs who, with a win, puts themselves in a position to become a player for a trip to Atlanta. Yes it’s early, and all the “contenders” play each other in the month of October, but this is a game that both need in a big way
My Hunch: Kenny Hill or Kenny “Trill” didn’t have the best three quarters against Arkansas last week, but can we give credit to the Hogs? They are the best 3-2 team in the country, and a about 6 plays away from 4-1 or 5-0. I love Mississippi State and the home crowd could carry the day along with Dak Prescott.. I think that the Aggies remain undefeated, and Kenny Hill has a career day behind one of if not the best O line in the league.
(15) LSU vs (5) Auburn
If I’m Les Miles, Brandon Harris is my starter no matter what this season. He would never admit it, but whatever happens this season with this youthful and talented bunch is a springboard for 2015 and beyond. the Tigers will be a top 7 team next season and loaded for the next three seasons. I just find it hard to believe, a trued freshman will go on the road, at Jordan-Hare Stadium, at night and lead his team to a win.
As for Auburn, I believe Gus Malzahn will have his team play their best, most complete game of the season Saturday in front of their home crowd. Auburn remains undefeated in the first of what is murderers row in October.
Odds and Ends
—I have a feeling the Kentucky Wildcats beat Spurrier and the Gamecocks Saturday.
— Is it OK for me to believe that Butch Jones and the Tennessee Vols are in a must win game more then the Will Muschamp and the Gators? UT even in their losses have been ascending, while Florida’s offense looks sooo lost. If UF comes out and hangs 28-35… the Vols momentum starts back at one moving forward, AND we’re possibly talking an other bowl less year on Rocky Top.
—I know we all love to find those upsets. That wont be the case in Fort Worth Texas Saturday.
—Florida State may hang 60 against the Demon Deacons….
—-Shout out to Rich Rodriguez and Arizona… 5-0 in his third year in Tucson… He can coach football… who knew?
Enjoy the games guys and gals!