Published September 25, 2011 - 6:41am
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Yesterday was just a great day for SEC football, as several teams imposed their will against lesser opponents.
The bottom line of what we learned yesterday is that Alabama and LSU should be ranked 1 and 2 overall, with Oklahoma No. 3. LSU and Alabama are the two best teams in the best conference in the country. Either one could be ranked No. 1 right now, and both will make a run for the National Championship in New Orleans.
Alabama dominated Arkansas at home 38-14, and they were so dominant from both an offensive and defensive standpoint. Tyler Wilson was hit all day long, and the defense flexed its muscles really the whole game.
The running game almost hit the 200-yard mark, and McCarron threw for 200 yards and a touchdown. Trent Richardson had a big day rushing and receiving and had 211 total yards and one touchdown.
Special teams was also very good for the Crimson Tide.
While LSU’s defense gave up over 450 yards through the air, they created four turnovers to help seal the deal in Morgantown. The WVU fans were wild, rabid and hammered, but their team just didn’t have enough to compete with the big boys.
The special teams unit was also very good for the Tigers as well.
The Gators flexed their muscles on the road in Lexington and thrashed Kentucky 48-10. Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey did it again, accounting for over 260 yards rushing between the two with two touchdowns. The running game for Florida rushed for 400 yards. The running game is electric right now. Next week will be a big test with Alabama coming to Gainesville.
The Gamecocks stayed unbeaten against the Vanderbilt Commodores behind two Marcus Lattimore touchdowns, and the Gamecocks’ defense only allowed 77 total yards on the night.
Stephen Garcia had a terrible night, however, as he threw four interceptions. This has to get cleaned up immediately.