What happened to you on Saturday? This is the must read for every SEC football fan on Monday morning right here at Saturday Down South. Pulling no punches as we recap a weekend of SEC football action…
Alabama is the unanimous #1 team in the country after their easy victory over an improved Ole Miss team. In a week full of ridiculous point totals, Alabama seems above the childish fray. They are sitting at home with a loaded defense at a time when most of the country seems to have given up on the concept. They have balance on offense both in their play calls and their overall philosophy. They are like noble Indians from the movies who only hunt what they need and take nothing more (I have no idea if real Indians are like this).
It’s not really close at this point. They don’t have a real threat.
How Should Georgia be Feeling?
Georgia has a lot to be excited about. Aaron Murray might be the best quarterback in the country and the Baby Backs combined for 294 yards and five touchdowns. Exciting stuff. But what is going on with their defense?
Tennessee scored 44 points? Tennessee had 197 rushing yards? That doesn’t even make sense. That’s more than twice the points and yards Tennessee put up against Florida two weeks ago. Alec Ogletree and Baccari Rambo were back for the first time all season and this happens?
Georgia should be more concerned about their defense than they are excited about their offense.
LSU Can’t Coast Anymore
What is a Towson? I watch a lot of sports and I feel like most colleges have come across my radar but I’ve honestly never heard of Towson. I’m assuming it’s a truck driving school. LSU looked confused, too. They were on the sideline thinking, “Who is Towson, and why are we losing to them in the middle of the second quarter?”
If LSU is in their self-discovery phase, they might want to wrap that up before flying down to Gainesville. The Gators were among the big winners of the weekend despite not playing a game. Tennessee marched all over Georgia. They didn’t do that against Florida. Johnny Manziel ran wild on Arkansas for a full four quarters. He didn’t do that against Florida. Those two offenses combined for 102 points on Saturday. They combined for 37 against Florida. The Gators don’t have the most dangerous offense, but they are a lot better than Towson and don’t have Kiehl Fraizer at quarterback.
LSU is traveling to play a talented defensive unit that has already been tested this season by teams with more offensive fire power. If they come out like they have the last two weeks, they are going to lose.
Johnny Football and Dr. Evil
Texas A&M is an very entertaining team, and they are going to really piss some people off over the next few years. Quarterback Johnny Manziel was unbelievable against the corpse of Arkansas, putting up 557 total yards and four touchdowns, living up to his Johnny Football nickname. What was more interesting was the message head coach Kevin Sumlin was sending by airing it out up 51-10 with less than three minutes left in the game.
Arkansas is like a child whose house burnt down and is forced to live with a mentally-handicapped uncle that is only there to cash in on the government assistance check. Do you really need to run up the score on that kid? Hasn’t life already beat him up enough?
Plays That Mattered
Ole Miss actually led this game for the amount of time it took Christian Jones to run from the 2-yard line to the opposite end zone.
Representing Georgia’s Baby Backs this week Keith Marshall, who is only 7 years old.
The fourth quarter was one where Marcus Lattimore ate. In a close game at Kentucky South Carolina needed the old Lattimore to run out the fourth and he did just that. He’s getting better each week.
The first of four touchdowns on the day for Johnny Football. His numbers are staggering.
What They Meant to Say
“We’re actually a traffic school in Maryland. We were shocked to find out that we could field football teams, but if you have some points on your license that you want removed and still have some eligibility left.. come on over to Towson, suit up, play some football, then take a short test on traffic laws.” – Rod Ambrose, Head Football Coach, Towson Traffic School
“I’ll let you in on a little secret. The university has been funding a secret project for the last 25 years where we are breeding Herschel Walker with athletic young women. The goal is to create a group of Universal Soldier-like running backs that we can just plug in and go 75 yards at any given moment. We’ve recently had a break through and what you’re seeing now with Gurley and Marshall is a culmination of years in the lab.” – Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics/Genetic Manipulation, University of Georgia
“I’m ashamed of you boy. Not for losing but for those stupid pants.” – Vince Dooley, Former Georgia Head Coach, Disappointed Father