What we're not overreacting to in the SEC after Week 1
Here’s what we’re not overreacting to in the SEC after Week 1:
Mississippi’s 76 points, nearly 700 yards vs. UT-Martin
After getting pasted by TCU last time out, the Rebels took out several months of offseason anger on the poor Skyhawks, a team that wasn’t built to compete with Ole Miss in any way, shape or form. Yes, Chad Kelly was terrific in his first start, showing off with 231 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, but do we really know anything more about the Rebels after Week 1? Like several SEC wins, this one was over by the second half.
This tweet received 300+ RTs for stating the obvious. C’mon y’all. It’s UT-Martin.
Ole Miss currently has the nation’s #1 scoring offense and #1 scoring defense. Decent.
— Kyle Cole (@ColeMissSports) September 5, 2015
LSU’s game being canceled against McNeese State
There are actual media members — and tons of rabid fans — who think the Tigers playing one less game could damage their College Football Playoff chances at season’s end. LSU was a 38.5-point favorite, so it’s safe to assume the selection committee will chalk that up as a win — even if the final record doesn’t indicate as much.
I feel sorry for the sold-out crowd and understand the frustrations of waiting through weather delays at a stadium, but we shouldn’t be worrying about the Tigers’ football team. They’ll be fine.
Oh and for the record if LSU winds up 11-1 instead of 12-1 it matters! — Tim Brando (@TimBrando) September 6, 2015
Jim McElwain’s debut at Florida
The Gators scored a ton of points and McElwain made a lot of the 90,000 fans in attendance happy during an enjoyable night in The Swamp. There hasn’t been many of those lately, not during the offensively-challenged Will Muschamp years. Was the blowout win a good indicator for future success with a two-quarterback system and stable of young, but talented running backs behind Kelvin Taylor? We won’t know until the Gators match up against an SEC defense. Judging by the widespread reaction however, many think Florida can compete for a division title.
The Florida #Gators scored more points for McElwain than any UF team has for a coach in his first game. Th offense has a pulse again.
— Jeremy Kennedy (@JeremyKennedy88) September 6, 2015
Gators offense looked much improved. I know it's New Mexico State but That wouldn't have happened last year.
— JHitch (@Geaux_Hitch_865) September 6, 2015
— richard weiss (@weiisskojak) September 6, 2015