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SEC Round-Up - Week 10
1) Grief in Mississippi
Man... the Mississippi schools took a hard fall on Saturday. Mississippi State was absolutely demoralized by Johnny Football Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies. Mullen was completely outcoached by Sumlin and the Dawgs had no answer for anything the Aggies did. Ole Miss was upset minded heading into Athens, but the Georgia Dawgs manned up and extinguished those prayers rather quickly. Aaron Murray abused Ole Miss' defense much like Manziel did to State.
Mississippi State travels to Death Valley on Saturday, Ole Miss hosts Vandy, Georgia travels to Auburn and TAMU head to T-Town.
2) Arkansas, Tennessee hang on against OOC foes... Auburn handles theirs
Tennessee was lucky to survive a shootout with Troy, who played Miss. State close earlier this season. I'm sure Dooley and company weren't quite expecting it. Tennessee posted 21 points in the 4th to come from behind, despite 500+ and 5 TD's from Tyler Bray. Arkansas had to rally themselves in an OOC game against Tulsa. In Tulsa's credit, they are a decent C-USA team, but the Hogs relied on a 4th quarter touchdown to keep their bowl hopes alive. Auburn finally put one in the win column against NMSU. I'm sure they were glad to see Mason and McCalebb rack up the yards like they did. A win is always good for the soul.
Arkansas travels to South Carolina, and Tennessee hosts Missouri in Week 11.
3) Mizzou gives Muschamp a scare
Mizzou kept Gillislee in check and won almost every stat in the box score... except the one that counts. Regardless, Florida and their defense was opportunistic, picking off James Franklin four times to seal the victory. None were bigger than Josh Evans capping it off as a Franklin shot to the endzone fell into Gator hands.
Florida will host U-LaLa this coming weekend.
4) Adios, Joker
Any time that Vandy can pull the shutout, as well as throttle up 40 points on you is never going to be a fun time. Thankfully for Kentucky fans, basketball season is here, baby! Hats off to Jordan Rodgers, too, who had a great game despite the competition.
Kentucky will take a rest this weekend.
5) Another instant classic in the heavyweight bracket
AJ McCarron, I was crying with you, brother. Games like this one are why I love college football. Seeing a classic battle and the resulting emotion of a victory gives me the warm fuzzies inside, even if I'm not a fan of either team. Zach Mettenberger, however, was the start of the night, at least up until the last drive. Who would have thought an LSU quarterback would outduel the Alabama defense for much of the night? I sure didn't. The Tigers fell behind early, but fought back valiantly and dominated almost every category on the box score. However, AJ and Yeldon showed guts and desire and executed a screen play to perfection to take the lead at the very end. It was an instant classic and LSU fans have no reason to be ashamed. I'm sure Tiders will tell you that they were whipped up until it mattered. This is SEC football.