Posts Tagged ‘SEC’

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

Newton strikes the pose. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Alabama: 13/20, 216 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 22 att., 39 yards, 1 TD

2. LaMichael James, Oregon, RB
Last Week vs. Arizona: 28 att., 126 yards, 2 TD

3. Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB
Last Week vs. Nevada: 20/31, 348 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT Continue reading

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The Iron Bowl

Nick Saban (L) chats with Gene Chizik (R) before the 2009 Iron Bowl. Alabama won 26-21. (The Huntsville Times / Robin Conn)

Alabama and Auburn meet for the 75th time on Friday in the annual “Iron Bowl”.

Before I dive into the actual game itself, I’ll give you a few quick facts about the Iron Bowl.

The series was moved from a neutral site in 1989 where Alabama traveled to Auburn for the first time in the series’ history. Alabama was undefeated and ranked second in the country, but Auburn would win the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan-Hare Stadium 30-20.

Alabama continued to play its “home” games at Legion Field until the year 2000 when it officially moved their home games to Tuscaloosa. The two teams had met before in Tuscaloosa in 1895 and 1901. Auburn won both games by a combined score of 65-0.

Auburn has dominated the series outside of neutral sites, winning 13 of 17 games (7-3 at Jordan-Hare, 6-1 at Bryant-Denny). However, Nick Saban is 1-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Iron Bowl. Alabama dominated the series at Legion Field with a 32-15 record. Overall, Alabama leads the series at 40-33-1 and the lone tie occurred in 1907. Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Georgia: 12/15, 148 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 30 att., 151 yards, 2 TD Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

Heisman Race
I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country, while Pryor and Robinson are on the verge of falling out.

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Ole Miss: 18/24, 204 yards, 2 TD; 11 att., 45 yards, 1 rec., 20 yards, 1 TD Continue reading

Week 9 Preview

We could be in for a rather chaotic weekend. Let’s hope so because chaos is always fun. We could legitimately see Boise State, TCU and Alabama in the Top 3 next week.

AROUND the SEC

SEC Last Week: oops!
SEC Overall: 29-13

Tennessee @ South Carolina: South Carolina struggled last week without Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore returns this week and the Gamecocks win fairly easily, but I expect the Vols will put up a fight. Gamecocks win 34-17. Continue reading

My analysis on Alabama

The defense stepped up big time for Alabama against Ole Miss on Saturday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

It’s been two weeks since I talked about Alabama in detail. The last time was after a big win (at the time) over Florida.

It was still a pivotal win — and it was the first game in a downward spiral for the Gators. Obviously,  Alabama was much better than Florida and they took care of them accordingly. Since then, Alabama lost it’s first regular season game since 2007 and “struggled” at home against Ole Miss.

When I say struggled, I mean in terms of the offense. It didn’t just start with Ole Miss, either. Not even South Carolina. No, I go back to the second half against Florida. Whether they were conservative or not, the offense sputtered in the 2nd half against the Gators and Florida could have gotten back into that game if not for turnovers. Continue reading

College Football Preview: Week 4

Each week, I’ll do my best to make a few predictions and follow-up on some of the interesting happenings around college football.

Week 4 is upon us and I think this week is going to answer questions a lot of us have. I think we’re going to be able to separate the good 3-0 teams from the not so good 3-0 teams. It should be a fun Saturday.

Before we get to Saturday, though, there are a few interesting match ups tonight and tomorrow. Continue reading