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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Week 2 PASS/FAIL Report: SEC
PASS: Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Kentucky
Alabama got three more TD runs from Derrick Henry this week, and
Bama largely cruised against Middle Tennessee at home. This is hardly a
Georgia gets a tentative pass this week, as they beat Vanderbilt
31-14. The Bulldogs largely won on defense, and the run game once again, but
the passing game looked seriously unstable with Greyson Lambert, and in my
opinion, the QB situation is hardly stable.
LSU pounded out an ugly win on the road to open their season with a
21-19 win over Mississippi State, but that win nearly turned to a loss save for
a missed FG by MSU as time expired.
Texas A&M dominated again in a home win over Ball State, and
now have cruised to a 2-0 record. If they are for real, the Aggies could be a
dark horse in the West
Ole Miss is only the second FBS team in history to score 70 or more
points in consecutive games to open the season. The Rebels blasted Fresno
State, but they really have not played anyone of caliber yet.
Kentucky gets the pass of the week, as they traveled to South
Carolina and handled the Gamecocks 26-22 to get an early edge in SEC play with
Georgia in the East. This UK football team has improved greatly.
FAIL: Auburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri,
Florida, South Carolina
Auburn nearly got beat by Jacksonville State this week, and Jeremy
Johnson has now tossed five picks in two games. So much for national title
hopes and Heisman concerns for Johnson. Auburn is in trouble, and has played
two wildly questionable games in a row to open the season.
Mississippi State has Dak Prescott, and that’s about it. The
Bulldogs have got to find some other weapons, or else they are headed to the
basement in the West. It’s that simple.
Arkansas losing to Toledo this week has got to be a bottoming out
for the league after the Auburn debacle. After they ran all over UTEP last
week, Arkansas could not get off the Toledo chain in an embarrassing 16-12 loss
to the Rockets of the MAC.
Tennessee led Oklahoma 17-3 for most of the game before imploding
in the 4th and in OT, as OU closed out the game by outscoring the
Vols 28-7. You can say whatever you want about how great UT was for most of the
game, when all came out in the wash, they blew it, chunked it, imploded, and
Missouri may have won against Arkansas State (27-20), but that was
hardly a great win for the Tigers, and even though they are 2-0 now, they do
not have a quality win, and they look incredibly vulnerable with conference
Florida was largely lucky to escape with a win over East Carolina
this week, and some of the issues we expected to plague the Gators have come to
roost. The Gators are much improved, don’t get me wrong, but this game was
ugly, and way too close.
South Carolina got lucky against UNC last week, and the luck ran
out in their home opener, a 26-22 conference loss to Kentucky, where they also
lose QB Connor Mitch for 4 to 6 weeks. Spurrier is losing this program right
now, and the window has closed.