Sunday, October 19, 2003

SEC Week 8 wrapup

Well, turns out LSU decided to take the team that played Georgia over to South Carolina and leave the team that played Florida at home. Good move.

The Tigers gave up some really stupid big pass plays, and would have given up more if the Cocks could catch, but held the Love Commandoes to a total of zero yards rushing.

Offensively, the running game finally came together in a big way, with the trio of freshmen - Broussard, Vincent and Edwards - showing the promise of great things ahead - and Mauck did a fine job of leading a balanced attack. The "epic" (as ESPN called it) 97-yard first-half drive - in which we actually racked up 116 yards of offense thanks to two dead-ball penalties - just crushed the Johnsons, and when they failed to reach the end zone after catching a Hail Mary to end the first half, it was over.

Next week's game against Auburn should be interesting. Those Tigers piled up 405 rushing yards against MSU; we held Carolina to zero rushing yards.

Elsewhere, I again forgot about a game (Alabama at Ole Miss), but I'd have taken the mascot-less Rebels here, so I'll claim a win (you'll remember I owned up to not getting the Thursday UK/USC game right even though I forgot to pick it).

Florida did us a favor and beat Arkansas. I missed that one.

Auburn, as predicted, crushed MSU and helped drive Jackie Sherrill into retirement.

Georgia looked unimpressive beating Vandy, but it's a win for them - and me.

Kentucky beat Ohio, as picked.

So, 5 - 1 for the week; 47 - 15 for the season, 6 - 1 on LSU picks.

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