It was a good weekend for the SEC. A bunch of stat padding, blowout games and now there are at least three teams in the league with a legitimate chance at playing for the national title. Not bad considering a week ago it seemed as if the conference would be left out of the title game for the first time in six years. Oh, there were a couple of good games among the bloodbath as well.
Western Carolina @ Alabama
Everyone expected a pissed off Alabama and that is what everybody got. The Tide took their aggression out on Western Carolina, winning 49-0, and was rewarded with the good news about the BCS. Only thing you can say is Roll Tide Roll.
Sam Houston State @ Texas A&M
Texas A&M had their way with Sam Houston State 47-28. Johnny Football again had a career day with 367 total yards and four total touchdowns. To prove his versatility, Johnny kicked an extra point too. He is truly Mr. Do-It-All for the Aggies.
Alabama A&M @ Auburn
Samford @ Kentucky
Kentucky got their second win of the season, smacking Samford 34-3. Now the Wildcats will try to use that momentum to send Joker Phillips out with a win. Next up, Tennessee.
Arkansas @ Mississippi State
The first of three conference game, Mississippi State snapped their three game losing streak, mauling Arkansas 45-14. Arkansas showed life early leading the Bulldogs 14-7, but it was downhill afterward. The Hogs turned the ball over five times and State quarterback Tyler Russell tossed four touchdown passes throughout the game. As usual for this season, when the Hogs got down enough the team quit. Now officially out of bowl consideration it will be interesting to see if they mail in the last game against LSU. For State, they can carry a wave of momentum into the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss.
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt
back. A mistake filled game by both teams, there were a total of seven turnovers. Ole Miss took it to the LSU defense, gouging them for 310 yards. For LSU, quarterback Zach Mettenberger did not throw a touchdown, but he showed his toughness as he took a beating the whole day, but continued to drive LSU down the field when it was needed. Though the Rebels lost, they proved that they will be a tough out for anyone. It will be an interesting Egg Bowl next Saturday.