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.

Wofford @ South Carolina
This game was tied 7-7 going into the fourth quarter. Not the type of showing one would expect from the number nine team in the country against FCS opponent Wofford. Once South Carolina remembered they were South Carolina, they put the game away with a seventeen point fourth quarter to win 24-7.
 
Jacksonville State @ Florida
Florida is one of the SEC teams that has a shot at the national title game, ranking fourth in the BCS. If you watched the game on Saturday, you would wonder why this was possible. To say the Gators are inept on offense is an understatement. Florida scored one offensive touchdown against Jacksonville State. They were also the beneficiary of a pick six by the Gamecocks. The Gators were able to win 23-0, but if they hope to get a shot in Miami they must find some offense before this weekend’s showdown with Florida State.

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

Auburn finally looked like a competent SEC team against Alabama… A&M. The 51-7 score looks nice on the box score and may give the struggling Tigers some confidence, but they are still horrible and the real Alabama is on the horizon.

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

Vanderbilt blew out Tennessee 41-18. The Commodores are now guaranteed a winning season and back-to-back bowl games. It also sealed the fate of Derek Dooley as he was fired on Sunday. Now the Dooley- less Vols have to save the program from further embarrassment and get their first SEC win against Kentucky. How the mighty has fallen. Vols fans have to miss the Phil Fulmer nine wins a year era.
 
Syracuse @ Missouri
Can the SEC return Missouri? Seriously, a 31-27 loss to Syracuse? The team that came into the league talking about “old man football” lost to Syracuse? Mike Slive has to have the receipt on this purchase.
Ole Miss @ LSU
The headline game of a lackluster week did not disappoint. LSU was able to beat Ole Miss 41-35 in the last minute. The Rebels were out manned physically, but there was no backing down in the Rebels. They jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but LSU came back in two plays and answered the drive. That was the story of the game: every time LSU got momentum Ole Miss would not fold and fought

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.

That wraps up our thoughts on the SEC last week. What did you think? Who will play in the SEC Championship next week? Let us know in the comments!