The Sound and The Fury of SEC Football
We beat the rebellious Ole William Faulkners up pretty good despite some creative Houston Nutt trickeration-desperation and the worst kicking game of Blair Walsh’s mostly enchanted life. Glory to Ol’ Georgia. Much older than Ole Miss, by the way. Nice scene at Oxford: famously fine Southern women, the fun Hotty Toddy cheer, the gorgeousness of The Grove. And DAWGS win.
First SEC win in eleven long months – no that was not a misprint. Though Ole Miss can’t be confused with SEC royalty, it was a conference game and another early win for the rebuilding SEC East versus the vaunted SEC West (2-0). UGA 2-2 and 1-1 in SEC with the Miss State Maroon Pups coming to the Classic City for the rematch of a game they won without much offense in bumpkin Starkville in 2010. ATHENS, GA was recognized as “America’s Top College Football Game-Day Town” in the most-recent issue of Frontier Airlines’ magazine (Wild Blue Yonder). Kickoff set for high noon; televised in the ATL and other local environs on Fox SportsSouth. Before 2010, Mark Richt was undefeated against Mississippi schools. Quality quarterback Aaron Murray can run his honestly sad 8-9 career record to .500 with a win Between the Hedges Saturday. Last time UGA won an SEC game in Athens? Way back to the mid-season Vandy win last year. Though Miss State is off to a slow 2-2 start just like they were last season, they finished ranked #15 nationally and would be the single best team Murray has beaten if we can get the win. We expect a UGA victory. So does Vegas.
Let’s look at the SEC teams ranked in the preseason this year: LSU gets my vote for #1 considering who they have beaten, while BAMA is undefeated and has a salty defense and unproven passing game. BAMA plays at speedy Florida this weekend in The Swamp. While LSU will smack a never-ranked Kentucky team that lost to Louisville earlier in the year. Miss State dropped a game to LSU and at defending National Champion Auburn and is hungry to get back on track. S. Carolina gets Aubie this weekend. Arkansas plays favored future SEC entrant Texas A&M in the Dallas Cowboys mammoth NFL football palace. And UGA still lives.