Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Hangover: Mississippi State

Javier Arenas will haunt Sylvester Croom's nightmares for a good while, I think.

The "project" recruit who didn't have any big school offers when he came out of Florida continues to impress. After having a few shaky games this year with fumble trouble, no. 28 took one punt down to the opponent's 3 and another for a TD. 

Alabama's defense played solidly, but the offense was out of sync most of the night. Finally in the third quarter the offense got it together and put a stake in the Bulldogs' hearts. 

MSU's defense was quite good though. While their offense was stifled by the Tide's D, I was impressed with the play of State's QB, Tyson Lee. He's elusive and has a strong arm. 

The Tide has a Saturday off until the Iron Bowl and then the SEC Championship. After watching the Georgia-Auburn game, Auburn seems to be getting its offense together. Kodie Burns (QB) is doing better, and they've started running the ball again. 

The Iron Bowl is one of those "throw out the record book" games. And Auburn has to beat the good guys to be bowl-eligible. It'll be interesting.

3 comments:

Seddy said...

At least the BCS righted last week's wrong and flip-flopped Mizzou and Oklahoma State in the standings as both teams rolled over weak opponents.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

The weird thing with the Big 12 is that if OU beats Texas Tech (they will), the winner of the Big 12 South is determined by BCS standings.

What?

travolta said...

The weird thing with the Big 12 is that if OU beats Texas Tech (they will), the winner of the Big 12 South is determined by BCS standings.

What?


What is a better way to break ties when three teams go 1-1 against each other and they all win the rest of their games?

Scoring margin?

I do like the fact that we are hearing much less about Mizzou than the Big 12 South. They get the play the "no one respects us" card in the B12 Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.