Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Hangover: Bye Week

The Crimson Tide spent the bye week healing up, practicing, and getting ready for the annual tussle with LSU. LSU also had a bye week. 

I watched a smattering of games on Saturday. The Nasty family walked up to O'Brien Field to watch the EIU Panthers destroy the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Last time I checked, the Panthers were ranked third in the FCS. They could make some serious noise when the playoffs begin, but the number-one ranked team, North Dakota State, has won the championship for two straight years. The Bison are strong. 

In other games, for a while it looked like Arkansas might make a game of it versus Auburn. But they faded in the third quarter. 

Florida mounted an impressive comeback against Georgia but eventually lost. Fred Taylor's son, a freshman running back for the Gators, looked good, but Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs found a way to win. 

I thought the Volunteers would challenge Mizzou in Columbia, but Tennessee continued to not capitalize on opportunities and play poor defense. 

Florida State looked outstanding against the Hurricanes.  

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