There’s still time for Ole Miss to come back, but the question is whether or not they’re too far behind already. Beating an offense that is averaging 54.8 points per game certainly qualifies as just that. The Rebels had 10 guys near the line of scrimmage and stuffed the 2007 Heisman Trophy victor in the backfield. With Mason serving as his own defensive coordinator, the Commodores have shown major improvement over a year ago.
The victory over the Irish gives the Tigers a critical bullet point on their playoff résumé as it could prove to be the best nonconference victory of the season. Both he and redshirt freshman Will Grier lined up in the shotgun on a 2-point conversion play at the end of the first half. It’s been McElwain’s message to his team since Day 1, wanting them to get back to winning at home and playing for conference and national championships.
Next up: Tennessee, at Knoxville. “What we saw on film is that if you matched up the coverages to the routes, his first instinct was to run….”
FLU BUG: The Gators had about a dozen players affected by a virus earlier this week. “I see it as (players thinking), ‘Hey, this is just another down.’ It’s not”, he said. I think we all know that.
Next up: Missouri, at Columbia, Mo. “We hope we can get a few errant balls from our pass rush and get our hands on a few”.
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly leads the SEC in passing yards (1,219), total offense (319.0 yards per game) and yards per completion (17.17).
Allen also said cornerback Johnny Ward, who had been nursing a hip pointer, will play Friday. The Bulldogs are the Jenga puzzle that we are all waiting to see fall down. Maybe even on the SEC Network!
Next up: Arkansas, at Knoxville.
Gators QB Will Grier threw 23 of 42 in the game for 283 yards with two TDs and one INT, posting a QBR of 51.3.
We’re still early enough in the season, particularly in conference play, that a loss for most league contenders likely isn’t crippling blow. Teams not meeting their preseason expectations is somewhat common, but going from preseason number six to barely staying in front of Vanderbilt and South Carolina in the Rocky Top Insider power rankings is a low point for Gus Malzahn. Cooper, a native of Crystal Lake, Illinois, started at left tackle for the fourth-straight game and helped pave the way for a 133-yard rushing performance for Jaylen Walton and 472 yards.
“It’s something in the back of your mind”, McGee said of the speech.
Next up: Eastern Kentucky, at Lexington.
We don’t know if the department was actually going to do this, and the GPD’s Twitter bio says the verified account contains “Info from the #Gainesville, Florida Police Department with a pinch of cop humor”. I was never concerned because I thought we had a great plan. The team barely scooted by Tennessee last week, needing the Volunteers to miss a last-minute field goal in order to secure the win.
“The gap was open the whole game, and I just took advantage of it at that time”, Lockett said. There were a whole lot of guys contributing.
In fact, one of the schools hosting one of the games mentioned seems to have adopted a “bring it on” attitude when it comes to the weather.
The Gators churned out a 17-play drive with two of those fourth-down chances. “We’ve got to be able to play football when we have the lead”.