Vanderbilt-Mississippi Preview Capsule

“While watching the game there were several Ole Miss supporters around us who were never heckled or bothered in any manner, despite their often wild celebrating”. Only Nick had the Rebels at #2 behind Michigan State.

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On the very same campus where Governor George Wallace made his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door, Dr. Tziampiris was pleasantly surprised to join more than 100,000 men, women, and children of all colors and creeds coming together to eat, drink, and yell Roll Tide. Or, as an alternative, maybe he or Ole Miss just will not end up being good enough to warrant excessive media coverage (i.e., maybe the college football gods will finally give us a break). Berkelium didn’t rank Baylor at all.

As holder, he was flawless on 87 holds; 22 were field goals and 65 were extra points.

“There were about three or four times that we missed on explosive plays because he is glued in and not going through the progression he needs to go through”, Freeze said.

Other tidbits… I was more impressed with Oklahoma State routing UTSA (with Arizona as a reference point) than the others. Lots of general agreement about roughly where our California Golden Bears deserve to be in the poll this week. It’s the coaches’ decision and they support whatever that decision turns out to be, even when they’re finding out just at the start of a game during first quarter. Georgia gets bumped up for humiliating South Carolina. Ohio State also did the same against Northern Illinois…. I have Kentucky edging out the Tigers 24-20. Northwestern moves up after a solid win at Duke. He sees the obvious talent the Crimson Tide have but wonders if they still have the edge it takes to win championships.

Such a critical game for both teams. While 240 yards isn’t a sustainable pace against Ole Miss, I do think he’ll continue to rise as a breakout player in the SEC. Ole Miss played a great game on defense and offense, but in the end got really lucky with this win.

-Oregon and Alabama are both hovering at the edge of the top 10.

Kelly was the best story to emerge from the 43-37 victory over second-ranked Alabama, but he didn’t make the cover. The defense also has been much improved, holding opponents to 17.3 points and 270.7 total yards per game, but will face its biggest test yet against the Rebels’ potent attack. He followed Derrick Henry, who led his team in rushing, with 58 yards on seven carries and a touchdown against Ole Miss. He was upset about the billboard that celebrated the win over Alabama. Clemson will likely have its hands full with the Irish, but keep in mind that Notre Dame was not almost as impressive in its road game as it has been in its home contests. Coker, who finished the game against Ole Miss, is expected to receive the start against the Warhawks. They shouldn’t have a problem at Arkansas this weekend with the way the Hogs are playing.

ULM was destroyed by Georgia in their season opener and defeated FCS Nicholls State in the next game.

SEC rivalries are some of the greatest things in sports.

Unsurprisingly, there aren’t many teams that have already faced three opponents from the Power 5 conferences in their first three weeks. Nick Chubb of Georgia is second in the SEC, fourth nationally, with 156.0 ypg…. They beat LSU not too long ago. Atoms will convolutedly argue this 8 ways to Sunday so there’s really no point. Immediately, for some reason, I just slammed on the brakes, and the defender flew by. Tennessee was one of two unbeaten teams left in the SEC before its loss to NC State. And then the rest is sort of a mishmash. But it is my attempt to put the disappointment of not ending “the streak” behind me and start looking forward once again. Junior Stephanie Campbell had the first kills-blocks double-double for an Auburn player in 13 years with 12 kills and 10 blocks vs. St. John’s on Saturday.

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I’m glad I got my ballot in after fiatlux!

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