Week 4 turned out to show us some more things about the SEC. We saw three games that featured SEC on SEC and several games versus lesser opponents and one good win against an out of conference team. We started off the week with Auburn defeating Kansas St. This was a big win for the Tigers and should lift them past the doubters. They are a top 5 team and showed it. We saw what we thought we would in most of the rest of the out of conference schedule, Georgia handed it to Troy, A&M easily defeated SMU and Arkansas beat Northern Illinois. I do think that the Arkansas win was big for the Razorbacks. I don't think they were expected to handle this team like they did. They may be setting themselves up to upset a team or two in the ultra competitive SEC West.
Here's the question that I come away with after the third week of college football. Can any SEC team, in either division, make it through the SEC schedule undefeated. I am very concerned that the West may not produce any undefeated teams and it's going to be hard to get through with less than two losses. With five teams in the top ten and teams like Arkansas and Mississippi State surprising the Nation right now, it's going to be a very difficult division to sift through. These teams also have to play a couple of teams out of the SEC East, which is not slouch of a division in itself.
Most of the SEC played out of conference this week and for the most part played much weaker competition. They played well, as far as you could tell. Alabama looked very good in a game against Florida Atlantic. I think their Quarterback issue was solved with Sims playing very well. Missouri played well against a decent Toledo team and won by three touchdowns. Tennessee beat an Arkansas State team that has some good years in the previous few seasons. Tennessee is looking good this season. Mississippi State's offense looked good against UAB and they won. Kentucky beat an Ohio team out of the MAC, they need to improve.
Alabama will play Florida Atlantic on Saturday. I obviously don't think they are in trouble of losing this game, but a better performance from the Quarterback position is needed. The entire team needs to play better, but they need to have more big play ability and start working on getting the all down field in order to compete in a very good SEC West.
It was nothing short of a disaster for the Florida Gators in last season South Eastern Conference, ending with a record that read 4-8. Despite losing seven games on the trot and posting their worst figures since the 1979 season the fans who call "The Swamp" their home are optimistic of their chances in this year's SEC.
The Western division has a lot of contenders this year. You have the usual with Alabama and LSU being good teams, but of course this year we worry about last year's Championship game contender in Auburn. We also can't count out the great recruiting class of Texas A&M. I feel that considering each team's schedule and pure strength on returners and recruiting, that you must feel that Alabama may come back into the lead for the SEC West this year.
In the history of all things men's sports at Vanderbilt, there has never been a National Championship. They've done a lot of great things, but National Champ has never been put next to a men's sport for the Commodores. That ended this summer as the Vanderbilt Baseball Team won it's first championship. They came through in ways that probably shocked, surprised, and baffled even the players on the team.
The game between Arkansas and Texas on Dec 6, 1969 had major implication on determining who will be the National Champions of that season. Both schools have not integrated their football teams until a year later. A newly elected President of the United States, Richard Nixon was on hand to witness a piece of history. Arkansas and Texas were both in the SWC.
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