Sunday, September 9, 2007
TIDE Wins SEC Opener Over Commodores
Well, The Alabama Crimson Tide beat Vanderbilt yesterday in a typical SEC struggle. We didn't look too strong, and they made more mistakes than we did, or it could have been a lot closer than the 24-10 margin.
Flashes of brilliance, near-misses, and timely Vandy penalties kept this from being a squeaker. Terry Grant looked good, Javier Arenas was flashy, and John Parker Wilson was oh-so-close a couple of times. The defense was steady, and lucky that Vandy was sloppy and penalty-prone. Still, it's a "W", we're 1-0 in SEC play.
We'll have to kick it up a notch against Arkansas (idle this week), and up again the following week against Georgia.
Ole Miss went belly-up. South Carolina beat #11 Georgia. (I kinda saw this one coming, as I felt the Dawgs MAY have been a bit overrated.) I was hoping they'd be undefeated when we played them. Florida won. Freakin' Mississippi State even pulled one out. LSU destroyed Virginia Tech. Those Tigers look STRONG. Tennessee unfortunately overpowered Southern Miss.
And The University of South Florida beat auburn.
All in all, a good SEC football weekend.
Nationally, Penn State beat Notre Dame(0-2), and Oregon pounded Michigan(0-2).