SEC Football: Sunday Morning Quarterback

By Freddie Vickers
Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Week three of the schedule in the SEC has come to a conclusion and I’m sure it’s one week the Arkansas Razorbacks would just love to forget.

The Razorbacks were pounded by an Alabama team that looks to be getting better each and every week.  Playing with or without Tyler Wilson, yesterday was a game Arkansas was not going to win.  Alabama dominated the Razorbacks in all facets of the game.  Alabama continued their dominance in SEC openers, as they have not lost one since 1991.

It looked as if Arkansas just called it quits in the second half as the game just got uglier and uglier.  Kevin Scarbinsky tells us that Arkansas could’ve put together an all star cast and it wouldn’t have been enough.

The Florida Gators used a spirited second half effort in route to beating Tennessee 37-20.

The faithful on Rocky Top are waking up this morning wondering what might have been.  As Pat Dooley from the Gainesville Sun wrote, those fans were very very confident before the game.

It’s been very evident in the Gators’ last two road contests, that Will Muschamp can coach.  The halftime adjustments at Texas A&M, and last night in Knoxville have been great as the Gators have dominated the second halves of both games.

And as John Adams put it, “you’ve seen it before, but not like this.”  Unfortunately for Tennessee, the streak of losses versus the Gators grows to eight, and Derek Dooley will once again be on the hot seat.

The Auburn Tigers squeaked out a close one, and captured their first win of the season.  The MVP on the season for the Tigers, is kicker Cody Parkey, as once again he delivers.

Quarterback Kiehl Frazier looks lost right now, and what’s more, he looks to have no confidence.  As Joel Erickson tells us, Frazier must be more than a game manager, for this Tigers team to be successful.

The Georgia Bulldogs steamrolled Florida Atlantic as they start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2008.

Vanderbilt tuned up with Presbyterian before they head to Athens next week to take on the Bulldogs.  Zac Stacy shined as he carried the ball eight times for 174 yards.

James Franklin made a switch at quarterback, as Austyn Carta-Samuels got the start over Jordan Rodgers.  Franklin said Rodgers had been inconsistent but didn’t say which quarterback would start at Georgia.

Texas A&M got four touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Johnny Manziel.

As good as Manziel was, Kevin Sumlin thought the story of the game was the performance of his defense.

South Carolina continues to roll as they dispose of UAB 49-6.

The Missouri Tigers held on late and without starting quarterback James Franklin as they beat Arizona State 24-20.

Mississippi State tried to avoid a let down as they traveled to Troy to take on the Trojans.  As Brandon Marcello tells us, the Bulldogs got the road win despite surrendering 572 yards.

The LSU Tigers continued their early season warm up, as they open up SEC play next week at Auburn.  The Tigers disposed of Idaho 63-14 and once again they get a solid performance from Zach Mettenberger, who finished 17 of 22 for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

Ole Miss hosted Texas in a game where the pre-game tailgating took the headlines.  Texas looked good early and often as David Ash threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns.

Ole Miss surrendered the most points in 95 years as they got embarrassed 66-31, in what was the first loss in the Hugh Freeze era.

Will Joker Phillips make it another year in Lexington?  No one knows, but this has to be one of his worst losses as the Wildcats were beaten at home by Western Kentucky.


Freddie Vickers covers the SEC for Rant Sports

Follow Freddie on Twitter:  @fredvic9


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