Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quick Hits

This saturday could be characterized in word, crazy.

Alabama lost for the first time in 19 games. South Carolina played great by starting of the game to a 21 to 3 lead. Alabama did claw their way back, but The Gamecocks showed some real poise. When Alabama pushed, South Carolina pushed back even harder. Marcus Lattimore was the real difference with 3 touchdowns. Only 2 weeks ago QB Steven Garcia was pulled from a game against Auburn. This week he showed great leadership, and made the plays he had to. The gamecocks QB was 17 for 20 with 201 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He did a great job of finding his best wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery. This sophomore was nothing short of unstoppable. 7 receptions for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. Greg McElroy of Alabama did all he could, he had 315 yards passing for 3 scores. That was not enough however, as South Carolina went on to win 35 to 21. Now the SEC race is a wide open one.

People were calling for Les Miles's job last week, after some poor clock management. This week the mad scientist made a call that could have lost his job. You may remember this call in 2007 against South Carolina. On a apparent field goal, the holder threw the ball over his shoulder as the kicker caught it and run for a touchdown. It was a 52 yard field goal last night. This year Miles tried it again, but it did not go quite as planned. The ball bounced on the ground, and the kicker still caught it and ran for a first down. There was a large debate whether the ball bounced in front of the kicker, which would make it a forward pass. The officials took a very long look at it, and ruled it a backwards lateral. LSU proceeded to go down the field, and scored a touchdown. They went on to beat Florida 33 to 29. LSU has had some really ugly wins, but watch out because The Tigers are 6 and 0.

A team finally stopped Denard Robinson, and looked really good while doing it. Michigan State forced Robinson to throw 3 interceptions in a 34 to 17 win for Sparty. Michigan State is a major contender for the Big 10, Michigan is not. One player has defined that team for the first half of the season, and I do not see that changing.-Josh Neighbors

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