College Football Bettors Had A Roller Coaster Weekend In The SEC

SECThe South Eastern Conference saw some great action this Saturday. Five out of the top ten teams in the country, according to the AP poll, were from the SEC going into the contests. #1 Alabama, #4 LSU, #5 Georgia, #6 South Carolina and #10 Florida. No other conference in the nation can boast such a showing in the polls. Saturday October 6 was show down time down south. Finally, after 4 weeks of miss matched games, we get down to some real SEC type action.

The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide had a bi- week but maintained its position as #1 in the SEC and #1 in the nation. At this point in the season, they look very strong and almost unbeatable. Principal competition for the Tide was supposed to come from LSU but the Tigers got off to a lack luster start this year. On paper the LSU looked very impressive indeed but they have yet to play up to their potential. On Saturday afternoon at the Swamp, which is the beloved name by which the Gators of Florida call their football stadium, the Gators out classed and outscored LSU in front of a capacity crowd on a beautiful afternoon in Gainsville. The final score was 14-6 with all of the first half scoring consisting of just two Drew Alleman field goals which gave LSU a 6 – 0 lead at half time. The second half was all Gators. Florida running back Mike Gillespie ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns and the Gator defense put on a stellar performance shutting out the previously second ranked Tigers. The Florida scored a big SEC upset as LSU was favored to win by 2 points at kickoff time. The Tigers will surely fall in the national rankings next week after such a poor showing at the swamp.

At Columbia South Carolina Steve Spurriers #6 Game Cocks hosted the #5 Georgia Bull Dogs in a night time battle that started off with South Carolina dominating early on and jumping out to a 21-0 lead over the “Dawgs”. Georgia was never really in the contest scoring only one touchdown for seven points while the Game Cocks finished with 35. South Carolina moves to 6-0.

The afternoon game saw previously battered Arkansas travel to Auburn Alabama to take on the Auburn Tigers on a beautiful afternoon. Auburn was stopped again and again and the Razorbacks were able to bring some good news back to Little Rock by beating the Tigers by a final score of 24-7.

Elsewhere around the conference, newcomer to the SEC the Texas A&M Aggies went to Starkville, Mississippi to take on the Ole Miss Rebels and put on a very respectable showing against Mississippi going into the half all tied up at 17 all. The Aggies moved to 4-1 by defeating the Rebels 30-27 with a big 13 point fourth quarter.

Missouri, the other SEC newcomer, hosted the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday evening at Columbia, Missouri. The Commodores rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Mizzou 19-15.

Meanwhile, #20 Mississippi State Bulldogs beat the Kentucky Wildcats (1-5) by 27-14 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Next Saturdays’ SEC Action will include Alabama at Missouri, South Carolina at LSU, Florida at Vandy, Auburn at Ole Miss and Kentucky at Arkansas.

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