Bookies Licking Their Chops After Showdown Saturday In The SEC

SECIn the hotly contested Southeastern Conference, we had some big games this Saturday. The LSU Tigers and the City of Baton Rouge hosted Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks in a classic SEC battle in Tiger Stadium in front of a capacity crowd on a cool autumn Saturday evening.  LSU is known as being very tough to beat at home, at night.  Sometimes it seems like they have half state of Louisiana there as back-up. Also known as “Death Valley”, LSU stadium is ranked as one of the loudest venues in all of NCAA Football. As it turned out, the young Tiger team needed every voice in the stadium.  They won the game by a final score of 23-21 in a game that came right down to the wire.  LSU went into the contest as 2.5 point favorites.  The odds makers were very close but in the end the Tigers did not cover the spread.  Both teams are now at 6-1 on the season and move on to their tuffest games of the year.

The Tennessee Volunteers traveled to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bull Dogs.  State went into the contest a 3.5 point favorite.   Bulldog Quarterback Tyler Russell completed 23 of 37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns leading Mississippi State to a 41 to 31 victory in front of a capacity home crowd.

The Vanderbilt Commodores played HOST to the #4 Ranked Florida Gators at home in Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Florida Gator Quarterback  Jeff Driskel removed all doubt that he is a contender as he ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns, and the #4 Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday night to stay undefeated going into their big showdown with South Carolina next Saturday.

The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide played SEC newcomer the University of Missouri in Columbia.  The Tigers were badly outmatched at home and it seemed that Bama could have scored practically whenever they took a notion.  Nick Saban held them back a bit and the   21.5 favorite Crimson Tide won by only 32 points with the final score reading 42-10.

The Aggies from Texas A&M traveled to Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana to do battle with undefeated Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.  LATech finds itself in the top 25 for the first time since 1999 coming in at #23 while the Aggies were ranked at #22 in the nation coming into the contest. The game turned into a track meet with the total points scored by both teams reaching 116!  There were 40 points scored in the 4th quarter alone.  The Aggies survived the assault by WAC upstarts coming away with a 59-57 win. The Aggies next travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Tigers of LSU.

Long time SEC rivals Auburn and Ole Miss put on a dramatic show for the fans at the game in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday afternoon.  At half time they were tied at 17 all. After three quarters it was 24-20. This was the kind of Saturday that keeps filling college stadiums every Saturday. Then the Ole Miss Rebels exploded in the fourth quarter to leave the Auburn Tigers in the dust.  Final score Rebels 41-Tigers 20.

 

In the hotly contested Southeastern Conference, we had some big games this Saturday.

The LSU Tigers and the City of Baton Rouge hosted Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks in a classic SEC battle in Tiger Stadium in front of a capacity crowd on a cool autumn Saturday evening.  LSU is known as being very tough to beat at home, at night.  Sometimes it seems like they have half state of Louisiana there as back-up. Also known as “Death Valley”, LSU stadium is ranked as one of the loudest venues in all of NCAA Football. As it turned out, the young Tiger team needed every voice in the stadium.  They won the game by a final score of 23-21 in a game that came right down to the wire.  LSU went into the contest as 2.5 point favorites.  The odds makers were very close but in the end the Tigers did not cover the spread.  Both teams are now at 6-1 on the season and move on to their tuffest games of the year.

 

The Tennessee Volunteers traveled to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bull Dogs.  State went into the contest a 3.5 point favorite.   Bulldog Quarterback Tyler Russell completed 23 of 37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns leading Mississippi State to a 41 to 31 victory in front of a capacity home crowd.

 

The Vanderbilt Commodores played HOST to the #4 Ranked Florida Gators at home in Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Florida Gator Quarterback  Jeff Driskel

removed all doubt that he is a contender as he ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns, and the #4 Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday night to stay undefeated going into their big showdown with South Carolina next Saturday.

 

The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide played SEC newcomer the University of Missouri in Columbia.  The Tigers were badly outmatched at home and it seemed that Bama could have scored practically whenever they took a notion.  Nick Saban held them back a bit and the   21.5 favorite Crimson Tide won by only 32 points with the final score reading 42-10.

 

The Aggies from Texas A&M traveled to Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana to do battle with undefeated Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.  LATech finds itself in the top 25 for the first time since 1999 coming in at #23 while the Aggies were ranked at #22 in the nation coming into the contest. The game turned into a track meet with the total points scored by both teams reaching 116!  There were 40 points scored in the 4th quarter alone.  The Aggies survived the assault by WAC upstarts coming away with a 59-57 win. The Aggies next travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Tigers of LSU.

Long time SEC rivals Auburn and Ole Miss put on a dramatic show for the fans at the game in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday afternoon.  At half time they were tied at 17 all. After three quarters it was 24-20. This was the kind of Saturday that keeps filling college stadiums every Saturday. Then the Ole Miss Rebels exploded in the fourth quarter to leave the Auburn Tigers in the dust.  Final score Rebels 41-Tigers 20.

 

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