SEC lunchtime links
October, 14, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
What a wild weekend of college football it was. Now that it's Monday, it's time to start the process all over again.
- Alabama's defense garnered its fair share of criticism after surrendering a school record 628 yards to Texas A&M. But that seems like long ago as the Tide defense suddenly ranks among the best in the SEC and the nation, statistically speaking.
- Nick Marshall wasn't healthy enough to go against Western Carolina, but he was available in case of emergency. Twenty-four hours later, Auburn's starting quarterback is back to full speed with Texas A&M on the horizon.
- There was nothing pretty about Arkansas' homecoming loss to South Carolina this weekend. The Razorbacks are reeling and coach Bret Bielema is asking his team to remember what happened so they never let it happen again.
- It has taken a while, but LSU's young defense looks to be finding the right combinations after holding down Florida's offense Saturday.
- Remember when all we could talk about was Johnny Manziel's troubling off-the-field antics? That seems like a distant memory as Texas A&M's quarterback is thrilling on the football field again.
- Drake in a Johnny Manziel jersey? Drake in a Johnny Manziel jersey.
- Tennessee is out to show that its close call against Georgia wasn't a fluke.
- Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant appears to have suffered a concussion this past weekend against Texas A&M. And according to Rebels coach Hugh Freeze, "things look good."
- There was nothing pretty about Kentucky's 48-7 loss to Alabama on Saturday. But the second half of the season should be easier for the Wildcats.
Projecting Impact Teams in 2015 Recruiting
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35