SEC lunchtime links
October, 31, 2013
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN.com
There’s no time for trick-or-treating in the SEC as teams have just two days left to prepare for Saturday’s slate of games. However, feel free to take a look around the league in Thursday’s Halloween edition of the lunch links.
- By his standards, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley had an average game last Saturday, but his efforts during a pick six by teammate Landon Collins were symbolic of his season.
- Missouri’s loss to South Carolina was heartbreaking, but the Tigers are eager to move on and continue their special season.
- Auburn is tied for second in the SEC in sacks allowed, but the offensive line will have its hands full Saturday against Arkansas defensive ends Chris Smith and Trey Flowers.
- Sophomore linebacker Kwon Alexander has emerged as a star on LSU’s defense this season. He’ll be returning to his home state next weekend when the Tigers visit Tuscaloosa.
- South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry might not be big in stature, but he has made some big kicks for the Gamecocks this season.
- It’s hard to replace a guy like Jarvis Jones, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Georgia has been able to use a number of players on defense to make up for his production.
- Florida’s defense had a letdown its last time out against Missouri, but it's determined to bounce back on Saturday against Georgia.
- Ole Miss wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan has moved on from his costly drop against Texas A&M earlier this month.
- Butch Jones knows Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk well. He tried to recruit him back when he was coaching at Cincinnati. On Saturday, the two will face off.
- It was a rocky first start for Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette, but he’s hoping to use the off week to work on his pre-snap decisions before his next start at Florida.
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Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State