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.
Intriguing SEC bowl games
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