SEC lunchtime links
October, 18, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
It's Friday which means it's time for the #SECMailbag. Use the hashtag on Twitter or tweet directly at me at @AlexS_ESPN with your questions and comments. Hurry, and I'll do my best to get them in a post later this afternoon.
- It took longer than some expected, but Kenyan Drake has taken hold of the No. 2 running back role for Alabama.
- What it is we're not exactly sure, but Gus Malzahn says quarterback Jeremy Johnson's role in Auburn's offense will make a lot more sense soon.
- Darius Philon, who was once expected to sign with Alabama, is now an emerging prospect at Arkansas. On the eve of his first game against the Tide, he says he's left the issue of the Tide behind.
- South Carolina and Tennessee have swapped positions in the SEC East landscape.
- Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart hasn't seen the wins in Year 1 under Butch Jones, but he feels good about the progress the football program has made under his leadership.
- The midterm grades are in for the Florida Gators, and its no surprise the defense is leading the offense by a wide margin.
- Ole Miss' offensive line knows the type of test it faces on Saturday against LSU's group of talented defensive linemen.
- You may have seen him limp and you've surely seen his brace, but LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger says there's nothing wrong with his knee.
- Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews could break the SEC receiving record this weekend. He's that close.
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
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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