SEC lunchtime links
November, 13, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
More football? Yes, please. A pair of nine-win teams go head-to-head tonight as Ball State travels to 15th-ranked Northern Illinois.
- For veteran Alabama linebacker Tana Patrick, his forced fumble in the first half against LSU was a long time coming.
- Not many people know his name nationally because of the position he plays, but Auburn fullback Jay Prosch makes Gus Malzahn's offense hum.
- Arkansas won't reach a bowl game and players are disappointed. So what are the Razorbacks playing for? Pride, of course.
- With the way Saturday ended with Alabama's defense beating him up, LSU's Zach Mettenberger should be thankful for the opening week.
- Steve Spurrier doesn't know how the bowl projections look for South Carolina. His focus is solely on getting to the SEC Championship Game.
- Man, has it been a tough month for the Tennessee defense. The Vols have given up 987 yards on the ground the last three games.
- Things in Gainesville, Fla., aren't getting any easier. Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy may miss Saturday's game against South Carolina.
- Rodney Garner left Georgia for Auburn and Chris Wilson replaced him. The move has worked out well for everyone involved.
Intriguing SEC bowl games
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
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