-no.9 South Carolina vs. no. 21 Texas A&M: 52-28
Undoubtedly the most surprising game of week, South Carolina kicked-off the SEC Network at Williams-Brice Stadium on Thursday night, with a loss not foreseen by anyone except Aggie fans.
“Well, it’s obvious the odds makers didn’t know what the heck they were talking about,” noted head coach Steve Spurrier in the press-conference following the hard loss.
While South Carolina struggled to bring difference-makers on both sides of the field, Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill was shooting darts and snapping records.
-Georgia, RB, Freshman Nick Chubb
In Georgia’s 45-21 win over Clemson, a total of seven true freshman saw action on the field. Chubb carried the ball four times for 70-yards, including a 47-yard TD run that involved wearing just one shoe. Now, that’s impressive.
The One that ALMOST Got Away
-no.2 Alabama vs. (unranked) West Virginia
Alabama fans were given a run for their trophies against the Big 12’s no. 8 team West Virginia. Bama earned a hard fought 10-point victory with a 33-23 win over the Mountaineers. Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been duking it out all pre-season long for the top spot. Sims had the job all to himself on Saturday and went 24-of-33 for 250-yards. Miscommunication between the defense caused a world of hurt for the Tide and even managed to be called “soft” by Saban himself during the game.
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