Ok, so the world is back to normal. Auburn wins, but by a score of 3-2 over a bad Mississippi State team, and Alabama takes care of business at home against a weak opponent. There ya go.
The game against Western Kentucky is what you like to see before going into SEC play. It's a dress rehearsal for what you would like to see against bigger opponents. The running game was there, the offensive line was awesome, the passing game was kinda "ehh" but looked ok, and the defense was as stout as usual, even though they finally gave up a touchdown.
557 yards is awesome. Getting to play 67 kids is even more awesome. Even Thomas Darrah got to come in and do some cleanup work. Roy Upchurch looked great, other than his fumble in the redzone in the 4th quarter.
Mike McCoy didn't drop passes, so that was good. Marquis Maze looks like he'll be the next Tyrone Prothro. He's like a damn human highlight reel - and it's awesome. He made one grab on a 3rd and 4 that only gained about 2 yards, but the catch was insane. Nobody should be able to have caught that ball...and he did it. I'm curious what he'll do in big game situations. Just wait until we go to Georgia. I vote we go right over the top, play-action, on the first play of the game to Maze to start things off. We'll see what happens. Haha.
We'll breakdown the game more later, but for now...I'm pleased.
I went 3-2 on picks this week, which puts me at 5-5 overall. Arizona surprised me by losing, and Cal came out dead yesterday morning. Kinda ridiculous. BYU made UCLA look awful, which in turn made Tennessee look pathetic. :-) Memphis lost by one, which covered the spread, and USC made Ohio State look like a bottom tier WAC team. Hahahaha. I loved it.