Around the SEC: Week One

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Gus Malzahn celebrates yet another underwhelming performance.

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The Razorbacks had a virtual preseason game this week as they hosted UTEP. The Hogs won 48-13 and Brandon Allen had a “career” day. Allen threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns; but again, it was against UTEP.

All in all Arkansas racked up 490 total yards while holding UTEP to just 204. The Arkansas defense was able to force three turnovers as well.

Arkansas did what they were supposed to do; win the game big and get out without any serious injuries.

The Razorbacks will take on Toledo this weekend in Little Rock and unless something crazy happens they’ll jump out to a 2-0 start. Getting them ready for a pretty rough four game stretch against Texas Tech, Texas A&M, at Tennessee and at Alabama.


The War Eagle Tigers walked away with a 31-24 win against Louisville in the Georgia Dome. Ask any Auburn fan what happened and they’ll tell you their favorite saying ever; “A Win is a Win”. At this point they should honestly replace that AU on their helmets with that phrase.

Auburn beat a team that lost more players to the NFL Draft last season than anyone else in college football and looked pretty bad doing it, but hey they won!

You know that AUSOME AUBURN defense we’ve heard about all off-season? They allowed 238 yards rushing, to a team that had 19 prior combined starts on the offensive line.

What about Jeremy “Aaron Rodgers” Johnson? 11 for 21 with 137 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Remember when all off-season they were set at quarterback and Alabama was going to be awful?

Alabama QB’s: 22 for 29 with 264 yards, one touchdown and zero picks. Against a much better defense might I add.

I’m officially putting an end to the Jeremy Johnson Heisman Hype Train right now.

It’s not all bad though, the Eagle Tigers will get a chance to rebound and make their fans think they’re the best team in the world this weekend when they play Jacksonville State at home.

Mississippi State:

The Bulldogs traveled to Southern Miss and got a 34-16 win, in a game you probably didn’t finish since it started at 9:15.

Mississippi State didn’t look great, and they were only leading 14-10 at the half. They were able to come out in the second and get some more momentum though.

Dak Prescott had 309 total yards on the night and three touchdowns, but he also threw 16 incompletions. Not exactly Heisman worthy against a pretty bad Southern Miss defense.

The Cowbells were able to amass 442 yards of offense, but their defense allowed Southern Miss to rack up 413 of their own.

This might have been a little bit of a look ahead situation as State will host a very well rested LSU team next weekend for another late kickoff; this time at 8:15 on ESPN.

Jeremy Johnson wasn’t great for the Tigers.

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