SEC Rewind: No logic to scores


Be careful.

That’s a warning from Dr. Football for those of you who look at a result and immediately apply it to another upcoming game.

If Dr. Football has one rule to live by it’s that, well, it’s actually that if you want to get married on a fall Saturday know that I won’t be attending. But another rule is this ” one game has little if anything to do with another.

Back in college I had this logic class where we learned that if A equals B and B equals C then A equals C. But this is SEC football where there is no logic.

So just because UCLA was humiliated at Brigham Young 59-0 and Tennessee lost to UCLA doesn’t mean it’s going to be any easier for Florida on Saturday. Tennessee is still going to be the game that decides what kind of season Florida has. Tennessee still has the ability to pound the ball against a Gator front that will be tested.

Don’t expect anything less than a battle in Knoxville. And just because there were thousands of empty seats for the UAB game, don’t expect anything but a full Neyland Stadium.

And just because Arizona State lost to UNLV over the weekend (as the Mountain West went 4-0 against the Pac-10) doesn’t mean Georgia can take its second team to Tempe and roll. Obviously, the Sun Devils were looking ahead and it’s never easy for a team from the South to travel that far into the land that humidity forgot.

And just because Auburn scored only three points Saturday doesn’t mean the battle of the Tigers will be an LSU blowout. Expect the usual close, low-scoring game.

And just because South Carolina gave Georgia a close game that should have gone to overtime doesn’t mean the Gamecocks are more dangerous. That was a deflating loss and South Carolina is now 1-30 against top five teams. That’s as telling a stat about the culture of losing in Columbia as any.

And just because Mississippi State scored two points doesn’t mean the offense is archaic and pathetic. Well, actually it does.