The High Five hopes you had as great a Florida-Georgia weekend as, well, Chas Henry. Other than my daughter being traumatized by a streaker at the team hotel, it was just about perfect.
1. One thing Georgia is going to have to do in its efforts to beat Florida is to stop throwing interceptions. That’s nine in three years by three different Georgia quarterbacks, 10 if you count Will Hill’s on the two-point conversion. Still, Bulldog fans have to be encouraged by the play ofredshirt freshman quarterback Aaron Murray. He carved up Florida’s secondary in the second half. One key for Florida’s three -game winning streak against Georgia is they have contained receiver A.J. Green. Green is going to get some catches but he hasn’t hurt Florida badly. In his three games againstUF , the talented Green has 12 catches for 183 yards and only 92 in the last two games. The stat that matters — he’s 0-3 against the Gators and likely will finish that way as he is expected to turn pro.
2. So who would you vote for as SEC coach of the year this season? Gene Chizik or Dan Mullen? Chizik has his team unbeaten and with a shot at a national title. Mullen has Mississippi State at 7-2, which is absolutely amazing. Funny thing, I thought both were questionable hires. Shows what I know.
3. Did Cam Newton wrap up the Heisman on Saturday? Newton has had more Heisman moments than anybody else in America. Against Ole Miss he had a touchdown catch and a tackle on a fumble recovery in addition to his 254 yards rushing and passing.LaMichael James ran for 239 yards for Oregon, but it’s probably going to come down to how Newton plays in the Iron Bowl. Can you imagine the hype if Florida wins out and Auburn beats Alabama and it’s Cam Newton vs.UF for the SEC title? By the way, if there is one thing we have learned this college football season it’s that Monte Kiffin doesn’t have all the answers. Oregon gained 599 yards against hisUSC defense Saturday night.
4. It’s not college football but it deserves mention and a High Five. In Texas where they take their high school football seriously,Nacogdoches and Jacksonville played 12 overtimes after finishing regulation in a 28-all tie. The final was 84-81. The game ended well after midnight. Can you imagine the poor hacks who had to cover that one on deadline?
5. Player of the week: The High Five is going to go with Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. even if the Nebraska fans chanting his name mispronounced it. Helu set the Nebraska single-game rushing record with 307 yards and had 228 yards on his first 10 carries.
Three to grow on
Alabama at LSU, CBS, 3:30 p.m.
TCU at Utah, College Sports, 3:30
Arkansas at South Carolina, ESPN, 7