The Sunday Blog comes at you after a day when I realized how lucky we are to be in a press box that has an air conditioned lounge. How did you sit through the hottest day ever in The Swamp?
- So the first couple of graphs of my column didn’t run in the paper which is going to cost me a Pulitzer. Wait, they did run online? Never mind. At any rate, here is an interesting stat for you — Florida currently ranks 94th in the country in total offense, which is actually an improvement for the offense. But the Gators are 40th in the country in yards per play. Just gotta get more plays, right?
- Alabama. That’s all I have to say. Think Ole Miss fans were drinking in the Grove at halftime? Holy moly. The Tide is ranked first in the country in points per game and eighth in points allowed per game. I wanted to cast my AP ballot twice with Alabama at the top. Anyone voting for anybody else at No. 1 isn’t paying attention.
- This stat can’t be right. I saw that the Big 12 is now 0-14 in non-conference games at Jerry World after TCU’s loss Saturday night. The money is just too good to pass up. Here’s another stat, kind of. The Twitter world was all abuzz Sunday because if you asked Siri who is the worst team in college football the answer was Florida State. Got some belly laughs at my house.
- The SEC is the story of Saturday’s biggest games:
Georgia at Missouri, Noon, ESPN.
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 CBS.
Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN 2.
And also, Stanford at Oregon, 8 p.m., ABC.