So...yeah...things kind of keep getting worse for TCU. A 20-10 loss last Thursday to Texas Tech with some -- let's call it questionable -- officiating. And now, Devonte Fields may be sidelined with a foot injury of some sort.
The Blazers were able to lick their wounds from the LSU game with a bye week and prepare for their home opener this Saturday against Northwestern State. They will, however, play without starting safety Calvin Jones.
Kent State (1-2)
The Other Tigers are still in the midst of something of a fresh start under Gus Malzahn, but it seems like they're growing up. Quarterback Nick Marshall hit tight end C.J. Uzomah with 10 seconds left to get Auburn past Mississippi State, 24-20. Marshall finished with 339 yards and two scores, and most importantly, hit on 66 percent of his passes.
It was an off week for the Dawgs as well. Georgia has a tune-up this weekend with North Texas before welcoming LSU next weekend -- now set as a 2:30 CST CBS kickoff. Dawgsports spent the weekend doing what most of us do on bye weeks: watching more football. They have thoughts on what they saw, including the LSU offense.
Mississippi State (1-2)
Bye week for the Gators, which just seems to have magnified the anger over that week two loss in Miami. Alligator Army is starting to lose patience. Their Andy Hutchins also has a few suggestions for an offense that, despite 400-plus yards against the Hurricanes, still can't seem to get out of its own way.
Ole Miss (3-0)
I mean yeah, it's just tossing more kindling on to the Mack Brown funeral pyre, but Ole Miss did exactly what they needed to do in handling Texas, 44-23. The Rebs erased an early deficit to roar back comfortably. Senior running back Jeff Scott picked up SEC Special Teams POW honors for his 73-yard punt-return touchdown.
The Paladins picked up their first win of the season against Presbyterian, 21-20. Furman erased a 20-7 halftime deficit with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns.
There aren't a lot of times that you can give up 42 points on the road and win, but that's the kind of run Alabama has been on in recent years. 49-42 over the Aggies, with an SEC Offensive POW award for quarterback A.J. McCarron, who was 20 for 29 for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Roll Bama Roll is understandably ecstatic with the win, but is still a little unsure about what kind of team they have here. The good news is that they may slightly be challenged by Ole Miss, but otherwise have a cakewalk until LSU comes to town in November.
Texas A&M (2-1)
The boys over at GBH are of two minds regarding the 49-42 loss. Some are a little bit emo. Others are proud that their team never gave up. I'll say this for the Aggies -- those first two drives were about as well-executed as I've ever seen any offense do it, regardless of opponent.
Things had looked a little too pretty through the first two weeks for Arkansas, and week three saw them struggle in a 24-3 win over Southern Miss. Quarterback Brandon Allen suffered a shoulder injury that puts his status in doubt for this week's trip to Rutgers. Arkansas Fight is keeping their eyes forward, but aware that the road is about to get tougher.