SEC Fastball: Tigers and Bulldogs play baseball

By Robert Rousseau  |   Monday, September 15, 2008  |  Comments( 1 )

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Well, you know the drill. This is SEC Fastball. In other words, no long introductions, so let’s get to it.

1. Tigers and Bulldogs play baseball: If you didn’t see the game Saturday, keep in mind that the score is not a misprint. Auburn did in fact defeat Sylvester Croom’s Mississippi State Bulldogs by a score of 3-2. Sure, the SEC is known for its stellar defense. This is a little ridiculous, however.

2. Speaking of Auburn, it has juggernaut LSU this weekend: The defending BCS champions are off to a 2-0 start, having beaten Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse Appalachian State and North Texas; both contests ended with 41-3 advantages for the Tigers.

At home, Auburn's going to have its hands full against LSU.

3. Georgia's not exactly keeping pace with USC, but it’s early: If you remember Florida's recent championship run, you'll recall the Gators weren't much for blowing teams out. Rather, they kept riding their two-quarterback system to victories on a weekly basis.

This year, USC and Georgia are regarded as the two best teams in the nation. Since the season started, the Trojans have engineered blowouts over Virginia (52-7) and formerly No. 5-ranked Ohio State, 35-3; conversely, the Bulldogs sneaked out of Columbia, S.C., this past weekend with an unconvincing road win over the Gamecocks (14-7).

Right now it’s clear that USC is the top team in the land. That said, it's a long season and no one ever won any titles based on margin of victory. So, as long as the Bulldogs keep winning, they'll be there in the end.

4. Alabama is looking like a real SEC contender: The 3-0 Crimson Tide seems poised to do major damage in the SEC this season. Ninth-ranked Alabama has some outstanding young athletes and a nice mix of veterans to complement its youth.

5. Vanderbilt is 3-0: Hey, whenever the Commodores get off to a perfect start after three games, it's worth mentioning.
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Robert Rousseau is a sports writer that has been published in a variety of print and online venues. He’s been writing for for almost three years now. When Rousseau isn’t writing about college football he tends to be penning mixed martial arts pieces for or...
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