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Around the SEC East - Really, Anyone Could Win This Thing at This Point

John Brantley fell victim to the ferocious Alabama defense.
John Brantley fell victim to the ferocious Alabama defense.

Florida Gators - Lost to Alabama, 38-10
Will Muschamp's first big test as a head coach saw his squad only score ten points, all of which game during the marquee matchup's first quarter. Florida only gained 222 total offensive yards, with a mere fifteen of those yards coming on the ground. The Gators surrendered three sacks (the Tide, zero) and coughed up two turnovers (the Tide, zero) as they were completely outmuscled by an Alabama team which is earning legitimate buzz as a BCS Championship contendor.

Gator quarterback John Brantley was injured against the Tide after going 11 for 16 with 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He will not return this weekend, where the Gators play against LSU in Baton Rouge at 3:30 PM on CBS. Are you expecting more of the same but with a handful of chaos stirred in, because I am.

South Carolina Gamecocks - Lost to Auburn, 16-13
This one had to have been absolutely painful for the South Carolina partisans. There's really no way around it; they should have scored more than 13 points on this Auburn defense. Stephen Garcia was clearly lost or high or something because he only completed 9 of his 23 passes, picking up a touchdown and a pair of picks in the process. Marcus Lattimore underwhelmed as well, earning a paltry 66 yards on the ground. Hopefully the Gamecocks can get it together this weekend as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the Dave Neal/Andre Ware "We May or May Not Bring the High Definition Cameras Along With Us" Jefferson Pilot + ESPN3 deal.

Georgia Bulldogs - Defeated the Mississippi State BuLLdAwG$, 24-10
Mississippi State fans are technically trailing our Rebels in the SEC standings as of right now. (State fans react). This was a pretty boring game to watch, as a pair of pretty limp offenses and deflated fan bases, boring-ass mascots in tow, squared off between the hedges. Aaron Murray wasn't impressive, passing for only 160 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Isaiah Crowell looked the part, getting 4.7 yards a carry on 22 touches. The Georgia defense was stout enough against a pretty bad Mississippi State offense, forcing three turnovers and holding Chris Relf to 188 yards of total offense. This Saturday night, Georgia travels to Tennessee for a 7:00 kickoff.

Tennessee Volunteers - Defeated the Buffalo Bulls, 41-10
Nobody noticed or cared. Derek Dooley's orange slacks and perfectly manicured haircut earn obligatory mentions.

They will "play" Alabama in Nashville at 6:00 PM Saturday.

Kentucky Wildcats - Lost to LSU, 35-10
Morgan Newton went 6 for 20 for 57 yards and a touchdown. Houston Nutt's quarterbacks struggle to put up such atrocious figures at times. Kentucky had 155 net yards of offense as they were dominated from start to finish by Tyrann Mathieu and the Bayou Bengals. There's nothing else to say here. As mentioned earlier, Kentucky's playing South Carolina this Saturday.