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Around the SEC West: Week 10

Our Rebels won't be playing this weekend, but you've still got plenty to watch in the West.

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#1 Alabama:

The Tide crushed a usually persistent Tennessee team to the tune of 45-10, causing some Tide message boarders to run over and proclaim that UT was better than Ole Miss. Whatever. Anyways, it appears that Alabama has come up with answers for many of the weaknesses that they exhibited in earlier wins. The Iron Bowl could be super interesting, but be shocked if ‘Bama isn't playing for another goddamned BCS Title. Saban and company enter a bye week before a matchup with a struggling (?) LSU team.

#8 Auburn:

Auburn crushed Florida Atlantic (leading to their coach getting fired for smoking weed?) to the tune of 45-10. Nick Marshall left the game with a shoulder injury, but is tentatively expected to play this weekend in Fayetteville. Auburn is pretty darn good for a team with no playmaking receivers and a former cornerback slinging the rock, ya'll.

#11 LSU:

LSU slept through a game against Furman that was just 20-16 Tigers at halftime (they pulled away with 28 2nd-half points). LSU and Alabama both have a bye week in anticipation of their big (?) matchup in Tuscaloosa on 11/9.

#12 Texas A&M:

Vanderbilt, with the wind thoroughly out of their sails (nautical joke? anyone?), allowed a banged-up Jonathan Quincy Footeball, Esq. to toss a million touchdowns on them in a blowout loss. Austyn Carta-Samuels was out with injury, and his backup, freshman Patton Robinette (seriously Vandy, where do you find these guys?), struggled quite a bit. This Saturday, make sure to catch an exciting matchup between the Aggies and the (1-6) Miners of Texas El Paso! A&M, with two losses, still has interesting games with LSU and Mizzou.

Ole Miss:

IDAHO (get it, JUCO?)

Mississippi State:

MSU remains kind of a mystery to me: they struggled at home against a horrid Kentucky team (missing their starting QB no less), but I have no doubt that they'll come out guns blazing in the Egg Bowl. The Bulldogs play Sakerlina in Columbia; have fun with that, guys.


Arkansas is probably about to take their turn going 0-8 in SEC play. It'd certainly be nice to not have to worry about losing to Arkansas for another 5 years or so.