Thursday, October 1, 2009

Time to Mow the (Blue) Grass

We survived yet another SEC opener to put us at 18-0 since the 1992 Championship season. It's amazing that we have not lost an SEC opener in that stretch. I guess playing the likes of Vanderbilt and Arkansas will do that for you...but it's still a great feat when you consider how many bad seasons we have had in that time frame.

A win over the Hogs also kept us undefeated for this season at 4-0. The team looked solid on defense and the offense was able to put up 35 points. We took the best QB in college football...according to his statistics...and hung him out to dry on national TV. Mallett went from having the #1 QB rating in the nation to #27 in one game. At the same time, McElroy vaulted up to be the #3 QB in the nation in terms of passing efficiency. Looks like we have a good one in McElroy.

Now onto the game this weekend. I can see this one being close, only because I think Kentucky has a pretty good defense and playing on the road could cause us to make some key mistakes. If we can continue to score 30+ points...we win this one. If our defense can continue to dominate the 11 guys across from them, this game could end up being a blowout similar to the Arkansas game.

One thing I hope we can do is establish a solid running attack. I want to see some 60-80 yard drives with a good bit of that being on the ground. If the O-Line gives McElroy time, he will get his 250 yards passing. I really hope we can put a beating on the Wildcats this weekend. Let's stay healthy, create some turnovers, and dominate in the trenches.



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home