Ole Miss, for the second time in as many years, handed Alabama its first loss of the season Saturday, defeating the Crimson Tide 43-37 in Tuscaloosa. The loss snapped Alabama’s NCAA-leading 17-game home win streak and knocked the Tide out of the top 10 in the polls.
The rugged SEC West doesn’t provide any breaks on the schedule for any of the division’s seven teams, and Saturday night’s matchup between Auburn and Mississippi State is already shaping up to be a critica
Florida looks to continue its domination over Tennessee on Saturday, as the Gators and Volunteers meet in Gainesville for a critical September showdown in the SEC. The annual matchup between Tennessee and Florida has slipped in national and SEC importance in recent years, as both teams entered this game ranked just once in the last seven years.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of every college football season. Whether it’s a small ailment affecting a key player for a couple of weeks or an injury keeping a player sidelined for the entire year, all injuries have an impact on the final win-loss record for all 128 teams.
The start of the 2015 season for Arkansas and Texas A&M could not have started out any differently with both teams hurdling in opposite directions. The Hogs were preseason No. 18 in the AP poll while Texas A&M was unranked. After a 3-0 start that included a 38-17 opening win over then-No.