As Count von Count from Sesame Street would say, “one ah ah ah.” Last week, in this same article, I said the Commodores would go on to lose their next three games. This is not a bold prediction, nor is it something to celebrate. Rather, I’m just pointing out the fact that Vanderbilt’s 55-3 humiliation at the hands of Alabama is going to start a losing streak. The skid is just getting started in Nashville.
The Commodores are still the SEC’s worst team—frankly, it’s not close either.
The decision to slide Auburn down two spots to No. 13 in these power rankings might be the most unpopular one I will make throughout this whole piece. I’m going to stand by my beliefs though.
Harsin is a walking corpse on the Plains at the moment as the Auburn administration is just counting down the days until it can remove him from campus. The Tigers won at the weekend, but not because of anything positive that they did. No team who parades itself around as a decent one should even come close to losing to Missouri at home. It’s inexplicable, especially this year.
Auburn is a bad football team with an even worse offense. LSU fans are thanking the heavens that Harsin hasn’t already been given the boot as an interim coach would give the Tigers (blue and orange, not purple and gold) at least a shot to win this weekend. Honestly, it’s a miracle the head coach wasn’t relieved of his duties after the whole debacle last offseason.
Mizzou did Mizzou things last Saturday. Some would even go as far as to say they “Mizzoued” more than Auburn “Auburned.” The Tigers had a chance to walk it off at Jordan-Hare Stadium over the weekend. Any competent kicker in the country would have sent Missouri home with a 3-1 record—not one of the thicker variety though.
The Tigers inexplicably missed a 26-yard field goal and fumbled the ball on the goal line in overtime as they wound up losing an excruciatingly bad game of football. Nevertheless, they’ll get brownie points here for setting themselves up to beat Auburn.
Mizzou wins that game 99 times out of 100.
The 1-3 (now 1-4) visiting Charlotte 49ers gave South Carolina quite the scare for about a quarter and a half on Saturday. However, the Gamecocks regrouped after a heavy defeat to Georgia and took care of business in the 56-20 win.