A couple of weeks ago, it was same old, same old at Arkansas. The Razorbacks couldn’t handle Auburn in the second half of the opening game, when the Tigers’ suspended starting quarterback, Nick Marshall, returned.
Auburn will be without its most experienced defensive back when it takes on Kansas State. Jermaine Whitehead, a senior with 12 tackles and two interceptions in the Tigers’ first two games, did not travel with the team to Manhattan, according to multiple reports.
Whenever Bill Snyder addresses Kansas State fans in a public setting he likes to remind them of a 27-20 victory over Southern California in 2002. The Trojans were ranked 11th at the time, and the Wildcats rode the momentum of that win to an 11-2 record.
Alabama and Florida don’t have a rivalry as much as they do a series. So goes Southeastern Conference football scheduling. But the teams, which meet Saturday in Tuscaloosa (2:30 p.m. on CBS), came to define the early years of the modern SEC.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, whose campaign against college sexual assault has received national attention, questions the Oklahoma coach’s decision to pick up star wide receiver following alleged abusive incident.
The decision was announced Wednesday in a joint statement by Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox. Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday and shouted a lascivious comment about female anatomy that may have derived from an internet meme.
The Tigers’ 20-14 victory buzzed with atmosphere, dripped with drama and although game film won’t be shelved for future football clinicians, it provided edge-of-the-seat entertainment until the final minute.