Saturday, October 13, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 13, 2012

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Gators Head to Music City with Plenty to Prove Still

Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins looked around the locker room when he arrived for practice on Monday afternoon. He couldn’t help but notice how different the scene was less than 48 hours earlier.

Pair of Longhorns still doubtful against Oklahoma

Texas will have an opportunity to rebound from last week’s loss to West Virginia by playing rival Oklahoma. However, the Longhorns will likely still without two key starters. Linebacker Jordan Hicks (hip) and running back Malcolm Brown (ankle) are both listed as doubtful.

Saban takes on old friend

Back at Kent State, Alabama's Nick Saban and Missouri's Gary Pinkel were teammates. Saban is a year older and was a year ahead in school, as Pinkel seems to enjoy pointing out often.

Freshman QB leads Navy win

Keenan Reynolds threw three touchdown passes to lead Navy to its second straight victory, 31-13 over Central Michigan Friday night.

The Quad: Saturday's College Football Matchups

Saturday is the halfway point of the regular season for most of the nation. Sixteen Football Bowl Subdivision teams remain unbeaten, including one that has not been 5-0 since 2002.

Yeah, it’s going to be next to impossible for the Bulldogs to remain undefeated through all of this. And it’s going to be extremely hard for the Bulldogs to come out of this stretch without major damage done to their season, if only by what their record ends up being this time next month.

The game Saturday against the Volunteers is a perfect opportunity for the Bulldogs to make their statement to the nation about being an undefeated team worthy of admiration or respect. The Volunteers’ defense is performing very poorly thus far in conference and while their numbers haven’t been off-the-wall up to now, it will be up to Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell and running back LaDarius Perkins to have the kind of off-the-wall day that kicks this offense into a higher gear as tougher challenges lay ahead.

The jury is still out on the Bulldogs. Saturday will officially begin deliberation.

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