Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 19, 2012 Wednesday aka, MACtion day! Enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Offensive woes for Auburn

Auburn's offense has sputtered against Clemson, imploded at Mississippi State and stalled versus Louisiana-Monroe.

How's the hand, AJ McCarron, and how about those bow ties?

The Alabama quarterback says his hand is fine. And the bow ties? "I like doing different things," he says.

Wisconsin keeps showing up on coaches poll, makes preseason polls look even more ridiculous

Wisconsin is not having a good September. The Badgers almost lost to Northern Iowa at home, did lose (and were nearly shut out) at Oregon State and then held on for a two-point win Saturday when Utah State missed a 37-yard field goal in the final minute.

Barkley agrees with Kiffin about critique of play

USC quarterback Matt Barkley said Tuesday he is glad his head coach publicly critiqued his play from the Trojans' upset loss at Stanford on Saturday.

Carlos Hyde likely out for Buckeyes’ game vs. UAB, too

After starting at running back the first two games this season, Carlos Hyde missed Saturday’s win over Cal due to injury. As it turns out, that’ll (probably) be the case this Saturday as well.


Second-half disappearing acts are nothing new on Derek Dooley’s watch. His three UT teams have played 11 ranked opponents, and the Vols have been outscored after halftime in those games by a combined 249-59.

Certainly, much of that can be blamed on a talent disparity in Dooley’s first two seasons. But in terms of ability and depth, the Vols seemed pretty evenly matched with Florida. And that’s what makes the Gators’ domination in the final one and a half quarters so unsettling.

For all the good things first-year defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri has done at UT, his unit appeared unprepared when the Gators switched gears. UT’s defense had no answers.

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