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The Tennessee Volunteers have shown improvement this football season, and the coach of their fourth foe has taken notice.

As overwhelming as Alabama was offensively during Saturday's 42-21 whipping of Florida, was the Crimson Tide defense not equally as stout?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Although quarterback Blake Sims and Alabama's aerial attack stole the show during Saturday's 42-21 drubbing of Florida, the Crimson Tide running game showed it's alive and well.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ball security was not at a premium Saturday for third-ranked Alabama inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ball security was not at a premium Saturday for third-ranked Alabama inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Saturday's football game between Alabama and Florida at Bryant-Denny Stadium will pair programs that have combined for five of the past eight national championships.

There is a lot of time between now and the Heisman Trophy ceremony in mid-December, but Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley is compiling a nice highlight package should he get an invitation.

Georgia defensive players experienced more frustration than jubilation in Saturday's 38-35 loss at South Carolina, but junior defensive end Toby Johnson isn't coming away unhappy.

Ole Miss third-year football coach Hugh Freeze inherited a 2-10 program and has the Rebels in the Associated Press top 10, but his powers are limited.

The Chattanooga Lookouts and Minnesota Twins displayed their commitment to one another Wednesday with the signing of a four-year player development contract.

Georgia tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall bolted out to such impressive college careers two years ago that they were quickly morphed into "Gurshall" in honor of Bulldogs legend Herschel Walker.

With quarterback Nick Marshall, receiver Sammie Coates and most of the offensive line back from Auburn's Southeastern Conference championship lineup, the biggest question facing Gus Malzahn's rapid attack was whether Cameron Artis-Payne could replace Tre Mason at tailback.

Georgia scored 35 points in last Saturday's loss at South Carolina, but it was the potential touchdown the Bulldogs left on the field that remains a hot topic.

The Sept. 27 football game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens will kick off at noon on ESPN.

It was a pitting of pro-style offenses the first time Alabama coach Nick Saban faced former understudy and current Florida coach Will Muschamp in 2011.

It's not every week that Georgia hosts a football team coming off a loss to the Abilene Christian Wildcats.

Tennessee's football game at Georgia next Saturday will have a noon kickoff on ESPN.

The Georgia Bulldogs were better defensively in the second half for a second consecutive game this season, but the difference this time was negligible.

Had the Chattanooga Lookouts lost on Aug. 1, they would have been 30 games under .500 at 40-70.

Blake Sims got most of the work at quarterback.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — There will be no Palmetto State championship for the Georgia Bulldogs.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Blame it on the weather.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was a night Marshall Morgan expected to celebrate, not start from scratch.

ATHENS, Ga. — The comment came from Steve Spurrier during Tuesday's weekly news conference, but it could have just as easily come from him 20 years ago.

Whether Alabama decides on Blake Sims or Jacob Coker at quarterback or continues using both in games, there has been one proven Crimson Tide weapon inflicting damage each week regardless of who's under center.

ATHENS, Ga. — And now for his second act.

Florida will be seeking its 28th consecutive win over Kentucky this Saturday night when the Wildcats visit the Swamp, and it's a statistic neither coach really likes to address.

ATHENS, Ga. — Ray Goff was the coach, Eric Zeier the quarterback and "Forrest Gump" the can't-miss movie the last time the Georgia Bulldogs scored more than 20 points inside South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.

There was a time when getting to the Southern League championship series was all Chattanooga Lookouts owner Frank Burke knew.

It will rank among the most fleeting questions in Southeastern Conference history.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia will be without several key receivers this week, but at least the Bulldogs have experience in this predicament.

Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson had a surreal junior season, going from a relative unknown to the leading tackler in the Southeastern Conference.

By David Paschall

So it all comes down to this.

Alabama's quarterback situation is anything but decided through two games, but it has been anything but a hindrance, either.

South Carolina looked more like South Carolina in Saturday night's 33-23 win over East Carolina, but can the Gamecocks look like they have in recent years when Georgia visits Williams-Brice Stadium this week?

KNOXVILLE — The audience wasn't quite as large and the team wasn't quite as thorough, but the maturing Tennessee Volunteers were more than enough for Arkansas State to handle Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE — Although his freshman season contained a healthy 38 catches, Tennessee receiver Marquez North reached the end zone only one time a year ago.

Huntsville starting pitcher Austin Ross was dominant Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium, and Chattanooga counterpart Steve Smith wasn't as the Stars rolled to a 9-0 win to square the Southern League's North Division playoff series.

The SEC Network is televising six football games today, with two at noon, two at 4 p.m. and two at 7:30.

Midway through the first quarter of last week's Alabama-West Virginia game in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, redshirt sophomore kicker Adam Griffith accounted for the first points of the Crimson Tide's season with a 47-yard field goal.

Amarlo Herrera was the starting Georgia linebacker who wasn't getting a lot of attention entering last Saturday's opener against Clemson.

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley rushed for 100 yards and had a 100-yard kickoff return during his introduction to college football two seasons ago against Buffalo.

It's almost as if the Chattanooga Lookouts got better when shortstop Corey Seager arrived.

Footballs were flying all around when the Georgia Bulldogs opened their 2013 season.

The University of Tennessee football team will be looking to build on its opening rout of Utah State this Saturday when the Volunteers host Arkansas State at noon on the SEC Network.

One of several questions facing Georgia entering the season opener against Clemson was whether there would be enough room at tailback for talented freshmen Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to have much of an impact.

Five days after Vanderbilt opened its 2014 football season with a surprise 37-7 defeat at the hands of Temple, first-year Commodores coach Derek Mason found somewhat of a silver lining.

The Chattanooga Lookouts may have played their last regular-season game as Class AA affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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