South Carolina, Ole Miss score big on opening night

Jeff Scott scores on a 75-yard run to help Ole Miss beat Vandy. (AP)

Jeff Scott scores on a 75-yard run with just more than a minute left to help Ole Miss beat Vandy. (AP)

If you’re shrugging off the effects of an SEC hangover this morning, nobody will blame you for staying up late to watch Ole Miss’ tremendous victory over Vanderbilt.

And if you made it to the end of Fresno State’s 52-52 OT win over Rutgers, then more power to you for somehow pushing back the covers and rising only a few hours after it ended.

But let’s focus on the SEC.

South Carolina showed an ability for big plays in its 27-10 defeat of North Carolina, but more folks are talking about Jadeveon Clowney’s “conditioning” than anything today. He’ll be even more heavily scrutinized as the season progresses and won’t be able to take plays off without receiving a huge amount of criticism as he waits for next year’s NFL Draft.

I was impressed with the Gamecocks’ defense and look forward watching to next week’s game against Georgia. (What do y’all think?)

If the rest of the SEC season is anything like Ole Miss’ 39-35 win over Vanderbilt, then fasten your seat belts and put your tray tables in their upright and locked position.

The Rebels scored 29 points in the second half, including Jeff Scott’s game-winning, 75-yard TD run with 67 seconds left, for the win.

It’s amazing to think Vanderbilt carried a seven-game winning streak into that game.

Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews was remarkable, and Ole Miss’ freshmen like Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche are ready for the SEC.

And just think. They were the first two games this opening weekend.

Enjoy.

What are your thoughts on the first two games? What are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?

45 comments Add your comment

Paul Westmoreland

September 3rd, 2013
8:15 am

all you dawg fans that bad mouth the Rebel defense, where was your defense?

Paul Westmoreland

September 3rd, 2013
8:04 am

Clemson beats Georgia, but both teams are in the same position as the preseason polls.

SCseas

September 1st, 2013
11:14 am

Most impressive player seen on Thursday night was the frreshmen WR for Ole Miss…Templeton, I think.

That kid looked like a Sr.

J

August 31st, 2013
1:34 am

“Uh, 100+degrees on the field and held every play . Also a stomach bug and could only eat a few grapes and a little other fruit for the pre-game meal.”

If this is true,someone should tell Clowney that fruit does not settle the stomach and is not what you should be eating if you have a stomach bug.

Bally

August 30th, 2013
10:31 pm

Clowney was just warming up for next week when he’ll be disassembling the dwags.