1. Arkansas tied a school record by winning its 11th game in the Cotton Bowl 29-16 over Kansas State.
2. Quarterback Tyler Wilson and defensive end Jake Bequette took home MVP honors last night.
3. Joe Adams and Co. gave Kansas State a dose of its own medicine.
4. Two big reasons LSU is undefeated playing in the BCS Championship Game: corners Mo Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu.
5. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is focused on playing his game heading into the Tide’s rematch with LSU.
6. Alabama running back Trent Richardson has revenge on his mind heading into Monday’s game.
7. Could LSU be the greatest team in the BCS era if it beats Alabama on Monday?
8. Speaking of the BCS, Michael Rosenberg believes the old bowl system is better than the current setup.
9. Brett McMurphy’s poll at CBSSports.com shows players would prefer to see a playoff in college football.
10. Florida’s basketball team hopes to remain balanced as it begins SEC play.
11. Florida’s first SEC opponent, Tennessee, could miss Bruce Pearl’s success against Florida.
12. The SEC will beat up on itself in league play, writes Mike Strange of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
13. Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers had successful surgery on Friday to repair an injured finger.
14. Former Tennessee lineman Reggie McKenzie is the new general manager of the Oakland Raiders.
15. LSU and Ole Miss will both be shorthanded heading into today’s basketball game in Baton Rouge.
16. Vanderbilt will open SEC play against Auburn and Commodores coach Kevin Stallings wants to see improved defense.
17. Guess what? So does Auburn coach Tony Barbee, who said his team “isn’t guarding.”
18. Wins and losses aren’t John Calipari’s biggest concerns heading into SEC play.
19. And basketball scheduling shouldn’t be a concern for Kentucky lawmakers, according to Calipari.
20. South Carolina will have its hands full as it opens SEC play against Kentucky.
21. Georgia has a 9-5 record and faces a real test against Alabama tonight in Athens.
22. Alabama coach Anthony Grant hopes his team has gained confidence during non-conference play.
23. Mississippi State is preparing for plenty of pressure from Arkansas in Fayetteville.
24. Are the Razorbacks’ young players ready for SEC play? We’ll find out soon.
25. Mississippi State has plenty of confidence – and probably should – as it enters SEC play with a 13-2 record.
26. Daniel Shirley of the Macon Telegraph takes a look at how SEC teams have performed in non-conference play.
27. Back to football. Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News writes that Alabama and LSU have gone “old school” at quarterback.