1. Whether it’s Nick Marshall or Jeremy Johnson at quarterback for Auburn, the Tigers have the same goals: ”I think we’ve still got some people to prove wrong.”
2. Gus Malzahn, Bret Bielema and tonight’s philosophical war.
“3. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if Auburn doesn’t try to score 100 points on Arkansas. Not one bit.”
4. It’s not just Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn returning to Arkansas today. It’s also a homecoming of sorts (among others) for Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.
Tennessee at Missouri
5. If Tennessee is to get its first road victory over a ranked opponent since 2006, they’ll have to do it with true freshman quarterback Joshua Dobbs leading the way.
6. South Carolina and Georgia are Tennessee fans today.
7. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is 15-4 against FBS head coaches in their first season at their schools.
8. Mizzou kicker Andrew Baggett made the game-winning field goal against Tennessee last year.
Alabama State at Kentucky
9. Kentucky expects Alabama State to have an effective pass rush.
10. But Kentucky’s advantages in this game are abundant and obvious.
UTEP at Texas A&M
11. Texas A&M has a 6-2 record - identical to what it was last year at this time. The difference? The buzz is not nearly as great.
12. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans is a wide receiver, a potential Heisman candidate, and a father. ”I’m more mature now, and I have something to play for now.”