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SEC Gameday Links: Afternoon Delights 10/26/2013

gameday linksVanderbilt at Texas A&M

1. Two of college football’s finest wide receivers on display in this game – Mike Evans for A&M and Jordan Matthews for Vanderbilt.

2. Texas A&M needs its defense to get pressure on Vanderbilt redshirt freshman quarterback Patton Robinette

3. What does Vanderbilt coach James Franklin think about Johnny Manziel and his injured shoulder?  ”He’s going to be fine. I think he’s got like titanium bones.”

4. Vanderbilt needs to score a lot to have any chance to win this one.  Texas A&M averaging 46.9 points per game.

5. Vanderbilt gets introduced to Kyle Field today.

Tennessee at Alabama

6. The last Tennessee coach to beat Alabama in his first attempt?  Former Vols coach and current Alabama A.D. Bill Battle.

7. Not the first time this year Alabama has faced a team that’s playing better and seemingly has a little momentum.

8. Tennessee defensive tackle Daniel McCullers played a great game against South Carolina – he’ll need to do it again to give the Vols a chance today.

9. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley on playing Tennessee and the possibility of shaking up the SEC schedule: “If we lose a game, this would not be the game to lose.”

10. Alabama’s secondary is banged up – could it mean a big day for Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North?

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Underdog SEC Saturday: Tennessee Beats South Carolina; Connor Shaw Injures Knee

postgame-links-150x1501Tennessee 23 – South Carolina 21. Video Highlights

1. Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy drills a game-winner as time expires.  First Vols victory over a ranked team since 2009 – also a win over South Carolina.

2. Tennessee tailback Rajion Neal ran for 77 yards on 24 carries.  ”We needed that, man – desperately.”

3. Mark Wiedmar: “A landmark day. A program-changing day.”

4. Tennessee coach Butch Jones: “Confidence is powerful thing. Belief is a powerful thing.” Watch his post-game news conference here.

5. Facing fourth-and-two at their own 30-yard line with less than three minutes left, South Carolina punts.  Running back Mike Davis: “My mindset was, ‘Let’s go for it. Let’s get it.”

6. Key catch from Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North sets up game-winner.  Steve Spurrier: “They hung a jump ball up on us, and their kid made a heck of a catch.”

7. Watch Steve Spurrier’s post-game comments.

8. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw injures his left knee.  No ligament damage but a “significant sprain.”

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