Welcome back to the College Football Roundtable — Week 8 edition. This week’s panel is HUGE and we talk a lot about the top end of the AP Top 25 and a little bit about Virginia! Settle in, folks!
Bob and much later on, Jimmy, welcome fans from various Horizon League schools to about a number of topics in the run-up to the upcoming basketball season. In this first part of this episode, they discuss the future of the Horizon League Tournament after it leaves Detroit in 2019 and will teams within the conference will improve upon last season.
Bryce Hall’s touchdown-saving tackle on the 7 yard-line is all you need to know about the Virginia football team and how they upset No. 16 Miami in Charlottesville. Miami’s Travis Homer was on his way to a 77-yard touchdown run when Bryce Hall came streaking across the field to knock Homer out of bounds at the Virginia 7. Instead of a 77-yard touchdown run, Miami settled for a 28-yard field goal. Hall kept 4 points off the board, Virginia won by 3. While not quite that simple, this play was emblematic of how and why Virginia won.
We have reached the halfway point of the 2018 college football season and things are really beginning to shape up in the SEC. Alabama and Georgia lead their respective divisions, as expected, and the remainder of the conference is about where it was speculated to be at this juncture. Auburn is out of it. That was not in the forecast. Florida and Kentucky are poised to give the Bulldogs a run in the East. The premier game in the conference has those Bulldogs facing the LSU Tigers, in Baton Rouge, Saturday afternoon. Bird (@Autull) speaks to that subject and picks all of the conference games to be played Saturday. So Stop, Click, and Listen, to this week on the SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Bird (@Autull) is by himself, once again this week. He begins the podcast by reviewing the standings in the East and West divisions of the conference and moves from there to the individual leaders in statistics. Then we come to the meat of the show with analysis and predictions of every SEC game to be played this Saturday. Will Alabama cover? Will Auburn win? And how about the big games in Gainesville (Florida-LSU) and College Station (Texas A&M-Kentucky)? All this, and more, right here on The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Welcome to October! This week, our panelists answer the biggest question about the biggest game last week and look at Scott Frost, Notre Dame and name some potential playoff teams.
The barometer for me continuing to watch Virginia football on TV when things go south used to be – is watching this game better than doing yard work? Not surprisingly, there have been many games when I was cutting grass as the final horn sounded.
Bird (@Autull) begins this week’s show by reminiscing on big games from years past involving this week’s SEC matchups. These include Texas A&M-Arkansas, Ole Miss-LSU, Tennessee-Georgia, and Florida-Mississippi State. He then reviews the standings in both divisions and touches on last week’s games. The podcast concludes with Bird picking all of this Saturday’s games involving Southeastern Conference teams. This one is entertaining, as always, and informative. So, Stop, Click, and Listen to The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Well, that was a pleasant Saturday afternoon. Delightful pre-autumn Charlottesville weather, a good tailgate with great friends, and a solid Virginia win that gets UVa halfway to bowl eligibility.
There was a lot to like about Virginia’s 27-3 win against the Louisville Cardinals. I would submit that the most encouraging thing about Virginia’s win was that the Cavaliers played a far from the flawless game and still won going away. While 27-3 sounds like a pretty thorough thrashing, the truth is, the game could and should have been an even more convincing beatdown.