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The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Statutory rape charge lodged against teen

A Grovetown teen was arrested last week accused of having a tryst with an underage girl.

Grady Laquez Moss, 17, of Overlook Circle, was charged Oct. 15 with statutory rape and electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor.

The mother of a 13-year-old Grovetown girl called authorities on Oct. 5. She said her daughter met with Moss, a Harlem High School student, in the woods near a church on Old Augusta Highway to have sex.

She also found text messages on her daughter’s phone relating to the incident.

The woman said her daughter admitted that she had had sex with Moss.

He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday after posting a $3,700 bond, according to jailers.

 

Man reports being watched in bathroom

A man called authorities to a Martinez store Friday after he said a man watched him use the public restroom.

The 32-year-old man said he was using the bathroom at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 2:20 p.m., when he noticed a man looking at him through the crack in the front of the bathroom stall. He wasn’t sure of what he saw at first, but heard the man walk to the sink and wash his hands and get paper towels.

He said the stranger then walked back and watched him through the crack again as he dried his hands. This happened several times until the man said something to the stranger and he left.

A witness said he came into the bathroom and saw a man washing his hands at the sink and looking toward the stalls. He thought it was odd because the man was going through the motions of washing his hands, but the water wasn’t running. He went into a stall next to the man and had to borrow toilet paper from him.

He then heard the man say loudly, “Is there anything I can get for you buddy? You have been staring at me for the past 10 minutes.”

The witness never saw the stranger looking into the stall and both men were gone when he exited the stall.

 

Woman tries to take back her donation

The cashier at a Mar-tinez store said a woman tried to take back cash she put into a donation jar on Saturday.

The cashier at Dollar General on Baston Road said that a woman came into the store at about 8 p.m. and put an unknown number of dollar bills into a donation jar at the register. The cashier said about 30 minutes later, the woman returned and took money out of the jar. The woman said she wanted her money back. The woman left before deputies arrived.

Student reports missing exhaust

A Greenbrier High School student said Friday that someone stole the exhaust pipe from his truck.

The 17-year-old told the school public safety officer that he arrived at school and parked in the school lot at 7:30 a.m. When he returned to the 2001 Ford truck at about 10:15 a.m., the exhaust pipe was missing from the truck.

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Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Statutory rape charge lodged against teen

A Grovetown teen was arrested last week accused of having a tryst with an underage girl.

Grady Laquez Moss, 17, of Overlook Circle, was charged Oct. 15 with statutory rape and electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor.

The mother of a 13-year-old Grovetown girl called authorities on Oct. 5. She said her daughter met with Moss, a Harlem High School student, in the woods near a church on Old Augusta Highway to have sex.

She also found text messages on her daughter’s phone relating to the incident.

The woman said her daughter admitted that she had had sex with Moss.

He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday after posting a $3,700 bond, according to jailers.

 

Man reports being watched in bathroom

A man called authorities to a Martinez store Friday after he said a man watched him use the public restroom.

The 32-year-old man said he was using the bathroom at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 2:20 p.m., when he noticed a man looking at him through the crack in the front of the bathroom stall. He wasn’t sure of what he saw at first, but heard the man walk to the sink and wash his hands and get paper towels.

He said the stranger then walked back and watched him through the crack again as he dried his hands. This happened several times until the man said something to the stranger and he left.

A witness said he came into the bathroom and saw a man washing his hands at the sink and looking toward the stalls. He thought it was odd because the man was going through the motions of washing his hands, but the water wasn’t running. He went into a stall next to the man and had to borrow toilet paper from him.

He then heard the man say loudly, “Is there anything I can get for you buddy? You have been staring at me for the past 10 minutes.”

The witness never saw the stranger looking into the stall and both men were gone when he exited the stall.

 

Woman tries to take back her donation

The cashier at a Mar-tinez store said a woman tried to take back cash she put into a donation jar on Saturday.

The cashier at Dollar General on Baston Road said that a woman came into the store at about 8 p.m. and put an unknown number of dollar bills into a donation jar at the register. The cashier said about 30 minutes later, the woman returned and took money out of the jar. The woman said she wanted her money back. The woman left before deputies arrived.

Student reports missing exhaust

A Greenbrier High School student said Friday that someone stole the exhaust pipe from his truck.

The 17-year-old told the school public safety officer that he arrived at school and parked in the school lot at 7:30 a.m. When he returned to the 2001 Ford truck at about 10:15 a.m., the exhaust pipe was missing from the truck.

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Current Events

Trick or treat

Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; admission one canned food item; first 400 children get a free Halloween bag; (706) 650-5034, columbiacountyga.gov

Audubon trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; meet at Kathwood Ponds; looking for birds and wildlife around the ponds and other areas; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; free; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Benefit tea

Pirates and Princesses for a Cause Tea 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, Evans High School Commons, 4550 Cox Road; for ages 4-8; learn manners; decorate a tea cup, wand or sword and crown or pirate hat; tea party with finger foods and tea; wear costumes; $20; benefits Georgia Firefighters’ Burn Association; presented by Evans High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; gail.sims@ccboe.net

Fall festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Word of Life Church at Keg Creek, 6389 Washington Road, Appling; food, games, prizes, giveaways; free

Columbia fair

Rides, games, food, fun; 5-11 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 3-6, 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31, Nov. 7, noon-midnight Nov. 1, 8, 1 p.m. until Nov. 2;
columbiacountyfair.net

Helping veterans

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Veterans Service Outreach Ministry Veterans Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Beulah Grove Baptist Church; Dr. W.J. Hillson, Dr. Clarence Brown, Kerry Elders, Linda Singletary, Reuben Wanjala, the Rev. Ray Adams, Willie Williams Sr. and Dr. Paul Kelly, speakers; information on Augusta Warrior Project, Wounded Warriors, Navy Federal Credit Union, claims/compensation and pension, employment and labor force, entrepreneurship and franchise opportunities, more; free; reservations required by Nov. 1; (706) 724-1086, khunter@beulahgrove.org, beulahgrove.org

Alzheimer’s walk

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, Nov. 1, Columbia County Amphitheater; registration 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m.; 2-mile route; singing, sidewalk chalk, cheering, memory garden; (800) 272-3900, georgiawalk.org

Bazaar

Lynndale Advocates Vendor/Craft Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Lynndale Inc., 1490 Eisenhower Drive; aromatherapy, creative crafts, pottery, scrapbooks, note cards, handmade bows, beaded jewelry, more; greenhouse open; refreshments; rose-mary@knology.net

Hounds Towne

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Evans Towne Center Park; free admission; pet costume contest, vendors, animal demos; hound blessing 10 a.m.; live music by Doug and the Henrys 11 a.m.; (706) 312-7194, columbiacountyga.gov

Casino night

Safe Homes Casino Night 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, prize wheel; reverse raffle for $5,000; $75-$175; safehomescasinonight.eventbrite.com

Open house

Westminster Middle and Upper School Open House Drop-In 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Westminister Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road; learn about Westminster’s sixth- through 12th-grade programs; informational table in Building 300, guided tours of Middle and Upper School grounds; wsa.net

Theater

Westminster Schools of Augusta Evening of Theatre 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; theater featuring our one-act play, The 39 Steps, and our fall play, Alice in Wonderland; $15 adults, $10 students/alumni, $5 ages 10 and under; wsa.net

Field trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Field Trip to Dilane Plantation WMA, meet 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in parking lot of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, to carpool to the Wildlife Management Area, which is approximately an hour drive south; annual sparrow trip, sparrows main focus, but many other birds will be spotted, including Red-headed Woodpeckers; bring lunch; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; active WMA and hunters may be present – take proper precautions and wear bright colors, preferably orange; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Annie

Presented by Greater Augusta Youth Theater 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; Broadway hit about an orphan girl who find happiness with a grouchy millionaire and his loving gal; $13-$15; (706) 860-9729, grayt.org

Guitar Pull

Kicks 99 Guitar Pull presented by Boots, Bridles and Britches; show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18: Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch; $35; bit.ly/1qio14L

ONGOING

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Farmers market

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education; kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire dangers for Columbia County residents; presented by Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required;
(706) 496-3935,
mindbodystressreduction.com

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org, www.momsclubaugusta.org

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information can be found online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081,
7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; grants are need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30; ccfchildren.com

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767, myarmyonesource.com

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Current Events

Trick or treat

Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; admission one canned food item; first 400 children get a free Halloween bag; (706) 650-5034, columbiacountyga.gov

Audubon trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; meet at Kathwood Ponds; looking for birds and wildlife around the ponds and other areas; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; free; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Benefit tea

Pirates and Princesses for a Cause Tea 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, Evans High School Commons, 4550 Cox Road; for ages 4-8; learn manners; decorate a tea cup, wand or sword and crown or pirate hat; tea party with finger foods and tea; wear costumes; $20; benefits Georgia Firefighters’ Burn Association; presented by Evans High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; gail.sims@ccboe.net

Fall festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Word of Life Church at Keg Creek, 6389 Washington Road, Appling; food, games, prizes, giveaways; free

Columbia fair

Rides, games, food, fun; 5-11 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 3-6, 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31, Nov. 7, noon-midnight Nov. 1, 8, 1 p.m. until Nov. 2;
columbiacountyfair.net

Helping veterans

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Veterans Service Outreach Ministry Veterans Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Beulah Grove Baptist Church; Dr. W.J. Hillson, Dr. Clarence Brown, Kerry Elders, Linda Singletary, Reuben Wanjala, the Rev. Ray Adams, Willie Williams Sr. and Dr. Paul Kelly, speakers; information on Augusta Warrior Project, Wounded Warriors, Navy Federal Credit Union, claims/compensation and pension, employment and labor force, entrepreneurship and franchise opportunities, more; free; reservations required by Nov. 1; (706) 724-1086, khunter@beulahgrove.org, beulahgrove.org

Alzheimer’s walk

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, Nov. 1, Columbia County Amphitheater; registration 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m.; 2-mile route; singing, sidewalk chalk, cheering, memory garden; (800) 272-3900, georgiawalk.org

Bazaar

Lynndale Advocates Vendor/Craft Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Lynndale Inc., 1490 Eisenhower Drive; aromatherapy, creative crafts, pottery, scrapbooks, note cards, handmade bows, beaded jewelry, more; greenhouse open; refreshments; rose-mary@knology.net

Hounds Towne

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Evans Towne Center Park; free admission; pet costume contest, vendors, animal demos; hound blessing 10 a.m.; live music by Doug and the Henrys 11 a.m.; (706) 312-7194, columbiacountyga.gov

Casino night

Safe Homes Casino Night 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, prize wheel; reverse raffle for $5,000; $75-$175; safehomescasinonight.eventbrite.com

Open house

Westminster Middle and Upper School Open House Drop-In 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Westminister Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road; learn about Westminster’s sixth- through 12th-grade programs; informational table in Building 300, guided tours of Middle and Upper School grounds; wsa.net

Theater

Westminster Schools of Augusta Evening of Theatre 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; theater featuring our one-act play, The 39 Steps, and our fall play, Alice in Wonderland; $15 adults, $10 students/alumni, $5 ages 10 and under; wsa.net

Field trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Field Trip to Dilane Plantation WMA, meet 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in parking lot of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, to carpool to the Wildlife Management Area, which is approximately an hour drive south; annual sparrow trip, sparrows main focus, but many other birds will be spotted, including Red-headed Woodpeckers; bring lunch; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; active WMA and hunters may be present – take proper precautions and wear bright colors, preferably orange; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Annie

Presented by Greater Augusta Youth Theater 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; Broadway hit about an orphan girl who find happiness with a grouchy millionaire and his loving gal; $13-$15; (706) 860-9729, grayt.org

Guitar Pull

Kicks 99 Guitar Pull presented by Boots, Bridles and Britches; show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18: Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch; $35; bit.ly/1qio14L

ONGOING

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Farmers market

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education; kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire dangers for Columbia County residents; presented by Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required;
(706) 496-3935,
mindbodystressreduction.com

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org, www.momsclubaugusta.org

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information can be found online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081,
7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; grants are need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30; ccfchildren.com

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767, myarmyonesource.com

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Educated Guesses Week 9: Can Spurrier resist Gator bait?

ScottMichaux.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 11:40 PM
By Scott Michaux

These two things I can say with a relative confidence typically lacking in college football season:

 

1) Will Muschamp will NOT be Florida’s football coach next season.

 

2) Steve Spurrier will NOT be Florida’s football coach next season.

 

After the home bludgeoning by a Missouri team that had been embarrassed the week before by Georgia, it is obvious the Gators will be seeking new leadership. Muschamp has not elevated himself or Florida to a level that is acceptable for an SEC power program. He has to go.

 

(As an aside, it should be noted that this is the same Muschamp who many Georgia fans were frothing at the mouth to lure to Athens if they could only convince the Bulldogs to fire Mark Richt. Be careful what you wish for, people.)

 

So naturally the Florida Nation media machine has been generating all sorts of speculation that Spurrier – the South Carolina head ball coach – would return on a white horse to restore his alma mater to the glorious place he left them in 2001.

 

“Spurrier will have to answer the speculation – publicly and soon,” wrote CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd in a breathless piece of rumor-building.

 

Well, Spurrier answered it on Tuesday. His next move will in fact be to Florida, but only with a pina colada in hand in a retirement chaise lounge on the beach.

 

“Tch-awwwww,” he said with a grimace when presented the inevitable Gator bait at the end of his weekly press conference. “I tell everybody my next move is going to be to Crescent Beach, Florida, whenever that is. That’s my next move.”

 

Now Crescent Beach is only 71 miles due east of Gainesville, but somehow I don’t think the 69-year-old ball coach is looking for a 90-minute commute to work.

 

Meanwhile, Spurrier will try to lead Gamecocks as 18-point underdogs into Auburn.

 

“We’re going to give it our best shot and see what happens,” he said.

 

Here’s Week 9’s educated guesses on what might happen:

 

South Carolina @ Auburn: They won’t win, but take the Gamecocks and the 17.5. TIGERS 38, Gamecocks 24.

 

Syracuse @ Clemson: Tigers survived two toughest tests without Deshaun Watson. TIGERS 31, Orangemen 13.

 

Georgia Tech @ Pitt: The smoke and mirrors have cleared and the hot seat warms. PANTHERS 34, Yellow Jackets 28.

 

Ole Miss @ LSU: Death Valley. Night game. Will Bo Wallace be ready? TIGERS 20, Rebels 17.

 

Alabama @ Tennessee: Looks like Nick Saban is sending playoff committee messages. CRIMSON TIDE 35, Volunteers 20.

 

North Carolina @ Virginia: Can UVa defense cool Heels? Can UNC stop anything? CAVALIERS 41, Tar Heels 31.

 

Miami @ Virginia Tech: A decade into ACC and Canes haven’t featured. HURRICANES 27, Hokies 21.

 

Southern Cal @ Utah: Will the real Pac-12 South leader please stand up? UTES 28, Trojans 27.

 

West Virginia @ Oklahoma State: Finish this: Two Cowboys fell asleep in the drive-thru ... MOUNTAINEERS 38, Cowboys 34.

 

Michigan @ Michigan State: Who’s more fired: Muschamp or Brady Hoke? SPARTANS 42, Wolverines 13.

 

Georgia Southern @ Georgia State: The Sun Belt showdown we’ve all been waiting for. EAGLES 42, Panthers 24.

 

LAST WEEK: 6-5

Winners: South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama, Utah, TCU, South Alabama.

Losers: Arkansas, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Oklahoma.

 

Year-to-date record: 63-25 (.716)

 

2013 record: 126-50 (.716)

 

2012 record: 117-48 (.709)

 

2011 record: 115-51 (.693)

 

2010 record: 97-49 (.664)

 

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Michaux Poll: Vol. 3

ScottMichaux.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 7:08 AM
By Scott Michaux

It seemed like that Florida State-Notre Dame showdown would clear the air at the top a little bit. Instead it only muddied the water.

 

What to do with the Seminoles? They play in a weak conference, surviving the only real ACC test (without Jameis Winston) more on Clemson mistakes than FSU quality. They've won 22 games in a row including the BCS title against Auburn.

 

Now they own a marquee victory that really wasn't against the irish. No question that was some home cooking on the absurd penalty nullifying what should have been the winning touchdown by the Irish in the waning seconds. No reasonable person can believe that was pass interference on a perfectly executed fourth-down corner route from the 3. The defender jumped a different receiver's route instead of guarding his man and the other receiver gets flagged? The official who called it should be suspended because you absolutely cannot make that below borderline call on the decisive play of a game with such major implications.

 

So instead of moving the Seminoles up with a huge victory, the grain-of-salt element keeps them situated at No. 3 behind the Magnolia State combo.

 

Here's my latest rendition of how the polls should look.

 

1. Mississippi State (6-0) - Idle, Kentucky next.

2. Ole Miss (7-0) - Flat-out whooped Tennessee.

3. Florida State (7-0) - Survived again, this time thanks to a phantom penalty.

4. Alabama (6-1) - That was some 59-point message sent against A&M.

5. Auburn (5-1) - Idle, South Carolina next.

6. Georgia (6-1) - Bulldogs have been more impressive without Todd Gurley.

7. Notre Dame (6-1) - Seems cruel to drop too far after game they really won.

8. TCU (5-1) - Impressive bounceback win over Oklahoma State.

9. Kansas State (5-1) - Huge win over Oklahoma endorses legitimacy.

10. Michigan State (6-1) - Thumped Indiana, for whatever that’s worth.

11. Arizona (5-1) - Idle, Washington State next.

12. Oregon (5-1) - Biding time until inevitable SEC cannibalism.

13. Baylor (6-1) - West Virginia exposed what TCU couldn’t quite.

14. Utah (5-1) - Snuck past Beavers; next 5 weeks will be everything.

15. Ohio State (5-1) - Gave Rutgers a proper Big Ten welcome.

16. East Carolina (5-1) - Idle, UConn next.

17. Clemson (5-2) - Survived toughest test they had left at Chestnut Hill.

18. Nebraska (6-1) - Not much left in Huskers’ way to B10 title game.

19. Arizona State (5-1) - Do that to Stanford, you have my attention again.

20. Minnesota (6-1) - Rallied to squeak past Purdue.

21. Southern Cal (5-2) - Leading Pac-12 South, the SEC West of the west.

22. Duke (6-1) - Wins over Ga. Tech, Virginia put Devils back on Coastal perch.

23. West Virginia (5-2) - Beating Baylor has moved Mounties into conversation.

24. Marshall (7-0) - Best team in West Virginia? Shame we can’t tell.

25 (tie). Oklahoma (5-2), LSU (6-2), UCLA (5-2) - Token tributes based on reputation.

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