Todd Gurley. The Georgia sophomore tailback is off to a fast start with 286 rushing yards on 42 carries (6.8 average) with three touchdowns. And consider he’s played against a pair of top-10 programs and not Cupcake U.
Oklahoma State. Head coach Mike Gundy is a man. He’s 46. And he and his football program are in serious trouble thanks to Sports Illustrated, which released Part 1 (The Money) of a five-part series about the publication’s 10-month school investigation Tuesday. Part 2 (The Academics) drops today at sports illustrated.cnn.com.
IT’S UP TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON
Junior wide receiver Gary Robinson and his younger brother, Terry, a sophomore wide receiver/quarterback – former Hephzibah standouts – are making an impact at Furman. Through two games, Gary leads the team with eight receptions for 128 yards with two touchdowns. Terry has rushed six times for 39 yards with a score.
GAME OF THE WEEK
All eyes will be on Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. showdown in Texas. No. 1 Alabama, a touchdown favorite, seeks revenge for last year’s defeat when it faced No. 6 Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
RANKING THE BIG FOUR
1. Clemson (2-0). After beating up on the Bulldogs the past two weeks, the third-ranked Tigers have a well-deserved rest.
2. Georgia (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference). Perfect scenario for the Bulldogs – they picked up a crucial win over a top rival and have an off week before playing North Texas in what should be a breeze.
3. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC). The Gamecocks have a nice three-game stretch against Vanderbilt, Central Florida and Kentucky to get back on track.
4. Georgia Tech (1-0). It enjoyed a week off to prepare for Duke.
• Georgia Tech at Duke, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
• Alabama A&M at S.C. State, 6 p.m. (No TV)
• Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
• Georgia Southern at Wofford, 7 p.m. (No TV)
THIS WEEK’S STORY LINES
Clemson: The Tigers enjoy a bye before their conference opener next Thursday at North Carolina State.
Georgia: Another week to continue showing that GIF of Brendan Douglas on his 17-yard run against South Carolina.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets will face Duke QB Brandon Connette, who rallied the Blue Devils to a second-half win last week at Memphis.
South Carolina: The Gamecocks will face another tough QB in Vandy’s Austyn Carta-Samuels.