Baylor. The Bears have scored 69, 70, 70 and 73 points in four wins this season. Then again, Baylor’s played four lightweights. The Bears’ schedule gets tougher as the season progresses.
Former Auburn coach Pat Dye. The Richmond Academy and Georgia alumnus jumped on the bandwagon criticizing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for her being selected as a College Football Playoff selection committee member. Dye said to WJOX morning show The Opening Drive that “All she knows about football is what somebody told her,” he said. Looks like someone won’t be invited to play Augusta National Golf Club as one of Rice’s guests.
THAT'S A CLOWNEY MOVE
What do South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and the Atlanta Falcons have in common? Neither one has played much defense this season. At this rate, the Falcons (1-4) may have a legitimate shot of drafting the Gamecock. For more on Clowney, check out: http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/john-boyette/2013-10-06/spurriers-quotes-clowney-not-good-sign
If you have any eligibility, can run the 40 in less than five seconds and catch a cold, Georgia needs a wide receiver. Stat!
RANKING THE BIG FOUR
1. Clemson (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Tiger defense has allowed 14 or fewer points the past four games.
2. Georgia (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference). Quarterback Aaron Murray needs six more touchdown passes to pass Florida’s Danny Wuerffel for the career SEC record (109) and 325 more yards to pass Florida’s Tim Tebow for the league’s total offense mark (12,232).
3. South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC). Gamecocks have to stop letting lesser opponents back into the game in the second half.
4. Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-2). Yellow Jackets now fighting to play in a decent bowl game.
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
• S.C. State at North Carolina Central, 7:30 p.m., Thursday (ESPNU)
• Missouri at Georgia, noon, Saturday (ESPN)
• South Carolina at Arkansas, 12:21 p.m. (CBS-Ch. 12)
• The Citadel at Georgia Southern, 1 p.m. (No TV)
• Boston College at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. (ABC-Ch. 6)
• Georgia Tech at BYU, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
THIS WEEK'S STORYLINES
Clemson: Tigers will try to avoid looking ahead to next week’s showdown with Florida State.
Georgia: With Keith Marshall done for the season, Brendan Douglas will get his fair share of carries the rest of the way.
Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets looking to snap a three-game skid.
South Carolina: Gamecocks trying to snap a three-game road losing streak at Arkansas.