Tuesday, 6 September 2005

And the legend continues (or at least begins)

Well, it was fugly to the max (although not quite as bad as the FSU-Miami game), but the Rebels eked out a 10–6 win over the University of Memphis on Labor Day in Memphis’ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Defensively, the Rebels looked like they were in pretty sound form, effectively shutting down outside Heisman hopeful DeAngelo Williams and racking up the game-saving pick.

On the other hand, the offense remains something of a question mark, although Micheal Spurlock looked surprisingly competent under center; Mario Hill looked to be the class of the receiving corps, while Mike Espy and Taye Biddle remained somewhat spotty performers. I think the Rebels will be able to handle Vanderbilt on the 17th, but the rest of the SEC schedule (particularly at Tennessee and Auburn) could be highly problematic unless the offense is able to get in gear soon.


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[Permalink] 1. Alfred Sumrall wrote @ Tue, 6 Sep 2005, 1:11 pm CDT:

There is no “w” in pretty. I was there and all I got was a sunburned face and 3 1/2 hours of pretty crappy football.


Ouch. See, there are benefits to being in North Carolina and watching the game on ESPN (but not ESPN HD, alas) at the Carolina Ale House. Being able to drink during the game was a huge plus, trust me.


And, just think, you could have been in Tallahassee. At least nobody was pretending that Ole Miss-Memphis was a matchup of two teams that could be in BCS bowls…

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