Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tennessee [13] 51, Georgia [10] 33: The most exciting game of the day. The Vols rallied from a 24-7 deficit to win their second consecutive game in Athens, and decisively prove that the demons that afflicted last year's squad in route to a losing record have been exorcised. The Bulldogs conceded the second-most number of points at home in their school's history.

Florida [5] 23, L.S.U. [9] 10: Forcing six turnovers and shutting down the Tigers after conceding a touchdown on the opening drive, the Gators remained the only undefeated team in the S.E.C. with a dominating defensive effort in Gainesville. In the process, the Gators leaped to the second position in the most recent A.P. poll, passing Auburn, a shocking 27-10 loser to Arkansas, and U.S.C., which struggled in a 26-20 win over Washington. Since the Trojans and the Razorbacks squared off in the season opener, the schools have moved in opposite directions, with the Hogs impressively sweeping the Alabama schools, while U.S.C. has found it difficult to score with its inexperienced offense.

Which brings us to this week's winner of the Songgirl of the Week, Alli. A Virginia native with an undetermined major (although she should hurry up, as it is her junior year), she is celebrating her first year on the squad, hopes to one day become an actress, having already appeared in a number of student films at the campus (btw, has there ever been a really famous cheerleader at S.C.?),and is a fan of Steel Magnolias and Moulin Rouge, and I suppose dozens of other chickflicks. She most enjoys "goofing off with her friends or having long talks with her mom," and her proudest accomplishment has been "defying stereotypes." Good for her.


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