Can you believe we’re already three weeks into the 2010 NFL season? And some teams are already pressing the panic button, while other teams find themselves off to great starts. Who will be the winners and losers in this week’s edition of NFL action?
September 29, 2007 – The 2-2 Auburn Tigers with coach Tommy Tuberville traveled to Gainesville to meet the 4th ranked, 4-0 Florida Gators of coach Urban Meyer. The Tigers entered the game with little confidence having lost home games to South Florida & Mississippi State after entering the season ranked 18th nationally. Now out of the national rankings, Auburn was a 21-point underdog to The Belt holding Gators but this was an upset weekend in college football as 6 of the top 13 teams had already fallen & the Tigers were about to make it 7. Auburn’s PK Wes Byrum connected on a 43-yard field goal as time expired giving the Tigers a 20-17 upset win.
September 22, 2007 – The 3rd ranked, 3-0 Florida Gators of coach Urban Meyer traveled to Mississippi for a meeting with the 1-2 Rebels & coach Ed Orgeron. The Gators were coming off a big won over Tennessee & their next week they were scheduled to meet Auburn, the only team to beat them last season. The meeting with Mississippi, a 21 ½-point underdog, may have been a classic set-up for a Florida letdown. Gators’ Heisman Trophy winning, All-American QB Tim Tebow rushed for 2 touchdowns, threw for 2 touchdowns, & Florida overcame 14 penalties for 127 yards as they held on the a 30-24 victory over the Rebels to retain The Belt.