The Mercer Bears were home against the Citadel and with a disciplined defense won the game 17-0. The Citadel was held to 151 yards of total offense while the Bears had over 350 yards.
This week Mercer travels to Gardner-Webb for an out of conference game that should be a win for Mercer.
The Kennesaw State Owls had last weekend off to work through their loss to Cincinnati the prior week. This week they take on Wofford at home and hope to get their first win of the season. The Terriers are 0-3 and are also looking for their first win of the season.
The Panthers of Georgia State took it on the chin with a one-point loss to the Charlotte 49nrs 42-41. The game was a show of offense as both teams combined for over 1,100 yards of offense. In the end, Charlotte got the go-ahead touchdown with one minute to play and hung on for the victory.
This week Georgia State takes on Coastal Carolina in a big conference match up on Thursday night. Georgia State is slightly favored so unless you have other plans, I would turn this game on.
They say after a big win teams have a tendency to let down and that is exactly what the Georgia Southern Eagles did last Saturday. UAB was a game that should have been a win but in the end the Blazers won 35-21. After his impressive play against Nebraska, the Southern QB Kyle Vantrease threw three interceptions and turnovers can be the back breaker.
This week Southern takes on Ball State from the MAC conference, and if the Eagles bring their game, this should be a win for the home team.
Last Saturday afternoon, I took my seat at Grant Field as I have for 53 years and watched the Ole Miss Rebels destroy Georgia Tech 42-0. Ole Miss is a very good team but in no way should have done this to a Tech team. The Rebels put up 316 yards running the football in what can be called plain old bread and butter. After the game, Coach Kiffin even said he felt for the Tech team and let up on them in the third quarter, right as the Tech fans piled out of Bobby Dodd.
This week the Jackets go to Orlando to play the Central Florida Knights coached by Gus Malzahn. UCF brings another high-powered offense as they are averaging 530 yards and 37 points per game, and Geoff Collins and crew had better be ready from the start or this one could get ugly in a hurry.
Usually, an SEC game is a well-matched performance where both teams bring talent and grit to the pitch. On Saturday, Georgia went to Columbia, South Carolina, and destroyed the Gamecocks 48-7. Carolina got their first score with two minutes to go in the game against basically the third string defense. Stetson Bennett had another great day throwing for 284 yards and two touchdowns while the defense limited South Carolina to just 92 yards rushing. While the Heisman talk for Bennett grows, the concern is that he will not be able to put up huge yards since he only plays about half the game.
This week the Dogs play Kent State Golden Flashes in Athens and look for another fine performance from all 85 on the roster and a few walk-ons.
On a side note, hats off to Kent State, the road warriors as their season out of conference schedule includes number 1 Georgia, The University of Washington and the number 7 Oklahoma Sooners. No ducking the competition there.
Richard Proctor, born in Newnan, recently moved back from Denver, Colorado, and is an avid college football fan as well as a published author. He is the son of Dr. Ernest Proctor PAPP Clinic.