Before Saturday's chaos, LSU was likely resigned to a non-BCS bowl fate. Afterward, and even though it's a long shot, LSU is once again in the BCS picture.
LSU 's defense is known for leading the way, but the Tigers' offense had to step up in their win against Ole Miss in Death Valley.
Georgia is one win away from advancing to the SEC championship, and the Bulldogs know they need faster starts on offense to reach their goals.
Before Saturday's win over Ole Miss, coach Nick Saban cautioned his Alabama team to stay focused and avoid the kind of surprise letdown that could ruin this year's title bid.
After trailing for the first time all season -- albeit for only 15 seconds -- No. 1 Alabama responded with a 21-point outburst, and all was right with the world.
All it took was a trip to SEC country to bring out the old-style Big 12 offense in the Texas Longhorns, who romped past the Ole Miss Rebels 66-31.
HornsNation previews Texas' 2012 season. The Longhorns' first road trip takes them to Oxford, Miss., to face Ole Miss and new coach Hugh Freeze.
No. 13 Florida has had little trouble playing games on Thursdays and Saturdays, as evidenced by wins this week against Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Mark Richt was surprised at Isaiah Crowell's workload against Ole Miss and said 30 carries probably was a little too much.
Bacarri Rambo is tied for the lead in interceptions in the nation, and he missed the opener while on suspension.
With Chris Burnette out of action, Kenarious Gates played all 82 snaps on a high ankle sprain because the O-line needed him.
With one sack through three games, Georgia's pass rush had critics buzzing. Todd Grantham said he knew his defense could get to the QB, and it did against Ole Miss on Saturday.
Georgia led 10-0 but was pinned at its own 1-yard line in the second quarter. So the Dawgs went on 4-minute, 99-yard drive that let the Rebels know ... not today.
The Bulldogs know coach Mark Richt is feeling some heat, and winning is the cure-all. They also know Saturday's opponent, Ole Miss, has a coach on the hot seat, too.
The Bulldogs are feeling healthy and happy as they head off to face Ole Miss, which has its own coach who's in the hot seat.
Mark Richt and Houston Nutt lead their teams into what could turn out to be a loser leaves town match for the coaches.