God bless Aaron Murray. On a night when Todd Gurley had a respectable 15 carries for 79 yards, Murray put the Red and Black on his back. The senior from Tampa finished 33 of 49 for 415 yards through the air. He added 37 yards on 9 rushing attempts, none bigger than the 5 yard touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up 38-37 late.
Mornhingweg finished the game 10-of-13 passing for 107 yards and the aforementioned interception. Taylor, who led the Gators to their lead in the first half was held to roughly five yards rushing in the second half as he finished with just 96 yards on the ground. He account for both of the Gators' touchdowns though, so the future looks very bright in that regard.
The Gators roared out to a lead in the first half on the heels of Kelvin Taylor's two touchdown runs. The offensively challenged Gators wouldn't score in the second half, though. Carolina chipped away at Florida's 14-6 half time lead and took the lead late in the final period. The defense held and Carolina prevailed against Florida for the third time in the past four years.
Defensive Rebounding: As Glenn noted in the postmortem, Kentucky dominated the glass against what is usually one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the country.
The Vols shot 42.1% from the floor, which is downright amazing when you consider they started 1 of 17. The Vols shot nearly 60% the rest of the way, played strong defense and forced 11 turnovers in the first half to stay within range of the Musketeers, but could never tie the game or take the lead in the second half. A huge part of that: the free throw line, where the Vols shot 7 of 19 (36.8%).
I decided to take this year's Heisman hopefuls and stack them up statistically against all Heisman winning QB's since 1992. This includes all-time greats like Cam Newton and Carson Palmer, and in 2001 the nation was so locked in to the burgeoning war against terror that they just kind of gave a Heisman to Eric Crouch.
Finally, if you are this kind of fan, be prepared to be relentlessly mocked by me.