Morning Tailgate

Projecting the SEC East race

South Carolina's win over Missouri meant the battle to reach the SEC Championship isn't over just yet. So what happens now?

The Numerical: FSU makes it quick

The week's best college football stats. Blink, and you missed the non-garbage time action in Florida State's romp over N.C. State. Also, there was a whole lot of bad quarterbacking.

Pain is what we have in common

Watching your team lose a heartbreaker doesn't make you special. It makes you one of us. Also, five thoughts from around the country on Saturday.

South Carolina's last chance

South Carolina must win at Missouri to prevent the Tigers from becoming the runaway favorite in the SEC East.

How can UCLA score on Oregon?

The hubcaps have begun to fly off of the UCLA offense a bit. The Bruins lost their starting running back, a starting tackle, and then another starting tackle. Can this banged up squad pose any sort of threat to the mighty Oregon Ducks?

Can you be perfect? Each contender's chances

Winning is hard. And the numbers say that most of the teams we think could win out from here probably won't.

Florida State shouldn't be a surprise

Florida State tried to tell you how good it was in the first few weeks of the season. But if you weren't listening before, you're probably listening now. Plus five other thoughts from Saturday.

Is the Pac-12 better than the SEC?

For much of this offseason, Big 12 members questioned SEC supremacy. But when the 2013 season began, a different conference decided to take on the big boys.

The SEC's big Week 8 questions

The true marquee games don't start for another couple of weeks, but the SEC's Saturday slate features a lot of questions to be answered, starting with whether Missouri's Maty Mauk is ready to guide the SEC East's only undefeated team.

The FSU-Clemson elimination game

Florida State holds most of the statistical advantages against Clemson, even when you account for strength of schedule. But Clemson's aggressive defense could make life hell in the pocket for FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.

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