There appears to be one SEC team that can still convincingly beat an opponent from the Southern Conference. Alabama is currently taking care of Georgia Southern, even as their cross-state rival finds itself in a pitched battle with Samford and Florida has trailed Furman for a good chunk of its game.
Alabama has done it with a 42-yard field goal drive and a blocked Georgia Southern field goal that Dre Kirkpatrick took 55 yards for a touchdown. Alabama holds a 10-0 lead, with the only discouraging sign being the Eagles' 5.2 yard-a-run average. Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron is 3-of-4 for 37 yards and the Tide is grinding out 9.4 yards a carry as the first half comes to an end.