SEC Shows Big Performance In Opening Games

Patrick Ferlise@@PatrickFerliseCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the snap from William Vlachos #73 against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The South Eastern Conference opened its 2009 season with a vengeance as most of its conference teams won their season openers yesterday and today. September 5th started with all-out warfare as the Tennesee Volunteers won their game against Western Kentucky in a blowout game of 63-7 (def. Western Kentucky). The former SEC Championship runner-up (Alabama) played Virginia Tech in their season opener. With a nail-biting ending, Alabama defeated Virginia Tech with a close score of 34-24. Auburn University played Louisiana Tech yesterday in an eyeopening battle to win their first game of the season. Louisiana Tech came into the game with a show of force but ultimately Auburn overpowered the Bulldogs 37-13. The Florida Gators set their record at 1-0 yesterday in a blowout win against Charleston-Southern. The Florida Gators dominated with a score of 62-3. Props to Charleston-Southern for their effort to stop last year's BCS National Champs. Ole Miss came into their matchup with Memphis with their hearts set on conquering the field. Memphis held off the Rebels with their defense, intercepting Snead's pass in the second quarter and bringing it back for a touchdown. Ole Miss soon found the strength to take a steady lead to end the game with a final score of 45-14. In last night's game between the LSU Tigers and Washington Huskies, LSU got a surprise show of defense from the Huskies. The first half was a struggle between both teams to pull ahead of the other until LSU fought to the top in the second half ending the game with a 31-23 lead. The SEC will once again inevitably be a powerhouse in the 2009 season of college football.