SEC Football: Thursday Night's Thrive and Dive Review

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SEC Football: Thursday Night's Thrive and Dive Review
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Thursday night marked the kickoff of the 2011 college football and SEC football season. 

The SEC had two teams in action, Mississippi State (at Memphis) and Kentucky (vs. Western Kentucky).

These two teams couldn't have looked any different from each other.

Mississippi State dominated outmatched Memphis and lit up the scoreboard and stat sheet with a 59-14 victory.

Kentucky looked unimpressive in a sloppy 14-3 win over outmatched Western Kentucky.

You could almost feel the two programs going in different directions as you watched the games on Thursday night. While it is way to early to label Mississippi State a contender and Kentucky a disappointment, especially with the lackluster opponents they played, it looked as if it were teams from two different conferences.

In the following slideshow, I will highlight who thrived on Thursday night and whose stock took a dive...

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