Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 10/3/12
OK, play time's over. No more Towsons or UABs or Bowling Greens or Buffaloes. The first bright leaves of October mark an end to the silly season. It's time for the SEC to get down to business. Granted, not that all the early games were pushovers: Tennessee gave Florida and Georgia all they wanted, and LSU got more than they expected out of Auburn. It took Mark Richt's Dawgs three quarters to put Missouri away and Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks were one blown pass interference call away from losing to Vanderbilt. But through the early weeks, those games were the exception, not the rule. So far, the contenders in the SEC have had a nice, steady ride. Now, the road gets bumpy. Now, they have to play each other. Saturday kicks off a month of head-knocking SEC action between the contenders, the teams that aspire to BCS bowl bids with the ultimate prize being a shot at a national title. Of course, should the conference titans bloody each other up over the next five weeks as many...
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