WTVA Monday night sportscast

Sept. 17, 2018

Posted: Sep. 17, 2018 11:37 PM
Updated: Sep. 17, 2018 11:37 PM

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state begins conference play saturday night. the bulldogs face sec east rival kentucky saturday at 6 in lexington cornerback jamal peters will miss the game with a lower body injury. center elgton jenkins was named the sec's offensive lineman of the week. the bulldogs have dominated the series this decade, winning 8 of the last 9 games against the wildcats. of course, history is just that........history joe moorhead: 'last week's game isn't gonna have any bearing on the outcome of this one, nor is last year's game against them so every year is a new team. they're playing with a ton of confidence, and rightfully so, they've done a great job on all three phases. i think the kids are wired in, they're excited for sec play to start.' ole miss takes a break from sec play this week. the rebels host kent state saturday at 11 am. the golden flashes are coming off a blowout loss at penn state. matt luke confirmed that defensive back montrell custis is out for the season after tearing his acl. one bright spot for the rebel defense was the play of benito jones. the junior defensive linemanrecorded two tackles for a loss against alabama. matt luke is hoping big plays on defensebecome contagious. matt luke: "there was a play in the second half where benito jones made a play, and it changed the sideline. that's infectious. and so are the big plays. we have to find a way to capture that, bottle that and make that who we are. make that our calling card." number one alabama hosts texas a m saturday at 2:30. the aggies head to tuscaloosa with a number 22 ranking. around this time last year, saban used the term, rat poison, to describe the media's effusive praise of his team. today, saban was a little more diplomatic whendescribing the challenges awaiting his club. nick saban: 'this is like climbing a mountain. the higher you go, the more challenging it gets and the greater the focus needs to be, and the more treacherous it can be. this is the best team that we've played so far. hopefully we'll be able to improve and have the right focus.' the polls are now open. head on over to wtva.com to vote for our friday night fever game of the week. the three choices for week 6 are... falkner at okolona... hernando at tupelo... and south pontotoc at mooreville. the voting ends 4 pm wednesday. jim holder will announce the winner wednesday at 6. history was made this morning at lafayette county high school. brandon turnage became the first commodore to receive and accept an invitation to play in the under armour all-america game. turnage received his jersey at aceremony in the lafayette high gym. turnage is a two-way player who leads the commodores in interceptions and receiving yards. turnage has verbally committed to alabama. the game will be played january 3rd in orlando, florida. brandon turnage: 'it was an amazing feeling. there's not too many people that i know that have had this opportunity. it's gonna be fun. it's gonna be good going against better people, like top athletes.' that's sports, we're back after this.
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