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During the intensity of last Saturdays Alabama-LSU game, most of us missed a pretty important piece of history. Ibraheim Campbell Jersey .The Crimson Tides 10-0 win in Baton Rouge gave coach Nick Saban his 200th official career victory. We say official because the NCAA vacated five wins by Alabama during the 2007 season.Saban is now the 17th coach in FBS history and the only active coach with 200 wins. Saban needed only 21 seasons as a college coach to get to 200 wins, the third fastest in history.When the No. 1 Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC) hosts Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3) on Saturday Saban will be going for another piece of history. It will be Sabans 45th game as the coach of the nations No. 1 team, which ties him with Woody Hayes (Ohio State) and Bobby Bowden (Florida State). A win would make Saban 40-5 in those games, which ties the victory mark also held by Hayes and Bowden.Not surprisingly, Saban hasnt talked about the milestone. But his players did.And getting a win like that for him, his 200th win as a coach, its just a great feeling, something that we could do for him, running back Damien Harris told BamaOnline.com. And he was really proud of us for the way that we fought and competed in the game for 60 minutes. We really did a good job.Here are a number of other SEC storylines to watch this Saturday: Will Muschamp says he will always be grateful that the University of Florida gave him the opportunity to be a head coach (2011-2014). But on Saturday he returns to The Swamp as the head coach at South Carolina.Muschamps first Gamecock team (5-4, 3-4) has won three straight and needs just one more win to qualify for a bowl. Muschamp would dearly love to get it in Gainesville, where he grew up before playing his college football for Georgia. Muschamp, however, has tried to downplay his return to Gainesville.Obviously its an important game for us because its an SEC East game and it gives us a chance to stay alive for the division, Muschamp said on this weeks coaches conference call. My focus is on our players.Florida (6-4, 4-2) is struggling offensively after losing 31-10 at Arkansas. And things might not be much better on Saturday as the Gators will be without starting quarterback Luke Del Rio, who injured a shoulder against Arkansas. A year ago LSU was undefeated and ranked No. 2 when it faced No. 4 Alabama and lost 30-16. The Tigers then proceeded to lose their next two games to Arkansas (31-14) and Ole Miss (38-17).LSU, under interim coach Ed Orgeron, will be trying to avoid another collapse when the No. 24 Tigers travel to No. 25 Arkansas (6-3, 2-3). The Hogs are coming off an impressive win over Florida.Orgeron, who took over for Les Miles in late September, said his team has worked hard to put the Alabama game behind them.Its been a challenge. In the past weve not played well after the Alabama games and were working to change that, said Orgeron. Its going to be a tough road trip for the LSU Tigers. Anybody got a quarterback? At the beginning of the season the Ole Miss-Texas A&M game looked like one of the more entertaining matchups on the schedule. But now both teams will have to play without their starting quarterbacks.Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, who is the focal point of the Rebels offense, was lost for the season with a knee injury last week against Georgia Southern. Hell be replaced by redshirt freshman Jason Pellerin, who has attempted only 13 passes this season.Senior transfer Trevor Knight, who led Texas A&M to a 7-1 record and a No. 4 national ranking, injured his shoulder while diving to score a touchdown in the 35-28 loss to Mississippi State. Hell be replaced by Jake Hubenak, a traditional dropback quarterback. After a 1-2 start Auburn (7-2, 5-1) has bounced back to win six straight games and put itself in position to possibly play Alabama for the SEC West championship.But first the No. 9 Tigers have to beat Georgia (5-4, 3-4) in Athens, something they havent done since 2005. In fact, Auburn has lost eight of its last 10 meetings against Georgia.There is some pressure here on Auburn. All of their preseason goals are still possible with a win over Georgia. But a loss combined with an Alabama win over Mississippi State would give the SEC West championship to the Crimson Tide.But we cant focus on what this game might mean, said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. We just have to focus on what we can do to give us a chance to win this game. After three straight losses to Texas A&M (45-38 2OT), Alabama (49-10) and South Carolina (24-21), Tennessee (6-3, 2-3) finally got a chance to exhale last week with a 55-0 win over nonconference opponent Tennessee Tech.Now the Volunteers need to regroup because despite the injuries and the adversity they have endured, they can still win the SEC East.First Tennessee must beat Kentucky (5-4, 4-3), which lost a 27-24 heartbreaker last week to Georgia on a field goal at the buzzer.Then the Vols must beat Missouri in Knoxville and Vanderbilt on the road. If Tennessee can do that and if Florida loses one of its final two conference games with South Carolina or LSU, then Tennessee would make its first trip to Atlanta since 2007. Vanderbilt (4-5, 1-4), which lost yet another close game to Auburn last week, still has a chance to become bowl eligible as the Commodores travel to struggling Missouri (2-7, 0-5). Britton Colquitt Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Jamar Taylor Jersey . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. http:///...ozzie-newsome-jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Texans hoped to cash in on a hefty offseason investment in the offense.Turns out, their rugged defense may still be the way to the playoffs.On a day the Texans scored only one touchdown against Indianapolis, the defense forced three turnovers and stopped the Colts on fourth-and-1 with 1:24 left in the game to preserve a 22-17 win on Sunday.What the defense did is truly unbelievable, quarterback Brock Osweiler said. It was like a playoff game.Win a couple more, and it will be a playoff game.By snapping a three-game losing streak, Houston (7-6) and Tennessee remained tied atop the AFC South though the Texans are better positioned because of season sweeps over the Titans and Colts (6-7).The Texans won their second straight game in Indy after losing their first 13 and have won nine straight over division foesThis one sure wasnt easy.Nick Novak made five field goals, Lamar Miller ran 21 times for 107 yards and scored on a 2-yard run late in the first half for all of the points.Osweiler, meanwhile, went 14 of 24 for 147 yards with no touchdowns despite twice starting drives inside the Colts 20-yard line.Still, the old-school style played right into the hands of Houstons defense, which picked off Andrew Luck twice and recovered a fumble after Jadeveon Clowney beat tight end Dwayne Allen on third-and-goal from the 3-yard line.They finished it off by beating the Colts with a blitz that forced an errant throw on Indys final play.Luck blamed himself.Bad plays, I mean those turnovers, he said after going 24 of 45 for 276 yards with two TD passes. We didnt execute and youve got to execute to have a chance to win the game.After the Colts took a 3-0 lead on their opening series, they didnt score again until Frank Gore took a screen pass and raced 18 yards to the end zone to make it 16-10 early in the third quarter. T.Y. Hilton scored on a 35-yard TD pass early in the fourth, cutting the deficit to 19-17.But the Texans used nearly 6 1/2 minutes on the ensuing drive to set up Novaks 34-yard field goal, and the defense, as it did all day, held up.Was it perfect by any means? No. But we got the job done, Osweiler said.MOVING ON UPGoree and Adam Vinatieri continue climbing the NFL charts. Jabrill Peppers Jersey. Gore, the Colts top running back, finished with 74 yards from scrimmage to move past Terrell Owens (16,185) for No. 11 on the NFLs list.And Vinatieri scored five points, ending the day with 104 to extend his NFL record to 19 100-point seasons. Hes achieved that feat nine times since joining the Colts, a franchise record.Texans linebacker Brian Cushing finished with six tackles, giving him 639 in his career -- breaking DeMeco Ryans franchise record (636).REACHING 1,000While Houston ran 41 times for 185 yards, Miller reached the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. The milestone came on a 20-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. He has 1,012 yards this season -- a pretty good return for a team that signed the free agent to a four-year deal in March.INJURY REPORTTexans: Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ribs) was inactive, and right guard Jeff Allen left in the third quarter with a concussion.Colts: Already short-handed on defense and down one starting offensive lineman before the game, things got worse throughout the day. Indy lost left guard Jack Mewhort (left knee) in the third quarter and starting center Ryan Kelly also left briefly in the third quarter.Linebacker Curt Maggitt (knee) limped directly from the field to the locker room after getting hurt on a fourth-quarter kickoff and receiver Donte Moncrief injured his hamstring.THEY SAID ITTexans: Our defense competes. Our defense is tough to beat with our secondary playing well, Texans coach Bill OBrien said.Colts: We had a different play called and they did a nice job and they called timeout got it in right at the right time, took a picture of what we were doing, coach Chuck Pagano said, referring to Indys final play. They made a substitution and we called a different play and the executed it and obviously we didnt.UP NEXTTexans: Host Jacksonville next Sunday.Colts: Travel to Minnesota next Sunday.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL .Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '