SEC fantasy challenge: Week 1

September, 6, 2011
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Sam Cooke said it best.

"A Change is Gonna Come."

That's what I have to say about my fantasy team in the College Football Challenge after week 1.

I don't like tinkering my fantasy rosters early unless I absolutely have to, and this is one of those situations. I drafted Ole Miss running back Brandon Bolden with my No. 2 pick, ensuring a hard-nosed, touchdown-friendly running back. Things seemed to be fine as he raced out to 21 yards on four carries. But his ankle fracture in the first half has him sidelined for a few weeks and me scrambling for another running back.

I decided to say goodbye to Bolden Monday and picked up Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard, who had a career-high 166 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Memphis in the opener.

But the move obviously wasn't made in time and my Young Guns (0-1) suffered a defeat at the hands of fellow blogger Chris Low and his Over the Hill (1-0) team 122-112.

If not for Joe Adams' two punt returns that went for scores it would be me in hog Heaven right now ...

Here is how our first matchup went:

OVER THE HILL

QB: Tyler Wilson (260 yds, 2 TDs; 4 carries for -5 yds) -- 18
QB: Tyler Bray (293 yds, 3 TDs; 6 carries for -17 yds) -- 23
RB: Trent Richardson (37 yds, 3 TDs; 1 catch for 16 yds) -- 22
RB: Spencer Ware (99 yds, 1 TD; 1 catch for 9 yds) -- 15
WR: Alshon Jeffery (92 yards) -- 9
WR: Joe Adams (11 yds; two return TDs) -- 13
DEF: Alabama (7 pts, 4 sacks,1 INT, Win) -- 15
K: Ole Miss (2 FGs, 1 XP) -- 7

TOTAL: 122

YOUNG GUNS

QB: Aaron Murray (236 yds, 2 TDs; 7 carries for -33 yds) -- 17
QB: Chris Relf (202 yds, 2 TDs; 51 rushing yds) -- 21
RB: Marcus Lattimore (112 yds, 3 TDs; 3 catches for 33 yds) -- 32
RB: Brandon Bolden (21 yds) -- 2
WR: Greg Childs (29 yds) -- 2
WR: Justin Hunter (146 yds, 1 TD) -- 20
DEF: LSU (27 pts, 1 TD, 1 INT, 3 fumbles, 1 Win) -- 15
K: Georgia (3 XP) -- 3

TOTAL: 112

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