The first SEC road game calls for an evolved DawgNation “Freshman Report” every season. It will go beyond that big Oscar Delp catch on Saturday.
The reasoning is simple. SEC rules mandate the road team can only travel with 70 players. That’s a stark difference for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, the home team is allowed to dress out 85. So when folks always bring up home-field advantage being a big deal in the SEC, it is not a loud crowd, an easier commute to the stadium or a similar gameday routine to overcome.
The other team just has more depth to deploy.
When an SEC team can only bring 70, then it is a good bet that it is the right 70. When a freshman makes the SEC travel roster for the first time they possibly can, that says a lot about what they have shown the staff so far in their careers.
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