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SEC Football Week 1 news and notes

SEC FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE (Sept. 5, 2010)

 

Schedule of Games for Sept. 9

Auburn (1-0) at Mississippi State (1-0) (6:30 p.m. CT / ESPN & ESPN3.com)

 

Schedule of Games for Sept. 11

Georgia (1-0) at South Carolina (1-0) (Noon ET / ESPN2 & ESPN3.com)

South Florida (1-0) at Florida (1-0) (12:21 p.m. ET / SEC Network & ESPN3.com)

Penn State (1-0) at Alabama (1-0) (6 p.m. CT / ESPN & ESPN3.com)

Louisiana-Monroe (0-0) at Arkansas (1-0) (6 p.m. CT / FSN & ESPN3.com)

LSU (1-0) at Vanderbilt (0-1) (6 p.m. CT / ESPNU)

Oregon (1-0) at Tennessee (1-0) (7 p.m. ET / ESPN2 & ESPN3.com)

Western Kentucky (0-1) at Kentucky (1-0) (7:30 p.m. ET / CSS & ESPN3.com)

Ole Miss (0-1) at Tulane (1-0) (8 p.m. CT / ESPN2, ESPN Classic & ESPN3.com)

 

Results from Sept. 2-4

Alabama 48, San Jose State 3 (101,821 at Tuscaloosa)

Arkansas 44, Tennessee Tech 3 (69,596 at Fayetteville)

Auburn 52, Arkansas State 26 (83,441 at Auburn)

Florida 34, Miami, Ohio 12 (90,178 at Gainesville)

Georgia 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 (92,746 at Athens)

Kentucky 23, Louisville 16 (55,327 at Louisville)

LSU 30, North Carolina 24 (68,919 at Atlanta)

Jacksonville State 49, Ole Miss 48 (2 OT) (55,768 at Oxford)

Mississippi State 49, Memphis 7 (56,032 at Starkville)

South Carolina 41, Southern Miss 13 (70,438 at Columbia)

Tennessee 50, UT-Martin 0 (99,123 at Knoxville)

Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 21 (37,210 at Nashville)

 

* - SEC teams were 10-2 against non-conference foes during the first weekend of the season. Since 2004, the SEC is 63-13 (.829) during the first weekend of the season against non-conference teams. Since 2004, the SEC has lost only three games on opening weekend once – in 2006, when the league was 7-3.

 

* - In 10 home games on opening weekend, the SEC had 756,353 fans go through the turnstiles (average of 75,635 per game). The stadiums were filled to 96.88 percent of capacity. There were four sellouts on opening weekend – Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State.

 

* - Since 2006, Florida owns the best record in the SEC with a 49-7 mark (.875). LSU follows second at 41-13 (.759) with Georgia (39-14, .736) and Alabama (40-15, .727) following closely behind. Since 2001, LSU has the best mark in the SEC with a 92-27 mark (.773). Florida and Georgia follow closely behind with 91-27 marks (.771).

 

* - SEC first-time starting QBs were 5-1 Saturday. Combined, they were 70-of-108 for 889 yards with 13 TDs and 2 INTs. Performances include: Cameron Newton, Auburn (9-of-14, 186 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT), John Brantley, Florida (17-of-25, 113 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT), Aaron Murray, Georgia (17-of-26, 160 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), Nathan Stanley, Ole Miss (6-of-10, 133 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT), Chris Relf, Mississippi State (7-of-9, 116 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) and Matt Simms, Tennessee (14-of-24, 181 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT).

 

* - This weekend, Georgia and South Carolina meet in an SEC Eastern Division rivalry. Since 2000, by average scoring margin, it is tied for the 6th most competitive series in the SEC. In 10 meetings since 2000, the average scoring margin is 8.50 points per game.

 

* - LSU's Patrick Peterson tallied 257 punt & kickoff return yards against North Carolina, making it the second highest total in SEC history. The top performance for special team yards in SEC history was 266 by Nick Turner of Mississippi State against Tennessee in 2003 (103 punt return, 163 kickoff return). Peterson's 157 punt return yards against the Tar Heels is tied for 6th in SEC history.

 

Leading Statistical Performances from Week 1

Rushing

171 yards (15 carries),2 TD – Cameron Newton, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

111 yards (13 carries), 2 TD – Eddie Lacy, Alabama vs. San Jose State

110 yards (17 carries), 2 TD – Tauren Poole, Tennessee vs. UT Martin

104 yards (17 carries), 1 TD – Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss vs. Jacksonville State

104 yards (23 carries), 2 TD – Derrick Locke, Kentucky vs. Louisville

98 yards (8 carries), 1 TD – Jeff Demps, Florida vs. Miami, Ohio

95 yards (14 carries), 1 TD – Michael Dyer, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

 

Passing

301 yards (21-of-24, 3 TD, 1 INT) – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech

256 yards (13-of-16, 4 TD, 0 INT) – Tyler Russell, Mississippi State vs. Memphis

240 yards (19-of-33, 1 TD, 1 INT) – Larry Smith, Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern

218 yards (13-of-16, 1 TD, 0 INT) – Greg McElroy, Alabama vs. San Jose State

217 yards (17-of-26, 0 TD, 0 INT) – Mike Hartline, Kentucky vs. Louisville

193 yards (16-of-23, 0 TD, 0 INT) – Stephen Garcia, South Carolina vs. Southern Miss

186 yards (9-of-14, 3 TD, 0 INT) – Cameron Newton, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

 

Receiving

7 catches (106 yards), 0 TD – Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina vs. Southern Miss

6 catches (93 yards), 1 TD – Julio Jones, Alabama vs. San Jose State

6 catches (86 yards), 0 TD – Gerald Jones, Tennessee vs. UT Martin

6 catches (34 yards), 1 TD – Chris Rainey, Florida vs. Miami, Ohio

6 catches (138 yards), 2 TD – Joe Adams, Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech

5 catches (112 yards), 2 TD – Brandon Heavens, Mississippi State vs. Memphis

5 catches (91 yards), 1 TD – Leon Berry, Mississippi State vs. Memphis

5 catches (83 yards), 1 TD – Kris Durham, Georgia vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

 

Defense

12 tackles (8-4), 1.5 TFL (-4), 1 INT – Ahmad Black, Florida vs. Miami, Ohio

12 tackles (10-2), 1 TFL (-1), 2 FF – Jay Fullam, Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern

12 tackles (5-7), 0.5 TFL (-1) – Chris Marve, Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern

11 tackles (7-4) – Damien Jackson, Ole Miss vs. Jacksonville State

11 tackles (9-2), 3.5 TFL (-6) – Danny Trevathan, Kentucky vs. Louisville

10 tackles (2-8), 1 PBU – Johnny Brown, Ole Miss vs. Jacksonville State

10 tackles (2-8), 1.5 TFL (-4) – Kelvin Sheppard, LSU vs. North Carolina

10 tackles (7-3), 1 QBH – Daren Bates, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

 

All-Purpose Yards

257 (100 kickoff return, 157 punt return) – Patrick Peterson, LSU vs. North Carolina

171 (171 rush) – Cameron Newton, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

158 (98 rush, 4 receiving, 56 kickoff return) – Jeff Demps, Florida vs. Miami, Ohio

150 (80 rush, 19 receiving, 59 kickoff return, -8 punt return) – Randall Cobb, Kentucky vs. Louisville

149 (100 receiving, 49 punt return) – Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State vs. Memphis

148 (104 rush, 21 receiving, 23 kickoff return) – Derrick Locke, Kentucky vs. Louisville

146 (66 rush, 46 receiving, 34 kickoff return) – Trent Richardson, Alabama vs. San Jose State

 

Total Offensive Yards

357 yards (186 pass, 171 rush) – Cameron Newton, Auburn vs. Arkansas State

301 yards (301 pass) – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech

288 yards (240 pass, 48 rush) – Larry Smith, Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern

255 yards (256 pass, -1 rush) – Tyler Russell, Mississippi State vs. Memphis

231 yards (193 pass, 38 rush) – Stephen Garcia, South Carolina vs. Southern Miss

225 yards (218 pass, 7 rush) – Greg McElroy, Alabama vs. San Jose State

222 yards (217 pass, 5 rush) – Mike Hartline, Kentucky vs. Louisville

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