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Schedule of Games for Nov. 6

Florida (5-3, 3-3) at Vanderbilt (2-6, 1-4) (11:21 a.m. CT) (SEC Network)

Idaho State (1-7) at Georgia (4-5, 3-4) (12:30 p.m. ET) (WSB-TV)

Charleston Southern (2-6) at Kentucky (4-5, 1-5) (12:30 p.m. ET) (Big Blue Sports Network)

Chattanooga (5-3) at Auburn (9-0, 6-0) (1 p.m. CT) (Auburn Pay-per-view)

Alabama (7-1, 4-1) at LSU (7-1, 4-1) (2:30 p.m. CT) (CBS Sports)

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-6) at Ole Miss (3-5, 1-4) (6 p.m. CT) (ESPNU)

Arkansas (6-2, 3-2) at South Carolina (6-2, 4-2) (7 p.m. ET) (ESPN)

Tennessee (2-6, 0-5) at Memphis (1-7) (8 p.m. ET) (CBS College Sports)

OPEN: Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2)

 

Results from Oct. 30

Auburn 51, Ole Miss 31 (61,474 at Oxford, Miss.)

Florida 34, Georgia 31 (1 ot) (84,444 at Jacksonville, Fla.)

Mississippi State 24, Kentucky 17 (54,168 at Starkville, Miss.)

South Carolina 38, Tennessee 24 (79,336 at Columbia, S.C.)

Arkansas 49, Vanderbilt 14 (70,430 at Fayetteville, Ark.)

 

* - The SEC has six teams ranked in the AP, USA Today and Harris Interactive top 25 this week. The SEC has had at least six teams ranked in each week of this season.

 

* - Auburn is third in the AP and second in the USA Today and Harris polls, while Alabama is consensus #5 in all the three polls. LSU is 12th in the AP and Harris and 11th in the USA Today and Arkansas is 17th in the AP and Harris and 19th in the USA Today. South Carolina is 17th in USA Today, 18th in AP and 19th in Harris while Mississippi State is 21st in all three polls. [NOTE: The BCS rankings are not available at release time.]

 

* - CBS Sports will televise #5 Alabama at #11/12 LSU on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT. Since 2000, the average winning margin in the series is 12.6 points per game with five of the 10 contests decided by 9-points-or-less. It will be a contest of the top two defenses in the SEC (Alabama #1-scoring defense and #2-total defense; LSU #1 total defense and #2 scoring defense). Since 2007, at least one player from either defense has been taken in the first round of the NFL draft (5 total).

 

* - ESPN will televise #17/19 Arkansas at #17/18/19 South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET. It's a contest of two teams that came into the SEC the same year (1992). Since 2000, the average winning margin has been 11.9 points with five of 10 games decided by 9-points-or-less. The game features two of the top three passing offenses in the SEC (Arkansas #1 / South Carolina #3). Arkansas leads the SEC in red zone offense (92.6 percent) while South Carolina is second in the league in red zone defense (69.0).

 

* - The SEC Network telecast will be Florida at Vanderbilt. The Gator pass defense is one of three in the SEC to have more interceptions (16) than touchdowns allowed (11). It has also scored a league high three touchdowns off of the 16 interceptions. The Commodores have lost just 11 turnovers this season, which is second best in the SEC.

 

* - The remaining slate contains all non-conference games: Idaho State at Georgia; Charleston Southern at Kentucky; Chattanooga at Auburn; Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss and Tennessee at Memphis.

 

* - The SEC continues to lead the nation in non-conference winning percentage. The league is 29-5 against non-conference foes (.853). The Big 12 (36-8, .818) and the Big Ten (35-8, .814) are second and third behind the SEC.

 

* - Intra-conference games in the SEC have traditionally been competitive. This year, a national high 13 of the league's 33 games (39.4 percent) have been decided by 10 points or less. The ACC and the SEC are tied with eight games decided by five points or less this year. Since 2004, almost 50 percent of the SEC's intra-conference games (160 of 327, 48.9 percent) have been decided by 10 points or less.

 

* - In 58 home dates, SEC stadiums have seen a total attendance of 4,467,828 fans this season, an average of 77,032 fans per home date. There have been 34 games at 100 percent capacity with an average 98.47 percent capacity this season for all home games.

 

* - Fifteen SEC student-athletes have been named quarterfinalists, semifinalists or finalists for individual awards this season. They are: Dont'a Hightower, Alabama; Justin Houston, Georgia (semifinalists for Butkus Award); Cam Newton, Auburn; Ryan Mallett, Arkansas (semifinalists for Davey O'Brien Award); Greg McElroy, Alabama; Derek Sherrod, Miss. State (finalists for William V. Campbell Trophy); Josh Jasper, LSU; Blair Walsh, Georgia (semifinalists for Lou Groza Award); Nick Fairley, Auburn; Drake Nevis, LSU (semifinalists for Rotary Lombardi Award); Ryan Pugh, Auburn (finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award); John Stokes, Vanderbilt (finalist for ARA Sportsmanship Award); Mark Barron, Alabama; Patrick Peterson, LSU; Kelvin Sheppard, LSU (quarterfinalists for Lott Impact Trophy).

 

* - With 15 points scored against Ole Miss (3 FGs, 6 PATs), Auburn's Wes Byrum has moved into 9th in SEC history with 330 career points scored. He is 8th in league history in points scored by kicking.

 

 

Leading Statistical Performances from Week 9

Rushing

184 yards (29 carries, 1 TD) – Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina vs. Tennessee

180 yards (21 carries, 1 TD) – Michael Dyer, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

134 yards (9 carries, 1 TD) – Jeff Scott, Ole Miss vs. Auburn

110 yards (17 carries, 2 TDs) – Trey Burton, Florida vs. Georgia

103 yards (14 carries, 1 TD) – Vick Ballard, Mississippi State vs. Kentucky

99 yards (9 carries, 1 TD) – Onterrio McCalebb, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

 

Passing

409 yards (27-of-44, 3 TDs, 0 INTs) – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt

313 yards (18-of-37, 3 TDs, 3 INTs) – Aaron Murray, Georgia vs. Florida

258 yards (23-of-41, 2 TDs, 3 INTs) – Mike Hartline, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

223 yards (13-of-22, 1 TD, 1 INT) – Stephen Garcia, South Carolina vs. Tennessee

209 yards (18-of-24, 2 TDs, 0 INTs) – Cam Newton, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

189 yards (20-of-33, 1 TD, 1 INT) – Jeremiah Masoli, Ole Miss vs. Auburn

 

Receiving

12 catches (171 yards, 1 TD) – Randall Cobb, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

6 catches (108 yards, 1 TD) – Orson Charles, Georgia vs. Florida

6 catches (228 yards, 1 TD) -- Denarius Moore, Tennessee vs. South Carolina

6 catches (49 yards, 1 TD) – Gerald Jones, Tennessee vs. South Carolina

6 catches (87 yards, 2 TDs) – Jarius Wright, Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt

6 catches (75 yards, 1 TD) – Darvin Adams, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

 

Defense

16 tackles (12-4) (1.5 TFL -1; 1 FF) – Danny Trevathan, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

15 tackles (8-7) (1 TFL -5; 1 INT) – Chris White, Mississippi State vs. Kentucky

14 tackles (10-4) (1 PBU) – Bacarri Rambo, Georgia vs. Florida

13 tackles (10-3) (1 FF) – Akeem Dent, Georgia vs. Florida

12 tackles (10-2) (1 TFL -2; 1 Sack -20; 1 FF; 1 PBU) – Ahmad Black, Florida vs. Georgia

 

All-Purpose Yards

292 yards (11 rush/171 receiving/111 kick return/-1 punt return) – Randall Cobb, Kentucky vs. Miss. State

241 yards (84 rush/9 receiving/148 kick return) – Chris Rainey, Florida vs. Georgia

228 yards (228 receiving) – Denarius Moore, Tennessee vs. South Carolina

210 yards (184 rush/26 receiving) – Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina vs. Tennessee

180 yards (180 rushing) – Michael Dyer, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

165 yards (17 receiving/148 kick return) – Jesse Grandy, Ole Miss vs. Auburn

145 yards (110 rush/35 receiving) – Trey Burton, Florida vs. Georgia

 

Total Offensive Yards

402 yards (409 pass/-7 rush) – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt

329 yards (313 pass/16 rush) – Aaron Murray, Georgia vs. Florida

254 yards (209 pass/45 rush) – Cam Newton, Auburn vs. Ole Miss

241 yards (223 pass/18 rush) – Stephen Garcia, South Carolina vs. Tennessee

239 yards (258 pass/-19 rush) – Mike Hartline, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State 

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