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SEC Football news and notes

From the Southeastern Conference

Results from Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 1-3

SEPT. 1

Kentucky 14, Western Kentucky 3 (24,599 at Nashville)

Mississippi State 59, Memphis 14 (33,990 at Memphis)

 

SEPT. 3

Alabama 48, Kent State 7 (101,821 at Tuscaloosa)

Arkansas 51, Missouri State 7 (70,607 at Fayetteville)

Auburn 42, Utah State 38 (85,245 at Auburn)

Florida 41, Florida Atlantic 3 (88,708 at Gainesville)

Boise State 35, Georgia 21 (73,614 at Atlanta)

LSU 40, Oregon 27 (87,711 at Arlington, Texas)

Brigham Young 14, Ole Miss 13 (55,124 at Oxford)

South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 (58,272 at Charlotte)

Tennessee 42, Montana 16 (94,661 at Knoxville)

Vanderbilt 45, Elon 14 (27,599 at Nashville

 

Schedule of Saturday, Sept. 10 Games

Central Michigan (1-0) at Kentucky (1-0)

12 p.m. ET • ESPNU

Lexington, Ky. • C.M. Newton Field / Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)

Series Record: UK leads, 5-0 • Last Meeting: Sept. 30, 2006 (UK, 45-36)

 

Mississippi State (1-0) at Auburn (1-0)

11:21 a.m. CT • SEC Network / ESPN3.com

Auburn, Ala. • Pat Dye Field / Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)

Series Record: AU leads, 59-23-2 • Last Meeting: Sept. 9, 2010 (AU, 17-14)

 

Alabama (1-0) at Penn State (1-0)

3:30 p.m. ET • ABC / ESPN3.com

University Park, Pa. • Beaver Stadium (106,572)

Series Record: UA leads, 9-5 • Last Meeting: Sept. 11, 2010 (UA, 24-3)

 

Cincinnati (1-0) at Tennessee (1-0)

3:30 p.m. ET • ESPN2 / ESPN3.com

Knoxville, Tenn. • Shields-Watkins Field / Neyland Stadium (100,011)

Series Record: UT leads, 4-1 • Last Meeting: Sept. 26, 1992 (UT, 40-0)

 

South Carolina (1-0) at Georgia (0-1)

4:30 p.m. ET • ESPN / ESPN3.com

Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Series Record: UGA leads, 46-15-2 • Last Meeting: Sept. 11, 2010 (USC, 17-6)

 

Southern Illinois (1-0) at Ole Miss (0-1)

5 p.m. CT • Ole Miss PPV / ESPN3.com

Oxford, Miss. • Hollingsworth Field / Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)

Series Record: UM leads, 1-0 • Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 1994 (UM, 59-3)

 

New Mexico (0-1) at Arkansas (1-0)

6 p.m. CT • ESPNU

Little Rock, Ark. • War Memorial Stadium (53,727)

Series Record: UA leads, 2-0 • Last Meeting: Nov. 28, 1987 (UA, 43-25)

 

Northwestern State (1-0) at LSU (1-0)

7 p.m. CT • LSU PPV / ESPN3.com

Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (92,400)

Series Record: LSU leads, 10-0 • Last Meeting: Sept. 19, 1942 (LSU, 40-0)

 

Connecticut (1-0) at Vanderbilt (1-0)

6:30 p.m. CT • CSS / ESPN3.com

Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773)

Series Record: Tied, 1-1 • Last Meeting: Oct. 2, 1010 (UConn, 40-21)

 

* - Southeastern Conference teams went 10-2 in games against non-conference competition in Week 1. Since 1992, SEC teams are 695-219-2 (.760) against non-conference foes. Since 2000, every SEC team has a winning mark against non-conference competition.

 

* - SEC stadiums hosted seven games in week one with an average of 74,824 fans per game. There were a total of 523,765 fans with a 95.2 capacity percentage. Alabama and Florida played in front of capacity crowds.

 

* - Seven SEC schools have winning percentages of .600 or higher since 2002. LSU is the league's best at 93-26 (.782). It is followed by Florida (89-30, .748), Auburn (87-30, .744), Georgia (88-31, .739), Alabama (.80-38, .678), Tennessee (71-45, .612) and Arkansas (69-46, .600).

 

* - Current quarterbacks who have started in the SEC have combined record of 90-69. In the 90 wins, the quarterbacks have combined for 125 touchdowns and 48 interceptions. In the 69 losses, the signal-callers have thrown a combined 56 touchdowns and 71 interceptions.

 

* - SEC teams scored 63 touchdowns this weekend with 31 coming on the ground. There were 22 passing touchdowns, five scored on defense, four on punt returns and one kickoff return. Defensively, SEC teams gave up 28 touchdowns with 14 through the air, 13 on the ground and one on defense.

 

* - Florida's Jeff Demps, with 105 rushing yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns against Florida Atlantic, joined the 2,000-yard career rushing club on Saturday. Demps now has 2,006 yards in 39 games and joins Ole Miss' Brandon Bolden (2,160 rushing yards) as the league's only active career 2,000 yard rushers.

 

* - Mississippi State's Vick Ballard and South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore have been producing plenty of touchdowns in their short SEC careers. Ballard, with three rushing TDs against Memphis, now has 23 career scores in 13 games played while Lattimore, with three rushing TDs against East Carolina, now has 22 career scores in 14 games played.

 

* - Arkansas' Joe Adams scored two touchdowns on punt returns against Missouri State (69 and 61 yards) giving him three in his career. Adams ties an SEC single-game mark held by six others (latest: Kentucky's Derek Abney vs. Miss. State, 2002).

 

* - Florida's Chris Rainey scored touchdowns via the pass (14 yard reception from John Brantley), the run (14 yards) and a blocked punt return (22 yards) against Florida Atlantic. He is the first player in Florida history to score these three ways in a single-game.

 

* - Auburn's come-from-behind win 42-38 against Utah State is the Tigers' fifth in the Gene Chizik era when trailing by double digit points. Auburn trailed 21-7 in the second quarter and 38-28 with 3:38 left in the game.

 

* - Alabama held Kent State to -9 rushing yards and 90 total offensive yards on Saturday. The 90 yard total is the second lowest in the Nick Saban era (84 vs. Chattanooga, 2009). Alabama leads the nation after Week 1 in rushing defense.

 

* - Kentucky forced four turnovers, all interceptions, in its 14-3 win against Western Kentucky. The four interceptions were the most since the Wildcats got four against Idaho on Sept. 10, 2005.

 

* - LSU rover Tyrann Mathieu led the Tigers with 10 total stops in the 40-27 win against Oregon. Mathieu also had a half-tackle for loss (-1), a forced fumble, fumble recovery and two pass deflections.

 

* - Tennessee played 12 true freshmen in its 42-16 win against Montana with three starting on defense. SLB Curt Maggitt and WLB A.J. Johnson became the first true freshmen to start at linebacker since freshman eligibility was reinstated in 1972. LCB Justin Coleman became the first true freshman to start in the secondary since 2007 (Eric Berry vs. Cal).

 

* - Vanderbilt's Chris Marve continues to be the SEC's leading active tackler with 318 stops. The linebacker led the Commodores with 12 stops, including two for losses (-3 yards) against Elon.

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