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SEC Football news and notes

From the Southeastern Conference

* - Arkansas' Joe Adams is tied for third in the nation for the most total plays (rush, pass, returns) of more than 50 yards with six.

 

* - Of all players in the nation with multiple games against AP Top 25 teams, Georgia's Brandon Boykin is third in all-purpose rushing, averaging 194.0 yards per game in two games against AP ranked teams.

 

* - Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews is 11th in the nation in average yards per catch (19.62). LSU's Rueben Randle is 12th, averaging 19.29 yards per grab.

 

* - Alabama leads the nation in rushing yards per play in the second half, averaging 6.84 yards per carry.

 

* - Alabama's Eddie Lacy is third in the nation in rushing yards per play in the fourth quarter, averaging 12.21 yards per carry.

 

* - Tennessee's Da'Rick Rodgers is 13th in the nation in total receptions on 3rd down with 17 for 311 yards and a touchdown.

 

* - Auburn's Cody Parkey leads the nation in percentage of touchbacks on kickoffs with 27 on 49 kickoffs, a 55.10 percentage.

 

* - Alabama's Trent Richardson is second among all running backs in the nation with 17 plays of 20-yards-or-more this season.

 

* - Georgia is 8th in the nation in average time of possession per game at 33:47.

 

* - South Carolina (5-5), West Virginia (3-3), Penn State (3-3) and Utah (2-2) are the only teams in the nation who have a perfect TD percentage inside the red zone against AP Top 25 teams multiple times.

 

* - Three of the top four 4th-quarter rushers in the SEC are from Alabama. Trent Richardson leads the SEC in fourth-quarter rushing (312 yards), Jalston Fowler is second (256 yards) and Eddie Lacy is fourth at (232 yards). Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy is third at 250 yards.

 

* - Tennessee's Tyler Bray and LSU's Jarrett Lee are 1-2 in the SEC in 3rd-down passing efficiency. Bray's rating of 201.14 leads the SEC on third down while Lee is at 155.74. On 3rd downs, Bray has completed 31-of-45 passes for 512 yards with 5 TDs and no interceptions. Lee has completed 27-of-53 passes on third downs for 410 yards with 7 TDs and one interception.

 

* - Here's a breakdown of the last five years of the SEC team leader in total defense:

2007 – LSU (288.8 yards per game allowed)

2008 – Tennessee (263.5)

2009 – Alabama (245.4)

2010 – Alabama (286.4)

2011 – Alabama (181.4)

 

* - Tennessee leads the SEC in kickoff coverage, giving up just 18.06 yards per opponents kickoff return.

 

* - Auburn's Onterrio McCalebb leads the SEC with 18 total plays of more than 10-yards against AP Top 25 ranked teams (5) this season. Trent Richardson of Alabama is second with 15.

 

* - Florida has given up the least first downs via passing on third down in the SEC (18) this season. Tennessee and Georgia are second with 21.

 

* - Vanderbilt has run the most scrimmage plays of over 40 yards (14) in the SEC this season.

 

SEC DIVISIONAL TIE-BREAKER

In the event of a tie for the division championship, the following procedures will be used to break all ties to determine the SEC Football Championship Game representative. All Conference versus Conference Games (both division and non-division) will be counted in the Conference Standings.

 

Two-Team Tie. In the event two teams are tied for a division title, the following procedure will be used in the following order:

 

A. Head-to-head competition between the two tied teams;

B. Records of the tied teams within the division;

C. Head-to-head competition against the team within the division with the best overall (divisional and non-divisional) Conference record, and proceeding through the division (multiple ties within the division will be broken from first to last and a tie for first place will be broken before a tie for fourth place);

D. Overall record against non-divisional teams;

E. Combined record against all common non-divisional teams;

F. Record against the common non-divisional team with the best overall Conference record (divisional or non-divisional) and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based on their order of finish within their division; and

G. The tied team with the highest ranking in the Bowl Championship Series Standings following the last weekend of regular-season games shall be the divisional representative in the SEC Championship Game.

 

Three-Team Tie (or more). If three teams are tied for a division title, the following procedure will be used in the following order: (Note: If one of the procedures results in one team being eliminated and two remaining, the two-team tiebreaker procedure as stated in No. 1 above will be used):

 

A. Combined head to head record among the tied teams;

B. Record of the tied teams within the division;

C. Head to head competition against the team within the division with the best overall Conference record (divisional and non divisional) and proceeding through the division (multiple ties within the division will be broken from first to last and a tie for first place will be broken before a tie for fourth place);

D. Overall Conference record against non divisional teams;

E. Combined record against all common non divisional teams;

F. Record against the common non-divisional team with the best overall Conference record (divisional and non-divisional) and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based on their order of finish within their division; and

G. The tied team with the highest ranking in the Bowl Championship Series Standings following the last weekend of regular-season games shall be the divisional representative in the SEC Championship Game, unless the second of the tied teams is ranked within five-or-fewer places of the highest-ranked tied team. In this case, the head-to-head results of the top two ranked tied teams shall determine the representative in the SEC Championship Game.

 

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DIVISIONAL RACE UPDATES

[NOTE: This is the latest that both spots in SEC Championship Game have not been secured since 2005. That year, Georgia clinched on Nov. 19 & LSU did on Nov. 25.]

 

EASTERN DIVISION

South Carolina and Georgia are the only teams mathematically eligible to participate in the SEC Championship Game.

 

Georgia (6-1)...

• Georgia controls its own destiny and can reach the SEC Championship Game by defeating Kentucky.

 

South Carolina (6-2)

• Gamecocks can get to the SEC Championship Game if Kentucky defeats Georgia.

 

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama, LSU and Arkansas are the only teams mathematically eligible to particpate in the SEC Championship Game.

 

LSU (6-0)

• LSU controls its own destiny and can reach SEC Championship Game by defeating Ole Miss and Arkansas.

 

Alabama (6-1)

• Alabama can get to the SEC Championship Game by defeating Auburn and LSU losing both of its remaining games.

 

Arkansas (5-1) ...

• The Razorbacks can reach the SEC Championship Game by defeating Mississippi State and LSU and having Alabama lose to Auburn.

 

In case of a three-way tie between Alabama, Arkansas and LSU, all with 7-1 marks, and all have one-loss in the three-team subset, the tie-breaker would go to (G) of the three-team tie-breaker (use of the BCS standings). In this instance, the third team would be eliminated and, if the second team is five spots or less from the top team, head-to-head result would be used to break tie. If top team is more than five spots ahead of second team, it would be the divisional representative in the SEC Championship Game.

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