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SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE

Oct. 21, 2012

Results from Saturday, Oct. 20

Alabama 44, Tennessee 13 (102,455 at Knoxville)

Vanderbilt 17, Auburn 13 (40,350 at Nashville)

Florida 44, South Carolina 11 (90,833 at Gainesville)

Georgia 29, Kentucky 24 (54,553 at Lexington)

LSU 21, Texas A&M 19 (87,429 at College Station)

Mississippi State 45, Middle Tennessee 3 (55,108 at Starkville)

 

Top Performances from Saturday, Oct. 20

Rushing

169 yards (27 carries, 1 TD) – Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt vs. Auburn

129 yards (15 carries, 2 TDs) – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama vs. Tennessee

127 yards (18 carries, 1 TD) – Jeremy Hill, LSU vs. Texas A&M

125 yards (20 carries, 1 TD) – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee

87 yards (12 carries) – Jonathan George, Kentucky vs. Georgia

85 yards (16 carries, 1 TD) – Tre Mason, Auburn vs. Vanderbilt

82 yards (12 carries, 1 TD) – Ben Malena, Texas A&M vs. LSU

 

Passing

427 yards (30-of-38, 4 TDs, 0 INT) – Aaron Murray, Georgia vs. Kentucky

306 yards (17-of-22, 4 TDs, 0 INT) – A.J. McCarron, Alabama vs. Tennessee

276 yards (29-of-56, 0 TD, 3 INT) – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M vs. LSU

191 yards (17-of-21, 3 TDs, 0 INT) – Tyler Russell, Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee

184 yards (13-of-27, 0 TD 2 INT) – Tyler Bray, Tennessee vs. Alabama

173 yards (15-of-25, 0 TD, 0 INT) – Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt vs. Auburn

Receptions

10 catches (81 yards) – Ryan Swope, Texas A&M vs. LSU

9 catches (188 yards, 2 TDs) – Tavarres King, Georgia vs. Kentucky

9 catches (103 yards) – Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia vs. Kentucky

7 catches (162 yards, 2 TDs) – Amari Cooper, Alabama vs. Tennessee

7 catches (66 yards, 2 TDs) – Chris Smith, Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee

6 catches (77 yards) – Chris Boyd, Vanderbilt vs. Auburn

6 catches (76 yards) – Mike Evans, Texas A&M vs. LSU

5 catches (48 yards) – Marlin Lane, Tennessee vs. Alabama

 

Defense

14 tackles – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee vs. Alabama

13 tackles – Justin Coleman, Tennessee vs. Alabama

13 tackles – Avery Williamson, Kentucky vs. Georgia

12 tackles (1 Sack -7; 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 QBH) – Kevin Minter, LSU vs. Texas A&M

12 tackles (1 FF, 1 FR, 1 QBH) – Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn vs. Vanderbilt

12 tackles – Demetruce McNeal, Auburn vs. Vanderbilt

11 tackles (1 PBU) – Eric Reid, LSU vs. Texas A&M

11 tackles (1 TFL -6) – Alec Ogletree, Georgia vs. Kentucky

11 tackles – Reginald Bowens, South Carolina vs. Florida

10 tackles – Bacarri Rambo, Georgia vs. Kentucky

10 tackles (1 PBU) – Shawn Williams, Georgia vs. Kentucky

10 tackles (1 Sack – 2; 1 other TFL – 2; 1 PBU; 1 QBH) – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M vs. LSU

 

Kick Scoring

9 points (6-6 PATs, 1-2 FGs) – Devon Bell, Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee

9 points (3-4 FGs) – Adam Yates, South Carolina vs. Florida

8 points (5-5 PATs, 1-1 FG) – Caleb Sturgis, Florida vs. South Carolina

8 points (5-5 PATs, 1-1 FG) – Jeremy Shelley, Alabama vs. Tennessee

7 points (1-1 PAT, 2-2 FGs) – Michael Palardy, Tennessee vs. Alabama

7 points (1-1 PAT, 2-2 FGs) – Cody Parkey, Auburn vs. Vanderbilt

7 points (1-2 PAT, 2-4 FGs) – Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M vs. LSU

6 points (3-3 PAT, 1-1 FG) – Drew Alleman, LSU vs. Texas A&M

6 points (3-3 PAT, 1-1 FG) – Craig McIntosh, Kentucky vs. Georgia

 

Return Yards

111 yards (4-111 KOR) – Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee vs. Alabama

111 yards (5-111 KOR) – DeMarcus Sweat, Kentucky vs. Georgia

106 yards (3-106 KOR) – Trey Williams, Texas A&M vs. LSU

86 yards (4-59 PR / 1 – 27) – Cyrus Jones, Alabama vs. Tennessee

 

 

Schedule of Saturday, Oct. 27 Games

Kentucky (1-7, 0-5 SEC) at Missouri (3-4, 0-4 SEC)

11 a.m. CT • ESPNU

Columbia, Mo. • Memorial Stadium / Faurot Field (71,004)

 

Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) at South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 SEC)

12 p.m. ET • ESPN

Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)

 

Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2 SEC) at Arkansas (3-4, 2-2 SEC)

11:21 a.m. CT • SEC Network

Little Rock, Ark. • War Memorial Stadium (53,955)

 

Florida (7-0, 6-0 SEC) vs. Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC)

3:30 p.m. ET • CBS Sports

Jacksonville, Fla. • EverBank Field (82,000)

 

Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at Auburn (1-6, 0-5 SEC)

6 p.m. CT • ESPNU

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

 

Massachusetts (0-7) at Vanderbilt (3-4, 2-3 SEC)

6 p.m. CT • FSN

Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,550)

 

Mississippi State (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC)

7:30 p.m. CT • ESPN

Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

 

OPEN: LSU (7-1, 3-1 SEC)

 

SEC PLAYERS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (TOP 40)

 

All-Purpose Rushing – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (22nd – 143.14 ypg); Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (29th – 137.86 ypg)

Field Goals – Caleb Sturgis, Florida (11th – 1.71 fgpg); Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (T17th – 1.57 fgpg); Cody Parkey, Auburn (T17th – 1.57 fgpg); Drew Alleman, LSU (21st – 1.50 fgpg); Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (24th – 1.43 fgpg); Devon Bell, Mississippi State (35th – 1.29 fgpg)

Interceptions – Byron Moore, Tennessee (T6th – 0.57 ipg); Darius Slay, Mississippi State (T6th – 0.57 ipg); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (T6th – 0.57 ipg)

Kickoff Returns – Cordarelle Patterson, Tennessee (2nd – 34.75 ypr); Onterio McCalebb, Auburn (24th – 26.64 ypr); Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss (27th – 26.00 ypr); Trey Williams, Texas A&M (31st – 25.60 ypr); Andre DeBose, Florida (38th – 25.17 ypr)

Passing Efficiency – A.J. McCarron, Alabama (1st – 183.63 rating); Aaron Murray, Georgia (7th – 168.63 rating); Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (17th – 158.34 rating); Tyler Russell, Mississippi State (26th - 148.59 rating); Jeff Driskel, Florida (27th – 147.59 rating); Connor Shaw, South Carolina (28th – 147.02 rating); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (34th – 144.51 rating)

Punting – Kyle Christy, Florida (1st – 47.94 ypp); Dylan Breeding, Arkansas (46.16 ypp); Richard Kent, Vanderbilt (45.09 ypp); Brad Wing, LSU (13th – 44.10 ypp); Landon Foster, Kentucky (21st – 43.15 ypp); Trey Barrow, Missouri (23rd – 42.88 ypp)

Punt Returns – Marcus Murphy, Missouri (3rd – 18.88 ypr); Ace Sanders, South Carolina (10th – 15.70 ypr); Dustin Harris, Texas A&M (14th – 14.44 ypr); Christion Jones, Alabama (25th – 11.67 ypr); Andre DeBose, Florida (31st – 10.22 ypr); Devrin Young, Tennessee (34th – 10.08 ypr); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (38th – 9.80 ypr)

Receptions per Game – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (T21st – 6.56 rpg); Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (T21st – 6.56 rpg); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (37th – 6.00 rpg)

Receiving Yards per Game – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (11th – 107.71 ypg); Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (17th – 94.71 ypg); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (23rd – 89.29 ypg); Justin Hunter, Tennessee (31st – 81.00 ypg)

Rushing – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (24th – 103.43 ypg); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (29th – 100.43 ypg); Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt (34th – 95.43 ypg); Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (36th – 93.67 ypg); Mike Gillislee, Florida (38th – 93.14 ypg)

Scoring – Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (31st – 9.14 ppg)

Total Offense – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (3rd – 379.86 ypg); Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (10th – 328.17 ypg); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (36th – 271.86 ypg); Aaron Murray, Georgia (37th – 269.14 ypg)

Tackles – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (7th – 11.00 tpg); Daren Bates, Auburn (12th – 10.57 tpg); Avery Williamson, Kentucky (19th – 10.13 tpg); Kevin Minter, LSU (38th – 9.38 tpg)

Tackles for Loss – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (1st – 2.43 tpg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (10th – 1.75 tpg); Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (T31st – 1.29 tpg); Sam Montgomery, LSU (T31st – 1.29 tpg); Will Ebner, Missouri (38th – 1.25 tpg)

Sacks – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (1st – 1.36 spg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (18th – 0.94 spg); Chase Garnham, Vanderbilt (T39th – 0.71 spg); Corey Lemonier, Auburn (T39th – 0.71 spg)

 

 

SEC TEAMS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (TOP 40)

 

Pass Efficiency Defense – Alabama (1st – 83.11 rating); LSU (2nd – 90.40 rating); Florida (3rd – 90.60 rating); Mississippi State (12th – 103.17 rating); Vanderbilt (14th – 104.97 rating); South Carolina (20th – 109.70 rating); Texas A&M (35th – 115.77 rating)

Kickoff Returns – Alabama (11th – 26.30 ypr); Auburn (14th – 25.94 ypr); Missouri (16th – 25.60 ypr); Texas A&M (31st – 24.11 ypr)

Net Punting – Florida (1st – 44.24 ypp); Texas A&M (4th – 42.80 ypp); Arkansas (7th – 41.97 ypp); Vanderbilt (12th – 40.89 ypp); Kentucky (20th – 39.95 ypp); Auburn (28th – 39.55 ypp); Mississippi State (29th – 39.30 ypp); LSU (32nd – 39.16 ypp)

Passing Offense – Arkansas (12th – 311.43 ypg); Texas A&M (17th – 303.29 ypg); Tennessee (28th – 285.29 ypg); Georgia (30th – 281.71 ypg)

Pass Defense – Alabama (2nd – 136.86 ypg); Vanderbilt (3rd – 142.57 ypg); LSU (5th – 148.50 ypg); South Carolina (15th – 175.88 ypg); Florida (20th – 184.71 ypg); Mississippi State (21st – 188.57 ypg); Georgia (28th – 199.57 ypg); Ole Miss (39th – 210.71 ypg)

Passing Efficiency – Alabama (1st – 183.30 rating); Georgia (9th – 165.29 rating); Mississippi State (27th – 147.42 rating); South Carolina (29th – 146.90 rating); Florida (30th – 145.84 rating)

Punt Returns – Missouri (4th – 20.53 ypr); Texas A&M (10th – 15.24 ypr); South Carolina (14th – 14.18 ypr); Alabama (30th – 11.96 ypr)

Rushing Offense – Texas A&M (19th – 221.29 ypg); Alabama (20th – 219.43 ypg); Florida (25th – 212.71 ypg); Ole Miss (26th – 211.14 ypg); LSU (28th – 208.38 ypg); Georgia (30th – 205.14 ypg)

Rushing Defense – Alabama (1st – 58.71 ypg); LSU (9th – 94.88 ypg); Florida (10th – 97.29 ypg); South Carolina (14th – 106.25 ypg); Arkansas (38th – 130.00 ypg)

Scoring Defense – Alabama (1st – 8.29 ppg); Florida (4th – 12.14 ppg); Mississippi State (9th – 14.43 ppg); LSU (10th – 14.63 ppg); South Carolina (15th – 16.25 ppg); Vanderbilt (33rd – 21.00 ppg); Texas A&M (38th – 22.14 ppg)

Scoring Offense – Texas A&M (9th – 43.00 ppg); Alabama (14th – 41.00 ppg); Georgia (17th – 39.57 ppg); Mississippi State (27th – 36.71 ppg); Tennessee (37th – 34.43 ppg)

Total Defense – Alabama (1st – 195.57 ypg); LSU (3rd – 243.38 ypg); Florida (7th – 282.00 ypg); South Carolina (9th – 282.13 ypg); Mississippi State (25th – 327.71 ypg); Vanderbilt (27th – 331.71 ypg); Ole Miss (40th – 356.00)

Total Offense – Texas A&M (9th – 524.57 ypg); Georgia (18th – 486.86 ypg); Tennessee (34th – 453.71 ypg); Ole Miss (38th – 440.71 ypg); Alabama (39th – 439.57 ypg)

Turnover Margin – Mississippi State (1st – 2.43 margin); Alabama (3rd – 2.00 margin); Florida (9th – 1.57 margin); LSU (16th – 1.13 margin); Missouri (25th – 0.86 margin)

 

GAME NOTES

 

* - The SEC has seven teams in both the Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 polls this week. Alabama is the top-ranked team in both polls followed by Florida (3rd in both polls), LSU (6th in both polls), Georgia (11th-USA / 12th-AP), Mississippi State (12th –USA / 13th - AP), South Carolina (16th-USA / 17th-AP) and Texas A&M (21st-USA / 22nd - AP). The BCS Standings and Harris Poll will be released later today.

 

* - In terms of wins and losses, Alabama is the highest ranked undefeated team in both polls, LSU is the highest ranked one-loss team in both polls and South Carolina is the highest ranked two-loss team in both polls.

 

* - This Saturday's games feature games pitting the top two teams in each division. In the Eastern Division, Florida and Georgia play in Jacksonville in the CBS Sports contest at 3:30 p.m. ET. In the Western Division, Alabama hosts Mississippi State on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CT. The Gators currently have a 1.5 game lead over the Bulldogs and in the Western Division, both the Tide and Bulldogs are undefeated in league play.

 

* - SEC National Individual Stat Leaders: Passing Efficiency – A.J. McCarron, Alabama; Punting – Kyle Christy, Florida; Tackles for Loss – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M; Sacks – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M.

 

* - SEC National Team Stat Leaders: Pass Efficiency Defense – Alabama; Net Punting- Florida; Passing Efficiency – Alabama; Rushing Defense – Alabama; Scoring Defense – Alabama; Total Defense – Alabama; Turnover Margin – Mississippi State.

 

* - Average capacity for SEC home games has increased to 96.73 percent. Last year, the average was 95.75 percent. The 2010 season was at 98.51 percent. So far this season, more than 4.4 million fans have attended 60 home SEC games, an average of 74,056 fans per game. There have been 32 sellout crowds thus far in 2012.

 

* - SEC teams are 32-7 (.821) against non-conference foes this year, the second highest among all FBS conferences (Big 12 – 25-3 / .893). The SEC has had an 80 percent-or higher winning percentage in non-conference games in six of the last seven seasons, with the exception being 2008 (37-11 / .771). Since 1992, the SEC is 76.7 percent against non-conference foes (including bowl games).

 

* - The Georgia-Florida rivalry is the fourth most competitive (by average scoring margin) in the SEC since 2000. In 12 games between the teams since 2000, the average winning margin is 11.25 points per game. Seven of the 12 games have been decided by single-digits.

 

* - Alabama leads the SEC in overall offensive drive efficiency, scoring on 46 of its 85 offensive drives (54.1 percent). The Tide has scored TDs on 40.0 percent (34 of 85) of its offensive drives, which is also an SEC-best.

 

* - Florida has a league-high nine scoring drives that have lasted longer than 5 minutes. There have been 52 scoring drives this season in the SEC of more than 5 minutes.

 

* - Georgia QB Aaron Murray has broken into the SEC career top 10 in touchdown responsibility (84 – 7th) and touchdown passes (75 – T9th).

 

* - Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy became the Commodores all-time career leader in rushing yards with 2,670 yards. Stacy had 169 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries against Auburn. Stacy has 25 career rushing TDs at Vandy, which is one behind the school record of 26 (Dean Davidson, 1947-50).

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