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    SEC Football Sunday Notes Package

    SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE
    October 2, 2011

    Results from Saturday, Oct. 1
    Alabama 38, Florida 10 (90,888 at Gainesville)
    Auburn 16, South Carolina 13 (81,767 at Columbia)
    Georgia 24, Mississippi State 10 (92,746 at Athens)
    LSU 35, Kentucky 7 (92,660 at Baton Rouge)
    Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38 (69,838 at Arlington, Texas)
    Ole Miss 38, Fresno State 28 (32,063 at Fresno, Calif.)
    Tennessee 41, Buffalo 10 (87,758 at Knoxville)

    Top Performances from Saturday, Oct. 1
    Rushing
    181 yards (29 carries, 2 TDs) – Trent Richardson, Alabama vs. Florida
    141 yards (41 carries, 1 TD) – Michael Dyer, Auburn vs. South Carolina
    138 yards (24 carries, 2 TDs) – Jeff Scott, Ole Miss vs. Fresno State
    104 yards (22 carries) – Isaiah Crowell, Georgia vs. Mississippi State
    101 yards (17 carries) – Tauren Poole, Tennessee vs. Buffalo

    Passing
    510 yards (30-of-51, 3 TDs, 0 INT) – Tyler Wilson, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
    342 yards (21-of-30, 4 TDs, 0 INT) – Tyler Bray, Tennessee vs. Buffalo
    214 yards (8-of-18, 1 TD, 0 INT) – Randall Mackey, Ole Miss vs. Fresno State 190 yards (11-of-16, 1 TD, 1 INT) – John Brantley, Florida vs. Alabama
    169 yards (8-of-21, 1 TD, 0 INT) – Jarrett Lee, LSU vs. Kentucky

    Receptions
    13 catches (281 yards, 2 TDs) – Jarius Wright, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
    7 catches (180 yards, 2 TDs) – Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee vs. Buffalo
    6 catches (46 yards) – Chris Smith, Mississippi State vs. Georgia
    5 catches (86 yards, 1 TD) – Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina vs. Auburn
    5 catches (57 yards) – Arceto Clark, Mississippi State vs. Georgia
    5 catches (60 yards, 1 TD) – Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia vs. Mississippi State
    5 catches (31 yards) – Jordan Reed, Florida vs. Alabama

    Defense
    13 tackles (9 UT, 4 AT, 3 TFL -10, 1 INT) – Antonio Allen, South Carolina vs. Auburn
    13 tackles (9 UT, 4 AT, 1 FR) – Tevin Mitchel, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
    13 tackles (4 UT, 9 AT) – Danny Trevathan, Kentucky vs. LSU
    12 tackles (3 UT, 9 AT, 2 TFL -6) – Winston Guy, Kentucky vs. LSU
    12 tackles (6 UT, 6 AT, 1 INT) – Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State vs. Georgia
    11 tackles (9 UT, 2 AT) – Reginald Bowens, South Carolina vs. Auburn
    11 tackles (8 UT, 3 AT, 1 TFL) – Jerry Franklin, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
    11 tackles (8 UT, 3 AT, 4.5 TFL -21, 3.5 Sacks – 20, 1 INT) – Melvin Ingram, South Carolina vs. Auburn
    11 tackles (2 UT, 9 AT) – Ronnie Sneed, Kentucky vs. LSU

    Schedule of Saturday, Oct. 8 Games
    Mississippi State (2-3, 0-3 SEC) at UAB (0-4)    
    11 a.m. CT • Fox Sports Net
    Birmingham, Ala. • Legion Field (72,000) Series Record:  MSU leads, 3-1 • Last Meeting:  Oct. 23, 2010 at Starkville (MSU, 29-24)

    Kentucky (2-3, 0-2 SEC) at South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC)    
    12:21 p.m. ET • SEC Network / ESPN3.com    
    Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) Series Record:  USC leads, 14-7-1 • Last Meeting:  Oct. 16, 2010 at Lexington (UK, 31-28)

    Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) at LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC)    
    2:30 p.m. CT • CBS Sports
    Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (92,542) Series Record:  UF leads, 30-24-24 • Last Meeting:  Oct. 9, 2010 at Gainesville (LSU, 33-29)

    Auburn (4-1, 2-0 SEC) at Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC)
    6 p.m. CT • ESPN
    Fayetteville, Ark. • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000) Series Record:  AU leads, 11-8-1 • Last Meeting:  Oct. 16, 2010 at Auburn (AU, 65-43)

    Vanderbilt (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC)    
    6 p.m. CT • ESPNU    
    Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) Series Record: UA leads, 58-19-4 • Last Meeting:  Sept. 8, 2007 at Nashville (UA, 24-10*)

    Georgia (3-2, 2-1 SEC) at Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC)
    7 p.m. ET • ESPN2
    Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium / Shields-Watkins Field (102,455) Series Record:  UT leads, 21-17-2 • Last Meeting:  Oct. 9, 2010 at Athens (UGA, 41-14)

    OPEN:  Ole Miss (2-3, 0-2 SEC)
       * - Victory later vacated by NCAA ruling

    * - SEC has six teams ranked in the latest AP and USA Today polls, tying it with the Big 12 (in the AP poll) and most in the USA Today poll.  LSU is 1st in the AP / 2nd in USA Today while Alabama is 2nd in AP / 3rd in USA Today.  Arkansas is now 10th in the AP / 12th in the USA Today and Auburn moves to 15th in the AP / 23rd in USA Today.  South Carolina is 18th in AP / 14th in USA Today and Florida is 17th in AP and 18th in USA Today.  The first Harris Interactive Poll of the season comes out next Sunday.

    * - The SEC is now 28-4 this season against non-conference foes (.875).  The percentage is second in the nation behind the Big 12 at .897 (26-3).  Since 1992, the SEC is .763 against non-conference teams (713-221-2).

    * - Georgia senior punter Drew Butler is this week’s SEC Community Service Team Player of the Week.  The Duluth, Ga. Native competes and volunteers at the annual Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer golf tournament that raises money for those battling the disease in the Athens area.  He has also spent time volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club in Athens and makes regular trips to Camp Sunshine to work and visit with children stricken with terminal cancer.  Also, among other community service activities, he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Camp Kudzu, a local service group.

    * - After five weeks of the regular season, 35 SEC games have drawn 2,657,046 fans, an average of 75,916 per game.  That is a 94.68 percentage of capacity.

    * - Mark Richt’s next win at Georgia and Houston Nutt’s next win at Ole Miss will be each his 100th win as a Southeastern Conference head coach.  Richt is 99-36 (all at UGA), while Nutt is 99-67 (split between  Arkansas and Ole Miss).  Nick Saban is 96-27 as an SEC head coach, split between Alabama and LSU.

    * - The two winningest programs of the last 10 seasons (2002-2011) will play in the CBS Sports SEC Game of the Week on Saturday when LSU hosts Florida.  The Tigers have the SEC’s top mark at 97-26 (.789) and the Gators are second at 92-31 (.748).  

    * - MORE UF-LSU:  The league’s best road team since 2000 – Florida (41-17, .707) visits the league’s best home team since 2000 – LSU (68-11, .861).

    * - SEC teams have scored 18 defensive touchdowns this season with South Carolina scoring the most (4).  Vanderbilt has three and Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State have scored two each.  Nine of the 12 SEC teams have scored a defensive touchdown thus far.

    * - Vanderbilt has given up just one redzone touchdown on defense this season.  The Commodores have allowed opponents in the redzone just six times altogether.  The next lowest total in the SEC is Alabama, which has allowed teams in the redzone just seven times allowing four TDs.

    * - SEC teams are allowing an average of 20.0 points per game, which is the lowest for the league since 2006 (19.4 ppg).  

    * - The SEC has six of the top 13 teams in the nation in pass efficiency defense and seven of the top 27 teams in pass defense.  The SEC also has five of the top 11 teams in total defense, led by Alabama (3rd), Florida (T7th) and Georgia (T7th).  LSU is 9th and Vanderbilt 11th.

    * - Georgia’s Blair Walsh has moved into the SEC Career Top 10 in points scored, tied with Florida’s Tim Tebow, with 342 points.  Walsh is also 8th in career PATs made, 8th in career points by kicking and tied for 8th in career field goals made.