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    The Sunday SEC Notes Package

    SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE (Oct. 14, 2012)

    Results from Saturday, Oct. 13

    Ole Miss 41, Auburn 20 (57,068 at Oxford)
    Alabama 42, Missouri 10 (71,004 at Columbia)
    Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 (40,350 at Nashville)
    Arkansas 49, Kentucky 7 (67,153 at Fayetteville)
    LSU 23, South Carolina 21 (92,734 at Baton Rouge)
    Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31 (57,831 at Starkville)
    Texas A&M 59, Louisiana Tech 57 (40,453 at Shreveport)

    Top Performances from Saturday, Oct. 13
    Rushing

    181 yards (19 carries, 3 TDs) – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech
    177 yards (18 carries, 3 TDs) – Eddie Lacy, Alabama vs. Missouri
    177 yards (11 carries, 3 TDs) – Jeff Driskel, Florida vs. Vanderbilt
    144 yards (18 carries, 2 TDs) – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama vs. Missouri
    137 yards (21 carries) – Jeff Scott, Ole Miss vs. Auburn
    124 yards (17 carries, 2 TDs) – Jeremy Hill, LSU vs. South Carolina
    101 yards (23 carries, 1 TD) – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee

    Passing
    395 yards (24-of-40, 3 TDs, 1 INT) – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech
    372 yards (23-of-31, 5 TDs, 0 INT) – Tyler Wilson, Arkansas vs. Kentucky
    291 yards (23-of-37, 2 TDs, 0 INT) – Tyler Russell, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
    237 yards (17-of-31, 1 TD, 0 INT) – Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt vs. Florida
    226 yards (17-of-22, 1 TD, 0 INT) – Bo Wallace, Ole Miss vs. Auburn

    Receptions
    8 catches (77 yards) – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas vs. Kentucky
    7 catches (93 yards) – Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
    6 catches (71 yards, 2 TDs) – Marcus Green, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
    6 catches (131 yards, 1 TD) – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt vs. Florida
    5 catches (57 yards, 1 TD) – Thomas Johnson, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech
    5 catches (49 yards, 1 TD) – Ace Sanders, South Carolina vs. LSU

    Defense
    21 tackles (1.5 TFL – 3) – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State
    17 tackles (1.5 Sacks – 13; 1 other TFL – 1; 1 Blocked kick) – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech
    16 tackles (1.5 TFL – 3) – Daren Bates, Auburn vs. Ole Miss
    14 tackles – Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
    14 tackles (0.5 Sack – 4) – Sheldon Richardson, Missouri vs. Alabama
    14 tackles (1 Sack – 6; 1 FF) – Shaq Wilson, South Carolina vs. LSU
    12 tackles – Archibald Barnes, Vanderbilt vs. Florida
    12 tackles (1 TFL – 1; 1 QBH) – Lamin Barrow, LSU vs. South Carolina
    12 tackles (1 Sack – 9; 1 FR; 1 QBH) – C.J. Mosley, Alabama vs. Missouri
    12 tackles (1 PBU, 1 QBH) – Herman Leathers, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State
    10 tackles (1 PBU) – Byron Moore, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State
    10 tackles – Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee
    10 tackles – D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina vs. LSU
    10 tackles – Victor Hampton, South Carolina vs. LSU

    Kick Scoring
    3-3 FGs; 6-7 PATs; 15 points – Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech
    3-3 FGs; 2-2 PATs; 11 points – Caleb Sturgis, Florida vs. Vanderbilt
    2-2 FGs; 5-5 PATs; 11 points – Bryson Rose, Ole Miss vs. Auburn
    3-4 FGs; 2-2 PATs; 11 points – Drew Alleman, LSU vs. South Carolina
    2-2 FGs; 2-2 PATs; 8 points – Cody Parkey, Auburn vs. Ole Miss
    0-0 FGs; 7-7 PATs; 7 points – Zach Hocker, Arkansas vs. Kentucky

    Return Yards
    131 Kickoff Return Yards (1 for TD) – Marcus Murphy, Missouri vs. Alabama
    113 Kickoff Return Yards (1 for TD) – Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State
    80 Kickoff Return Yards – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State vs. Tennessee

    Schedule of Saturday, Oct. 20 Games

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

    11 a.m. CT • ESPN
    College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (82,589)

    Auburn (1-5, 0-4 SEC) at Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3 SEC)
    11:21 a.m. CT • SEC Network
    Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,550)

    South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at Florida (6-0, 5-0 SEC)
    3:30 p.m. ET • CBS Sports
    Gainesville, Fla. • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium / Florida Field (88,548)

    Middle Tennessee (4-2) at Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 SEC)
    6 p.m. CT • ESPN2
    Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (55,082)

    Alabama (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC)
    7 p.m. ET • ESPN
    Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium / Shields-Watkins Field (102,455)

    Georgia (5-1, 3-1 SEC) at Kentucky (1-6, 0-4 SEC)
    7 p.m. ET • FSN
    Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium / C.M. Newton Field (67,942)

    OPEN:  Arkansas (3-4, 2-2 SEC); Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2 SEC); Missouri (3-4, 0-4 SEC)

    SEC PLAYERS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

    All-Purpose Rushing – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (23rd – 142.67 ypg); Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (28th – 139.17 ypg); Todd Gurley, Georgia (30th – 138.17 ypg)
    Field Goals – Caleb Sturgis, Florida (8th – 1.83 fgpg); Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (14th – 1.67 fgpg); Drew Alleman, LSU (17th - 1.57 fgpg); Cody Parkey, Auburn (19th - 1.50 fgpg); Devon Bell, Mississippi State (T30th – 1.33 fgpg); Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (T30th – 1.33 fgpg)
    Interceptions – Darius Slay, Mississippi State (T4th – 0.67 ipg); Byron Moore, Tennessee (T4th – 0.67 ipg); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (14th – 0.50 ipg)
    Kickoff Returns – Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (2nd – 38.25 ypr); Onterio McCalebb, Auburn (9th – 30.63 ypr); Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss (30th – 26.00 ypr)
    Passing Efficiency – A.J. McCarron, Alabama (5th – 171.88 rating); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (10th – 162.80 rating); Connor Shaw, South Carolina (14th – 160.31 rating); Aaron Murray, Georgia (18th - 159.32 rating); Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (20th – 158.34 rating)
    Punting – Kyle Christy, Florida (6th – 46.41 ypp); Dylan Breeding, Arkansas (7th – 46.16 ypp); Richard Kent, Vanderbilt (11th – 45.06 ypp); Brad Wing, LSU (17th – 43.77 ypp)
    Punt Return – Marcus Murphy, Missouri (3rd – 18.88 ypr); Ace Sanders, South Carolina (4th – 17.39 ypr); Dustin Harris, Texas A&M (11th – 15.68 ypr); Christion Jones, Alabama (23rd – 11.67 ypr)
    Receptions per Game – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (14th – 7.17 rpg); Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (24th – 6.57 rpg)
    Receiving yards per Game – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (12th – 107.71 ypg); Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (13th – 102.83 ypg); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (22nd – 91.50 ypg)
    Rushing – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (17th - 112.67 ypg); Mike Gillislee, Florida (28th – 102.50 ypg)
    Scoring – Todd Gurley, Georgia (T13th – 10.00 ppg); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (T13th – 10.00 ppg); Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (24th – 9.50 ppg)
    Total Offense – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (2nd – 392.67 ypg); Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (12th – 328.17 ypg); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (28th – 286.50 ypg)
    Tackles – Daren Bates, Auburn (6th – 11.67 tpg); A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (11th – 10.50 tpg); Avery Williamson, Kentucky (29th – 9.71 tpg)
    Tackles for Loss – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (1st – 2.50 tpg); Jarvis Jones, Georgia (11th – 1.90 tpg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (17th – 1.71 tpg)
    Sacks – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (2nd – 1.42 spg); Jarvis Jones, Georgia (9th – 1.10 tpg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (23rd – 0.93 spg)

    SEC TEAMS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

    Pass Efficiency Defense – Alabama (1st – 80.99 rating); LSU (4th – 92.68 rating); Florida (6th – 94.57 rating); South Carolina (10th – 102.88 rating); Vanderbilt (15th – 103.66 rating); Mississippi State (16th – 104.35 rating)
    Kickoff Returns – Alabama (7th – 28.38 ypr); Auburn (8th – 28.07 ypr); Missouri (21st – 25.60 ypr)
    Net Punting – Texas A&M (1st – 44.71 ypp); Florida (4th – 42.80 ypp); Arkansas (8th – 41.97 ypp); Vanderbilt (11th – 41.31 ypp); Auburn (21st – 40.06 ypp); Kentucky (27th – 39.71 ypp)
    Passing Offense – Arkansas (17th – 311.43 ypg); Texas A&M (20th – 307.83 ypg); Tennessee (22nd – 299.00 ypg)
    Pass Defense – Alabama (1st – 125.83 ypg); LSU (2nd – 130.29 ypg); Vanderbilt (7th – 148.17 ypg); South Carolina (19th – 187.57 ypg); Florida (22nd – 189.67 ypg); Mississippi State (23rd – 191.00 ypg)
    Passing Efficiency – Alabama (6th – 171.97 rating); South Carolina (10th – 165.01 rating); Georgia (19th – 157.41 rating); Texas A&M (23rd – 154.09 rating)
    Punt Returns – Missouri (5th – 20.53 ypr); South Carolina (6th – 17.11 ypr); Texas A&M (7th – 16.59 ypr)
    Rushing Offense – Texas A&M (13th – 235.83 ypg); Florida (14th – 233.33 ypg); Georgia (19th – 226.50 ypg); Alabama (25th – 217.17 ypg); Ole Miss (29th – 211.14 ypg)
    Rushing Defense – Alabama (1st – 55.33 ypg); LSU (6th – 89.29 ypg); Florida (20th – 107.50 ypg); South Carolina (21st – 108.71 ypg)
    Scoring Defense – Alabama (1st – 7.50 ppg); South Carolina (5th – 12.29 ppg); Florida (6th – 12.33 ppg); LSU (8th – 14.00 ppg); Mississippi State (17th – 16.33 ppg)
    Scoring Offense – Texas A&M (5th – 47.00 ppg); Georgia (11th – 41.33 ppg); Alabama (17th – 40.50 ppg); Tennessee (24th – 38.00 ppg)
    Total Defense – Alabama (1st – 181.17 ypg); LSU (2nd – 219.57 ypg); South Carolina (12th – 296.29 ypg); Florida (13th – 297.17 ypg); Mississippi State (25th – 331.50 ypg)
    Total Offense – Texas A&M (6th – 543.67 ypg); Georgia (20th – 484.00 ypg); Tennessee (22nd – 482.33 ypg)
    Turnover Margin – Alabama (T1st – 2.17 margin); Mississippi State (T1st – 2.17 margin); Florida (14th – 1.17 margin); Missouri (22nd – 0.86 margin);

    GAME NOTES

    * - SEC has seven teams ranked in this week’s USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 polls.  The initial release of the 2012 BCS Standings comes out tonight at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN’s BCS Countdown Show.

    USA Today – 1) Alabama; 4) Florida; 6) LSU; 8) South Carolina; 12) Georgia; 16) Mississippi State; 19) Texas A&M
    Associated Press – 1)  Alabama; 3) Florida; 6) LSU; 9) South Carolina; 13) Georgia; 15) Mississippi State; 20) Texas A&M

    * - Half of the SEC’s 54 home games this year have been sold out (27).  Attendance at SEC games this year has reached more than 4 million (4,012,635), for an average of 74,308 fans per game.  The average capacity at SEC home games this season is 96.53 percent.  Last year, SEC games were filled to an average of 95.75 percent with total attendance reaching 6.3 million.  

    * - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is rewriting the SEC record book as a freshman.  Against Louisiana Tech last night, Manziel accounted for 576 total offensive yards in the Aggies’ 59-57 win against the Bulldogs in Shreveport.  Manziel rushed for 181 yards on 19 carries and three TDs and threw for 395 yards and three more TDs.  His total offensive yardage was:
                    - third highest ever among NCAA FBS Freshmen (582 David Neill, Nevada, & 578 Kevin Kolb, Houston).
                    - SEC record for most total offensive yards in a single game (broke his record of 557 set earlier this season against Arkansas)
                    - Became first player in SEC history to record two 500+ total offensive yardage games in a single season
                    - Accounted for fifth highest rushing yardage total for a quarterback this season in NCAA FBS
                    - Named Walter Camp Foundation Offensive Player of the Week for efforts against Louisiana Tech

    * - Florida sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel was not that far away from Manziel in the rushing column.  Driskel ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns on 11 carries against Vanderbilt.  The rushing yardage total is sixth highest among NCAA FBS quarterbacks this season.  Driskel ran for more yards against Vanderbilt than he has the previous 10 games of his Gator career.

    * - With Texas A&M’s 59-57 win against Louisiana Tech, the SEC is now 31-7 (.816) against non-conference foes.  Since 2006, the SEC has fared less than 80 percent against non-conference teams in just one season (2008, 37-11, 77.1 percent).  Since 1992, SEC teams are 76.6 percent against non-conference teams (including bowls) – 763-232-2.

    * - Alabama QB A.J. McCarron is 18-1 as the Tide’s starting signal-caller in his career.  For QBs with a minimum of 23 career starts, Alabama’s Jay Barker has the SEC’s best winning percentage at 93.4 percent (35-2-1 from 1991-94).  Only Barker and Georgia’s John Lastinger (20-2-1 from 1981-83) have more than 25 career starts with just two losses.

    * - Florida has the nation’s second-longest active scoring streak at 302 games, only behind Michigan’s 344 games.

    * - Ole Miss has scored touchdowns on its first possession in five of its seven games.  Georgia is the next closest with four TDs on its opening drives.

    * - LSU leads the SEC in percentage of defensive 3-downs-and-out, holding opponents to less than 3 plays without a first down on 45.2 percent of its defensive drives (42 of 93).  Alabama is second at 43.1 percent (31 of 72) and Florida third at 38.9 percent (28 of 72).

    * - Alabama has scored 98 points when starting drives off of opponents turnovers and have not allowed a single point when opponents start drives on Tide turnovers.  Mississippi State has allowed just three points off of drives started by its turnovers and South Carolina yielded its first points of the season (7) against LSU last night when opponents start drives off of its turnovers.

    * - Arkansas, Missouri and Vanderbilt have not had a scoring drive of more than five minutes long this season.  Georgia and Kentucky have had one each.