SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE
Oct. 28, 2012
Results from Saturday, Oct. 27
Alabama 38, Mississippi State 7 (101,821 at Tuscaloosa)
Texas A&M 63, Auburn 21 (85,119 at Auburn)
Georgia 17, Florida 9 (84,644 at Jacksonville)
Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27 (55,378 at Little Rock)
South Carolina 38, Tennessee 35 (80,250 at Columbia, S.C.)
Missouri 33, Kentucky 10 (67,853 at Columbia, Mo.)
Vanderbilt 49, Massachusetts 7 (32,227 at Nashville)
Top Performances from Saturday, Oct. 27
161 yards (27 carries, 1 TD) – Dennis Johnson, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
118 yards (27 carries, 1 TD) – Todd Gurley, Georgia vs. Florida
109 yards (19 carries, 1 TD) – Trey Williams, Texas A&M vs. Auburn
108 yards (23 carries, 2 TDs) – Kendial Lawrence, Missouri vs. Kentucky
98 yards (7 carries, 1 TD) – Brian Kimbrow, Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts
90 yards (9 carries, 3 TDs) – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M vs. Auburn
84 yards (10 carries, 1 TD) – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama vs. Mississippi State
81 yards (15 carries, 1 TD) – Wesley Tate, Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts
80 yards (12 carries, 1 TD) – Tre Mason, Auburn vs. Texas A&M
368 yards (27-of-43, 4 TD, 1 INT) – Tyler Bray, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
356 yards (22-of-32, 3 TD, 1 INT) – Connor Shaw, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
297 yards (24-of-43, 2 TD, 2 INT) – Tyler Wilson, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
278 yards (29-of-37, 1 TD, 1 INT) – Bo Wallace, Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
260 yards (16-of-23, 2 TDs, 0 INT) – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M vs. Auburn
217 yards (17-of-21, 2 TDs, 0 INT) – Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts
208 yards (16-of-23, 2 TDs, 0 INT) – AJ McCarron, Alabama vs. Mississippi State
12 catches (146 yards) – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
10 catches (112 yards) – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts
8 catches (60 yards) – Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
8 catches (90 yards) – Justin Hunter, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
7 catches (99 yards) – Randall Mackey, Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
7 catches (25 yards) – Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri vs. Kentucky
6 catches (140 yards, 2 TDs) – Ryan Swope, Texas A&M vs. Auburn
6 catches (107 yards, 3 TDs) – Zach Rogers, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
6 catches (108 yards) – Justice Cunningham, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
6 catches (101 yards, 1 TD) – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
15 tackles (1 Sack – 12; 1 other TFL -1; 1 INT) – Herman Lathers, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
14 tackles (1 Sack -8; 1 PBU) – Avery Williamson, Kentucky vs. Missouri
13 tackles (3 Sacks – 22; 1.5 other TFL -2; 2 FF; 2 FR) – Jarvis Jones, Georgia vs. Florida
11 tackles – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
11 tackles (1 TFL -3) – Byron Moore, Tennessee vs. South Carolina
10 tackles (1 Sack -8, 1 other TFL – 1, 1 PBU) – Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State vs. Alabama
10 tackles (1 Sack -6; 1 other TFL – 5, 1 INT, 1 PBU) – Ross Rasner, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
10 tackles – Demetruce McNeal, Auburn vs. Texas A&M
10 tackles – D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
10 tackles – A.J. Turner, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
12 points (3-3 FG, 3-3 PAT) – Bryson Rose, Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
9 points (3-3 FG) – Caleb Sturgis, Florida vs. Georgia
9 points (2-2 FG, 3-3 PAT) – Zach Hocker, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
9 points (2-2 FG, 3-4 PAT) – Andrew Baggett, Missouri vs. Kentucky
8 points (1-1 FG, 5-5 PAT) – Jeremy Shelley, Alabama vs. Mississippi State
8 points (1-1 FG, 5-5 PAT) – Adam Yates, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
8 points (8-8 PAT) – Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M vs. Auburn
108 yards (5-108 KOR) – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State vs. Alabama
93 yards (6-93 PR) – Jonathan Krause, Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts
85 yards (1-1 PR / 4-84 KOR) – Andre Debose, Florida vs. Georgia
80 yards (1-4 PR / 2-76 KOR) – Cyrus Jones, Alabama vs. Mississippi State
66 yards (3-66 KOR) – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina vs. Tennessee
59 yards (2-59 KOR) – Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss vs. Kentucky
56 yards (2-56 KOR) – Raymond Sanders, Kentucky vs. Missouri
56 yards (3-56 KOR) – Onterio McCalebb, Auburn vs. Texas A&M
Schedule of Saturday, Nov. 3 Games
Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC) at Mississippi State (7-1, 3-1 SEC)
11 a.m. CT • ESPN
Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (55,082)
Missouri (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at Florida (7-1, 6-1 SEC)
12 p.m. ET • ESPN2
Gainesville, Fla. • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (88,548)
Vanderbilt (4-4, 2-3 SEC) at Kentucky (1-8, 0-6 SEC)
12 p.m. ET • ESPNU
Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium / C.M. Newton Field (67,942)
Troy (4-4) at Tennessee (3-5, 0-5 SEC)
12 p.m. ET • FSN
Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium / Shields-Watkins Field (102,455)
Tulsa (7-1) at Arkansas (3-5, 2-3 SEC)
11:21 a.m. CT • SEC Network
Fayetteville, Ark. • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)
New Mexico State (1-7) at Auburn (1-7, 0-6 SEC)
11:30 a.m. CT • CSS
Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium / Pat Dye Field (87,451)
Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2 SEC) at Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC)
3:30 p.m. ET • CBS Sports
Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)
Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at LSU (7-1, 3-1 SEC)
7 p.m. CT • CBS Sports
Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (92,542)
OPEN: South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC)
SEC PLAYERS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (TOP 40)
All-Purpose Rushing – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (24th - 144.75 ypg); Todd Gurley, Georgia (33rd - 130.00 ypg); Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (36th - 127.13 ypg).
Field Goals – Caleb Sturgis, Florida (6th - 1.88 fgpg); Drew Alleman, LSU (20th - 1.50 fgpg); Cody Parkey, Auburn (29th - 1.38 fgpg); Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (29th - 1.38 fgpg); Andrew Baggett, Missouri (37th - 1.25 fgpg); Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (37th - 1.25 fgpg); Bryson Rose, Ole Miss (37th - 1.25 fgpg).
Interceptions – Byron Moore, Tennessee (7th - 0.50 ipg); Darius Slay, Mississippi State (7th - 0.50 ipg); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (7th - 0.50 ipg); Ross Rasner, Arkansas (24th - 0.38 ipg); Robert Lester, Alabama (24th - 0.38 ipg).
Kickoff Returns – Cordarelle Patterson, Tennessee (4th - 33.08 ypr); Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss (28th - 26.58 ypr); Trey Williams, Texas A&M (36th - 25.24 ypr); Onterio McCalebb, Auburn (37th - 24.93 ypr); Andre Debose, Florida (24.13 ypr).
Passing Efficiency – A.J. McCarron, Alabama (1st - 182.40 rating); Aaron Murray, Georgia (15th - 160.30 rating); Connor Shaw, South Carolina (19th - 155.00 rating); Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (24th - 151.67 rating); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (29th - 148.68 rating); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (36th - 142.40 rating); Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (40th - 141.23 rating).
Punting – Kyle Christy, Florida (2nd - 47.85 ypp); Richard Kent, Vanderbilt (10th - 45.56 ypp); Dylan Breeding, Arkansas (11th - 45.19 ypp); Brad Wing, LSU (15th - 44.10 ypp); Landon Foster, Kentucky (31st - 42.58 ypp); Jim Broadway, Ole Miss (35th - 42.29 ypp).
Punt Returns – Ace Sanders, South Carolina (7th - 15.90 ypr); Marcus Murphy, Missouri (10th - 15.35 ypr); Dustin Harris, Texas A&M (12th - 14.44 ypr); Christion Jones, Alabama (23rd - 11.67 ypr); Jonathan Krause, Vanderbilt (28th - 10.09 ypr); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (32nd - 9.80 ypr); Devrin Young, Tennessee (34th - 9.54 ypr); Andre Debose, Florida (35th - 9.30 ypr).
Receptions per Game – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (10th - 7.25 rpg); Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (16th - 7.00 rpg).
Receiving Yards per Game – Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (10th - 112.50 ypg); Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (15th - 96.88 ypg); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (23rd - 88.13 ypg); Justin Hunter, Tennessee (34th - 82.13 ypg).
Passing Yards per Game -- Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (6th - 322.0 ypg); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (16th - 285.25 ypg); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (19th - 277.00 ypg); Aaron Murray, Georgia (32nd - 258.00 ypg).
Rushing – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (30th - 99.13 ypg); LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (35th - 95.25 ypg); Todd Gurley, Georgia (37th - 92.50 ypg); Mike Gillislee, Florida (38th - 91.13 ypg).
Scoring – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (18th - 9.75 ppg); Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M (30th - 9.00 ppg).
Total Offense – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (3rd - 376.13 ypg); Tyler Wilson (13th - 320.14 ypg); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (28th - 283.75 ypg).
Tackles – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (5th - 11.00 tpg); Avery Williamson, Kentucky (10th - 10.56 tpg); Daren Bates, Auburn (19th - 10.00 tpg); Kevin Minter, LSU (36th - 9.38 tpg).
Tackles for Loss – Jarvis Jones, Georgia (1st - 2.33 tpg); Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (2nd - 2.25 tpg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (15th - 1.67 tpg); Will Ebner, Missouri (18th - 1.57 tpg); Sam Montgomery, LSU (37th - 1.29 tpg).
Sacks – Jarvis Jones, Georgia (2nd - 1.42 spg); Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (3rd - 1.31 spg); Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (14th - 0.94 spg).
SEC TEAMS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (TOP 40)
Pass Efficiency Defense – Alabama (1st - 86.62 rating); LSU (2nd - 90.40 rating); Florida (3rd - 90.63 rating); Vanderbilt (12th - 103.61 rating); Mississippi State (21st - 111.66 rating); South Carolina (36th - 119.27 rating); Texas A&M (38th - 119.78 rating).
Kickoff Returns – Alabama (6th - 28.25 ypr); Missouri (17th - 25.38 ypr); Auburn (22nd - 24.85 ypr); Texas A&M (33rd - 23.95 ypr).
Net Punting – Florida (1st - 44.48 ypp); Texas A&M (5th - 42.31 ypp); Vanderbilt (14th - 40.55 ypp); Auburn (26th - 39.65 ypp); Mississippi State (27th - 39.61 ypp); Kentucky (30th - 39.33 ypp); Arkansas (31st - 39.24 ypp); LSU (32nd - 39.16 ypp).
Passing Offense – Arkansas (17th - 309.63 ypg); Texas A&M (19th - 305.25 ypg); Tennessee (21st - 297.25 ypg).
Pass Defense – Alabama (1st - 145.88 ypg); LSU (4th - 148.50 ypg); Vanderbilt (5th - 151.00 ypg); Florida (16th - 180.38 ypg); Mississippi State (21st - 194.38 ypg); Missouri (22nd - 195.50 ypg); Georgia (26th - 197.75 ypg); South Carolina (28th - 198.67 ypg).
Passing Efficiency – Alabama (2nd - 184.75 rating); Georgia (16th - 157.53 rating); South Carolina (22nd - 152.16 rating); Texas A&M (35th - 144.27 rating); Tennessee (39th - 142.05 rating); Ole Miss (40th - 141.78 rating).
Punt Returns – Missouri (6th - 16.86 ypr); Texas A&M (13th - 15.24 ypr); South Carolina (16th - 14.43 ypr); Alabama (26th - 11.65 ypr).
Rushing Offense – Texas A&M (14th - 237.63 ypg); Alabama (22nd - 214.38 ypg); LSU (25th - 208.38 ypg); Florida (34th - 196.25 ypg); Georgia (35th - 194.88 ypg); Ole Miss (36th - 194.38 ypg).
Rushing Defense – Alabama (1st - 57.25 ypg); LSU (8th - 94.88 ypg); Florida (13th - 100.50 ypg); South Carolina (16th - 104.56 ypg); Arkansas (30th - 123.38 ypg); Texas A&M (38th - 136.38 ypg).
Scoring Defense – Alabama (1st - 8.13 ppg); Florida (4th - 12.75 ppg); LSU (9th - 14.63 ppg); Mississippi State (15th - 17.38 ppg); South Carolina (19th - 18.33 ppg); Vanderbilt (21st - 19.25 ppg); Texas A&M (34th - 22.00 ppg); Georgia (35th - 22.25 ppg).
Scoring Offense – Texas A&M (3rd - 45.50 ppg); Alabama (11th - 40.63 ppg); Georgia (25th - 36.75 ppg); Tennessee (30th - 34.50 ppg).
Total Defense – Alabama (1st - 203.13 ypg); LSU (3rd - 243.38 ypg); Florida (6th - 280.88 ypg); South Carolina (13th - 303.22 ypg); Vanderbilt (21st - 323.25 ypg); Missouri (25th - 334.00 ypg); Mississippi State (28th - 338.50 ypg); Georgia (38th - 354.75 ypg).
Total Offense – Texas A&M (5th - 542.88 ypg); Georgia (25th - 460.13 ypg); Tennessee (29th - 456.00 ypg).
Turnover Margin – Alabama (2nd - 2.13 margin); Mississippi State (6th - 1.75 margin); LSU (9th - 1.13 margin); Florida (13th - 1.00 margin); Missouri (23rd - 0.75 margin); Georgia (38th - 0.38 margin).
* - SEC has seven teams ranked in this week’s Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls. Alabama is ranked first in both polls, LSU is 5th in both polls, Georgia 6th in USA Today and 7th in AP, Florida 8th in both polls, South Carolina 11th in both polls, Texas A&M 16th in both polls and Mississippi State is 17th in AP and 18th in USA Today. [NOTE: Harris Interactive and BCS Standings will be released later today.]
* - Alabama leads the nation in pass efficiency defense, pass defense, rush defense, scoring defense and total defense.
* - Other SEC national leaders include Florida in net punting, Alabama QB AJ McCarron in passing efficiency and Georgia LB Jarvis Jones in sacks.
* - More than 4.9 million fans have gone to SEC home games this season. In 67 home games, there have been 36 capacity crowds and an average capacity of 96.86 percent. Last year, SEC home games had an average capacity of 95.75 percent.
* - SEC teams are now 33-7 (.825) against non-conference foes this year. The league has been over .800 each year since 2009. In 2008, the SEC was at .771 (37-11). Since 1992 (including bowls), the SEC is 765-232-2 (.767) against non-conference competition.
* - Saturday’s contest between Alabama and LSU will have the teams with 2 of the 3 best records in the SEC since 2008. Alabama is 56-6 (.903) and tops in the SEC since 2008 and LSU is third at 48-13 (.787) since 2008. Since 2003, LSU has the SEC’s best mark at 104-23 (.819) while Alabama is fourth at 89-36 (.712).
* - Alabama and Texas A&M are the only teams in the SEC to score first in all of its games this season. Ole Miss, Georgia and Texas A&M lead the SEC with 5 TDs scored on its opening offensive drives this season.
* - Missouri and Texas A&M lead the SEC with three defensive scores this season. Missouri also leads the SEC with three punt returns for TDs this season.
* - Alabama leads the SEC in overall offensive drive efficiency, scoring on 53.6 percent of its drives (52 of 97). Texas A&M is second at 49.1 percent (54 of 110). Alabama (40.2%, 39 of 97) and Texas A&M (40.0%, 44 of 110) are also 1-2 in touchdown drive efficiency.
* - Alabama leads the SEC in overall defensive drive efficiency with opponents only scoring on 10.5 percent of its drives (10 of 95). The Tide have allowed only seven touchdowns in 95 drives, a 7.4 percent rate, which also leads the SEC. LSU is second in overall defensive drive efficiency (18.3%, 20 of 109) while Florida is second in TD defensive drive efficiency (11.2%, 11 of 98).
* - Alabama and LSU are 1-2 in stopping opponents’ drives 3-and-out. The Tide have held opponents 43.2 percent (41 of 95) on three plays or less without a first down while LSU is second at 40.4 percent (44 of 109).
* - Florida’s Caleb Sturgis is now tied for 9th in career field goals made in the SEC with 61 (tying Kanon Parkman, Georgia; David Browndyke, LSU; Jeff Hall, Tennessee).
* - South Carolina QB Connor Shaw broke the career 1,000 yard rushing total in Saturday’s game against Tennessee. Shaw is the SEC’s leading active rusher for QBs. The SEC career leading rusher for QBs is Florida’s Tim Tebow (2,947 yards, 2006-09).
* - Ole Miss PK Bryson Rose is now 8th in career field goal percentage in the SEC at 79.5 percent. Rose has hit 35 of 44 career field goals, including Saturday’s game-winner as the clock expired – a 31-yarder to defeat Arkansas, 30-27.
TWEETS OF RESPECT FOR MARCUS LATTIMORE
[NOTE: South Carolina junior running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a severe knee injury in yesterday’s game against Tennessee. Said Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier after the game, “He’s such a good young man. Good things are going to happen for Marcus. I don’t know exactly where or how, but good things are going to happen for Marcus Lattimore.” Fans of college football, the SEC and the University of South Carolina have shown their support for Lattimore on Twitter. Below is a collection of Tweets showing that support.]
Country Music Star Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker )
@LattTwoOne. Marcus Lattimore. U r a class act my friend. Get well u r in my prayers. Much Much Love. #Gamecocknation
Former South Carolina baseball student-athlete Michael Roth (@mtRoth29)
Don’t love Lattimore because of his athletic ability. Love him bc of his character.
Minnesota Vikings NFL star and former South Carolina football student-athlete Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice)
My prayers go out to my fellow Gamecocks @LattTwoOne. Hold your head high, it’s not over for you! #WEBELIEVE #GODISAMAZING
Washington Redskins NFL star and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III
We are warriors on the field, but are human as well. I pray everyone sends prayers forth for Marcus Lattimore & others that are injured
Florida football student-athlete Jaylen Watkins (@jwat14)
One again man I pray for lattimore hard to see that happen to a good person
LSU football student-athlete Brad Wing (@bwing38)
Horrible news about Marcus Lattimore. There are no opponents in situations like these, we are all a family. Praying for a quick recovery.
Clemson Football Twitter Account (@CU_Football)
I know South Carolina is our rival but our prayers go out to Marcus Lattimore. It’s bigger than football. I hope this kid gets to play football again after that injury.
Florida football student-athlete Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8)
Praying for Marcus Lattimore … There are things ALOT bigger than football #Godspeed
Arkansas football student-athlete Knile Davis (@BobbieKnile_Era)
My prayers go to Marcus Lattimore … God b with him … one of the best to do it … RESPECT!!!
Georgia football student-athlete Sanders Commings (@SandersCommings)
Prayers to USC running back Marcus Lattimore. Bounce back homie.
ESPN commentator and former Georgia football student-athlete David Pollack (@davidpollack47)
I never heard Marcus Lattimore talk about himself over the last 3 years. Unselfish & as humble as a kid I have ever been around.
Texas A&M football student-athlete Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2)
Praying for Marcus Lattimore never want to see something like that happen in football
LSU football coach Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles)
So sad to see the injury to Marcus Lattimore. Strong kid! We wish him well in recovery.
Cleveland Browns NFL star Brandon Weeden (@bweeden3)
Hate to see the injury to Marcus Lattimore. Special player w/ a ton of ability. Wishing him all the best.
Notre Dame football student-athlete Manti Te’o (@MTeo_5)
Everyone please keep Marcus Lattimore in your prayers! Hate hearing that happen to anybody. Keep your head up big man!
New Orleans Saints NFL star Mark Ingram (@Mark_Ingram28)
My thoughts and prayers go out to Marcus Lattimore. I pray hard that you recover well!! Wish nothing but the best for you man!
Houston Texan NFL star JJ Watt (@jjwatt)
Thoughts are with Marcus Lattimore. Have heard nothing but great things about him, so tough to see that happen. Wishing him all the best.
Dallas Cowboys NFL star DeMarco Murray (@DeMarco Murray)
Praying for Marcus Lattimore. Hate to see the best RB in college go down. Keep ya head up my man!
Olympic Soccer Athlete Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach)
Just want to send my thoughts out to Marcus Lattimore. Hope you are doing OK.
Oakland Raiders NFL star Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor)
Prayers go up to Lattimore! Terrible news Godbless