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SEC Football News and Notes

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NOTES PACKAGE

September 23, 2012

Results from Saturday, Sept. 22

Florida 38, Kentucky 0 (87,102 at Gainesville)

Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 3 (92,746 at Athens)

LSU 12, Auburn 10 (86,721 at Auburn)

South Carolina 31, Missouri 10 (80,836 at Columbia, S.C.)

Alabama 40, Florida Atlantic 7 (101,821 at Tuscaloosa)

Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26 (72,543 at Fayetteville)

Ole Miss 39, Tulane 0 (28,913 at New Orleans)

Mississippi State 30, South Alabama 10 (55,186 at Starkville)

Tennessee 47, Akron 26 (81,719 at Knoxville)

Texas A&M 70, South Carolina State 14 (86,775 at College Station)

Top Performances from Saturday, Sept. 22

Rushing

151 yards (22 carries) - Rajion Neal, Tennessee vs. Akron

130 yards (16 carries, 2 TDs) - Todd Gurley, Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

106 yards (15 carries) - Eddie Lacy, Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic

90 yards (16 carries) - Spencer Ware, LSU vs. Auburn

88 yards (11 carries, 2 TDs) - Ben Malena, Texas A&M vs. S.C. State

85 yards (21 carries, 2 TDs) - Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina vs. Missouri

83 yards (12 carries) - Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

82 yards (10 carries, 2 TDs) - Keith Marshall, Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

Passing

419 yards (20-of-39, 3 TDs, 2 INT) - Tyler Wilson, Arkansas vs. Rutgers

401 yards (27-of-43, 4 TDs, 1 INT) - Tyler Bray, Tennessee vs. Akron

250 yards (18-of-24, 2 TDs, 0 INT) - Aaron Murray, Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

249 yards (20-of-21, 2 TDs, 0 INT) - Connor Shaw, South Carolina vs. Arkansas

218 yards (13-of-23, 0 TD, 0 INT) - Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

212 yards (15-of-25, 3 TDs, 0 INT) - AJ McCarron, Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic

203 yards (18-of-27, 1 TD, 1 INT) - Jeff Driskel, Florida vs. Kentucky

Receptions

10 catches (303 yards, 3 TDs) - Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas vs. Rutgers

8 catches (119 yards) - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

8 catches (115 yards, 1 TD) - Justin Hunter, Tennessee vs. Akron

8 catches (69 yards, 1 TD) - Marcus Lucas, Missouri vs. South Carolina

7 catches (60 yards) - Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina vs. Missouri

Defense

15 tackles (2 TFL -5) - Alonzo Highsmith, Arkansas vs. Rutgers

14 tackles (1 TFL -1) - Will Ebner, Missouri vs. South Carolina

12 tackles (1 TFL -2) - Terrell Williams, Arkansas vs. Rutgers

11 tackles - Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

11 tackles (1.5 TFL - 3) - Demetruce McNeal, Auburn vs. LSU

11 tackles (1 QBH) - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee vs. Akron

10 tackles (2 INT, 1 PBU) - Byron Moore, Tennessee vs. Akron

10 tackles - Quin Smith, South Carolina vs. Missouri

10 tackles (2 QBH) - Jake Holland, Auburn vs. LSU

Schedule of Saturday, Sept. 29 Games

Missouri (2-2, 0-2 SEC) at Central Florida (2-1)

11 a.m. CT • FSN

Orlando, Fla. • Bright House Networks Stadium (45,301)

Arkansas (1-3, 0-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1 SEC)

11:21 a.m. CT • SEC?Network

College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (82,589)

Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at Georgia (4-0, 2-0 SEC)

3:30 p.m. ET • CBS?Sports

Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Towson (2-1) at LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC)

6 p.m. CT • ESPNU

Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (92,542)

South Carolina (4-0, 2-0 SEC) at Kentucky (1-3, 0-1 SEC)

7 p.m. ET • ESPN2

Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium / C.M. Newton Field (67,942)

Ole Miss (3-1) at Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC)

8:15 p.m. CT • ESPN

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

OPEN: Auburn (1-3, 0-2 SEC); Florida (4-0, 3-0 SEC); Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 SEC); Vanderbilt (1-3, 0-2 SEC)

SEC PLAYERS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

All-Purpose Rushing - Todd Gurley, Georgia (11th - 164.25 ypg)

Field Goals - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (T6th - 2.00 FGpg ); Caleb Sturgis, Florida (T6th - 2.00 FGpg)

Interceptions - Darius Slay, Mississippi State (2nd - 1.00 ipg); Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State T6th - 0.75 ipg); Byron Moore, Tennessee (T6th - 0.75 ipg)

Kickoff Returns - Onterio McCalebb, Auburn (6th - 36.83 ypr); Todd Gurley, Georgia (8th - 34.71 ypr)

Passing Efficiency - AJ McCarron, Alabama (4th - 188.64 rating); Aaron Murray, Georgia (8th - 182.43 rating)

Punting - Ryan Epperson, Texas A&M (3rd - 47.64 ypp)

Punt Returns - Dustin Harris, Texas A&M (8th - 20.44 ypr); Marcus Murphy, Missouri (9th - 19.18 ypr)

Receptions per Game - Justin Hunter, Tennessee (13th - 7.50 rpg)

Receiving Yards per Game - Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (10th - 107.25 ypg)

Rushing - Todd Gurley, Georgia (27th - 101.50 ypg)

Scoring - Todd Gurley, Georgia (13th - 10.50 ppg)

Total Offense - Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (12th - 329.00 ypg); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (14th - 320.75 ypg)

Tackles - Daren Bates, Auburn (7th - 11.75 tpg)

Tackles for Loss - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (1st - 2.67 tpg); Jarvis Jones, Georgia (3rd - 2.50 tpg)

Sacks - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (1st - 2.00 spg); Jarvis Jones, Georgia (4th - 1.50 spg)

SEC TEAMS AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

Pass Efficiency Defense - Florida (4th - 88.32 rating); Alabama (5th - 88.34 rating); LSU (8th - 92.27 rating)

Kickoff Returns - Auburn (6th - 31.50 ypr); South Carolina (8th - 29.00 ypr); LSU (10th - 28.71 ypr)

Net Punting - Texas A&M (2nd - 47.21 ypp); Florida (5th - 43.44 ypp); LSU (9th - 41.79 ypp)

Passing Offense - Tennessee (8th - 341.25 ypg)

Pass Defense - Alabama (2nd - 122.75 ypg); Vanderbilt (6th - 141.75 ypg); LSU (8th - 142.75 ypg)

Passing Efficiency - Alabama (2nd - 187.68 rating); Georgia (9th - 178.49 rating)

Punt Returns - Missouri (4th - 23.18 ypr); Texas A&M (10th - 21.69 ypr)

Rushing Offense - Ole Miss (11th - 259.75 ypg)

Rush Defense - LSU (3rd - 56.75 ypg); Alabama (6th - 62.25 ypg); South Carolina (8th - 67.00 ypg)

Scoring Defense - Alabama (2nd - 5.25 ppg); South Carolina (5th - 9.75 ppg); LSU (8th - 10.25 ppg)

Scoring Offense - Georgia (9th - 47.50 ppg)

Total Defense - Alabama (3rd - 185.00 ypg); LSU (4th - 199.50 ypg)

Total Offense - Georgia (13th - 530.00 ypg)

Turnover Margin - Miss. State (1st - 3.25 margin); Alabama (3rd - 2.50 margin)

GAME NOTES


* - Six SEC teams are ranked in this week's Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 polls. Four teams are ranked at the same spots in the top 10 in both polls - Alabama first, LSU 3rd, Georgia 5th and South Carolina 6th. Florida is 11th in AP and 12th in USA Today while Mississippi State is 19th in USA Today and 21st in AP.

* - Arkansas' Cobi Hamilton set an single-game record with 303 receiving yards (on 10 catches and 3 TDs) against Rutgers. The total is the 14th highest in NCAA FBS history. The 303 yards is the most receiving yards and all-purpose yards in FBS this season.

* - Georgia QB Aaron Murray had 2 passing and 1 rushing TD against Vanderbilt and now has 78 career TD responsibility, which is tied with Kentucky's Tim Couch (1996-98) for 11th in SEC history.

* - South Carolina QB Connor Shaw completed 20 straight passes against Missouri, going 20-of-21 for 249 yards and 2 TDs. The consecutive completion streak is tied for 2nd in SEC history. His 95.24 completion percentage is 2nd in SEC history (both behind Tee Martin, UT, 1998). His single-game pass efficiency rating of 226.27 is 16th highest in FBS this season and highest for any QB in a conference vs. conference game.

* - SEC defenses have 5 shutouts this season. SEC defenses recorded 6 all of last season.

* - Texas A&M's Dustin Harris 96 yard punt return for a TD against South Carolina State is the longest in the FBS this season.

* - SEC is 28-7 (.800) against non-conference foes this season. The league is second among all FBS conferences this season in non-conference win percentage (Big 12 - 24-3, .889).

* - The SEC has a winning record against all FBS conference since 1997 except one. The SEC is 18-25 (.419) against teams in the Big East when the game was played.

* - Alabama and Texas A&M are the only SEC teams to score first in all of its games this season.

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