SEC Football: 2013 Week 4 Wrap Up

#19 Florida vs. Tennessee: Florida loses their quarterback for the year, but wins the game 31-17. Gator QB Jeff Driskel left the game in the 1st quarter with a broken leg, but backup QB Tyler Murphy comes in to scurry for a touchdown run and to throw a touchdown pass leading the Gators to victory.

Did the Florida Gators' season go down with Jeff Driskel?
Did the Florida Gators’ season go down with Jeff Driskel?

#9 Georgia vs. North Texas: Dawgs QB Aaron Murray throws for 408 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-21 rout over the Mean Green. Other than giving up two special teams touchdowns to North Texas, the Bulldogs defense was spectacular limiting the Mean Green to a total of 7 rushing yards for the game.

Missouri @ Indiana: The Tigers take control of the game going into the half with a 49 yard interception return by DE Kony Early. Tigers QB James Franklin throws for over 300 yards and RB Russel Hansbrough runs for over 100 yards as Mizzou cruises 45-28.

Vanderbilt @ UMass: This one stayed close early but Vandy pulls away in the 4th quarter winning by a score of 24-7. Both team defenses played well for three quarters. But Vandy proved its defense had more gas left in the tank after their offense piled up 167 yards in the final quarter.

#1 Alabama vs. Colorado St.: It wasn’t pretty but the Crimson Tide roll again, this time 31-6 over the Rams. Bama players and coaches were not too happy after the game but once again, the final score make things appear better than they are. The Virginia Tech game was eerily similar in both certain circumstances and situational results.

Arkansas @ Rutgers: Trailing by 17 points late in the 3rd quarter, Rutgers and QB Gary Nova rally to beat the Hogs 28-24. The Razorbacks have some deep concerns in the secondary exposed as Nova passes for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Auburn @ #6 LSU: Up 21-0 at halftime, the LSU Tigers cruise to a 35-21 victory. LSU RB Jeremy Hill goes off for 183 yards and three scores. QB Zach Mettenberger manages the game once again by relying heavily on production from WR’s Jarvis Landry (7 receptions, 118 yards) and Odell Beckham (5 receptions, 58 yards).

Mississippi St. vs. Troy: Bulldogs QB Dak Prescott does it all catching a 36 yard touchdown pass, throwing two touchdown passes himself, and running for another score as Mississippi State trounces Troy 62-7.
#10 Texas A&M vs. SMU: In just a little over a half day’s work, Johnny Manziel totals 346 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Aggies defense limits SMU to 91 yards on the ground. A&M rolls 42-13.

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SEC Power Poll (Week 4)

  1. Alabama (3-0, 1-0) – What can I say? Saban is never happy.
  2. Texas A&M (3-1, 0-1) – Surprise surprise, the defense shows up for once.
  3. LSU (4-0) – Can we stop talking about Jeremy Hill and start talking about the Tigers?
  4. Georgia (2-1, 1-0) – Nice tune up win before the big showdown.
  5. South Carolina (2-1, 1-1) – bye week; don’t forget UCF upset Georgia a few years ago.
  6. Florida (2-1, 1-0) – Looky what I found: A Quarterback!
  7. Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0) – Enjoyed bye week before having to travel to play at Bama
  8. Missouri (3-0) – Is making some noise, but has yet to play an SEC team.
  9. Mississippi St. (2-2, 0-1) – The Dak Prescott Show will take a break for one week.
  10. Vanderbilt (2-2, 0-2) – Win is a morale builder. Offense still needs to improve.
  11. Auburn (3-1, 1-1) – Even after a loss, a real coach is gaining some ground
  12. Arkansas (3-1) – A heartbreaking loss for Bielema and his Boys.
  13. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) – Despite losing, the Vols are improving.
  14. Kentucky (1-2) – Not playing is better than a loss.

Aaron Dougherty is the SEC Football Beat Writer for All Sports Talk. Follow him on Twitter @adougherty689

About Aaron Dougherty

Aaron is an avid sports fan that resides in the Raleigh, NC area.  He has a degree in Sport Management from North Greenville University and enjoys writing about, reading, and watching sports in his spare time. He is the beat writer for SEC sports on www.AllSportsTalk.net