#18 Florida vs. Arkansas: Gators begin to break away in the second quarter and never look back following WR Solomon Patton’s two TD catches. Solomon’s breakout game helped the Gators to a 30-10 defeat of the Hogs. Gators QB Tyler Murphy continues to impress with his overall consistent play in the pocket. The news got worse for the Razorbacks. Arkansas starting CB Will Hines (broken arm) is out for the rest of the season and Hogs starting center Travis Swanson suffered a slight MCL injury.
#6 Georgia @ Tennessee: SEC Game of the Week! Watching Georgia is must see TV. Already playing without their best player, RB Todd Gurley, the Bulldogs suffer four more injuries yet have just enough depth to pull out a win in Knoxville in overtime 34-31. Down 31-24, Dogs QB Aaron Murray led a two minute drive that ended with a TD catch from WR Rantavious Wooten with 5 seconds left on the clock. Murray set the SEC record for most passing yards in a career by breaking former Bulldogs QB David Greene’s mark and is starting to catch some Heisman talk after leading back to back come from behind wins. Vols RB Rajion Neal ran for 148 yards and 2 scores. This SEC win was not without its casualties. Georgia lost their second leading rusher (Keith Marshall) and second leading receiver (Justin Scott Wesley) to season ending knee injuries.
Kentucky @ #13 South Carolina: All the drama in Columbia centers around DE Jadeveon Clowney but the Cocks may want to start worrying about the fact that they only defeated UK by 7 points, 35-28. The Gamecocks were only up by 6 points in the 4th quarter when QB Connor Shaw found his way to the end zone on a 2 yard scurry. UK responded well to Coach Mark Stoops call out earlier in the week and may begin to pose some problems for future SEC opponents.
Missouri @ Vanderbilt: The Tigers make a statement by coming out with a 30-7 halftime lead over the Commodores in Nashville, TN. Mizzou cruises 51-28 to stay undefeated and to keep its positive vibe moving forward. Tigers QB James Franklin throws 4 TD passes and runs for 63 yards. Vandy wide out Jordan Matthews set a school record for receiving yards and touchdowns in the loss.
#1 Alabama vs. Georgia St.: After suspending starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely earlier in the week for accepting impermissible benefits from an assistant coach, the Tide don’t miss a beat winning in sound fashion 45-3. Tide QB AJ McCarron was his normal efficient self completing 15 of 16 passes to go along with his 4 touchdown throws.
Auburn vs. #24 Ole Miss: Young and talented Rebel team learns a valuable road lesson losing to the Tigers 30-22. Rebels QB Bo Wallace throws for over 300 yards but also tosses two interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned 78 yards by Robenson Therezie for a score. Tigers QB Nick Marshall scrambled for 140 yards and two TD’s.
#10 LSU @ Mississippi St.: The Tigers new and improved explosive offense went for near 60 points this week blowing out the Bulldogs 59-26. QB Zach Mettenberger (340 yards, 2 TD), RB Jeremy Hill (157 yards 2 TD), and WR Odell Beckham (179 yards, 2 TD) all helped the Tigers gain 563 yards of total offense.
SEC Power Poll (Week 6)
1. Alabama (5-0, 2-0) – Not sure if he’s needed but my bet is safety Clinton-Dix will be back
2. Georgia (4-1, 3-0) – With all of the injuries, every game will now be an uphill battle
3. LSU (5-1, 1-1) – Mettenberger is the most talented QB in the league
4. Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) – Manziel enjoys week off from getting all of the attention
5. Florida (4-1, 3-0) – Murphy is not losing games for the Gators like Driscoll did
6. South Carolina (4-1, 2-1) – Is inner turmoil beginning to surface its ugly head?
7. Missouri (5-0, 1-0) – A healthy James Franklin makes all the difference
8. Auburn (4-1, 2-1) – Coaches do matter. Congrads Gus!
9. Ole Miss (3-2, 1-2) – Rebels will rebound but not this week vs. Texas A&M
10. Tennessee (3-3, 0-2) – ohhhhhh….If Pig had only held onto the pigskin
11. Arkansas (3-3, 0-2) – Give Bielema a couple of years and this will be a different team
12. Mississippi St. (2-3, 0-2) – Where has Mullen’s defense gone?
13. Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-3) – Next 3 SEC games will be tougher than the first 3
14. Kentucky (1-4, 0-2) – Close, but not close enough
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