Kentucky @ Mississippi St.: The Dak Prescott show was on display once again as the Bulldogs hung on to defeat the Wildcats 28-22. This time, the Bulldogs QB piled up over 300 yards of total offense, throwing for two touchdowns and catching another. Dak also ran for 33 yards.
#5 Missouri vs. #20 South Carolina: SEC Game of the Week! Down 17-0 in the 4th quarter, USC inserted injured QB Connor Shaw into the game to pull off a double overtime 27-24 win on the road. Connor finished the game 20 for 29 with 201 yards and 3 TD’s. Gamecock WR Bruce Ellington caught 2 of those TD passes to go along with his 136 receiving yards.
Tennessee @ #1 Alabama: Playing for the first time since losing starting safety Vinnie Sunseri for the season with a knee injury, Bama doesn’t skip a beat. The Tide rolls 45-10. The Crimson Tide have just been flat out dominant as of late. At one point in the game, the Tide had gained 15 first downs in contrast to the Volunteers 16 total plays. Tide RB T.J. Yeldon ran for three scores on the ground.
Vanderbilt @ #14 Texas A&M: Injured Aggie QB Johnny Manziel plays through any minor pain to lift A&M to a 56-24 victory. Johnny Football threw for 305 yards and 4 TD’s earning the right to sit out the 4th quarter. The Aggies now have the longest streak in the country with 11 straight games scoring over 40 points. Both teams combined for 8 turnovers.
#11 Auburn vs. FAU: The Tigers demolish FAU 45-10. Auburn sprinted out to a 38-0 lead in the 2cd quarter behind 2 long TD passes from QB Jeremy Johnson to WR Sammie Coates. Auburn starting QB Nick Marshall left the game early with a shoulder injury.
#13 LSU vs. Furman: The Paladins were only down 20-16 at halftime. Then LSU woke up and won the game 48-16. Tigers WR Odell Beckham finished with 204 receiving yards and 2 TD’s. LSU had 2 tailbacks run for over 100 yards while QB Zach Mettenberger threw for 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s.
Ole Miss vs. Idaho: The Rebels steamroll the Vandals 59-14 at home. Ole Miss accumulated 572 yards of total offense and did not turn the ball over in the game. Sophomore Rebels RB I’Tavius Mathers finished the game with 138 rushing yards and 1 TD in replacement of injured starting senior RB Jeff Scott.
SEC Power Poll (Week 9)
1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0) – Bama fans stay for the entire game. Nick’s still unhappy.
2. LSU (7-2, 2-2) – QB must cut down on his turnovers.
3. Auburn (7-1, 3-1) – Don’t be fooled. The Tigers are a running team.
4. Missouri (7-1, 3-1) – Win out and you’re still the East Champions.
5. Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2) – An injured Manziel is better than many team’s starting healthy QB.
6. South Carolina (6-2, 4-2) – The senior QB showed his experience in the clutch.
7. Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3) – After brutal schedule, Rebels get to take a week off.
8. Florida (4-3, 3-2) – SEC East could be decided next week.
9. Georgia (4-3, 3-2) – Much needed bye week after having put 24 players on the injured list.
10. Tennessee (4-4, 1-3) – Schedule was supposed to get easier after Bama game.
11. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4) – Hard to make a comeback when your down 28-0 early in the 2cd quarter.
12. Mississippi St. (4-3, 1-2) – Picks up first conference win.
13. Arkansas (3-5, 0-4) – Needed extra week to prepare for Auburn.
14. Kentucky (1-6, 0-4) – Close only counts in horseshoes and ….
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