SEC Football Week 9: Who's HOT and Who's NOT In The SEC This Week

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SEC Football Week 9:  Who's HOT and Who's NOT In The SEC This Week
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Ryan Mallett of Arkansas is the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.

Week 9 brought out the best of the best in college football's most prestigious conference.

We had career-high and record-setting performances and are now down to only one unbeaten team as the final month of the regular-season schedule approaches.

Oh yeah, we also have the Heisman front-runner in the fold.

Here's a rundown of who's HOT and who's NOT this week in the SEC.

 

SIZZLIN'

Ryan Mallett - QB - Arkansas

The Razorback's signal-caller set a school-record for passing yardage with 409, completing 27-of-44 attempts to go along with three touchdown passes.  Mallett's fourth career 400+ passing contest led Arkansas past Vanderbilt, 49-14.

Michael Dyer - RB - Auburn

Dyer ran through, over, and around the Ole Miss defense for 180 yards and a score on 21 carries.  His performance led Auburn past the Rebels, 51-31.  Dyer has been named one of three SEC players as Freshman of the Week.

Cam Newton - QB - Auburn

Newton just keeps on keeping on, throwing for two touchdowns and 209 yards while completing 18-of-24 passing attempts and rushing for 45 yards on 11 carries.  For good measure, the Auburn quarterback also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the big win over Ole Miss. Go ahead and give Big Cam the trophy, the Tigers are now 9-0.

Jeff Scott - RB - Ole Miss

Scott was terrific in the loss to Auburn, rushing for 134 yards on just nine carries.  The Rebel's slasher also tallied a touchdown run of 83 yards.

Denarius Moore - WR - Tennessee

Moore was spectacular for the Vols in the loss at Columbia.  The wide receiver caught six passes for 228 yards and a score.

Randall Cobb - WR - Kentucky

Kentucky's "Mr. Everything," accounted for 292 all-purpose yards including 12 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown of 48 yards in the Wildcat's loss to Mississippi State.

Marcus Lattimore - RB - South Carolina

The Gamecock's star running back busted up the Vol's defense for 184 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in win over Tennessee.  Lattimore is 1/3 of the SEC's Freshman Trifecta of the Week.

 

WARMIN' UP

Demond Washington - KR - Auburn

Washington had five kick returns for 176 yards, including an electric 95-yard touchdown run in Auburn's win over Ole Miss.

Trey Burton - QB - Florida

Burton rushed for 110 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown run of 51 yards in Florida's 34-31 overtime win over Georgia.  Appropriately, "Trey," makes up the other third of the SEC's Freshman of the Week.

Knile Davis - RB - Arkansas

Davis ripped the Vandy defense for 82 yards and two scores on 19 carries, helping the Razorback's blow past the Commodores, 49-14.

Vick Ballard - RB - Mississippi State

The Bulldog's running back carried State to a 24-17 victory over Kentucky.  Ballard rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts.

Onterio McCalebb - RB - Auburn

McCalebb rushed for 99 yards on just nine carries in win over Ole Miss.  The Auburn running back made the highlight reel with a spectacular touchdown run of 68 yards.

 

NOT SO HOT

Aaron Murray - QB - Georgia

Murray threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns but completed only 18-of-37 attempts and had three costly interceptions in a 34-31 overtime loss to the Gators.

Mike Hartline - QB - Kentucky

The normally steady quarterback was off the mark in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State.  Hartline completed 23-of-41 attempts for 258 yards and two scores, but had three interceptions on the day.

 

CHILLIN'

Larry Smith - QB - Vanderbilt

The Commodore's signal-caller completed just 4-of-12 passing attempts and rushed for only 10 yards on nine carries in a 49-14 loss to Arkansas.

Tauren Poole - RB - Tennessee

Poole just couldn't get on track against the South Carolina defense.  The Tennessee running back carried 16 times for only 33 yards in the loss in Columbia.

Washaun Ealey - RB - Georgia

Ealey struggled to get going against the Gator defense rushing for only 37 yards on 11 carries.

 

The SEC has named its Football Players of the Week.

Offensive:  Ryan Mallett of Arkansas

Defensive:  Chris White of Mississippi State

Co-Special Teams:  Chas Henry of Florida

Co-Special Teams: Demond Washington of Auburn

Offensive Lineman:  Derek Sherrod of Mississippi State

Defensive Lineman:  Devin Taylor of South Carolina

Tri-Freshman:  Michael Dyer of Auburn

Tri-Freshman:  Trey Burton of Florida

Tri-Freshman:  Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina

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