SEC Football Week 10: Who's HOT and Who's NOT In the SEC This Week
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Just when you think you've seen it all, the SEC comes through with another week of unforgettable moments.
A freshman quarterback making his first career start in record-breaking fashion, a huge showdown in the SEC West, drama surrounding a Heisman hopeful and much, much more.
This is the biggest and best edition of "Who's HOT and Who's NOT" of the year. So many stars this week, you'll think you're in a planetarium.
So let your eyes adjust, as we look closely at how it all unfolded and see who's HOT and who's NOT this week in the SEC.
Knile Davis - RB - Arkansas
Davis ripped the stiff South Carolina defense for 110 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as the Razorbacks rolled to a 41-20 victory. Davis has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
Tyler Bray - QB - Tennessee
Bray's debut as starting quarterback for the Vols was one for the record books. The freshman completed 17-of-28 attempts for 308 yards and five touchdowns to five different receivers...in the first half!
Bray played little in the second half and finished up 19-of-33 for 325 yards and the aforementioned five touchdown passes. The five touchdowns and 308 yards passing are both Tennessee records for one half of play. Oh yeah, the Vols gave Memphis the blues in a 50-14 rout. Bray's performance has earned him SEC Freshman of the Week.
Cam Newton - QB - Auburn
With allegations swirling, Newton went back to work. The Auburn quarterback completed 15-of-21 passing attempts for 317 yards and four touchdowns in the Tiger's 62-24 skinning of the Chattanooga Moccasins. Cam also ran for 24 yards and a score.
Aaron Murray - QB - Georgia
Murray threw for 228 yards and three scores by completing 19-of-27 attempts in a 55-7 smashing of Idaho State.
Terrell Zachery - WR - Auburn
Zachery was on the receiving end of seven passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in win over the Mocs.
Ryan Mallett - QB - Arkansas
Mallett threw for 303 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the big win at South Carolina. For the night, Mallett completed 21-of-30 attempts.
Les Miles - Head Coach - LSU
Love him or hate him, "The Hat" deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Miles calls plays like my son on Playstation 3 and they work.
How can you not watch an LSU game? You can never see what's coming. Miles makes it entertaining and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The Tigers are now 8-1 after their 24-21 win over SEC-West rival Alabama.
Jordan Jefferson - QB - LSU
Jefferson made the big plays when LSU had to have them in the win over Alabama. The Tiger's much-maligned quarterback was an astonishing 10-of-13 through the air for 141 yards including a 75-yard, game-changing touchdown strike to Rueben Randle in the third quarter. He also had a key two-point conversion pass completion and added 27 yards on the ground on seven carries.
Brandon Bolden - RB - Ole Miss
Bolden carried for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in blowout win over the Rajun Cagins of Louisiana-Lafayette. The star running back also caught four passes for 80 yards and a score as the Rebels cruised to a 43-21 victory.
Tauren Poole - RB - Tennessee
Poole was running wild in Memphis as the junior running back ran for 101 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Mark Ingram - RB - Alabama
Ingram was strong in defeat at LSU. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner tallied 97 yards and a score on 21 rushing attempts in the 24-21 loss to the Tigers.
Mike Hartline - QB - Kentucky
The Kentucky quarterback regained his form, throwing for 272 yards and a score with one interception in 49-21 dismantling of Charleston Southern. Through the air, Hartline completed 15-of-24 pass attempts.
Josh Jasper - PK - LSU
The LSU place-kicker hit three field goals in the win over Alabama, including the clincher of 39-yards with 5:34 remaining in the game. Jasper's other kicks were good from 35 and 45 yards out.
Rueben Randle - WR - LSU
The sophomore receiver caught three passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown strike was a magnificent 75-yarder from Jordan Jefferson in the third quarter.
Enrique Davis - RB - Ole Miss
Davis ran for 116 yards on 19 carries in win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - South Carolina
Jeffery caught half of Garcia's completions in a loss to Arkansas. All told, the wide receiver caught seven balls for 99 yards.
A.J. Green - WR - Georgia
Green caught seven passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in win over Idaho State.
Denarius Moore - WR - Tennessee
The Volunteer's speedster caught six passes for 103 yards and a score in Tennessee's win over Memphis.
Cobi Hamilton - WR - Arkansas
Hamilton picked up the slack with the absence of Childs, catching seven passes for 111 yards and a score in the big win over South Carolina.
Greg McElroy - QB - Alabama
McElroy threw for 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 21-of-34 passes in the loss to LSU in Death Valley.
Who will win the SEC East showdown this weekend?
John Brantley - QB - Florida
Brantley threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 11-of-18 passing in win over Vandy.
Jordan Reed - QB - Florida
Reed looked solid throwing for 120 yards on 11-of-19 passing including a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed 16 times for 84 yards in the victory over Vandy.
Malik Jackson - DT - Tennessee
Jackson tamed the Memphis Tigers with a team-high eight tackles, two sacks and an interception as the Vols returned to the win column.
Donald Russell - RB - Kentucky
Russell carried 10 times for 110 yards and two scores in win over Charleston Southern.
Randall Cobb - WR - Kentucky
Cobb caught four passes for 101 yards and a score in win over Charleston Southern.
Chris Matthews - WR - Kentucky
Wildcat's receiver caught four passes for 92 yards and a touchdown against Charleston Southern.
Coshik Williams - RB - Kentucky
The Wildcats were really wild against Charleston Southern. Williams got in on the act, rushing for 95 yards and three scores on 13 carries.
Winston Guy - SS - Kentucky
I think I got the entire Kentucky team in this week! How can you leave out Guy, who had 16 tackles, four of them solo, in the Wildcats dominating win.
NOT SO HOT
Stephan Garcia - QB - South Carolina
The Gamecock's signal-caller struggled in the loss to Arkansas, throwing for 161 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions on 14-of-29 attempts.
Steve Spurrier - Head Coach - South Carolina
The Ol Ball Coach was handled by Petrino and the Hawgs Saturday night in Columbia. Spurrier will have to regroup the Gamecocks quickly before this weekend's showdown at Florida Field if he plans on being in Atlanta on December 4th for the SEC Championship.
Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama
The other half of the two-headed monster was out to lunch, gaining just 28 yards on six carries, catching one pass for one yard and returning one kickoff for just 12 yards.
Marcus Lattimore - RB - South Carolina
Lattimore never found his stride, rushing for just 30 yards on 11 carries in the loss to Arkansas.
Larry Smith - QB - Vandy
Smith completed just seven-of-18 passing attempts for only 28 yards. Combined with seven rushes for minus-12, the Vandy quarterback had a combined 16 yards of total offense. Now that's offensive.
The SEC has named it's Football Players of the Week.
Offensive: Knile Davis of Arkansas
Defensive: Kelvin Sheppard of LSU
Special Teams: Chris Rainey of Florida
Defensive Lineman: Drake Nevis of LSU
Offensive Lineman: Bobby Massie of Ole Miss
Freshman: Tyler Bray of Tennessee
The SEC lost one of our own on November 2nd when Nick Bell of Mississippi State lost his short battle with cancer at the all-too-young age of 20. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Bell family and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
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