Now that the 2011 SEC season is in the books, we can look in the books and analyze the stats.
There were huge offensive performances all season long from players throughout the Southeastern Conference. However, every year there are individual offensive performances that stand out as truly special.
Which performances stood out the most this season?
Which players on offense lead their teams to important victories and impressed us most with their big-time plays?
In this slide show I have power ranked the 10 best individual offensive performances from this past SEC regular season.
The Game: Tennessee 27 Vanderbilt 21
The Stats: 10 receptions for 116 receiving yards and two touchdowns
A six point overtime win over the Commodores kept Tennessee from losing their final three games of the season. A big reason for the win was the play of star wide out Da'Rick Rogers.
The talented sophomore had a huge day with double digit receptions and two scores, including catching the game-tying touchdown pass with six minutes left in the game.
The Game: Auburn 16 South Carolina 13
The Stats: 41 rushes for 141 yards and a touchdown; six yard reception
On the first day of October, Auburn earned its biggest win of the season, on the road at top ten nationally ranked South Carolina.
It was a close ball game and came down to Auburn relying on stud sophomore running back Michael Dyer to help pound the ball, run the clock and escape with a victory.
The impressive sophomore touched the ball 42 times in the game and scored what ended up being the winning touchdown for the Tigers.
The Game: South Carolina 45 Georgia 42
The Stats: 27 rushes for 176 yards and a touchdown; 2 catches for eight yards
In their biggest win of the season, South Carolina edged Georgia in week two of the season.
Before he was injured and lost for the year a few weeks later, star sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore had a big day against the Bulldogs.
He averaged an impressive 6.5 yards per carry in the game and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Game: Georgia 45 Auburn 7
The Stats: 224 passing yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions
Needing a win to claim the 2011 SEC East Division Championship, Georgia blew out Auburn and clinched the title.
In the game, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was lights out, connecting on 14 of 18 pass attempts for a very solid 78% completion rate.
The star sophomore bombed the Auburn defense for four touchdown passes in the first half of the game. An impressive performance from the Bulldog signal caller.
The Game: Florida 33 Tennessee 23
The Stats: 21 rushes for 108 yards; two receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown; 3 punt returns for 21 yards
In what turned out to have been the big SEC win that Florida needed to be bowl eligible, the Gators took care of Tennessee at home in the third weekend of the season.
The spark for Florida that day was dynamic running back Chris Rainey.
The senior back gained a total of 233 yards in the game and scored the touchdown that put Tennessee away late in the third quarter.
The Game: Tennessee 45 Cincinnati 23
The Stats: 405 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions; rushing touchdown
It turns out that Tennessee's best win of the season was early in the year, when everyone on offense was healthy. In week two, the Volunteers outpaced Cincinnati, a team that went on to finish the season with a 9-3 record.
In that game, talented quarterback Tyler Bray was on fire, connecting on a ridiculous 82 percent of his passes and scoring four total touchdowns.
He threw the ball 41 times and scrambled when he needed to. It was solid day from the then-healthy sophomore.
The Game: Vanderbilt 41 Wake Forest 7
The Stats: 28 rushes for 184 yards and three touchdowns
To make it to a bowl game and complete their surprising run this season, Vanderbilt needed to beat Wake Forest on the last weekend of the season. Not only did they win, but they won by a big 34 points.
A big reason for the lopsided outcome was the performance of junior running back Zac Stacey.
The 5' 9", 210 pound back rumbled through the Wake defense for 184 yards and three scores, averaging an impressive 6.6 yards per carry in the game.
The Game: Alabama 38 Florida 10
The Stats: 29 rushes for 181 yards and two touchdowns; two catches for 27 yards
The week after a big home win against No. 14 Arkansas, Alabama headed on the road to play No. 12 Florida in a major upset-alert game.
However, behind the play of Heisman candidate running back Trent Richardson, the Tide beat the Gators handily.
Richardson gained a total of 208 yards in the game and scored touchdowns in the first and second half.
The stud junior averaged a strong 6.2 yards per carry and was the difference maker in this match up.
The Game: Arkansas 42 Texas A&M 38
The Stats: 510 passing yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions
Arkansas went to Dallas earlier this season to match up against No. 14 Texas A&M. It was a dogfight throughout, but the Razorbacks pulled out the victory in the end.
The prolific play of quarterback Tyler Wilson was a huge part of the big win for Arkansas.
The big-armed threw 51 passes in the game, connecting on 30 of them for over 500 passing yards.
His leadership in the huddle and calmness under pressure proved important. Wilson even scored the two point conversion that tied the game in the fourth quarter, after the Razorbacks had been down by eight points.
The Game: Arkansas 42 Texas A&M 38
The Stats: 13 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns
Tyler Wilson had a big game to help Arkansas outscore Texas A&M, but the biggest plays in the game came from speedy wide out Jarius Wright.
The senior wide receiver grabbed 13 balls and scored on two different occasions, and averaged an amazing 22 yards per catch in the ball game.
He had several strong runs after the catch with eye-popping moves in the open field.
His performance against the Aggies was truly the most impressive of the SEC season.