SEC team football notebook

Alabama true freshmen Dominic Lee (RDT) and Tyrone Prothro (WR) made their Alabama debuts against Arkansas. <br><br>Tide quarterback Brodie Croyle and wide receiver Dre Fulgham connected on a 71-yard touchdown reception against Arkansas -- the longest TD pass and catch of each of their careers.

SEC Team-by-Team Notes

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (2-3, 1-1 SEC)
For the second year in a row, TB Shaud Williams had an 80-yard TD run against Arkansas ... Williams is just the second player in Alabama history to have two career TD runs of 80-yards-or-more (Calvin Culliver) ... Williams is second in the SEC and ninth in the nation in all-purpose rushing (157.2) ... He is also second in the SEC in rushing (118.8) and scoring (8 TDs).

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (4-0, 1-0 SEC)
All five of Arkansas' overtime games in its history have been on the road ... Cedric Cobbs' 198 rushing yards against Alabama were the most against the Tide since 1998 (James Johnson, Miss. State) ... Arkansas is 4-0 for the first time since 1998, when it was the Western Division Co-Champion and played in the Florida Citrus Bowl ... Cobbs leads the SEC in rushing and is third in the nation (140.5) ... The Razorbacks have rushed for more than 200 yards in 23 of Houston Nutt's 66 games at Arkansas (34.8 percent) ... Arkansas is 20-3 in those games ... Arkansas has lost only five turnovers in four games this season.

AUBURN TIGERS (2-2, 1-0 SEC)
QB Jason Campbell set a school record against Western Kentucky for completion percentage (min. 10 attempts) by going 12-for-13 (92.3 percent), a figure that is fifth in SEC history ... PK Philip Yost's 57-yard field goal tied the Auburn record (Neil O'Donoghue, 1976) ... Brandon Jacobs became the first Auburn running back to rush for more than 100 yards this season, with 103 yards on 10 carries and a TD vs. WKU ... OT Drew Kirk, LB Derrick Graves and CB Kevin Hobbs started their first career games at Auburn ... The Tigers are third in the SEC and 8th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 12.5 points per game.

FLORIDA GATORS (3-2, 1-1 SEC)
The Gators posted their largest come-from-behind road victory in school history against Kentucky ... Trailing 21-3 in the fourth quarter, Florida scored 21 unanswered points for a 24-21 win ... Chris Leak became just the fourth true freshman quarterback to start a game for the Gators ... Leak was 20-of-35 for 268 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs ... The Gators have been balanced offensively this season, attempting 172 rushing plays and 169 passing plays ... Florida has outscored opponents, 70-20, in the fourth quarter and have had 17 TD drives less than 2:00 time of possession.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (3-1, 1-1 SEC)
Junior DB Sean Jones has three interceptions in the first four games of the season, which is tied for first in the SEC and sixth in the nation ... The Bulldogs lead the SEC and are fourth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 8.5 points per game ... QB David Greene's consecutive attempt without an interception streak ended at 174, the third longest streak in SEC history and second at Georgia (176, Eric Zeier) ... Greene's 93-yard TD pass to Tyson Browning is tied for the longest pass play in Georgia history (Talley/Maxwell vs. Vandy, 1989; Belue/Scott vs. Florida, 1980).

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (2-3, 0-2 SEC)
QB Jared Lorenzen's interception in the third quarter vs. Florida broke a string of 75 consecutive passes without interception dating back to the Murray State game ... Lorenzen had 215 yards total offense and now has 9,305 in his career, moving past Florida's Shane Matthews (9,241 yards) for fourth place on the SEC career total offense list ... He threw for 179 yards and now has 9,061 passing yards in his career, becoming the seventh player in SEC history to reach 9,000 passing yards ... Arliss Beach had three rushing TDs, one in each of the first three quarters and has scored a TD in four straight quarters (4th/Indiana).

LSU TIGERS (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
The Tigers are 5-0 for the first time since 1973 when LSU started 9-0 ... The Tigers are also 2-0 in the SEC for the second straight season, marking the first time LSU has been 2-0 for back-to-back seasons since 1995-96 ... WR Michael Clayton has caught a pass in 31 straight games (3 for 31 yards vs. Miss. State) ... FS Travis Daniels returned an interception 48 yards for a TD against Miss. State, marking the second INT return for a score this season for LSU (Jack Hunt, 31 yards vs. UL-Monroe) ... LSU is sixth in this week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll, it's highest national ranking since 1998 (#6).

OLE MISS REBELS (2-2, 1-0 SEC)
Ole Miss' loss to Texas Tech broke a string of 19 straight wins at home against non-conference foes ... WR Chris Collins became Ole Miss' career leader in receptions vs. Texas Tech ... Collins has 146 career catches for 1,989 yards, which is fourth at Ole Miss ... PK Jonathan Nichols set school marks hitting six field goals on six attempts, as well as points by a kicker (21), vs. Texas Tech ... His six field goals made tied an SEC record, set five other times ... SS Kelvin Robinson returned an interception 80-yards for a TD, the seventh longest return in school history ... QB Eli Manning's 409 yards is the 4th highest in school history.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (0-4, 0-1 SEC)
State's 0-4 start marks its first such beginning based upon on-the-field results since 1968 ... MSU's defense has recorded at least one interception in 45 of its last 64 games played ... Senior WR Justin Jenkins had five catches against LSU, moving him into sixth place on State's career list with 106 ... He is also eighth at State with 1,552 receiving yards ... QB Kevin Fant has moved into third place on MSU's career completion list with 357 ... He was 19-for-30 against LSU ... WR Ray Ray Bivines matched his career high with six receptions ... Opponents have scored 52 points off MSU turnovers this season.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (3-2, 0-2 SEC)
Sophomore DT Moe Thompson played offense during USC's second drive as an H-Back ... It was Thompson's first action on offense while at USC ... Freshman TB Demetris Summers rushed for 158 yards against Tennessee, marking his second straight 100+ rushing yardage game (161 vs. UAB) ... He becomes the first USC freshman to rush for 100 or more yards in consecutive games since 1982 (Thomas Dendy) ... South Carolina competed in its first-ever overtime game ... Opposing offenses have been stopped to 3-and-out on 26 of 64 drives this season, 40.6 percent, second in the SEC (42.0, Arkansas).

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-0, 2-0 SEC)
The Vols are 4-0 for the first time since 1998 when they won the National Championship with a 13-0 record ... UT has won its last six SEC games dating back to last season ... QB Casey Clausen ranks second on UT's career passing yardage list (7,517), completions (606) and TDs (56) ... P Dustin Colquitt averaged a career-best 51.7 yards on seven punts vs. South Carolina and had four downed inside the 10-yard line ... Colquitt leads the SEC and is second in the nation, averaging 49.2 yards per punt this season ... Tennessee has not scored off an opponents turnover this season and has given up just six points off of its own turnovers.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (1-4, 0-2 SEC)
QB Jay Cutler had 61 yards rushing on 15 attempts vs. Georgia Tech ... It was his highest total since rushing for 81 yards on 16 carries against Florida last season ... WR Brandon Smith had career highs in catches (6) and receiving yards (91) vs. Tech ... Vanderbilt's defense held Tech to just two first downs during the second and third quarters ... Vandy started two true freshmen on the offensive line vs. Tech - C Tom Sorensen and OT Brian Stamper ... Cutler is fifth in the SEC in total offense, averaging 216.2 yards per game ... Vandy is fourth in the SEC in pass defense, allowing 187.8 yards per game.


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