SEC team notes

Complete team-by-team football notes for all 12 Southeastern Conference schools.

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (3-4, 1-2 SEC)
Fr. QB Brandon Avalos started his first collegiate game against Southern Miss ... He had seen his first playing time the week before at Georgia ... Six Alabama regulars did not see playing time against Southern Miss - DE Nautyn McKay-Loescher, QB Brodie Croyle, QB Spencer Pennington, RB Kenneth Darby, SLB Derrick Pope and DT Kyle Tatum ... In seven games this season, TB Shaud Williams has accounted for all nine of Alabama's rushing TDs and the last 10 overall dating back to last season ... RB Ray Hudson (Bonifay, Fla.) had career highs vs. Southern Miss in rushes (18) and rushing yards (76).

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (4-1, 1-1 SEC)
Arkansas was held without a TD for the first time since the SEC Championship Game last season against Georgia ... Sr. RB Cedric Cobbs continues to lead the SEC in rushing, averaging 640 yards in five games ... He is also ranked fourth nationally ... 53.0 percent of Arkansas' offensive drives have ended up in points scored, which leads the SEC ... Arkansas' average offensive drive start is its own 36-yard line, which is the best in the SEC ... The Razorbacks were 18-20 scoring in the redzone before the Auburn game, but were held to just a field goal in three attempts vs. the Tigers.

AUBURN TIGERS (4-2, 3-0 SEC)
The Tigers are now 5-2 against top 10 nationally ranked teams since the beginning of the 2002 season ... No team in the country has played more top 10 opponents and beaten more top 10 opponents than the Tigers ... RB Carnell Williams had 150 yards rushing against the Razorbacks and has 335 of his 552 yards this season in the last two games ... The Tigers are third in the SEC and fifth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 12.3 points per game ... In three SEC wins, the Tigers are outscoring opponents by an average of 27.7 - 10.3 ... Auburn's 22 offensive scoring drives are averaging a league-high 7.73 plays and 3:24 TOP.

FLORIDA GATORS (4-3, 2-2 SEC)
For the third game this season, the Florida defense did not give up a TD ... Fr. P Eric Wilbur averaged 50.7 yards per punt on seven attempts ... LSU's average starting field position was its own 22-yard line ... DE Bobby McCray had three sacks against LSU and now has recorded eight sacks in the last four games ... 21 of the Gators' 36 offensive drives have been less than two minutes ... Florida has outscored opponents in the fourth quarter, 70-27, the largest margin in the SEC ... Opponents have scored just seven points off of Gator turnovers this season, the best mark in the SEC.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (5-1, 3-1 SEC)
So. RB Tyson Browning and So. NT Gerald Anderson made their first career starts against Tennessee ... Sean Jones' 92-yard fumble return for a TD was the Bulldogs first defensive TD of the season and the last one since the 2000 Oahu Bowl ... Jr. DE David Pollack had two sacks against Tennessee to give him 18.5 in his career, moving him to fifth on Georgia's all-time list ... Sr. Damien Gary has 1,099 career punt return yards, which is a Bulldog record and ninth in SEC history ... Sr. Billy Bennett has set the school record with 127 career PATs made ... Georgia scored 24 points off of Tennessee turnovers.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (2-4, 0-3 SEC)
QB Jared Lorenzen was injured at the end of the third quarter and finished with 10 of 18 for 129 yards and one TD against South Carolina ... QB Shane Boyd finished with 7-of-14 for 81 yards and a TD. He also rushed for a TD ... Boyd's seven-yard TD pass to Chris Bernard was his first TD pass this season and his first TD pass since South Carolina in 2001 ... Boyd had 15-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, his second of the season ... WR Derek Abney had five catches for 94 yards and became the second player in UK history to reach 2,000 career receiving yards (2,026) ... . Craig Yeast had 2,899 receiving yards.

LSU TIGERS (5-1, 2-1 SEC)
Skyler Green has returned two punts for TDs this season in five attempts ... He had a 62-yarder against Arizona and an 80-yarder vs. Florida ... The Tigers had a season-low 56 yards rushing against the Gators ... WR Michael Clayton had five receptions for 60 yards against Florida and is now fifth all-time at LSU with 137 career grabs ... His 2,040 career receiving yards is also fifth at LSU ... The Tigers were held without on offensive TD for the first time since falling to Alabama, 31-0, last season (8 games) ... LSU sacked UF's Chris Leak six times for 56 yards ... LSU has allowed just three rushing TDs this season, tied for 2nd in the SEC.

OLE MISS REBELS (4-2, 2-0 SEC)
Ole Miss has scored on its opening possession in four straight games ... Sr. WR Chris Collins caught eight passes against Arkansas State, extending his consecutive game streak with at least one catch to 28 ... Ole Miss' 582 total offensive yards vs. ASU was the eighth-highest total in school history ... The Rebels' 55 point margin of victory is the largest by an Ole Miss team since defeating Southern Illinois, 59-3, in 1994 ... The shutout by the Rebel defense was the first since a 3-0 win over Memphis in 1999 ... PK Jonathan Nichols broke the school record for most career points by a kicker (214) ... Nichols had 13 points against the Indians.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (2-4, 1-1 SEC)
QB Kevin Fant had 245 passing yards against Memphis, his 11th career 200+ passing yardage game, tied for the most in State history ... WR Justin Jenkins' three receptions moved him into fifth place all-time at MSU with 117 career catches ... Fred Reid's 100 yard kickoff return vs. Memphis was State's first KOR for a score since 1998 (Kevin Prentiss vs. South Carolina, 1998) ... TE Aaron Lumpkin recorded his first two TDs for the Bulldogs ... It is the first time a tight end has caught two TDs in a game under Jackie Sherrill at State ... Sherrill now has 180 career victories, which is tied for 28th on the NCAA Division I-A all-time list.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (4-2, 1-2 SEC)
The Gamecocks averaged 40 yards net punting and had 102 yards of punt returns against Kentucky and PK Daniel Weaver also made both of his field goals (20 yards, 31 yards) ... Fr. RB Demetris Summers had two punt returns of 38 and 28 yards ... Both bettered his previous long punt return of 17 yards ... Summers had 155 yards of all purpose yardage ... In addition to 66 on two punt returns he rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 33 yards ... So. RB Daccus Turman scored three TDs, the second time this season that a Gamecock has scored three TDs in a game. Summers scored three times vs. UAB.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-2, 2-2 SEC)
WR Mark Jones had four catches for 117 yards and a TD against Georgia ... It marks the first time a Vol receiver has gone for more than 100 yards this season ... Jones 90 yard TD reception from Casey Clausen is the longest pass play in school history ... CB Jason Allen made his first start of the season ... DT Justin Harrell saw his first action of the season coming back from a knee injury suffered in preseason drills ... Tennessee has not scored off of seven turnovers gained from its opponents this season ... The Vols rushed for an average of 212.0 yards in their first three games this season and have averaged 60.7 yards in the last three games.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (1-6, 0-3 SEC)
So. QB Jay Cutler is now 8th on the Vandy total offensive yardage chart with 3,368 yards ... He is also second on the school list for most passing yards by a sophomore with 1,512 ... (Greg Zolman, 2,059 yards) ... TB Norval McKenzie scored his fifth TD of the season vs. Navy and has a TD in three consecutive games ... WR Erik Davis has caught at least one pass for more than 24 yards each in five games this season ... In Vandy's last three games, Brandon Smith has 21 catches for 292 yards ... Vanderbilt has 11 offensive scoring drives less than two minutes long, but does not have a scoring drive more than five minutes.


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