SEC weekly football notebook

Alabama is the only SEC team to record a shutout in each of the last two seasons (38-0 vs. MSU, 2003; 31-0 vs. LSU, 2002). The Crimson Tide defense limited Miss. State to just 24 rushing yards on 20 attempts and 152 total yards.

More Tide Notes

  • Alabama allowed a season-low 149 yards vs. Northern Illinois earlier this season ...
  • Sr. RB Shaud Williams rushed for 89 yards on 25 carries and a TD vs. Miss. State ...
  • Williams now has 1,140 yards rushing this season, sixth on Alabama's single-season rushing list ...
  • Williams needs 332 rushing yards in the Tide's last three games to become Alabama's single-season career rushing leader (Bobby Humphrey, 1471 yards, 1986).

SEC Schedule this Week

LSU (8-1) at Alabama (4-6)
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 6:45 p.m. (C) UA, 43-18-5 ESPN

Florida (7-3) at South Carolina (5-5)
Columbia, S.C. 12:30 p.m. (E) UF, 17-3-3 JP Sports

Mississippi State (2-7) at Tennessee (7-2)
Knoxville, Tenn. 12:30 p.m. (E) UT, 25-15-1 JP Sports

New Mexico State (3-7) at Arkansas (6-3)
Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m. (C) UA, 3-0

Kentucky (4-5) at Vanderbilt (1-9)
Nashville, Tenn. 1 p.m. (C) VU, 36-35-4

Auburn (6-4) at Georgia (7-2)
Athens, Ga. 3:30 p.m. (E) AU, 51-47-8 CBS Sports

Open: Ole Miss

Scores from Last Week's Games

Arkansas 28, South Carolina 6
Alabama 38, Mississippi State 0
Tennessee 10, Miami (Fla.) 6
Ole Miss 24, Auburn 20
Florida 35, Vanderbilt 17

SEC in this Week's AP Poll (Nov. 10)

1. Oklahoma (65) 10-0
2. Southern Cal 8-1
3. LSU 8-1
4. Ohio State 9-1
5. Michigan 8-2
6. Texas 8-2
7. GEORGIA 7-2
8. Washington State 8-2
9. TENNESSEE 7-2
10. Texas Christian 9-0
11. Purdue 8-2
12. Virginia Tech 7-2
13. Florida State 8-2
14. Miami (Fla.) 7-2
15. FLORIDA 7-3
16. Pittsburgh 7-2
17. OLE MISS 8-2
18. Nebraska 8-2
19. Minnesota 9-2
20. Iowa 7-3
21. Northern Illinois 9-1 and Michigan State 7-3
23. Miami (Ohio) 8-1
24. Boise State 8-1
25. Bowling Green 7-2

Others (SEC Only): Arkansas (5), Auburn (2).

Active SEC Sack Leaders

1. 20 - Antwan Odom, Alabama 2000-
2. 19 - David Pollack, Georgia 2001-
3. 15 - Reggie Torbor, Auburn 2000-
4. 13.5 - Bobby McCray, Florida 2000-
5. 12.5 - N. McKay-Loescher, Alabama 2000-
6. 11.5 - Charlie Anderson, Ole Miss 2000-
7. 10 - Constantin Ritzmann, Tennessee 1999- and Jesse Mitchell, Ole Miss 2000-
9. 8.5 - Karlos Dansby, Auburn 2001-
10. 7.5 - Caleb Miller, Arkansas 2000- and Jeremy Caudill, Kentucky 2000-

SEC Kickers from 40 Yards and Out

  1. Jonathan Nichols, Ole Miss, 5/6, 83.3
  2. Brian Bostick, Alabama, 5/7, 71.4
  3. Brent Smith, Miss. State, 2/3, 66.7
  4. Matt Leach, Florida, 3/5, 60.0
  5. Billy Bennett, Georgia, 6/10, 60.0

Other SEC Schools, Team-by-Team Notes

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (6-3, 3-3 SEC)
The Razorbacks are 16-0 in games played in Little Rock since 1998 ... QB Matt Jones moved into a tie for second in the Arkansas record book for career TD passes with three scoring strikes against the Gamecocks ... Jones is tied with Barry Lunney Jr. (1992-95) with 33 career TD passes ... In his last three games at running back, Decori Birmingham has rushed for 331 yards on 60 carries (5.52 avg.) and 3 TDs ... Arkansas is 5-1 when it rushes for more yards than it passes for this season ... The Razorbacks have had more rushing yards than its opponents in eight of its nine games this season (exception: Ole Miss).

AUBURN TIGERS (6-4, 4-2 SEC)
RB Carnell Williams moved past James Joseph (2,264) into seventh in Auburn history for career rushing yards. Williams finished the day with 2,349 ... Williams moved into a fifth place tie in Auburn history for rushing touchdowns in a season with his 13th ... DE Reggie Torbor had three sacks, giving him five on the season. It was his first career three-sack game ... Auburn lost when leading after three quarters for the first time since the Georgia game last year ... Auburn lost for the first time when outgaining its opponent in total yards for the first time since Arkansas on Oct. 27, 2001 (vs. Arkansas).

FLORIDA GATORS (6-3, 4-2 SEC)
Florida's 194 yards rushing vs. Vanderbilt is the second highest total this season and the most in an SEC game. The high was 309 vs. Florida A&M ... Florida averaged 5.7 yards per rush today. That is 1.7 yards per rush higher than the season average of 4.0 yards per attempt ... With his interception TD return, senior corner Keiwan Ratliff set a single-season record for interceptions with eight. He has intercepted at least one pass in each of the last four games ... Ratliff's touchdown was his second interception return for a touchdown this season. He is the fourth player in school history to accomplish this feat.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (7-2, 4-2 SEC)
Georgia had a season-high 202 rushing yards against Florida ... Redshirt freshman Michael Cooper rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries and freshman Kregg Lumpkin had a career-high 79 yards on 12 carries ... For the first time this season, Georgia did not gain a turnover in a game ... Soph. Tim Jennings started at weakside cornerback for the injured senior Decory Bryant, who had started the last 25 games there ... Senior PK Billy Bennett scored seven points against Florida bringing his career total to 362, which is third in SEC history ... Georgia held Florida to three field goals in three attempts in the red zone.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (4-5, 1-4 SEC)
QB Jared Lorenzen finished 28-49 for 326 yards (all season-highs) and 2 TDs ... With 28 completions, Lorenzen now has 809 in his career, which breaks the Kentucky career record for pass completions (795, Tim Couch) ... The 28 completions, 49 attempts and 326 yards are the most for Lorenzen since Nov. 17, 2001 (34-53, 406 yards vs. Tennessee) ... Three rushing touchdowns are a career high for Lorenzen ... RB Alexis Bwenge rushed 22 times for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns, all career highs ... WR Derek Abney has caught a pass in 41 consecutive games ... WR Gerad Parker had the first start of his career

LSU TIGERS (8-1, 4-1 SEC)
LSU's 28 points in the first quarter are the most by LSU in a quarter since scoring 35 in the third quarter vs. Rice on Sept. 24, 1977 in a 77-0 win ... LSU's 49 first-half points are the most by the Tigers in a half since scoring 56 in the second half at Tulane on Nov. 22, 1958 in a 66-0 victory ... LSU's total offense of 653 yards is the highest since Sept. 2, 2000 (680 vs. Western Carolina, 2000) ... The 653 yards is also the highest against a Division I-A opponent since LSU had 664 versus Rice on Sept. 19, 1987 in Tiger Stadium ... LSU's total passing yards of 365 are the most since 444 vs. Illinois in the 2002 Sugar Bowl.

OLE MISS REBELS (8-2, 6-0 SEC)
Ole Miss has its first 6-0 start in the SEC since 1962, when the Rebels finished 6-0 in conference play ... The win extends the Rebels' win streak to six games, their longest since 1990 ... Ole Miss is now 8-2 on the year to mark the first time since 1992 that Ole Miss has won eight games in the regular-season ... With the three receptions vs. Auburn, WR Chris Collins set a new Ole Miss standard for receptions in a season ... Collins now has 58 receptions to eclipse the previous mark of 56 set by LeMay Thomas in 1995 ... QB Eli Manning has now thrown at least one TD pass in 30-of-34 career starts.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (2-6, 1-3 SEC)
Miss. State was shut out for the first time in 26 games (42-0 vs. LSU, 2001) ... MSU's 152 yards of total offense vs. Alabama is the lowest total output in a single game since Memphis limited State to 127 yards in the 2000 season opener ... State's defense has now recorded at least one interception in 49 of its last 69 games played ... With 100 passing yards against Alabama, QB Kevin Fant is in second place on State's career passing yardage list with 5,325 yards ... Fant is also 10th on State's single-season passing yardage list with 1,845 yards this season ... Nick Signaigo made his first career start against the Crimson Tide.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (5-5, 2-5 SEC)
South Carolina has allowed just 10 rushing TDs this season ... The Gamecocks lost their first game of the season when scoring first in a contest ... USC is 5-1 this season when scoring first ... Carolina is second in the SEC with eight scoring drives over five minutes (Ole Miss - 9) ... Opponents have scored just 19 points off of Gamecock turnovers this season (2nd in the SEC) ... South Carolina has the two longest offensive plays this season (99 yard pass vs. Virginia / 98 yard pass vs. Ole Miss) ... Defensively, USC has also given up the two longest time drives this season (9:37 vs. LSU / 8:53 vs. Vanderbilt).

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (7-2, 3-2 SEC)
The Miami win by UT was its first over a top 10-ranked team since a 34-32 win at No. 2 Florida in 2001 ... Vols are now 70-4 in November games since 1985, including a 29-2 mark on the road ... In each of the four November losses since 1985, the Vols won the next meeting against those opponents ... UT has a 55-12-1 record in non-conference games since 1989 ... UTs win ended Miami's 26-game home winning streak ... UT held Miami without a TD for the first time at home since a 38-3 loss to Florida State in 1984 ... Scott Wells made his 45th consecutive start at center ... He became a father Thursday with the birth of a son.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (1-9, 0-6 SEC)
QB Jay Cutler has 4,075 career total offensive yards, which is fifth in Vanderbilt history ... He needs 1,933 yards to move into fourth ... Cutler is ninth in VU single-season total yards with 2,249 ... He needs 785 total yards in Vandy's next two games to surpass school record holder Kurt Page (3,304 yards in 1983) ... Cutler is eighth in school history in single-season passing yards with 2,106 and sixth in career passing yards at Vanderbilt with 3,539 yards ... So. WR Erik Davis has caught 35 passes for 588 yards and six TDs ... His 16.8 yard per catch average is second in the SEC (min. 30 catches).


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