SEC football notebook

SEC vs. SEC games have traditionally been among the most competitive in the nation. This season, 48 SEC vs. SEC games have an average scoring margin of 14.98 points per contest. 41.7 percent of the SEC's 48 games (20-of-48) have been decided by ten-points-or-less.

SEC Team-by-Team Notes

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (10-3, 6-2 SEC)
Alabama concludes its season with 10 wins for the 27th time in school history ... Senior DE Kindal Moorehead finished the season by recording at least one sack in the last six contests ... Alabama recorded at least one turnover in 18 consecutive games, dating back to last season ... The Tide forced four Hawaii interceptions, and recorded 18 "oskies" during the season ... RB Shaud Williams rushed for 160 yards on 23 carries and a TD while Santonio Beard added 86 yards on 16 carries ... Soph. RB Ray Hudson scored his first rushing TD in 2002 on a 14-yard run against Hawaii.

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (9-3, 5-3 SEC)
The Razorbacks are 14-0 all-time in games played in Little Rock under Houston Nutt ... Fred Talley has 1,035 rushing yards this season, marking the eighth time an Arkansas running back has gained 1,000 yards in a season and the first since Madre Hill ran for a school-record 1,387 yards in 1995 ... Arkansas was held scoreless in the first half against LSU, which was the first time that has occurred this season ... Arkansas has forced 36 turnovers this season and is second in the nation in turnover margin (+1.75) ... Arkansas trailed LSU at halftime, 10-0, marking the first time UA had trailed at half since Oct. 5 vs. Tennessee.

AUBURN TIGERS (8-4, 5-3 SEC)
Auburn has had three different running backs rush for over 100 yards in a game for the first time in the last 13 years ... Carnell Williams rushed for over 100 in three games, Ronnie Brown rushed for 100 or more in three games and Tre Smith had his first 100-yard performance with 126 yards against Alabama ... Auburn has rushed for over 100 yards in 13 consecutive games ... The Auburn defense has 20 interceptions this season, which is the most in a season since 1968 when AU had a school record 25 ... The last time Auburn defeated a top 10 Alabama team was 1989 when Alabama was ranked at No. 2 and the Tigers were ranked No. 11. Auburn defeated the Crimson Tide 30-20.

FLORIDA GATORS (8-4, 6-2 SEC)
QB Rex Grossman had his 16th 300-yard passing game of his career against Florida State, setting a new school record previously held by Shane Matthews, who had 15 300-yard passing games ... Against FSU, Grossman completed 24-of-47 passes for 303 yards with a TD and an interception ... In 897 offensive plays this season, Florida attempted 475 passes (52.9 percent) compared to 422 running plays (47.0 percent) ... It's the highest percentage of running plays in a season since 1997 ... WR Taylor Jacobs caught 7 passes for 95 yards against FSU after missing the Vandy and South Carolina games with a knee injury.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (11-1, 7-1 SEC)
In its' 51-7 win over Georgia Tech, the Bulldogs scored their most points ever in the intrastate rivalry ... Only five other Georgia teams have won 11 games in a season and the first since 1982 ... Georgia's defense has recorded 24 scoreless quarters this season ... Jr. RB Musa Smith became the first Bulldog to have over 1,000 rushing yards in a season since Garrison Hearst did it in 1992 ... On the year, Smith has 1,073 yards on 218 carries ... Sr. WR Terrence Edwards returned to the UGA lineup and had two catches for 48 yards ... Edwards had missed two games with a shoulder sprain.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (7-5, 3-5 SEC)
RB Artose Pinner finished his UK career with 2,105 rushing yards, which is fifth in school history ... Pinner had 51 yards on 11 carries against Tennessee, his lowest yardage output of the season ... QB Jared Lorenzen has thrown for 8,133 career passing yards at UK, which is second behind Tim Couch's 8,435 yards ... WR/RS Derek Abney has 146 career receptions for 1,723 yards ... His catch total is third and yardage total is second in UK history ... Kentucky went from 2-9 in 2001 to 7-5 in 2002, which is the SEC's biggest win improvement this season.

LSU TIGERS (8-4, 5-3 SEC)
LSU finished the regular season with two 1-point decisions (def. Ole Miss, 14-13, lost at Arkansas, 20-21) ... It is the first time since 1967, LSU has played consecutive one-point games ... Corey Webster recorded his seventh interception of the season (75 return yards) against Arkansas, tying him for third in LSU history ... Last year as a receiver, Webster had seven catches for 74 yards ... Domanick Davis moved into third in LSU history for most all-purpose yards in a season with 1,904 ... QB Marcus Randall threw for 203 yards against Arkansas, the second time in his career he has thrown for more than 200 yards.

OLE MISS REBELS (6-6, 3-5 SEC)
With the 24-12 win against Miss. State, the Rebels become bowl-eligible ... Ole Miss has been bowl-eligible for six straight seasons ... The Rebels were 6-1 at home this season and have won 11 of its last 14 home games dating back to the 2000 Egg Bowl ... QB Eli Manning broke his own single-season Ole Miss passing yardage record in 2002 with 3,088 yards ... This season, Manning had three pass plays of 70-or-more yards, including his 77-yard TD pass play to Chris Collins against MSU ... Collins set an Ole Miss record with 10 TD receptions this season.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (3-9, 0-8 SEC)
The Bulldogs went winless in the SEC for the first time since 1988 (1-10 overall) ... With five tackles against Ole Miss, LB Mario Haggan finished his MSU career with 358 total tackles, eighth on the all-time MSU list ... PK Brent Smith his 16-of-20 field goals this year, including a perfect 12-for-12 from inside 40 yards ... QB Kevin Fant had 163 completions this season, which is tied for third in Bulldog history ... MSU's defense has recorded an interception in 44 of its last 60 games played ... SE Ray Ray Bivines set career highs for both receptions (6) and receiving yardage (115) against Ole Miss.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (5-7, 3-5 SEC)
USC's 180 passing yards against Clemson was the most for the Gamecocks since passing for 212 vs. Kentucky on Oct. 12 ... Dondrial Pinkins started his second straight game at QB for the Gamecocks against Clemson and completed 8 of 14 passes for 179 yards with a TD and an INT ... Pinkins' 70-yard TD completion to Troy Williamson was the longest play of the season for the Gamecocks ... PK Daniel Weaver made his last five field goal attempts of the season including two against Clemson (25, 33 yards) ... Williamson has a 60 and 70 yard TD reception in the last four games.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (8-4, 5-3 SEC)
Tennessee has won at least eight games for 14 consecutive seasons dating back to 1989 ... Since 1985, UT is 68-4 in the month of November (39-2 at Neyland Stadium) ... QB Casey Clausen moved to second on the Tennessee career passing yardage list with 6,597 yards ... He is also second on the school list in career completions with 519 and total offensive yards (6,434) ... P Dustin Colquitt averaged 45.5 yards on five punts against Kentucky and had two kicks of over 50 yards, giving him 15 this season ... RB Derrick Tinsley caught four passses for a career-high 72 yards and 2 TDs.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (2-10, 0-8 SEC)
Dan Stricker caught two passes for 12 yards against Tennessee ... He ends his career with 2,880 receiving yards, fifth all-time in the SEC ... His 184 career receptions ranks sixth all-time in the league ... He also concluded his career with at least one reception in his final 34 games ... LB Hunter Hillenmeyer had 15 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and a pass break up vs. Tennessee ... It was the 11th game this season he recorded 10 or more tackles ... Clark Lea and Lorenzo Parker's appearance in the backfield vs. UT marked the ninth and 10th running backs to see action this season for Vandy.


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