Weekly Football Notes From SEC
The SEC has three teams ranked in this week's USA Today and Harris Interactive Polls while Ole Miss joins the AP poll to give SEC four teams in that poll. Alabama and Florida are ranked 1-2 in the AP and Harris Interactive Polls. Alabama is number one in all three polls while Florida is ranked third in the USA Today poll.
With Ole Miss joining the AP poll this week, the SEC has now had nine teams ranked at one time or another in the major Top 25 polls this year - more than any other conference.
This week's SEC Football Schedule:
Friday, Nov. 28
Mississippi State at Ole Miss (11:30 a.m. CT / Raycom Sports)
LSU at Arkansas (1:30 p.m. CT from Little Rock / CBS Sports)
Saturday, Nov. 29
Georgia Tech at Georgia (Noon ET / CBS Sports)
South Carolina at Clemson (Noon ET / ESPN2)
Auburn at Alabama (2:30 p.m. CT / CBS Sports)
Florida at Florida State (3:30 p.m. ET / ABC Regional - ESPN2 in other parts of country)
Kentucky at Tennessee (6:30 p.m. ET / ESPN2)
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest (7 p.m. ET / ESPNU)
In 77 home games, the SEC has drawn 5,903,365 fans, an average of 76,667 fans per game. The average percent of capacity for SEC home games this season is 98.27.
Notables from Nov. 22 Games
Miss. State's Anthony Dixon rushed for a career-high 179 yards and scored three touchdowns (1 by rush and 2 by reception). He has nine 100+ yard rushing games in his career. - Tennessee's Eric Berry recorded his 12th career interception and third interception return for a touchdown. He has the SEC record for single-season (265) and career (467) interception yards. - Ole Miss held LSU to just 37 rushing yards, which was the lowest by a Rebel foe since 2003. Ole Miss has held its opposition to under 82 rushing yards in six games this season and the third straight game. - Florida tallied 705 total offensive yards, the third time in school history the Gators have been over 700 yards. UF has scored 42-or-more points in six straight games, the longest such active streak in the country and the longest ever in the SEC. - Arkansas' Nathan Dick earned his first career start and completed 25-of-43 passes for 333 yards with three TDs and an interception. - Vanderbilt's Ryan Hamilton accounted for a career-best 16 total tackles against Tennessee. - LSU's Colt David kicked field goals of 46 and 52 yards against Ole Miss. He and Chris Jackson are the only two kickers in LSU history to make three-or-more 50-yard field goals.
For the first time since 1993 and the fifth time in the history of the SEC (1984, 1973, 1951), all 12 conference teams will have at least four overall on-the-field wins.
This week's game between Alabama and Auburn is the eighth closest rivalry in the SEC since 2000. In eight games, the average winning margin has been 10 points.
Florida QB Tim Tebow is now tied for third in SEC history in career touchdown responsibility (101) and he is eighth in career touchdowns scored (43).
Miss. State's Derek Pegues is the SEC's career leader in kickoff return yards (2,484) and he is third in combined punt and kickoff yards in his career (3,276).
Florida leads the SEC in scoring offense and scoring defense, while Alabama is second in both categories. Alabama leads the SEC in rushing defense and total defense, while Florida leads the SEC in rushing offense and total offense.
SEC teams are collectively 61-13 (82.4 percent) when scoring first in games this season.
SEC teams collectively lead the nation in giving up the least amount of yards per rush, yards per pass and yards per overall play. SEC teams give up an average of 3.54 yards per rush, 6.19 yards per pass and 4.79 yards per overall play.
Florida is on pace to set a high in highest average points per offensive drive (3.64), highest overall scoring efficiency (TDs & FGs divided into total offensive drives / 55.0 percent) and highest TD scoring efficiency (TDs divided into total offensive drives / 48.0).
SEC teams have collectively 164 offensive scoring drives under two minutes while collectively have 79 of more than five minutes. Florida leads the SEC with 31 offensive scoring drives under two minutes while Alabama leads the SEC with 11 offensive scoring drives of more than five minutes.
SEC teams are collectively 25-20 (55.6 percent) on the road in intraconference games this season. Only Alabama and Florida (4-0) have been perfect in SEC games away from home this season.
SEC teams have scored 46 non-offensive touchdowns this season. Alabama leads the SEC with eight (5 defense, 3 punt returns).
In 44 SEC intraconference games this season, the average winning margin is 13.45 points per game, third among all NCAA FBS conferences. 27 of the games have been decided by 10-points-or-less, which is the second highest total among FBS conferences (ACC - 29).
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