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Alabama… junior running back Mark Ingram. Alabama needs a leader to step up and take control this week against a very good Mississippi State team. The former Heisman-winner needs to be that leader.Last week’s choice: S Robert Lester – 6 tackles, 1 pass break up.
Arkansas…sophomore running back Knile Davis. Really coming on strong down the stretch for the Razorbacks, and should get some stat-padding against UTEP this week. Last week’s choice: CBs Darius Winston and Ramon Broadway – compiled no statistics.
Auburn … junior quarterback Cameron Newton. Again? Yes, again. And every week until he’s not playing anymore. Last week’s choice: Newton – 340 yards of offense, 5 touchdowns.
Florida…junior quarterback John Brantley. He and his QB-mates, Burton and Reed, will have to find a way to combine for a victory, or else South Carolina will clinch the SEC East title.Last week’s choice: S Ahmad Black – 5 tackles, a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble.
Georgia…redshirt freshman QB Aaron Murray. Let’s be real -- the Bulldogs are NOT going to stop Cam Newton. Murray keeping pace with A.J. Green is their only chance at victory. Last week’s choice: Murray – completed 19-27 passes for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Kentucky…junior receiver Randall Cobb. Vanderbilt stands between the Wildcats and the bowl-eligibility plateau. Cobb will make big plays to help them get over it. Last week’s choice: Cobb – 4 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
LSU … quarterback Jordan Jefferson. Coming off of his best game in purple and gold, can he make a statement against a non-conference gimme like UL-Monroe?Last week’s choice: CB Patrick Peterson – 8 tackles and 3 pass break-ups.
Mississippi State…junior running back Vick Ballard. Alabama’s defense is having some issues against the run. State needs to lean on their big horse and do what they do best: grind down opposing defenses. Last week’s choice: off week.
Ole Miss …junior running back Brandon Bolden . Continues to impress, with 200 total yards and three touchdowns last week. He could be in for another big game against the Vols’ struggling run defense. Last week’s choice: RB Jeff Scott – one yard rushing.
South Carolina…freshman running back Marcus Lattimore. The Gamecocks’ freshman stud has helped to change the identity of their offense, and they will need his powerful, explosive running if they are going to clinch their first trip to Atlanta this weekend, when they travel to face the Gators. Last week’s choice: WR Alshon Jeffery – 7 catches for 99 yards.
Tennessee…freshman quarterback Tyler Bray. That was one heck of a first start against Memphis. The Ole Miss secondary shouldn’t scare him. Last week’s choice: Bray – completed 19-33 passes for 325 yard and 5 touchdowns.
Vanderbilt...junior cornerback Casey Hayward. It’s getting repetitive, but Hayward really is having a great season, and he faces off with Kentucky’s Randall Cobb this week. Last week’s choice: Hayward – 4 tackles, and a pass break-up.