SEC Bloggers Week Ten Review
Week Ten under the gun
Each Monday, CFN's SEC Bloggers put the previous weekend under the microscope, looking for the Lucky 7
BG is Billy Gomila, BH is Brian Harbach, GH is Gabe Harris , RM is Russ Mitchell, and BS is Barrett Sallee.
1. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Tyler Bray; QB, Tennessee – Yeah, it was Memphis, but give the youngster credit for 300 yards and five touchdowns in his first start.
BH: Knile Davis; RB, Arkansas – No one standing out this week, so the under the radar guy needs some love, Davis has been fantastic lately and ran for 120 and three scores against the Gamecocks.
GH: Knile Davis; RB, Arkansas – South Carolina led the SEC in rush defense entering this game but that didn't seem to bother Davis who ran like a "Knile" through hot butter.
RM: Knile Davis; RB, Arkansas – Makes the Hogs' offense two dimensional – and that's a scary thought. (Nod to who else, Cam Newton; 15/21 317, 4 TDs in about the time it takes to brush your teeth.)
BS: Ryan Mallett; QB, Arkansas – 21-of-30 for 303 yards and a TD… Without star wide receiver Greg Childs, mind you.
2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU
BG: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU – Completely destroyed the interior of the Alabama offensive line.
BH: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU – John Chavis plus talented defensive tackles equals first round draft picks..Nevis is a man and he ain't 40.
GH: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU – Sent a message with 7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and a pass breakup, as he consistently wreaked havoc on Alabama's O-line.
RM: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU – Has been simply dominating in every game but Auburn. (Makes you think twice about that Auburn O-line, doesn't it.)
BS: Drake Nevis; DT, LSU – Absolute monster.
3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU
BG: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU – Made three field goals, landed two punts inside the 20-yard line and picked up a big fake punt that helped wake up the Tigers in the second half.
BH: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU – What kicker wouldn't want to play for Les Miles?
GH: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU – Jasper has been equally as important as Patrick Peterson for LSU special teams this year. Statistically, one of the most accurate kickers in SEC history.
RM: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU – Brian stole my joke; get out of my mind.
BS: Josh Jasper; P/K, LSU – 29-yard run on a fake punt. 3 FG.
4. COACH OF THE WEEK: Les Miles
BG: Les Miles – Take all the shots you want, but the man made big calls when he needed to and had his team prepared to win a game the program truly needed.
BH: Les Miles – Not afraid to say it… I love Les Miles. The Hat is Must-See-TV.
GH: Les Miles – The 4th and 1 reverse was a thing of beauty as he outcoached Saban, plus it looked like his team just wanted it more.
RM: Les Miles – 13 wins against national championship coaches. 15-1 coming off a bye. 16 fourth quarter comebacks. And perhaps most importantly, 7-5 against the holy triumvirate of SEC coaches: Spurrier, Saban and Meyer. And eats grass! What's not to love.
BS: Les Miles – Fake punt, reverse on fourth-and-1 and eating grass. Yep, just another average Saturday in the life of the Mad Hatter.
5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK: Alabama vs. LSU
BG: Alabama vs. LSU – Amazing atmosphere, high stakes and a wild finish that more than made up for a slow start.
BH: Alabama vs. LSU – Teams love playing for a coach that coaches to win, it was fun to see Miles go out and let his team win that game.
GH: Alabama vs. LSU – For all the criticism of Miles most of his controversial calls work and they sure did on Saturday.
RM: Alabama vs. LSU – I'll tell you who Les Miles' greatest admirer is... CBS. (Waiting for all the Miles artificial turf jokes you know are coming.)
BS: Alabama vs. LSU – Nick Saban's second visit to Baton Rouge as the Alabama head coach resulted in a loss, and being thoroughly outcoached by Les Miles.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BG: Jordan Jefferson - The Tigers' much-maligned QB was confident, decisive and made big plays when they were needed. Where's that been all year?
BH: Jordan Jefferson - Jefferson was more accurate on deep throws than he has been all year… LSU opened it up, and Jefferson's accuracy was the difference in the upset.
GH: Jordan Jefferson – That was the QB who had only thrown 1 TD pass coming into the Alabama game? Could have fooled me.
RM: LSU's offense – Not comfortable giving Jefferson all the credit. Crowton, Miles, Ridley, Randle, Lee, Shepard... Etal. A fantastic performance – particularly the adjustments in the second half.
BS: LSU's offense – 433 yards of total offense? Against Alabama? Surely that's a typo.
7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BG: Alabama's secondary – More than one major coverage bust that allowed LSU's anemic passing attack to have one of its most efficient days of the year.
BH: South Carolina – We expected them to lose, but for a team trying to prove that this November will be different, they didn't even come close.
GH: South Carolina – I didn't think they would beat Arkansas, but they didn't seem to even want it. Bit surprising. Not the look of a team that can enter The Swamp and win with a SEC championship shot on the line.
RM: South Carolina – Down goes Lattimore (of a fashion), and down goes SC. But that's not what made it a disappointment – watching the rest of the Gamecocks mailing it in the 2H, THAT was a disappointment. (Nod to Spurrier himself on that fake punt late in the 1H; too early to be that desperate, coach.)
BS: Alabama's offense – LSU punter Josh Jasper's 29-yard run on a fake punt was seven yards more than Alabama's longest offensive play of the day.
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