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2011 CFN SEC Week 5 Roundup

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Posted Oct 3, 2011


2011 CFN SEC Week 5 Game Recaps, Standings, Roundup, & More

2011 SEC Week 5

East Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt 
West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Miss State 
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Week 5 Roundup

Player of the Week

Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson completed 30-of-51 passes for 510 yards and three scores in the win over Texas A&M.

Three Best Games of the Week

1. Arkansas 42 ... Texas A&M 38
2. Auburn 16 … at South Carolina 13
3. at Georgia 24 … Mississippi State 10

East
Conf. Overall
Florida 2 1 4 1
S. Carolina 2 1 4 1
Georgia 2 1 3 2
Vandy 1 1 3 1
Tenn. 0 1 3 1
Kentucky 0 2 2 3
West
  Conf. Overall
Alabama 2 0 5 0
LSU 2 0 5 0
Auburn 2 0 4 1
Arkansas 0 1 4 1
Ole Miss 0 2 2 3
Miss St 0 2 2 3
Players of the Week
9/3 S Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
9/10 RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
9/17 RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
9/24 RB Jeff Demps, Florida
10/1 QB Tyler Wilson, Ark

Games of the Week
9/3 at Auburn 42 … Utah State 38  
9/10 at Auburn 41 ... Mississippi State 34
9/17 at Clemson 38 … Auburn 24
9/24 at Mississippi State 26 … Louisiana Tech 20 OT
10/1 Arkansas 42 ... Texas A&M 38

Alabama ... Alabama 38 … at Florida 10 … John Brantley was playing well before he injured his knee and ankle. Highlighted by the 65-yard bomb to Andre Debose to start the game, he completed 11-of-16 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. While the Gators would’ve lost had Brantley not gotten hurt, the game was over once he got knocked out; Jeff Driskel was a deer caught in the headlights. The defensive front got beaten up and battered by the best day the Bama O line came up with all season long, and the offense couldn’t do anything to try to keep up the pace with Chris Rainey held to four yards on 11 carries and Jeff Demps getting just three carries for four yards. Assuming Brantley is out, it’s going to take a special effort from the defense and the O line to have any shot of keeping the LSU game within in three touchdowns.

Arkansas
... Arkansas 42 ... Texas A&M 38 … So Arkansas can’t stop the run. So there’s little running game to count on. So it took an epic comeback after getting down big. The Hogs showed that they really can crank out yards like last year as Tyler Wilson was red hot from the start and didn’t stop with a 30-of-51, 510-yard, three touchdown day, while Jarius Wright just moved up a round in the NFL Draft with 13 catches for 281 yards and a score. Texas A&M is great and has tremendous weapons, but still, this is the second straight week the Hogs weren’t even close against the run. This week, though, unlike the Alabama game, Arkansas came up with some nice plays late to turn the tide. With Auburn up next, the Hog offense should continue to roll, but the run defense will be in for another long day if the front four doesn’t hold up better and if the linebackers can’t come up with more big stops.

Auburn ... Auburn 16 … at South Carolina 13 … The Tigers might not be getting enough production out of the passing game, and the defense might be having problems, but they’re 4-1 and 2-0 in the SEC with a strong road win under their belts. Now it’s time to go from slogging through an ugly game at South Carolina to getting ready for a shootout against Arkansas. Fortunately, the Hogs aren’t rolling on the ground and need to bomb away to get the offense moving, giving the mediocre Auburn run defense a bit of a break. Michael Dyer carried the team with 141 yards and a touchdown on 41 carries, while punter Steven Clark had an unsung day pinning the Gamecock offense deep five times inside the 20. The Tigers held onto the ball for almost 36 minutes. The more they can keep the defense off the field, the better.

Florida ... Alabama 38 … at Florida 10 … John Brantley was playing well before he injured his knee and ankle. Highlighted by the 65-yard bomb to Andre Debose to start the game, he completed 11-of-16 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. While the Gators would’ve lost had Brantley not gotten hurt, the game was over once he got knocked out; Jeff Driskel was a deer caught in the headlights. The defensive front got beaten up and battered by the best day the Bama O line came up with all season long, and the offense couldn’t do anything to try to keep up the pace with Chris Rainey held to four yards on 11 carries and Jeff Demps getting just three carries for four yards. Assuming Brantley is out, it’s going to take a special effort from the defense and the O line to have any shot of keeping the LSU game within in three touchdowns.

Georgia ... at Georgia 24 … Mississippi State 10 … It might not be all that pretty, and it might not win any style points, but all of a sudden, Georgia has a good win to prove that things might be starting to change. The run defense was phenomenal against the MSU ground attack with the front line getting into the backfield and forcing mistakes before the attack could get going. Vick Ballard went nowhere, Chris Relf was stuffed, and MSU didn’t have any answers. The Georgia passing game might have sputtered with Aaron Murray having a rough game, throwing three picks, but Isaiah Crowell picked up the slack, the D came up with three takeaways, and now it really might be time to get excited going into the nasty stretch of away games against Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Florida.

Kentucky ... at LSU 35 … Kentucky 7
… It’s hard to judge how good an offense is when it goes against LSU, but Kentucky’s attack was truly awful. Morgan Newton just can’t find his passing touch, completing just 6-of-20 throws for 57 yards and a score, but his receivers aren’t doing anything to help the cause. There’s no running game, no playmakers, and little to take away from a rough day in Death Valley. The defense wasn’t awful, keeping the Tiger ground game in check, but it couldn’t come up with any big stops or takeaways to turn the game around. With a trip to South Carolina up next, the offense has to find points from somewhere, and it has to start with more coming from the passing game.

LSU ... at LSU 35 … Kentucky 7 … LSU treated this game like it was playing Western Kentucky. There was plenty of experimenting and lots of new parts thrown in the mix like Alfred Blue, who ran for 72 yards and a score on 16 carries, and Terrence Magee, who ran 12 times for 38 yards and a score. The ground game didn’t exactly dominate, and Jarrett Lee only completed 8-of-21 passes for 169 yards and a score, but the defense never let this get interesting allowing just 155 yards of total offense and with Tyrann Mathieu coming up with yet another big play for a score. This was a go-through-the-motions win over a bad team, and it was the perfect mental break before hosting Florida.

Ole Miss ... Ole Miss 38 … at Fresno State 28 … A funny thing happened on the way to a disaster of a season; Ole Miss found some playmakers. Randall Mackey only completed 8-of-18 passes, but he ran well and didn’t make any big mistakes. Brandon Bolden wasn’t quite back to form, but he ran for 43 yards and two scores on six carries, while Jeff Scott continued to be the team’s main man with 138 yards and two touchdowns. The ten penalties were way too many, and there were a few problems in the secondary, but this was a tight road game the Rebels were able take control of late. With two weeks off, there’s time to enjoy the win before Alabama comes to town.

Miss State ... at Georgia 24 … Mississippi State 10 … Now Dan Mullen has to do some serious coaching to keep the season from slipping away. MSU is 0-3 in the SEC with South Carolina coming up after the layup against UAB, and the running game isn’t working, there’s no passing game to count on, and the run defense has been shockingly soft. The Bulldogs lived off of turnover margin so far, but the three giveaways against the Dawgs offset the three takeaways and the team couldn’t take advantage. MSU was dominated and didn’t have any answers for the Georgia defensive front, and now that any hope of a great season is gone, it’s time to try to have a good season. It’ll start with being more effective on the ground and getting Chris Relf more room to move. 1.6 yards per carry isn’t going to get it done for this team in the SEC.

South Carolina ... Auburn 16 … at South Carolina 13 … South Carolina did everything it could possibly do to give Auburn the game. Granted, Michael Dyer and the Tiger ground attack had a lot to do with the win, but with four turnovers, a horrible game from Stephen Garcia, and only giving Marcus Lattimore the ball 17 times, this wasn’t a good game in any way for the coaching staff or the team. Melvin Ingram was tremendous with 11 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a pick, and four tackles for loss in a dominant effort, but his offense couldn’t do its part. Fortunately for USC, the rest of the East is in trouble and it already has a win over Georgia. The division title is still there for the taking if the terrific team finally plays up to its talent on a consistent basis. Getting more out Garcia is a start.

Tennessee ... at Tennessee 41 … Buffalo 10 … The Vol passing game rolled without Justin Hunter as Da’Rick Rogers stepped up and showed he could be the No. 1 target with seven catches for 180 yards and two scores. Tyler Bray continues to be terrific completing 21-of-30 passes for 342 yards and four scores, but most importantly, at least besides the play of Rogers, the running game showed up with Tauren Poole finally getting a little room to move with 101 yards on 17 carries. Tennessee was never threatened and it looked refreshed after getting two weeks off from the Florida game. This was a god tune-up game with home games against Georgia and LSU up next.

Vanderbilt ... Didn’t Play This Week

Saturday, October 1

Arkansas 42 ... Texas A&M 38
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 38-34
Line: Texas A&M -2.5 O/U: 62.5

at Georgia 24 .. Mississippi State 10
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: Georgia 26-20
Line: Georgia -7 O/U: 53

at LSU 35 ... Kentucky 7
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: LSU 38-6
Line: LSU -29.5   O/U: 45.5

at Tennessee 41 ... Buffalo 10
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 31-13
Line: Tennessee -28   O/U: 53

Alabama 38 ... at Florida 10
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: Florida 20-17
Line: Alabama -3.5  O/U: 44.5

Auburn 16 ... at South Carolina 13
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 38-31
Line: South Carolina -10.5 O/U: 59.5

Ole Miss 38 ... at Fresno State 28
- Game Story, CFN Analysis, & Recap
CFN Prediction: Fresno State 27-17
Line: Fresno State -4.5   O/U: 53