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SEC Roundup - Week 11 Standings & More

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Posted Nov 12, 2006


SEC conference roundup, standings, player and game of the week


East  Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt 
West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Miss State
SEC Roundups Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10

SEC Game of the Week
Florida 17 ... South Carolina 16
Florida's Jarvis Moss blocked a South Carolina extra point attempt after a 14-yard Mike Davis touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and blocked a 48-yard Ryan Succop game-winning field goal attempt as time ran out. Down 16-10, the Gators went on an 11-play, 80-yard drive, helped by a fourth down conversion deep in its own territory, and finished up with a 12-yard Tim Tebow touchdown run. South Carolina drove back and got well within field goal range with a 27-yard pass to Sidney Rice, but it was called back because of a false start penalty which ended up pushing the final attempt back. Succop hit a 47-yard field goal early in the fourth, but Florida's Chris Hetland tied it up on the ensuing drive with a  22-yard field goal. Davis ran for a four-yard touchdown late in the first quarter for a  7-0 USC lead, but Florida tied it in the final minutes of the half on a 21-yard scoring play from Dallas Baker.


SEC Player of the Week
Florida DE Jarvis Moss made eight tackles, broke up a pass and blocked two kicks including the game-winning field goal attempt in the 17-16 win over South Carolina.

East Conference Overall Home Away
  W L PF PA W L PF PA Streak W L W L
Florida 7 1 178 126 9 1 254 133 Won 3 7 0 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 151 190 6 4 265 292 Won 3 5 1 1 3
Georgia 4 4 185 168 7 4 281 193 Won 1 4 2 3 2
Tennessee 3 3 156 150 7 3 296 212 Lost 2 4 2 3 1
South Carolina 3 5 147 146 5 5 219 172 Lost 3 2 4 3 1
Vanderbilt 1 6 121 167 4 7 254 245 Lost 2 2 3 2 4
West Conference Overall Home Away
  W L PF PA W L PF PA Streak W L W L
Arkansas 6 0 167 89 9 1 308 156 Won 9 6 1 3 0
Auburn 5 2 140 118 9 2 283 152 Lost 1 6 2 3 0
LSU 4 2 166 85 8 2 343 104 Won 4 7 0 1 2
Alabama 2 5 118 153 6 5 252 194 Lost 2 6 1 0 4
Ole Miss 1 5 83 142 3 7 148 235 Won 1 3 3 0 4
Miss State 1 5 96 174 3 7 190 261 Won 1 1 5 2 2

Conference Roundup
Alabama … Moral victories don't mean much, but Bama played well against LSU. The passing game was effective and occasionally explosive, but there wasn't nearly enough of a running game, or big plays in the second half once the team got into scoring range, to overcome the effectiveness of the LSU offense. D.J. Hall continues to be unstoppable; LSU didn't have an answer for him. The task against Auburn might be to figure out even more ways to get the ball in his hands needing at least 15 touches.
Arkansas … Watch how everyone jumps on the Arkansas bandwagon. With the world looking for someone, anyone to be in the national title race to challenge the Michigan/Ohio State winner, the Hogs might turn into everyone's sexy team after dominating Tennessee. Can the team handle the pressure now that the spotlight's on? Mississippi State has had a week off to rest up and prepare, while there's still that nasty date with LSU, and with one more win, Florida to go through. While Darren McFadden is getting the attention, WR Marcus Monk is the one who's stretching things out. He's taking advantage of every shot to make a big play.
Auburn … Well there goes that. The SEC title dreams are now all but shattered after the ugly loss to Georgia, and the national championship and BCS hopes were blown away by an awful game from Brandon Cox. Could the poor performance be blamed on having three straight layups that the team didn't have to try in? it's hard to just turn it back on again after going through the motions for almost a month. Cox hasn't found his groove all season long, while a banged up Kenny Irons, has never been right. There can't be the slightest amount of sulking or the season can really become a disaster with a loss at Alabama.
Florida … Yeah, Florida made the plays needed to get by an above-average South Carolina team, but it was hardly the impressive performance that'll make anyone jump up and down about putting it in the national title. The offense is still too inconsistent, and the defense is now more than suspect up the middle without Marcus Thomas and with the average corners on the outside. This is a very good team, but it's hardly a great one. An impressive win in the SEC title game, and over Florida State to close out the regular season, might be needed.
Georgia … You knew Georgia couldn't play like garbage for a full season. The Bulldog defense came out with an attitude against Auburn getting pressure all game long on Brandon Cox and keeping Kenny Irons and the ground game from exploding. Also give credit to Matthew Stafford for a calm, cool, efficient game and letting the running game do the work. Getting Danny Ware knocked out with an ankle and knee injury wasn't a plus, but it turned out to be a positive since it forced the coaching staff to make Kregg Lumpkin the workhorse. When he gets 20 carries, he produces. The disappointing season can do a total about-face if the Dawgs can beat Georgia Tech next week.
Kentucky … It can't be understated just how big bowl eligibility is at Kentucky. After years and years of futility for Rich Brooks, getting the extra game, thanks to a three-game winning streak, means everything. The defense continues to be awful, but the improvement of Andre Woodson week by week has made the offense so explosive that it can strike from anywhere, anytime. It doesn't hurt to get Rafael Little back as the do-it-all difference maker to use as a safety valve for the passing game as well as a runner. The good vibes will continue with UL Monroe up next week before the regular season finale against Tennessee.
LSU
… LSU continues to be amazing at home with JaMarcus Russell impressing more and more week after week. Alabama threw everything it had at the big Tigers star, but to no avail. Russell is moving better in the pocket and is scrambling more effectively. The SEC title might be out of reach with Arkansas just needing to beat Mississippi State next week to be win the West, but if the Tigers can dispose of Ole Miss and then win impressively over the Hogs, they have a shot to be in the BCS. The run defense is playing well enough to pull off the wins, while Keiland Williams is starting to provide a bit more pop to the ground game.
Ole Miss … Didn’t Play This Week
Miss State … Didn’t Play This Week
South Carolina … South Carolina killed itself against Florida. From the inability to block Jarvis Moss on an extra point and the game-winning field goal attempt, to key penalties to screw up field position on big drives, to a Syvelle Newton missed interception on the Gators' final scoring drive, the team wasn't nearly sharp enough to come away with the win. On a heartbreaking three game losing streak, there can't be a letdown against a Middle Tennessee team with a decent defense. Eventually, the team will get the right breaks. It might just be next year.
Tennessee … Tennessee needs Erik Ainge back. In a hostile environment, against a jacked up Arkansas team, Jonathan Crompton didn't do enough to keep the offense moving. The pass protection didn't help, and the defense was hardly up to snuff, but it would've been interesting if Ainge was in and able to led the attack on a few long drives early to take the momentum of the game. There's no shame in losing to LSU and Arkansas, but things had better turn around in a hurry against Vanderbilt and Kentucky over the final two regular season games.
Vanderbilt … Bowl eligibility might be gone after the loss to Kentucky, but the team sure has been fun. The defense struggled way too much to come up with any sort of stop with no answer whatsoever for the Wildcat passing game. On the plus side, Chris Nickson took another major step in his development as he combines with Earl Bennett to form one of the SEC's hottest tandems. It would be nice to come up with an upset against Tennessee next week to close out with a bang, but just improving a bit more going into next season, at least on defense, is all that matters. The D needs something to build on.

12:00 Georgia 37 ... at Auburn 15
CFN Prediction:
Georgia 27-17  UGA -13

1:00 Kentucky 38 ... Vanderbilt 26
CFN Prediction:
Kentucky 38-34  UK -2.5

3:30 Florida 17 ... South Carolina 16
CFN Prediction:
Florida 23-13  UF -13

8:00 Arkansas 31 ... Tennessee 14
CFN Prediction:
Arkansas 27-20  Ark. -5.5

8:00 LSU 28 ... Alabama 14
CFN Prediction:
Alabama 28-10   LSU -16.5

 7:45 Arkansas 26 ... at South Carolina 20
CFN Prediction:
Arkansas 24-20   Ark. -3

Past SEC Games of the Week
Sept. 3 - Alabama 25 ... Hawaii 17
Sept. 9 - Tennessee 31 ... Air Force 30
Sept. 16 - Auburn 7 ... LSU 3
Sept. 23 - Arkansas 24 ... Alabama 23 2OT
Sept. 30 - Auburn 24 ... South Carolina 17
Oct. 7 - Tennessee 51 ... Georgia 33
Oct. 14 - Vanderbilt 24 ... Georgia 22
Oct. 21 - Tennessee 16 ... Alabama 13
Oct. 28 - Tennessee 31 ... South Carolina 24
Nov. 4 - LSU 28 ... Tennessee 24
Nov. 11 - Florida 17 ... South Carolina 16


Past SEC Players of the Week
Sept. 3 - Tennessee WR Robert Meachem
Sept. 9 - Tennessee QB Erik Ainge
Sept. 16 - Kentucky QB Andre Woodson
Sept. 23 - South Carolina WR Sidney Rice
Sept. 30 - Tennessee QB Eric Ainge
Oct. 7 - Arkansas RB Darren McFadden
Oct. 14 - Auburn DE Quentin Groves
Oct. 21 - Tennessee LB Jerod Mayo
Oct. 28 - Vanderbilt QB Chris Nickson
Nov. 4 - LSU QB JaMarcus Russell
Nov. 11 - Florida DE Jarvis Moss