SEC Bloggers Week Five Review
Week Five 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: Charles Scott, RB, LSU – Broke out when needed; flashed last yr's All-SEC form.
BH: Ben Tate, RB, Auburn – Threw Eric Berry 5 yards when Berry tried to tackle him; very physical.
GH: Charles Scott, RB, LSU – Tough decision picking Scott over Mark Ingram & Ben Tate, but game-winning TD breaks the tie.
RM: Chuck "the Truck" Scott, RB, LSU – Scott's pounding style sealed the deal; accounted for 65 yards and 2 TDs in the 4Q alone.
BS: Charles Scott, RB, LSU – 95 rushing yards and 2 HUGE TDs.
2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Justin Houston, DE, UGA – Kept Jordan Jefferson on his toes, racking up 2 sacks in addition to his 6 tackles.
BH: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama – Not sure what the guy didn't do to Kentucky's O.
GH: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama – Easy decision: 12 tackles, forced fum. that led to a D TD, an INT and an amazing tipped pass that led to another INT.
RM: Rennie Currran, LB, UGA – Yes, he did miss that last tackle, but Mr. Everywhere had 16 on the game (7 solo).
BS: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama – 12 total tackles, a forced fumble, INT, PBU, QB hit and a partridge in a pear tree.
3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Drew Butler, P, Georgia – Averaged 49 yards on 7 punts; he's the best in the nation.
BH: Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn – 2 huge KRs in the 4Q, the 2nd for 50+ sealing the Auburn win.
GH: Wes Byrum, K, Auburn – Career high 4 FGs in 4-point win over Tennessee.
RM: Drew Butler, P, UGA – UGA's 2nd best weapon didn't disappoint, averaging ~50 yards /per on 7 kicks.
BS: Wes Byrum, PK, Auburn – 4 FG's in road win at Tennessee.
4. COACH OF THE WEEK
BG: Les Miles, LSU – Talk all you want about the failed 2Q QB sneak, but Tigers kept their wits and made plays with their backs against the wall. Miles gets credit for that mental toughness.
BH: John Chavis, LSU – Great game plan against UGA; one 1st down in the 1H.
GH: Gus Malzahn, Auburn – O's balance (& the imbalance it causes Ds) is the reason for AU's turnaround. Team has scored in all 20 quarters it has played.
RM: Les Miles, LSU – Don't like the Hat's time mgmt, but he had LSU ready and then kept team composed and in position for a big road W; first in Athens since the Reagan admin. (Nod to John Chavis.)
BS: Gene Chizik, Auburn – Controlled virtually every aspect of the road game vs. UT.
5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK: LSU v. Georgia
BG: LSU v. Georgia – Said last week no outcome would surprise me in this game, but with a D slug-fest punctuated by two helter-skelter O TDs, it did its best.
BH: LSU v. Georgia – Refs tried their best to ruin the ending of this one, but the players won.
GH: LSU v. Georgia - Tough, hard fought game with both teams rising to the occasion in final minutes. Only black eye were the refs.
RM: LSU v. Georgia – Compelling D slug-fest until the fourth quarter; then BANG!
BS: LSU v. Georgia – Snooze-fest for 58 minutes, only to be rewarded during the final two.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BG: LSU Defense – If they can shut Georgia out for a half, they can play with any offense in this league.
BH: Chris Todd – In Auburn's first road game, Todd was poised and had no problem communicating plays to the offense; 2 weeks ‘til "Deaf" Valley.
GH: Arkansas Defense – Bend but don't break D leads UA to win over TAMU, in a game that looked like it might turn into basketball on grass.
RM: UGA Offense – Held to just 65 yards rushing, and a single 1H 1st down.
BS: LSU Defense – Held UGA to just 274 yards of offense.
7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BG: Jevan Snead – 3 interceptions versus Vanderbilt is not the way to rebound from that pathetic outing against South Carolina.
BH: Jevan Snead – It's accuracy issues one week, INTs the next. Ole Miss can't beat Alabama the way Snead is playing.
GH: LSU-Georgia Refs – Celebration penalty on A.J. Green was uncalled for, and the makeup call on Charles Scott's TD was just as deplorable. The refs affected the outcome, not the players.
RM: Jevan Snead – We realize Vandy's Secondary is good, but if you're throwing 3 picks to these guys, just wait until ‘bama rolls into Oxford and someone's in your kisser all afternoon.
BS: Georgia – Absolutely awful football in the 1H and couldn't take advantage in the 2H, despite being allowed to stay in the game.
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