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2009 CFN SEC Week 6 Roundup

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Posted Oct 11, 2009


SEC 2009 Week Six Game of the Week, Player of the Week, Roundup & Standings

2009 SEC ... Week 6

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

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- ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind & ND
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Instant Analysis - Florida Pounds LSU 13-3 

Instant Analysis - Tennessee Shocks Georgia 

East
  Conf. Overall
Florida 3 0 5 0
S. Carolina 2 1 5 1
Georgia 2 2 3 3
Tenn. 1 2 3 3
Kentucky 0 3 2 3
Vandy 0 3 2 4
West
  Conf. Overall
Alabama 3 0 6 0
LSU 3 1 5 1
Auburn 2 1 5 1
Arkansas 1 2 3 2
Ole Miss 1 2 3 2
Miss St 1 2 2 4
Players of the Week
10/10 J. Crompton, QB Ten
10/3 Mark Ingram, RB Bama
9/26 E. Norwood, LB USC
9/19 Joe Cox, RB Georgia
9/13 Ben Tate, RB Auburn
9/6 Mark Ingram, RB Bama

Games of the Week
10/10 Florida 13, LSU 3
10/3 LSU 20, Ga 13
9/26 LSU 30, Miss St 26
9/19 Georgia 52, Ark. 41
9/13 Ga 41, So Car. 37
9/6 Bama 34, Va Tech 24

Scoreboard

Alabama 22
at Ole Miss 3
- Ole Miss gets picked off four times by Tide 
- Alabama gets 5 FGs in easy win over Rebels 

CFN Pick: Alabama 23-16
Line: Alabama -6.5

at Arkansas 44
Auburn 23
- Auburn fumbles away loss to Hogs 
- Arkansas & balanced attack beats Tigers 

CFN Pick: Auburn 38-34
Line: Auburn -2.5

Florida 13
at LSU 3
- LSU gets run over by the Gators 
- Florida outmuscles LSU in rough win 

CFN Pick: Florida 26
LSU 16
Line: Florida -8.5

at Tennessee 45
Georgia 19
- Georgia gets no O in loss to Vols 
- Tennessee & Crompton rock the Dawgs 

CFN Pick: Georgia 20-17
Line: Tennessee -1

at South Carolina 28
Kentucky 26
- South Carolina & Garcia get past UK 
- Kentucky loses 4 TOs in loss to Bama 

CFN Pick: South Carolina 30-14
Line: South Carolina -10.5

Houston 31
at Mississippi State 24
Miss State runs over Cougars in loss 
CFN Pick: Houston 37-27
Line: Houston -2

at Army 16
Vanderbilt 13 OT
Vandy loses to Army in overtime 

CFN Pick: Vanderbilt 30-13
Line: Vanderbilt -10.5
GAME OF THE WEEK

Florida 13 … at LSU 3
Florida, led by Tim Tebow, who played the entire game two weeks after suffering a concussion, pounded away up the middle time and again rushing for 193 yards and getting two Caleb Sturgis field goals and a 24-yard Riley Cooper touchdown pass on the way to the win. LSU managed just 162 yards of total offense and only threatened once, but chose to kick an 18-yard field goal in the second quarter after having the ball on fourth down from the one. Florida came up with five sacks and held on to the ball for 36:30.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton completed 20-of-27 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns with an interception in the win over Georgia.

CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

Alabama
… Alabama 22 ... at Ole Miss 3 ... Alabama should’ve won this game by 40 with the way the defense dominated and with the running game steamrolling over the Ole Miss defense, but the five short field goals were enough. For the first time, QB Greg McElroy was average, but the Rebels can actually play a little bit of D and there was decent pressure into the backfield. With Mark Ingram’s running, the lockdown run defense, and the solid special teams, the momentum keeps going now that the team is past a big hurdle. South Carolina, Tennessee and LSU are at home, and while they won't be easy, there's no reason for a Bama team playing this well to not keep rolling towards the SEC title game.

Arkansas
…at Arkansas 44 ... Auburn 23 ... It was nice to blow away Texas A&M, the Aggies hadn’t played anyone with a pulse, but getting the offense rolling like it was against an Auburn team that was playing at a high level showed that everything is working. While the attack will revolve around Ryan Mallett, there was nice balance with Michael Smith and the ground game to help keep the defense off the field. The Hogs aren’t going to stop anyone, so the time of possession advantage will be vital. With road dates at Florida and Ole Miss coming up, the Hogs should have a puncher's chance if the offense can stay balanced and consistent.

Auburn
… at Arkansas 44 ... Auburn 23 ... The Auburn offense was fine when it was on the field. The Arkansas offense was able to eat up the clock and control the game, while the three fumbles from the Tigers didn’t help the cause. The key now is to not be demoralized; everything is still working. The running game blasted the hogs and Chris Todd has to get past the rocky passing performance. Can the team bounce back and show that the first five games weren't a fluke? Next week's game against Kentucky is vital with LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia, and Alabama still to deal with.

Florida
…Florida 13 ... at LSU 3 ... Florida is playing like a team that knows what it’s capable of and does what it needs to do to win without too much of a problem. Part of that means not taking a whole slew of big chances, and part of that is relying on the defense that stuffed everything LSU was trying to do. However, there was some risk involved. Had LSU connected on a big play and done something to change things around, was Florida ready to respond? The receivers aren’t doing much and Tim Tebow didn’t appear back to being his old self, as much as he seemed to try. Against Arkansas next week, the offense might have to open it up a bit.

Georgia
… at Tennessee 45 ... Georgia 19 ... Where is the offense? The running game can't be counted on, that has been proven once again, and if Joe Cox isn't on, the Dawg attack goes dead in the water. The defense that did such a nice job against LSU last week couldn't handle Jonathan Crompton ... no one has a hard time handling Jonathan Crompton. This was a disastrous loss mainly because it showed just how flaky the team is. There's no consistency and there's nothing the coaching staff can rely on. Fortunately, Vanderbilt is up next to make everything all better.

Kentucky
… at South Carolina 28 ... Kentucky 26 ... Kentucky lost the battle and might have lost a lot more with QB Mike Hartline out with a knee problem for a foreseeable future. Junior Will Fidler was a disaster under center against South Carolina, completing 2-of-8 passes for 16 yards, and if he’s not night-and-day better against Auburn, the team will have to get really creative, really quickly. Randall Cobb, who ran 13 times for 89 yards and a touchdown, to go along with his two catches for 62 yards and a score, will have to be more involved, and the ground game that was able to come up with 205 yards against a stout Gamecock run D will have to be even better.

LSU
… Florida 13 ... at LSU 3 ... LSU is good enough to get by on athleticism alone against teams like Mississippi State and Georgia, but it wasn’t anywhere near good enough to beat a team like Florida. Almost no team is, but LSU didn’t take the chances needed to come up with the win. It was like it was waiting for something that was never going to happen. Even with the way the lines were getting pounded, the Tigers were still in the game late but Jordan Jefferson and the offense couldn’t move the ball a lick. Losing to Florida was a problem, but if the offense isn’t able to crank out a few more long, sustained scoring drives, the Tigers will lose to Auburn in two weeks.

Ole Miss … Alabama 22 ... at Ole Miss 3 ... Alabama is really, really good, so it’s not time to quit on the season quite yet. SEC title hopes are long gone, but the season hasn’t passed the midway part yet. There’s still plenty of time to make this a great season, but Jevan Snead has to stop throwing interceptions. He has seven in the last two games, and while he’ll bear the brunt of the blame for the 0-2 SEC start, he’s not getting any help. he led the team in rushing against Bama, but the second-leading rusher was Dexter McCluster with 15 yards. UAB is up next to settle things down, but the offense had better be ready to roll before Arkansas comes to town.

Miss State … Houston 31 ... at Mississippi State 24 ... MSU has some positives and is improved from last year, but it can’t afford to screw up if it wants to beat the better teams. The running game was great against Houston and the defense was more the adequate for a few stretches, even though it allowed 553 yards overall, but the eight penalties killed momentum and the four turnovers were devastating. The Bulldogs needed this win for a bowl game, and after next week's game against Middle Tennessee, things get tough with Florida coming to Starkville.

South Carolina … at South Carolina 28 ... Kentucky 26 ... If it wasn’t established before, it is now: Stephen Garcia is the face of the program for the next few years. There wasn’t much of a running game against Kentucky and the defense had a surprisingly hard time against the Wildcat ground attack, but Garcia made plays happen when needed and found a go-to target in Alshon Jeffery for three touchdowns. At 5-1, the Gamecocks are playing as well as they have in the Steve Spurrier era, and now it’s time to see just how good the team really is with a trip to Alabama up next. If Garcia can be flawless and the D plays tighter and most consistently than it did against UK, USC has a shot.

Tennessee
… at Tennessee 45 ... Georgia 19 ... Welcome to the beginning of the Lane Kiffin era. The defense continued to do what it's been doing all season long, it was rock solid once again stuffing the Georgia running game and allowing just 241 yards, but the real story was Jonathan Crompton. The much-maligned QB showed he can actually play a little bit, and it helped that he got a huge game from Gerald Jones, who overcame some dropping problems to light up the Dawgs. Now there are two weeks off before the big fish: Alabama. The Vols might not have enough in the bad to pull that off, but this win showed that the team has the potential to sting anyone in the SEC. 

Vanderbilt
… at Army 16 ... Vanderbilt 13 OT ... Simply and utterly disastrous. The Commodores couldn’t afford to lose to Army and have any hopes of a bowl game, and now it’s over. The offense is a disaster, failing to run efficiently on a mediocre Knight defensive front, while the run defense failed to handle the option time and again. This was supposed to be the breather, and now it’s going to take a mega-upset to get a win the rest of the way. To have any chance against Georgia, Larry Smith has to be far better and far more efficient after completing just 11-of-24 passes for 144 yards with two interceptions.

Saturday, Oct. 17
South Carolina at Alabama
Arkansas at Florida
Kentucky at Auburn
Georgia at Vanderbilt
UAB at Ole Miss
Mississippi State at Middle Tennessee

Saturday, Oct. 24
Tennessee at Alabama
Arkansas at Ole Miss
Auburn at LSU
Florida at Mississippi State
UL Monroe at Kentucky
Vanderbilt at South Carolina

Saturday, Oct. 31
Eastern Michigan at Arkansas
Ole Miss at Auburn
Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville)
Mississippi State at Kentucky
LSU at Tulane
South Carolina at Tennessee
Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt

Saturday, Nov. 7
LSU at Alabama
South Carolina at Arkansas
Furman at Auburn
Vanderbilt at Florida
Tennessee Tech at Georgia
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Memphis at Tennessee
Northern Arizona at Ole Miss

Saturday, Nov. 14
Alabama at Mississippi State
Troy at Arkansas
Auburn at Georgia
Florida at South Carolina
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Louisiana Tech at LSU
Tennessee at Ole Miss

Saturday, Nov. 21
Chattanooga at Alabama
Mississippi State at Arkansas (Little Rock)
FIU at Florida
Kentucky at Georgia
LSU at Ole Miss
Vanderbilt at Tennessee

Saturday, Nov. 28
Arkansas at LSU
Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Alabama at Auburn
Florida State at Florida
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Tennessee at Kentucky
Clemson at South Carolina

Saturday, Dec. 5
SEC Championship Game (Atlanta)