SEC Bloggers Week Seven Review
Week Seven 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: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama
BG: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama – How did the Tide manage just one offensive TD with this stud going off for 250 total yards?
BH: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama – No Heisman QB is stepping up; I think he is the Heisman favorite right now.
GH: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama – Continues his onslaught of opposing defenses as he led Alabama in rushing and receiving.
RM: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama – Playing through exhaustion/pain in the 4Q, rumbled for a career high 246 yards (93% of the Tide's ground output) and a TD – in a game in which his team desperately needed him. Clutch. (Nod to Arkansas backup RB Dennis Johnson, 14/107.)
BS: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama – He's now your Heisman front-runner.
2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: DeQuinta Jones, DL, Arkansas – 5 tackles, 2 sacks, was up in the Tebow-Child's face all game long.
BH: Micah Johnson, LB, UK – Johnson lit up the Auburn offense this weekend, huge tackle on Auburn's last drive.
GH: Joe Haden, CB, Florida – 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB hurries, 2 tackles for loss and broke up a pass.
RM: Danny Trevathan, LB, UK – Soph. had 14 tackles (9 solo), 1 for a loss, in the road upset in Auburn.
BS: Micah Johnson, LB, UK – 14 tackles in upset win of Auburn.
3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Dennis Johnson, KR, Arkansas – 2 weeks in a row: 246 all purpose yards against the Gators will get you that.
BH: Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida – Gators weren't going to win that game in OT, make up calls and stuff.
GH: Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida – 3 FGs including 27 yard game-winner in win over Arkansas.
RM: Ryan Tydlacka, P, Kentucky – Pinned back the Tigers all day; 6 kicks for a 41 yard average, but 4 inside the 20.
BS: Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida – Game winning FG keeps Florida unbeaten.
4. COACH OF THE WEEK: Rich Brooks, Kentucky
BG: Rich Brooks, Kentucky – A focused road effort got his Wildcats a signature win for 2009.
BH: Rich Brooks, Kentucky – Win over Auburn saved the UK season, and they did it minus their starting QB.
GH: Rich Brooks, Kentucky – Had team ready to play even with loss of starting QB and other injuries, Brooks drew up the perfect game plan against a reeling AU defense.
RM: Rich Brooks, Kentucky – Cats came out firing and motivated. Great job of coaching around injuries. Solid O & D performances.
BS: Rich Brooks, Kentucky – Comeback win at Auburn; 2nd largest crowd ever to see a UK win.
5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK: Arkansas v. Florida
BG: Arkansas v. Florida – Razorbacks gave Florida all they could handle on both sides of the ball, but Tebow (and SEC officials) are too much for most teams to overcome.
BH: Arkansas v. Florida – No one wants to see a game this great end the way it did, but the officials seem to making this a habit in 2009.
GH: Arkansas v. Florida – Big-time players making big-time plays in a fun and exciting game.
RM: Arkansas v. Florida – Hogs gave this one away; threw away points and got just 7 off Florida's 4 TOs. (Nod to a great SC v. ‘bama contest.)
BS: Arkansas v. Florida – This year's "Ole Miss" game included a Tebow GW drive.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BG: Arkansas' Defense – Couldn't tackle the Crimson Tide, but kept Florida in check for 3 quarters.
BH: Arkansas Defense Same surprise for the 2nd week in a row for me; I didn't think they had it in them.
GH: Auburn's offense tanking – After as hot an offensive start as any team in the country, Auburn has seemingly reverted to 2008 on that side of the ball.
RM: Auburn - Kentucky's D entered this game ranked 101st in the nation against the run, 70th in Passing Efficiency D, and 59th in Total D. Never would have known it given Auburn performance. Are defenses catching up to Malzahn? War Eagles are reeling, and now head into Death Valley to tangle with a rested Tiger team.
BS: Kentucky's discipline - On the road in hostile environment: 0 penalties and 0 TOs.
7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BG: Stephen Garcia – Put his team behind on the game's 2nd play from scrimmage with an INT that was completely unforced, and nowhere near its intended receiver.
BH: Gene Chizik – For the 2nd straight week, Auburn looks unprepared and predictable; this staff has to coach better than the last two games.
GH: Auburn's defense – For a program that prides itself on strong defenses, the continual poor tackling is perplexing.
RM: Arkansas - Full disclosure – we picked the Hogs and the upset. But even then, leaving nearly 20 points on the field was a kick in the gut. UA lost that game, Florida didn't win it. (Nod to the SEC officiating crew in the 2H of that contest. Terrible.)
BS: Chris Todd - Did Doc Brown send him back to 2008?
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