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Around the SEC: Week 4

Here is a look at the news from around the SEC.

Mason has led the Tigers so far this season.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide are still looking for starters at cornerback. True freshman Eddie Jackson and sophomore Bradley Sylve starter but were replaced by Maurice Smith and Cyrus Jones in the second quarter… Running back T.J. Yeldon was suspended the first quarter for taunting during the Texas A&M game… Four-star commits Shaun Dion Hamilton and Stephen Roberts visited.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 1, 1, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 1 (1)
Last week’s result: Won – Alabama 31, Colorado State 6
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa, 5:30 CT, ESPN

Arkansas: Long snapper Alan D’Appollonio earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors… Running back Alex Collins did not reach the 100-yard mark for the fourth game in a row… Junior quarterback AJ Derby got the start over injured Brandon Allen... The Razorbacks now focus on facing five ranked teams in the next six games…

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 24 (10)
Last week’s result: Lost – Rutgers 28, Arkansas 24
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Texas A&M in Fayetteville, 6:00 CT, ESPN2

Auburn: Wide receiver Jaylon Denson will likely miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury against LSU. Melvin Ray and Brandon Fulse will be looked to pick up the slack… Running back Tre Mason is now up to four touchdowns and is ranked 6th in the SEC with 338 yards rushing on 65 attempts.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 14 (8)
Last week’s result: Lost – LSU 35, Auburn 21,
This week’s game: Bye

Florida: Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel will miss the rest of the season with a broken right fibula. Junior Tyler Murphy will most likely be the next guy up for the Gators… Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. earned Defensive Player of the Week honors… Junior cornerback Marcus Roberson missed the game with a knee injury.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 20, 19, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 9 (4)
Last week’s result: Won – Florida 31, Tennessee 17
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Kentucky in Lexington, 6:00 CT, ESPNU

Davis has picked up the slack since Malcolm Mitchell's injury.

Georgia: Wide receiver Reggie Davis earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors… Starting quarterback Aaron Murray threw his 100th TD pass of his UGA career on a 98-yard play to freshman Reggie Davis. It was also the longest pass play in Bulldogs program history and Davis' first college reception… Special teams were an issue against North Texas, mainly because of inaccurate snaps. Freshman Trent Frix will be handling the duties for that unit now instead of normal starter Nathan Theus.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 9, 10, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 4 (3)
Last week’s result: Won – Georgia 45, North Texas 21
This week’s game: Saturday vs. LSU in Athens, 2:30 CT, CBS

Kentucky: The Wildcats enjoyed a week off in preparation for Florida at home… Quarterback Maxwell Smith is No. 5 in the SEC for passer rating at 162.3… Defensive end Za’Darius Smith is second in the SEC for sacks at 4.5.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 16 (9)
Last week’s result: Bye
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Florida in Lexington, 6:00 CT, ESPNU

LSU: Running back Jeremy Hill rushed 25 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns versus Auburn. He earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors… LSU hosted 5-star running back Leonard Fournette and 5-star wide receiver Malachi Dupre… 2017 RB Dylan Moses from University School in Baton Rouge, La., committed to LSU over the weekend.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 6, 6, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 13 (7)
Last week’s result: Won – LSU 35, Auburn 21
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Georgia in Athens, 2:30 CT, CBS

Mississippi State: Guard Gabe Jackson won SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors… Quarterback Dak Prescott got the start for the Bulldogs against Troy, but Mullen says that senior Tyler Russell is his starting QB moving forward… 2015 4-star LB Timothy Washington from Yazoo City (Miss.) High, visited over the weekend… Mississippi State will have the week off before No. 6 ranked LSU travels to Starkville…

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 32 (13)
Last week’s result: Won – Mississippi State 62, Troy 7
This week’s game: Bye

Will Prescott remain the Bulldogs' starting quarterback?

Missouri: Defensive end Kony Ealy earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors… Quarterback James Franklin passed for 343 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 40 (14)
Last week’s result: Won – Missouri 45, Indiana 28
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Arkansas State in Columbia, 6:00 CT, ESPN3

Ole Miss: The Rebels had a bye week before heading to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 1 Alabama… Quarterback Bo Wallace has yet to turn the ball over… Running back Jeff Scott is leading the SEC for yards per rush at 9.4.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 21, 21, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 12 (6)
Last week’s result: Bye
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 5:30 CT, ESPN

South Carolina: Coming off of a bye week, South Carolina will now journey to Central Florida to take on UCF… The Gamecocks’ defense has given up the most points in the red-zone in the SEC. The defense has surrendered 8-of-15 touchdown chances on the year… South Carolina ranks last in the SEC at both kick returns and punt returns… Four-star CB Wesley Green of MLK in Lithonia, Ga., decommitted from the Gamecocks over the weekend.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 12, 13, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 26 (12)
Last week’s result: Bye
This week’s game: Saturday vs. UCF in Orlando, 11:00 CT, ABC

Tennessee: Freshman Nathan Peterman got the start at quarterback over Justin Worley against the Gators. Peterman injured his thumb an may miss some time, so the QB situation is getting fuzzy for Tennessee… Four-star WR Preston Williams from Lovejoy in Hampton, Ga., committed to the Vols on Saturday.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 3 (2)
Last week’s result: Lost – Florida 31, Tennessee 17
This week’s game: Saturday vs. South Alabama in Knoxville, 11:21 CT, ESPN3

Texas A&M: True freshman Darian Claiborne got his first start of the season and impressed at Mike linebacker… Wide receiver Mike Evans continues to lead the SEC in receiving yards at 575…

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 10, 9, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 11 (5)
Last week’s result: Won – Texas A&M 42, SMU 13
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Arkansas in Fayetteville, 6:00 CT, ESPNU

Vanderbilt: Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels leads the SEC with seven sacks taken… Wide receiver Jordan Matthews leads the SEC with 32 receptions; he also has 471 yards receiving.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 25 (11)
Last week’s result: Won – Vanderbilt 24, Massachusetts 7
This week’s game: Saturday vs. UAB in Nashville, 6:30 CT, ESPN3

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