Around the SEC: Week 8

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

Marshall led Auburn to a victory over No. 7 Texas A&M.

Alabama: Safety Vinnie Sunseri will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury… Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been reinstated from his suspension from earlier this year… 2015 Five-star prospects QB Ricky Town & CB Kendall Sheffield visited over the weekend. Town is already committed to Alabama.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 1, 1, 1
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 1 (1)
Last week’s result: Won – Alabama 52, Arkansas 0
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Tennessee in Tuscaloosa, 2:30 CT, CBS

Arkansas: Quarterback Brandon Allen struggled and only completed 7-of-25 passes for 91 yards and two interceptions… One of the only bright spots for the Razorbacks is freshman running back Alex Collins who has 141 carries for 797 yards and four touchdowns… Arkansas is No. 13 in the SEC at scoring offense by averaging 20.4 points a game.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 24 (10)
Last week’s result: Lost – Alabama 52, Arkansas 0
This week’s game: Bye

Auburn: Safety Joshua Holsey will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury… Quarterback Nick Marshall earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors… Running back Tre Mason accounted for 178 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Aggies… Auburn is No. 1 in the SEC for rushing offense with 2101 of total rushing yards and an average of 300.1 yards a game.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 11, 17, 11
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 13 (7)
Last week’s result: Won – Auburn 45, Texas A&M 41
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic in Auburn, 6:30 CT, FSN

Florida: True freshman running back Kelvin Taylor has supplanted himself as the lead back for the Gators. He had 12 carries for 74 four yards and a touchdown… Florida ranks No. 12 in both passing offense and rushing offense, which gives an explanation of their lack of production so far this season.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 12 (6)
Last week’s result: Lost – Missouri 36, Florida 17
This week’s game: Bye

Drew was ejected from last weekend's game for targeting.

Georgia: Defensive end Ray Drew was ejected for targeting over the weekend against Vanderbilt… Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons injured his foot and wide receiver Chris Conley hurt his ankle… Georgia is confident that wide receiver Michael Bennett can make it back for Florida after getting injury against Tennessee earlier this season.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 15, 16, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 3 (32)
Last week’s result: Lost – Vanderbilt 31, Georgia 27
This week’s game: Bye

Kentucky: Defensive end Alvin Dupree and linebacker Avery Williamson have been named midseason All-SEC by Phil Steele… Williamson led the Wildcats in tackles with 13, including 10 assisted… 2014 wide receiver Dorian Baker committed to Kentucky over the weekend.

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: Thursday vs. Mississippi State in Starkville, 6:30 CT, ESPN

LSU: Five-star ATH Adoree’ Jackson visited over the weekend.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 13, 13, 13
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 10 (4)
Last week’s result: Lost – Ole Miss 27, LSU 24
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Furman in Baton Rouge, 6:00 CT, ESPN3

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs rested last weekend in preparation for Kentucky at home on Thursday… Linebacker Ferlando Bohanna, who suffered his second concussion of the year when he was injured against Bowling Green, will play against Kentucky… Mississippi State has yet to win an SEC game this season.

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

Shaw suffered a sprained knee in a loss to Tennessee over the weekend.

Missouri: Defensive end Michael Sam earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors… Quarterback Maty Mauk earned Freshman Player of the Week honors… The Tigers have 188 first downs this season, which ranks as No. 2 in the SEC… Missouri’s game this weekend against South Carolina is their homecoming.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 5, 7, 5
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 37 (14)
Last week’s result: Won – Missouri 36, Florida 17
This week’s game: Saturday vs. South Carolina in Columbia, 6:00 CT, ESPN2

Ole Miss: Defensive end Cameron Whigham earned SEC Defensive lineman of the Week honors… This will be Ole Miss’ first meeting all-time against Idaho… Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has an Ole Miss freshman record with 39 catches this season.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 15 (8)
Last week’s result: Win – Ole Miss 27, LSU 24
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Idaho in Oxford, 6:30 CT, ESPN3

South Carolina: Quarterback Connor Shaw suffered a sprained knee against Tennessee last weekend. There is no timetable for his return… Running back Mike Davis rushed 21 times for 137 yards and one touchdown… South Carolina is averaging 31:54 minutes of possession a game, which is No. 4 in the SEC.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 20, 20, 21
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 27 (13)
Last week’s result: Lost – Tennessee 23, South Carolina 21
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Missouri in Columbia, 6:00 CT, ESPN2

Tennessee: Punter, place kicker Michael Palardy earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors… Quarterback Justin Worley was 19-of-34 for 179 yards for a touchdown… JUCO wide receiver Lavon Pearson officially visited over the weekend and committed. Four-star Defensive end Dante Sawyer also visited on Saturday.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 4 (3)
Last week’s result: Won – Tennessee 23, South Carolina 21
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 2:30 CT, CBS

Texas A&M: Quarterback Johnny Manziel finished up 28-of-38 for 454 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 18 times for 48 yards…. SEC’s leading wide receiver Mike Evans recorded 11 receptions for 287 yards and four touchdowns… The Aggies received a commitment from 5-star defensive end Myles Garrett over the weekend.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): 14, 15, 16
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 11 (5)
Last week’s result: Lost – Auburn 45, Texas A&M 41
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Vanderbilt in College Station, 11:21 CT, ESPN3

Vanderbilt: Offensive tackle Wesley Johnson earned SEC Offensive lineman of the Week honors… Starting Quarterback Austin Carta-Samuels went down with an injury in the second quarter. Freshman Patton Robinette helped Vanderbilt score 17 unaswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat Georgia… Three-star corner back Amani Oruwariye and wide receiver Kameron Uter committed to the Commodores over the weekend.

This week’s rankings (AP/Coaches/BCS): N/A, N/A, N/A
247Composite recruiting ranking (SEC): 26 (11)
Last week’s result: Won – Vanderbilt 31, Georgia 27
This week’s game: Saturday vs. Texas A&M in College Station, 11:21 CT, ESPN3

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