SEC Football Recap: Week 5

In case you missed any of the games, Todd Talley recounts all of the action – including Tennessee’s Hail Mary victory – along with his updated SEC Power Poll.

Tennessee vs. Georgia
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Game of the Week: Tennessee 34, Georgia 31
In the most memorable game of the season thus far, Tennessee scored on a 43 yard Hail Mary pass from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings as time expired to defeat Georgia 34-31. The game was seemingly lost, as Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason threw a beautiful 47 yard touchdown pass to Riley Ridley with 10 seconds left to give Georgia a 31-28 lead. However, Georgia got an excessive celebration penalty on the touchdown, and Tennessee’s Evan Berry returned the kickoff to Georgia’s 43 yard line to set up the final play. Tennessee has now overcome significant deficits to defeat Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, Florida, and Georgia. “We have the most competitive team in the nation,” Dobbs said. “There’s no quit in this team.”

Player of the Week: Derrius Guice, LSU
In LSU’s 42-7 victory over Missouri, running back Derrius Guice filled in admirably for the injured Heisman candidate Leonard Fournette. Guice rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns in Ed Orgeron’s first game as LSU’s head coach. The performance was even more impressive considering that Guice only had 17 carries and did not have a rushing attempt in the fourth quarter.

SEC Power Poll
1. Alabama (5-0) – defeated Kentucky 34-6
2. Texas A&M (5-0) – defeated South Carolina 24-13
3. Tennessee (5-0) – defeated Georgia 34-31
4. Ole Miss (3-2) – defeated Memphis 48-28
5. Arkansas (4-1) – defeated Alcorn State 52-10
6. Florida (4-1) – defeated Vanderbilt 13-6
7. Auburn (3-2) – defeated Louisiana Monroe 58-7
8. LSU (3-2) – defeated Missouri 42-7
9. Georgia (3-2) – lost to Tennessee 34-31
10. Mississippi State (2-2) – OFF WEEK
11. Missouri (2-3) – lost to LSU 42-7
12. Kentucky (2-3) – lost to Alabama 34-6
13. South Carolina (2-3) – lost to Texas A&M 24-13
14. Vanderbilt (2-3) – lost to Florida 13-6