SEC Football Recap: Week Three
In case you missed any of the games, Todd Talley recounts all of the action – including a school-record comeback by Alabama – along with his updated SEC Power Poll.
Game of the Week: Alabama 48, Ole Miss 43
After facing a school record 21 point deficit, Alabama stormed back to defeat Ole Miss and avenge two consecutive losses to the Rebels. The Crimson Tide scored three non-offensive touchdowns in the contest, including a 75 yard interception return by Jonathan Allen with a little over 5 minutes remaining to take a 48-30 lead. Ole Miss stormed back with two quick touchdowns to cut Alabama's lead to 5 but could reach no closer. True freshman Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 158 yards and ran for 146 yards in the victory. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly had an impressive performance with 421 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, but his two turnovers resulted in 14 points for Alabama.
Player of the Week: Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia
McKenzie who is nicknamed the Human Joystick, had 10 catches, 122 receiving yards, and 3 total touchdowns in Georgia's 28-27 win over Missouri. Facing a fourth and 10 with about a minute and a half remaining in the game, Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason threw a beautiful 20 yard touchdown pass down the middle of the field to McKenzie to give the ‘Dawgs a 1 point lead. McKenzie was the focal point of Georgia's offense as Missouri contained Georgia running back Nick Chubb. McKenzie said, "it feels good to be that guy that they can go to and I can make a big play for them and I thank our coaches for believing in me, my team for believing in me and it brings joy to my heart that they believe in me to make big plays for them."
SEC Power Poll
- Alabama (3-0) – defeated Ole Miss 48-43
- Texas A&M (3-0) – defeated Auburn 29-16
- Tennessee (3-0) – defeated Ohio 28-19
- Arkansas (3-0) – defeated Texas State 42-3
- Florida (3-0) – defeated North Texas 32-0
- LSU (2-1) – defeated Mississippi State 23-20
- Ole Miss (1-2) – lost to Alabama 48-43
- Georgia (3-0) – defeated Missouri 28-27
- Auburn (1-2) – lost to Texas A&M 29-16