SEC Football Recap: Week 6
In case you missed any of the games, Todd Talley recounts all of the action—including an unbelievable nail biter between Tennessee and Texas A&M—along with his updated SEC Power Poll.
Game of the Week: Texas A&M 45, Tennessee 38 (Double Overtime)
In a battle of the unbeatens, Texas A&M blew a 21 point lead but hung on for a double overtime victory. Despite seven turnovers, Tennessee racked up 684 yards of total offense, which was the most given up by the Aggies in school history. With the Aggies up by seven points and two minutes remaining, running back Trayveon Williams broke what appeared to be a 71 yard touchdown run to ice the win for the Aggies. However, Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman managed to run Williams down at the two yard line and strip the ball, which went through the back of the end zone for a touchback. Tennessee then managed to drive down the field and score a touchdown to force overtime. Texas A&M kicker Daniel LaCamera missed a field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game for the Aggies. After the teams traded field goals in the first overtime, Aggie quarterback Trevor Knight scored on a one yard touchdown run to start the second overtime. On the first play of Tennessee's possession, Aggie defensive back Armani Watts intercepted Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs to seal the victory for Texas A&M.
Player of the Week: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
In Alabama's 49-30 victory over Arkansas, sophomore cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted three passes, including one that he returned 108 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Fitzpatrick also had five tackles and broke up two passes. Alabama has now scored nine non-offensive touchdowns this season. "When we score a non-offensive touchdown, it kind of helps the offense and it helps boost the morale of the team." Fitzpatrick said. "We get really excited and have fun out there."
SEC Power Poll
- Alabama (6-0) – defeated Arkansas 49-30
- Texas A&M (6-0) – defeated Tennessee 45-38 (2 OT)
- Tennessee (5-1) – lost to Texas A&M 45-38 (2 OT)
- Ole Miss (3-2) – OFF WEEK
- Florida (4-1) – OFF WEEK
- Auburn (4-2) – defeated Mississippi State 38-14
- LSU (3-2) – OFF WEEK
- Arkansas (4-2) – lost to Alabama 49-30
- Georgia (4-2) – beat South Carolina 28-14
- Mississippi State (2-3) – lost to Auburn 38-14
- Missouri (2-3) – OFF WEEK
- Kentucky (3-3) – beat Vanderbilt 20-13
- South Carolina (2-4) – lost to Georgia 28-14
- Vanderbilt (2-4) – lost to Kentucky 20-13