SEC Football Recap: Week 9
In case you missed any of the games, Todd Talley recounts all of the action – including South Carolina's shocking upset of Tennessee – along with his updated SEC Power Poll.
Game of the Week: South Carolina 24, Tennessee 21
In the biggest upset in an SEC conference game all season, South Carolina dealt a significant blow to Tennessee's hopes of winning the SEC East. Tennessee's senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs turned the ball over three times, while South Carolina's true freshman quarterback Jake Brantley was turnover free and threw two touchdowns. Tennessee kicker Aaron Medley missed a 58 yard field goal on the game's final play that would have forced overtime. The Volunteers lost their third straight game, and Will Muschamp raised his career record against Tennessee to 5-0.
Player of the Week: Kamryn Pettway, Auburn
In Auburn's 40-29 victory over Ole Miss, Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway ran for 236 yards (a career high) and one touchdown on 30 carries. Pettway, a 6'0" 240 pound sophomore, has rushed for almost 600 yards in the past three games and currently leads the SEC in rushing yards per game. After the game, Pettway said: "Nobody really wanted to tackle me because I'm so big. I'm a bruiser."
SEC Power Poll
- Alabama (8-0) – OFF WEEK
- Texas A&M (7-1) – defeated New Mexico State 52-10
- Auburn (6-2) – defeated Ole Miss 40-29
- LSU (5-2) – OFF WEEK
- Florida (6-1) – defeated Georgia 24-10
- Arkansas (5-3) – OFF WEEK
- Tennessee (5-3) – lost to South Carolina 24-21
- Ole Miss (3-5) – lost to Auburn 40-29
- Kentucky (5-3) – beat Missouri 35-21
- Georgia (4-4) – lost to Florida 24-10
- South Carolina (4-4) – beat Tennessee 24-21
- Mississippi State (3-5) – beat Samford 56-41
- Vanderbilt (4-4) – OFF WEEK
- Missouri (2-6) – lost to Kentucky 35-21