Alabama and LSU enjoyed a week off before taking center stage next week when the Tigers visit Bryant-Denny Stadium.
That left the spotlight available for teams wanting to make statements. South Carolina, Missouri and Auburn took advantage. All three landed convincing victories against overmatched foes.
Georgia looked to be on track to deliver its own message, but sputtered in the second half, barely hanging on to beat an offensively challenged Florida team.
Texas A&M and Kentucky each drifted out of the conference for a week to lambast dreadful opponents.
Let’s take a look at Week 10 in this week’s SEC Rewind.
Week 10 Results
No. 14 South Carolina 34, Mississippi State 16
Georgia 23, Florida 20
No. 11 Auburn 35, Arkansas 17
No. 9 Missouri 31, Tennessee 3
Kentucky 48, Alabama State 14
No. 12 Texas A&M 57, UTEP 7
Byes: Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt
RB Todd Gurley – Georgia
Gurley didn’t waste any time to remind the nation how good he is and what might have been if not for an ankle injury that forced him to miss three games. The sophomore rushed for 100 yards and a TD on 17 carries and also had a 73-yard TD reception.
RB Tre Mason – Auburn
With QB Nick Marshall questionable to play this week, coach Gus Malzahn decided to focus on running the ball. Mason rewarded him with 168 yards and 4 TDs on 32 rushes in Auburn’s 35-17 win at Arkansas.
QB Maty Mauk – Missouri
Missouri’s backup QB threw for 163 yards and 3 TDs while also running for a team-best 114 yards in guiding the Tigers to a critical divisional win over Tennessee.
RB Mike Davis – South Carolina
QB Connor Shaw produced all the TDs, albeit in a game that won’t go down among his best. Davis carried the load despite failing to reach the end zone. He finished with 128 yards on 15 rushes to lead the Gamecocks past State.
DE Garrison Smith – Georgia
Not only did the senior defensive end record 9 tackles, he terrorized Florida QB Tyler Murphy with 2.5 sacks.
CB Victor Hampton – South Carolina
The Gamecocks top corner recorded a team-high 8 tackles, broke up three passes and forced a fumble he recovered in South Carolina’s win over Mississippi State. Hampton played a big role for a defense that forced five turnovers.
QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
Poor UTEP never had a chance to contain the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. Manziel did what he wanted, throwing for 273 yards and 4 TDs and rushing for 67 more yards and another 2 TDs.
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