Early in the second half, LSU knotted the score with Alabama. From there, though, the No. 1 Crimson Tide took over. Alabama held the Tigers to just three first downs after they drew even. Led by RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama also ran wild. The Crimson Tide controlled the game from that point, holding the ball for 19:29 of the final 27:01.
The Crimson Tide wasn’t the only SEC team from the state of Alabama to run all over a conference opponent. Auburn posted 444 rushing yards – on top of 302 return yards – in smacking around Tennessee.
Things in Gainesville, meanwhile, got ugly quickly for Florida, where coach Will Muschamp might not survive the season after his Gators suffered a 34-17 home loss to Vanderbilt.
Let’s take a look at Week 11 in this week’s SEC Rewind.
Week 11 Results
Vanderbilt 34, Florida 17
No. 8 Missouri 48, Kentucky 17
No. 9 Auburn 55, Tennessee 23
Ole Miss 34, Arkansas 24
Georgia 45, Appalachian State 6
No. 15 Texas A&M 51, Mississippi State 41
No. 1 Alabama 38, No. 13 LSU 17
Bye: South Carolina
LB C.J. Mosley – Alabama
Alabama’s best defensive player was at his best Saturday night in the Tide’s win over LSU. Mosley recorded a team-high 12 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, and had 2 pass break-ups.
RB T.J. Yeldon – Alabama
Yeldon provided Alabama with the hard-nosed run game it needed to continue its perfect season, rushing 25 times for 133 yards and 2 TDs in a win over LSU. His two TDs came after the Tigers tied the game at 17, helping the Crimson Tide pull away.
QB Nick Marshall – Auburn
Few quarterbacks could make this list completing just 3 of 7 passes for 35 yards with 1 TD and a very bad INT. Then again, few quarterbacks can run 14 times for 214 yards and 2 TDs as Marshall did in leading the Tigers to a blowout win at Tennessee.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham – Missouri
DGB caught 7 passes for 100 yards and 4 TDs in helping Missouri dispatch of an overmatched Kentucky team.
QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
Saturday’s 51-41 win over Mississippi State won’t go down as Manziel’s finest outing, but he was certainly spectacular for the most part. Manziel completed 30 of 39 passes for 446 yards and 5 TDs. He did throw 3 INTs, but he set a pace with which the Bulldogs couldn’t keep up.
QB Bo Wallace – Ole Miss
The senior quarterback enjoyed a big game all day for the Rebels, but helped Ole Miss put the game away after Arkansas closed to within a field goal during the third quarter. Wallace, who completed 26 of 33 passes for 407 yards despite 2 INTs, threw two of his 3 TDs in response to Arkansas’ rally.
WR Donte Moncrief – Ole Miss
One of the league’s top receivers caught 7 passes for 149 yards and a TD to help Ole Miss take down Arkansas.
WRs Mike Evans, Travis Labhart and Malcome Kennedy – Texas A&M
Choosing between the three was darn near impossible because they played so well. Labhart and Kennedy each scored 2 TDs and the trio combined for 19 catches for 314 yards.
RB Henry Josey – Missouri
The Missouri tailback went for 113 yards despite getting just 11 carries. He scored 3 TDs – two on the ground and another on a reception.
RB Tre Mason – Auburn
The Tigers’ touchdown machine rushed 20 times for 117 yards and 3 TDs, helping Auburn improve to 9-1 with a road win over Tennessee.
RB Jerron Seymour – Vanderbilt
No, Seymour’s 62 rushing yards on 24 carries certainly aren’t impressive. His 3 TDs, however, are, especially when Vanderbilt’s pass game was basically helpless against a still-very good Florida secondary. Behind Seymour’s three scores – and a tremendous, four-takeaway performance from the defense – the Commodores went to The Swamp and beat the Gators.
DL Kony Ealy – Missouri
Continuing the trend of great play from the Missouri D-line, Ealy recorded 6 tackles, including 3 TFLs and 2 sacks.
QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi State
Just six days after his mother passed away, the State QB completed 14 of 26 passes for 149 yards, 2 TDs and an INT with 154 rushing yards on 16 attempts. The Bulldogs lost at Texas A&M, but that had little to do with Prescott.
RB Rajion Neal – Tennessee
Neal wasn’t to blame for the Volunteers’ defense and special teams being completely unable to keep up with Auburn. The Tennessee tailback ran 20 times for 124 yards and an impressive TD.
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