SEC Football: Week Two Game Balls

By Freddie Vickers

Week two of the SEC football season was a great one.  We saw Texas A&M and Missouri show they belong in the conference.  Both the Aggies and the Tigers played hard for four quarters but eventually came up on the short end of the scoreboard.

LSU continued to dominate opponents, as they destroyed Washington, holding the Huskies to 183 total yards.  Zach Mettenberger continued to look sharp as he completed 12 of 18 pass attempts for 195 yards and a touchdown.  The Tigers’ running game continued to shine as well, as Alfred Blue went over 100 yards for the second straight game.

The Auburn Tigers continued to slide, as they fell to Mississippi State 28-10.  There’s more problems than what may appear for the Tigers as they looked like they just quit in the fourth quarter.

With that being said, there were a handful of great performances, so lets get to our winners.

SEC Football:  Week Two Game Balls

Offense:  Tyler Bray:  Tennessee – Bray had one heck of a game versus Georgia State, as he completed 18 of 20 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns.  Tennessee is looking like they have vastly improved from 2011.  We will know much more after this Saturday as the Florida Gators come calling on Neyland Stadium.

Defense:  Jarvis Jones:  Georgia – Jones single handedly led the Bulldogs to a victory over the Missouri Tigers on Saturday.  He finished the night with eight tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and an interception.  Jones stayed in the Tigers’ backfield the entire night, and his strip of Missouri quarterback James Franklin in the fourth quarter, sealed a Bulldog victory.

Special Teams:  Caleb Sturgis:  Florida – Sturgis was huge for the Gators on Saturday in College Station.  He was two for two on field goal attempts, including a 51 yarder going into halftime that cut the Aggies lead to seven.  Sturgis was also two for two on extra points and consistently boomed kickoffs into the endzone.

Newcomer:  Bo Wallace:  Ole Miss – Wallace has been a one man wrecking crew in Oxford.  Wallace accounted for four touchdowns versus UTEP, three through the air and one on the ground.  He is leading the Rebels in passing and rushing.  Wallace gets his chance to shine on Saturday as the Texas Longhorns make the trip to Ole Miss for a primetime battle.


Freddie Vickers covers the SEC for Rant Sports

Follow Freddie on Twitter:  @fredvic9


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