SEC Football: Week Four Game Balls

By Freddie Vickers


Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

We’re one third of the way home folks, enjoy it, because we don’t have many weeks left.  January and the BCS Title Game will be here before you know it.

Cherish every second of every game!

Another week in the SEC has concluded and once again, we had some great performances.  Unfortunately, only a select few can take home one of our game balls.

Let’s roll with it, SEC Football:  Week four game balls.

Offense:  Cobi Hamilton:  Arkansas

What a debacle the 2012 season has turned out to be for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  A loss to Louisiana-Monroe, followed by a 52-0 loss to Alabama; one would think it couldn’t get much worse.  Then in comes Rutgers.  The Scarlet Knights disposed of the Razorbacks 35-26 in Fayetteville, a loss that moved Arkansas to 1-3 on the year.

A bright spot in the loss to Rutgers was wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, as he set an SEC record with 303 receiving yards on 10 receptions.  Hamilton also added three touchdowns.  His 30.3 per catch average was also an SEC record and Hamilton’s yardage total was the most in the FBS this season.

Defense:  Sam Montgomery:  LSU

I know, I know, LSU only beat Auburn by two points Saturday night.  I think we’ve played that one out enough already.  Unlike the southern masses, I’m not ready to write LSU off just yet.  The Tigers dominated Auburn, holding them to only nine first downs and 183 total yards.  LSU only allowed Auburn inside their 25 yard line twice, one of which was a fumble, in which they gave Auburn the ball at their own 26 yard line.

Sam Montgomery played like a man possessed.  He totaled four tackles, with 3.5 going for loss.  Montgomery also added a sack as LSU defeated Auburn 12-10.

Special Teams:  Ace Sanders:  South Carolina

Sanders electrified the crowd at “The Willy B” on Saturday versus Missouri as he had six punt returns totaling 106 yards. Sanders’ 49 yard punt return set up the Gamecocks first score of the game.  He also added a 23 yard touchdown reception as South Carolina thumped Missouri 31-10.

Newcomer:  Todd Gurley:  Georgia

Gurley impressed once again as he continues to look better each and every week.  He broke the 100 yard barrier for the third time in 2012, this time versus Vanderbilt, as he carried the ball 16 times for 130 yards.  Gurley leads the SEC in rushing, scoring, and all purpose yardage.  By the way, Georgia destroyed the Commodores 48-3.


Freddie Vickers covers the SEC for Rant Sports

Follow Freddie on Twitter:  @fredvic9


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