SEC Football results for Oct 8, 2011 jh30

The two weakest teams in the SEC lost big like we expected (Vandy to Bama and Kentucky to South Carolina). However, both Georgia and Tennessee had a chance to make a run at the SEC East Championship but now after Georgia’s victory over Tennessee the Bulldogs may be the front runner to win the East. reports concerning Tennessee losing their starting quarterback:

The play wasn’t necessarily inevitable, but Tennessee always knew it was possible.

At some point, one snap could send Tyler Bray to the sideline with an injury and Matt Simms back out for the job he used to have.

When it finally arrived, the Vols actually got one more down out of Bray in a 20-12 loss on Saturday night to Georgia. But the next one provided the first test for an injured thumb, and more official examinations on Sunday confirmed what a fluttering pass hinted at — a broken bone on Bray’s throwing hand that will knock him out for six weeks, putting Simms back in charge again.

“The bottom line is that Matt Simms is going to come in and execute the same passing game, the same situations that we were going to be able to do with Tyler Bray,” quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw said during an appearance on The Derek Dooley Show. “Same thing with (freshman) Justin Worley, and that’s the way it’s going to be.

Harry sums up the positives for Arkansas in the victory over Auburn:

Pluses in the 38-14 victory include:

—A running game — baby steps, mind you, but a running game nevertheless that was a factor in Wilson’s 80 percent completion rate in the first half. The number of rushing yards is inflated because of Joe Adams’ 92-yard run on a simple pitch sweep on Arkansas’ first play of the second half, but the positive yardage from both Johnson and Broderick Green was bread-and-butter stuff that can sustain an offense.

—Some one-on-one tackles to the ground by Alonzo Highsmith, in particular, plus Jerry Franklin, Tevin Mitchel, Elton Ford, and others.

Highsmith had 10 unassisted tackles, including two for losses. Michael Dyer is at least the equal of Texas A&M’s Christine Michael, who shredded Arkansas for 230 yards last week, but Dyer only broke one long run and 12 of his 16 carries during the first three quarters netted three yards or less. Three times, he lost yards. Most of the time, he had nowhere to run.

—An effective pass defense, aided by the fact that Auburn was missing two of its top three receivers and isn’t very good throwing the ball even when all of their receivers are available.

It was the Tigers’ preference for the pass that got them in trouble in the second quarter and led to a touchdown that put Arkansas ahead to stay. The Tigers had to resort to a trick play for 44 of their 89 meaningful passing yards. Eric Bennett recorded an interception off Kiehl Frazier late in the third quarter when Auburn threatened to cut into the 14-point deficit and Tramain Thomas intercepted two in the fourth period.

—Dylan Breeding’s punting and his teammates’ coverage.

Breeding had punts of 59, 47, and 43 yards with no return, a 44-yarder that came back 7 yards, and a 41-yarder that was fair caught at the Auburn 11.

Those kuods are for one-game only. They do not guarantee similar success against South Carolina or LSU in November.

And, each of the positives comes with a knock or two. For instance, both Johnson and Green had lost-yardage plays, Dyer did break a 55-yard scoring run when Jake Bequette stayed outside and nobody filled the hole, Auburn’s 44-yard gain would have been 82 if the pass had been far enough, and Zach Hocker’s 34-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright.

Like a good team should, Arkansas responded to deficits of 0-7 and 7-14. Wilson was 4-of-5 for 60 yards on the Razorbacks’ first touchdown drive, 7-of-7 for 49 yards on the second, and 5-of-5 for 52 yards on the third.

Tennessee’s defensive back Prentiss Waggner (23) breaks up a pass intended for Georgia tight end Marlon Brown (15) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)


Above you will see that Marlon Brown of Georgia catches a pass against Tennessee the other night and in the above article by Harry King about Arkansas’ Joe Adams who ran for a 92 yard touchdown on Saturday.

My nephew Jeremy Parks who just got back from Afghanistan actually went up against 6-5, 222 lb, Marlon Brown when he was playing for Harding Academy in Memphis and Jeremy played for St. Georges Academy.

My son Hunter also serves in the military and he went to Iraq in 2008 and will be going to Afghanistan probably next year with the National Guard. While playing for Bryant in 2005 he went up against Joe Adams when he played for Parkview. Actually he knocked Joe off his feet during a punt return and Joe tried to kick him. It was a comical scene.

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