Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: SEC

PASS: Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn, Kentucky, Georgia
Alabama scored 35 points by the half, and then cruised to a 49-30 win over Arkansas on the road. It was the 18th straight win for the Tide. Jalen Hurts passed for 2 TDs and ran for 2 more in the win, and Tim Williams added a 23 yard fumble return for a score. Alabama has won 10 straight against ranked opponents. Minkah Fitzpatrick also tied a school record with 3 picks on the day, returning one for a TD.
Texas A&M jumped out to a decent lead early, and then had to fight to hang on, beating Tennessee 45-38 in 2 OTs. Trevor Knight passed for 2 TDs and ran for 3 more, and the Aggies recorded their first ever win against the Vols. The Aggies finished with 684 yards of offense, including 216 yards rushing by Trayveon Williams.
Auburn jumped out to a 35-0 lead at the half, and then held on for a 38-14 win over Mississippi StateKamryn Pettway led the way for Auburn with 169 yards rushing and 3 TDs, and the Tigers are now 2-1 in SEC play.
Kentucky picked up another must win game, as they jumped out to a 17-3 lead on Vanderbilt early, and then held on for a 20-13 win. The Wildcats rushed for 257 yards in the win, and the defense, which has been shelled this season, allowed just 282 yards total.
In a game moved to Sunday because of Hurricane Matthew, Georgia got 2 rushing TDs from Nick Chubb, who recorded his 1st 100 yard effort since the opener, and the defense dominated in a 28-14 win over South Carolina in SEC East play. The Bulldogs rushed for 326 yards on the day.

FAIL: Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, South Carolina
Austin Allen was picked off 3 times, and Arkansas got jumped on early by Alabama, and then never recovered in their 17th all-time loss to the Tide. The Arkansas defense was largely to blame for the loss, however, as the Razorbacks gave up 517 yards of offense.
Tennessee lost 5 fumbles, and a furious rally fell short in OT, as Tennessee lost to Texas A&M for the first time 45-38. Their lost fumbles were the most by a Vols team since 1996. The defense was a huge factor in the loss, as missed tackles plagued the defense throughout the game.
Mississippi State was plagued by 7 penalties and 3 turnovers in a 38-14 loss to Auburn, dropping the Bulldogs to just 1-2 in SEC play. The offense held the football for just over 26 minutes in a terrible effort, especially early on.
Vanderbilt was held to just 282 yards by Kentucky, and was just 3/12 on 3rd down conversions in a loss to the Wildcats. The Commodores are now just 2-4 overall this season.
South Carolina committed 3 turnovers, and 2 more on downs, and allowed over 300 yards rushing to Georgia in a 28-14 loss to the Bulldogs that saw their record fall to just 2-4 under Will Muschamp.

PPD: Florida, LSU

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