Week 11 brought up some memorable games and one massive upset. Which plays will you remember?
Alabama and AJ McCarron were mounting a serious comeback in the fourth quarter. The Tide scored on a McCarron 54-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper, and they were charging again to take the lead with a touchdown. McCarron took the snap on fourth down and tried to squeeze it into the end zone, but Deshazor Everett intercepted it to end the threat and the game. Great play all around on the quarterback sprint out to the right. He played it perfectly.
Florida looked to be heading to overtime against Louisiana-Lafayette (really?!), but a blocked punt by Loucheiz Purifoy saved the day. LB Jelani Jenkins caught the blocked punt in the air and ran it back for a touchdown with two seconds left. It erased an atrocious day for the Gators’ offense.
Missouri mounted a serious comeback in Knoxville down 28-14 in the second half. With under a minute left to the play, QB James Franklin connected with freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham for 25 yards on a fourth and 12 play to send it into overtime. The Tigers ended up winning 51-48, and it’s looking like another fourth down and long will end the Derek Dooley era in Knoxville.
With Marcus Lattimore out, we knew Connor Shaw had to step up and be the man on offense. Steve Spurrier dialed up passing plays against Arkansas’ weak secondary, and Shaw executed this beauty to Bruce Ellington for a 42-yard touchdown on 4th and 6 and pushed the score to 21-10.
LSU got another quality win this weekend, but the game was not out of reach until Loston delivered a 100-yard pick six to take care of the Bulldogs in the final minutes of the game:
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