Published September 23, 2012 - 9:30am
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Here’s a week four recap for all games:
#14 Florida 38, Kentucky 0
- Florida’s MO for 2012 is winning the turnover battle and the running game. They did both against Kentucky, forcing three turnovers and running for 200 yards.
- Florida QB Jeff Driskel continues his progression and development as a sophomore QB. He threw for 203 yards and one touchdown and ran in another one.
- Florida’s offense started slow, scoring only three points in the first quarter.
- Kentucky QB Max Smith sat out due to an injury, and the backup Morgan Newton was 7 of 21 for 48 yards with three interceptions.
- Florida coasts against Kentucky, and they will get a week to rest and prepare for #2 LSU.
- Kentucky has to find a way to salvage the season after starting 1-3.
Ole Miss 39, Tulane 0
- Ole Miss’ offense continues to roll on offense, racking up 304 yards on the ground.
- RB Jeff Scott rushed for two TDs.
- QB Bo Wallace was 7 of 16 for 101 yards and one TD, but he left the game with a sprained right shoulder.
- QB Barry Brunetti took over for Wallace and did a good job rushing for 67 yards.
- Donte Moncrief is one of the best WRs in the SEC, and he caught a 23-yard TD.
- Ole Miss blanks Tulane after giving up 66 points last week against Texas.
#7 South Carolina 31, Missouri 10
- Missouri posed little threat all game on offense, as Carolina’s defense was stifling.
- The day belonged to SC QB Connor Shaw, as he connected on 20 straight passes and finished 20 of 21 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 41 yards.
- Mizzou QB James Franklin was ineffective all day and finished 11 of 18 for 92 yards.
- Ace Sanders came up huge in the game on special teams, and he had six returns for 106 yards and took one back to the two-yard line.
- Marcus Lattimore rushed for two touchdowns.
- The Gamecocks made a statement this game that showed they can win the East division.
- If Connor Shaw plays like this the rest of the year, SC will be very tough to beat.
#1 Alabama 40, FAU 7
- Alabama’s consecutive-game shutout streak came to an end when FAU scored a fourth quarter TD.
- QB AJ McCarron was brilliant on the day, throwing for 212 yards and three touchdowns.
- WR Kenny Bell caught one pass for 85 yards and a touchdown for the first score of the game.
- Bama put the ball on the ground four times but only lost one fumble.
- The Owls had just 41 total yards and one first down through three quarters before finally moving the ball across midfield on the final drive.
- Bama held FAU to 110 total yards of offense.
#2 LSU 12, Auburn 10
- LSU pulled out the win, but it wasn’t very pretty.
- LSU QB Zach Mettenberger never looked comfortable all game, and he had two turnovers in the first half.
- Auburn’s defense really came to play with a lot of energy and heart, but it just wasn’t enough late in the game.
- LSU’s special teams really won the game for them as Brad Wing flipped field position all night and Drew Alleman hit the go-ahead field goal in the third quarter. The score came off of a special team’s fumble recovery.
- The key play of the game was a safety by the LSU defense in the first half. It proved to be the difference in the game.
- LSU will have to play better with a more balanced offense. They certainly didn’t look like the #2 team in the country.
Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26
- The free fall continues against the Scarlet Knights.
- Once again, the defensive secondary was just torched for five touchdowns and almost 400 yards through the air by Rutgers. The defense simply had no answer the entire night.
- Tyler Wilson had a valiant effort, but he threw two INTs in the loss, with one of them in the red zone.
- WR Cobi Hamilton was the player of the game, as he set a new SEC receiving record with 303 yards and three TDs.
- The defense once again lets the team down, as Rutgers piled up 525 total yards of offense.
TAMU 70, S. Carolina St 14
- It was the Johnny Manziel show again for the Aggies.
- Manziel threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another two.
- WR Uzoma Nwachukwu caught two passes for two touchdowns.
- RB Ben Malena had two rushing touchdowns.
- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin used mostly backups in the second half and the clock ran in the fourth quarter. Sumlin inserted Jameill Showers at quarterback for the first drive of the second half.
- The Aggies are licking their chops looking ahead against Arkansas.
#23 Mississippi State 30, South Alabama 13
- MSU looked sluggish for much of the night. This is the second game in a row the Bulldogs have looked sluggish.
- QB Tyler Russell threw for 171 yards and no touchdowns, and he was not sharp at all during the game.
- RB LaDarius Perkins ran for 69 yards, including one 44-yard TD run.
- Nickoe Whitley and Johnathan Banks both had long interception returns that stopped South Alabama drives.
- The defense gave up 347 total yards against South Alabama.
Tennessee 47, Akron 26
- Tennessee hoped to come out much stronger than they showed against Akron, but a win is a win for a team that lost a heartbreaker last week to Florida.
- QB Tyler Bray lit up the Akron defense, throwing for 401 yards and four TDs with one INT.
- RB Rajion Neal ran 22 times for 151 yards, setting a career high.
- WR Justin Hunter caught eight passes for 115 yards and one TD.
- The Vols forced three Akron turnovers.
- Akron and Tennessee were tied at halftime at 23, but the Vols took control in the second half.
- It was a sluggish game leading into a tough game against Georgia next week for Tennessee.
#5 Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 3
- Georgia must have been sick of all the Vanderbilt talk coming into the game about the little skirmish after the ’11 game.
- The Bulldogs took control from the get-go and went up 27-0 late in the second quarter.
- QB Aaron Murray accounted for three total TDs and is a field general.
- RB Todd Gurley had 16 carries for 130 yards and two TDs. On his 29-yard score, he broke at least four tackles. He’s a terrific player.
- RB Keith Marshall also had 10 carries for 82 yards and two TDs. Both freshman played very well and are forces in the running game.
- Georgia has scored more than 40 points in its first four games for the first time in school history.
- Georgia piled up 567 yards of total offense on the night.