SEC football is rapidly approaching, at just 18 days away.
Eight SEC teams scrimmaged Saturday, and one did on Thursday. Let’s get caught up on all the action this weekend with some quick hitters:
- AJ McCarron finished 13-21 for 267 yards, 3 TDs and one INT.
- WR Amari Cooper finished with four catches for 182 yards and three touchdowns. Cooper’s now caught a combined 13 catches for 410 yards and eight touchdowns in three scrimmages.
- Saban singled out RB Derrick Henry for a great day. He finished with 11 carries for 38 yards and one TD.
- LB CJ Mosley led the defense with four tackles, one INT and one pass breakup.
- O-line didn’t play that well, and the younger players were sloppy.
- QB Brandon Allen had a very good day. He finished 16 of 17 for 204 yards and one TD.
- The offense ran 55 times for just 143 yards, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. Front seven played well.
- Freshman RB Alex Collins led the team with 11 carries for 29 yards and one TD.
- LB Jarrett Lake led the team with nine tackles.
- QBs Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson both threw TD passes.
- Gus Malzahn was asked if there is ‘separation’ at QB, and he said, “I’d like to think so.”
- WR Ricardo Louis showcased talent during the scrimmage and caught one of the TDs.
- The defense ‘has work to do’.
Mississippi State (Thursday)
- The three positives singled out by Dan Mullen were the offensive line, running game and defensive line, which got push.
- WRs dropped too many passes, but Joe Morrow was one of the bright spots at the position.
- DEs Denico Autry, Preston Smith and Ryan Brown all played well and got push.
- QB James Franklin finished 11 of 19 for 174 yards, two TDs and one INT.
- WR Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t have the best day. He caught just one pass for 24 yards.
- QB Maty Mauk finished 11 of 22 for 211 yards, one TD and one INT. He shook off a slow start and hit Jaleel Clark on a 65-yard TD pass.
- RB Marcus Murphy rushed seven times for 57 yards; Josey finished with five carries for 19 yards.
- Bud Sasser, L’Damian Washington, DGB and Marcus Lucas are the Tigers’ clear-cut four receivers.
- Freshman DE Robert Nkemdiche sat out of the scrimmage because of a minor groin strain.
- QB Bo Wallace finished 6-11 for 125 yards and one INT.
- Freshman WR Laquon Treadwell caught three passes for 53 yards.
- RB I’Tavius Mathers led the team with four carries for 16 yards.
- Chief Brown and Cody Prewitt each recorded INTs.
- The offense scored three TDs and added one field goal during the 44-play scrimmage.
- QB Connor Shaw finished 3 of 10 for 27 yards and one INT.
- QB Dylan Thompson finished 5 of 7 for 74 yards, including a 31-yard hookup with Shamier Jeffery, as well as adding a one-yard TD run on the first possession.
- RB Brandon Wilds carried five times for 34 yards, and Mike Davis received four carries for 27 yards.
- WR Shaq Roland caught a 55-yard catch and run TD.
- Spurrier added this is the first scrimmage since he’s been at SC where they didn’t have to punt.
- The Vols scrimmaged at Neyland Stadium Saturday morning, but they were forced to go indoors because of the weather Saturday afternoon.
- RB Rajion Neal scored on a 98-yard run because of ‘too many missed tackles on defense’.
- WR Marquez North had an up-and-down day. He made a nice grab over the middle, and then he committed an illegal procedure on the next play. Butch Jones, “How can that happen!?”
- WR Pig Howard caught the first and only TD of the scrimmage.
- DBs Jaylen Reeves-Maybin and Riyahd Jones both played well on defense.
- You can watch the scrimmage highlights here.
- WR #9 is freshman Ricky Seals-Jones. He looks like a beast.
- The offense exploded with over 400 yards of total offense.
- The first-team offense scored on four of its six series.
- QB Austyn Carta-Samuels finished 14 of 18 for 171 yards and three TDs, including one rushing TD.
- RB Jerron Seymour was the leading rusher and finished with seven carries for 48 yards and one TD.
- WR Jordan Matthew led the corps with five catches for 67 yards, including a 33-yard TD score.
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