As the Saturdays in the fall continue to pass by, we begin to take them for granted.

It’s easy to do. The leaves start turning brown, and we feel cozy. It feels normal. It seems as though football will always be around. We tend to forget what life was like in mid-July when we would have killed for an SEC game, be it Missouri vs. Ole Miss or Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky.

Now, indeed, we take for granted the fact that Florida vs. LSU just didn’t seem all that important on Saturday. We’ve become accustomed to blowout wins from Auburn and Georgia. The Kentucky-Missouri game won’t shape the SEC East race, so many of us blew it off.

This is simply a warning not to disregard all of the outstanding performances week-to-week in the SEC. It’s easy to get used to this loving feeling of football, but it will be gone soon enough. It’s crazy to believe we’re already halfway through the season.

From individual players, to teams, to coaches, here are the most impressive performances of Week 6:

10. Jonathan Nance

This Arkansas wide receiver has flown under the radar this season — mainly because the Razorbacks haven’t been very good. But Nance has had some impressive games and is the Hogs’ top pass-catcher by far this year. He has 23 receptions for 374 yards and five touchdowns. He has pretty much doubled all of Arkansas’ other receivers in production. On Saturday against South Carolina, he had a season-high 116 receiving yards and a TD.

9. Benny Snell Jr.

Missouri gave Kentucky all it could handle on Saturday in a 40-34 loss, but it didn’t have any luck slowing down the Wildcats’ rushing attack. Snell, Kentucky’s primary running back, is on pace for a 1,000-yard season. Through six games, Snell has 523 yards and six scores on the ground. Against the Tigers, he carried the ball 20 times, gained a season-high 117 yards and had two touchdown runs. One of those TDs was a marvelous 71-yard burst.

8. Shea Patterson

No quarterback has challenged Auburn’s secondary this season the way Patterson did on Saturday. Ole Miss lost by three touchdowns, but Patterson’s stats looked just fine. He completed 34 of 51 attempts for 346 yards and two touchdowns. Some of those passing yards came in garbage time, but still, Patterson lit up the Tigers’ secondary. The most passing yards Auburn had allowed coming into the game was a mere 216 to Missouri in Week 4.

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7. Drew Lock

Speaking of quarterbacks who can throw the ball around, Lock also had a nice performance on Saturday. Again, Mizzou couldn’t take down Kentucky, but that wasn’t any fault of the offense (except maybe at the very end). Lock threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns against the ‘Cats, while the rest of the offense complemented him well. Running backs Ish Witter and Damarea Crockett combined for 213 yards on the ground, and that balance helped lead to Lock’s big day through the air.

6. Matt Canada

It was nice for LSU fans to finally see something positive Saturday as the Tigers went to The Swamp and took down Florida 17-16. Those 17 points are not a lot, but LSU’s offense looked much better against a decent Florida defense. Offensive coordinator Canada controlled the offense the way he wanted, and added a few wrinkles — particularly a jet sweep — as wide receiver Russell Gage led the team in rushing. Canada didn’t do anything fancy, but he called a solid game and made LSU look much better than the stagnant team on display in previous weeks. The Tigers got things going with 216 rushing yards.

5. Texas A&M

The Aggies held the Tide to 355 total yards; Alabama came in averaging 508.6 a game.

The Aggies certainly would prefer to be on this list for something other than a moral victory, but basically that’s why they are here. Sure, A&M fans wanted to beat Alabama. And there for a few moments in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Aggies might have a chance, but Alabama won 27-19. It’s not what A&M fans want to hear, but that’s a heck of a lot better than what Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and even Florida State did against the Crimson Tide. A&M gave Alabama its first legitimate test this season — and for that Aggies fans should be proud. This team is clearly getting better every week.

4. Sony Michel/Nick Chubb

At first, the name above was going to just be Michel’s. It was wonderful to see the Bulldogs’ No. 2 running back making big plays again. Michel has been efficient through the first few weeks of the season, but he hadn’t really stood out since Week 1 against Appalachian State. Then, on Saturday, Michel ran for 150 yards and a touchdown against Vanderbilt. Still, Chubb’s performance couldn’t just be overlooked. Georgia’s No. 1 back put up 138 yards and two scores rushing. These two guys lead the way among an astounding stable of ballcarriers.

3. South Carolina’s defense

Coming into Saturday’s 48-22 triumph over Arkansas, the Gamecocks hadn’t scored a defensive touchdown since 2014. Then, in one game, they notched three. The defense alone nearly outscored the Razorbacks, as the Gamecocks returned two interceptions and a fumble for scores from Skai Moore, T.J. Brunson and Keisean Nixon. It was the first time in 125 years of football that South Carolina has punched in three defensive touchdowns in one game. Coach Will Muschamp’s defense sure looked nasty on Saturday. That could be a good sign for the Gamecocks moving forward.

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2. Austin MacGinnis

That’s right, a kicker. If you missed the Kentucky-Missouri game on Saturday, you missed an outstanding performance from MacGinnis. The Wildcats’ senior kicker notched four field goals on four attempts against the Tigers. Perfection. He also hit all four of his extra points. It’s easy to forget about special teams, and especially kickers, until you need them. But to put it in perspective, MacGinnis scored 16 of Kentucky’s 40 points on Saturday. Without him, it’s simple … the Wildcats would have lost. Moreover, MacGinnis scored the game’s final six points in the fourth quarter including a 53-yard field goal. And he broke Kentucky’s all-time scoring record!

1. Kerryon Johnson

It just doesn’t get any better from an individual standpoint than what Johnson did on Saturday. He put up 204 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries. One of those TDs was an impressive 48-yard run. If not for two games missed because of a hamstring injury, Johnson might legitimately be in the Heisman Trophy conversation. Not only does he lead the SEC — and the nation — in touchdowns among running backs this season with 12, he has scored 11 in the past three weeks. You won’t find numbers better than that.