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The 411 on the Clemson Tigers

What happened last week…The Tigers defeated Virginia 34-21 en route to clinching an ACC division crown. Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…The Gamecocks struggled offensively, losing 31-14 on the road.

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
33.1
Yardage Per Game: 371 (204 passing, 167 rushing)
Turnovers: 19 (9 fumbles, 10 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
18.2
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 297 (170 passing, 127 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 27 (7 fumbles, 20 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Kyle Parker – 18 TD, 9 INT, 2,082 yards, 55.7% completion rate; Averages 189 yards per game
Receiving: Jacoby Ford 45 rec for 654 yards, 5 TD; CJ Spiller 29 for 421 yards, 4 TD
Rushing: CJ Spiller 172 carries for 894 yards, 7 TD; Andre Ellington 57 for 395 yards, 3 TD

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Kavell Conner 78 tackles (39 solo); Brandon Maye 78 (32); DeAndrew McDaniel 74 (45)
Tackles for Loss: Ricky Sapp 10.5 for -49 yards; Da’Quan Bowers 8 for -31 yards

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Richard Jackson 32-24 XP, 19 for 28 FG, Long 53
Punting: Dawson Zimmerman 44 punts, 39.61 yards per punt

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The 411 on the No. 1 Florida Gators

 

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What happened last week…The Gators beat Vanderbilt 27-3 to extend their winning streak to 19 games. Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…The Gamecocks struggled offensively, losing 56-6 on the road at Florida Field. Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • The Gators are in the midst of the nation’s longest active winning streak and the longest win streak in school history.
  • Since 2005, the Gators allow just 94.4 rushing yards per game. That’s best in the SEC and 6th best nationally in that time frame.
  • This season, Florida has allowed 10.1 points per game – good for tops in the nation. The Gators have the 2nd best defense in the country, allowing 232.4 yards per game.
  • Since 1990, the Gators have more wins than any other program (197).

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
35
Yardage Per Game: 438.67 (198 passing, 240.67 rushing)
Turnovers: 13 (9 fumbles, 4 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
10.1
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 232.4 (134.4 passing, 98 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 18 (12 fumbles, 6 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Ryan Mallet – 11 TD, 4 INT, 1,531 yards, 65.9% completion rate; Averages 170.1 yards per game
Receiving: Aaron Hernandez 43 rec for 541 yards, 2 TD; Riley Cooper 32 rec for 481 yards, 5 TD
Rushing: Tim Tebow 155 carries for 578 yards, 9 TD; Jeffery Demps 70 carries for 545 yards, 6 TD; Chris Rainey 61 carries for 392 yards, 3 TD

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Ryan Stamper 53 (26 solo); Ahmad Black 50 (21); Joe Haden 44 (34)
Tackles for Loss: Jermaine Cunningham 8.5 for -31 yards; Carlos Dunlap 8 for -47 yards

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Caleb Sturgis 22-23 XP; 17-20 FG, Long 56 yards
Punting: Chas Henry 25 punts, 42.88 yard average

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The 411 on the Arkansas Razorbacks

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What happened last week…After losing two straight SEC games (at Florida and at Mississippi), the Razorbacks got back on the winning track with a 63-27 win against winless Eastern Michigan. Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…The Gamecocks alternated quarterbacks Chris Smelley and Stephen Garcia throughout the game en route to a 34-21 win at Williams-Brice Stadium. Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • The game features the top two passing offenses in the SEC. Arkansas leads the league with 295.8 yards per game while South Carolina is second with 237 yards per game.
  • Arkansas has started six true freshmen this season, which is tied for second nationally and leads the SEC.
  • The Razorbacks have thrown for 300-plus yards six times in 20 games under head coach Bobby Petrino. Previously, Arkansas had thrown for 300-plus yards just 16 times in school history.
  • Quarterback Ryan Mallet leads the SEC in total offense (268.6) and in passing yards per game (268.5). Mallet also leads the conference in touchdown passes with 18.
  • This is the 18th meeting in the series between South Carolina and Arkansas. The Razorbacks hold a 10-7 edge and are 3-1 against the Gamecocks in Fayetteville.

Click here for an Arkansas roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
35.9
Yardage Per Game: 438 (295.8 passing, 142.2 rushing)
Turnovers: 10 (5 fumbles, 5 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
27.4
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 410.63 (264.13 passing, 146.50 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 18 (12 fumbles, 6 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Ryan Mallet – 18 TD, 3 INT, 2,151 yds, 54.4% completion; Averages 268.8 yds per game
Receiving: Greg Childs 31 for 594, 5 TD; Jarius Wright 24 for 430, 2 TD; Joe Adams 19 for 425, 4 TD
Rushing: Michael Smith 56 for 360, 2 TD; Broderick Green 55 for 255, 6 TD

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Wendel Davis 54 (33 solo); Jerry Franklin 47 (30 solo); Matt Harris 44 (30 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Malcolm Sheppard 8 for -32 yards; Wendel Davis 7 for -17 yards

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Alex Tejada 35-36 XP, 10-13 FG, Long: 44 yds
Punting: Dylan Breeding 39 punts, 38.31 yd average

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The 411 on the Tennessee Volunteers

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What happened last week…The Volunteers traveled to Tuscaloosa and nearly upset No. 2 Alabama were it not for Terrence Cody’s two blocked field goals. Click here for recap.

The last time they played the Gamecocks…The Gamecocks beat the Vols at home for the first time in 16 years, 27-6. Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • The Vols and Gamecocks have split the last four games, with South Carolina winning in 2005 and 2008 and Tennessee winning in 2006 and 2007.
  • Three of four games have been decided by a touchdown or less. Only the 2008 game had a two-score final margin.
  • Tennessee and South Carolina have more first-year college players on their two-deep depth chart than any team in the SEC. UT has 14 and SC has 15.
  • A South Carolina win would be the first consecutive win in the series.
  • Tennessee is 1-1 vs. South Carolina on Halloween.
  • Tennessee RB Montario Hardesty ranks 4th in the SEC in rushing yards per game with 102.9 yards.
  • The Tennessee defense ranks 10th nationally in total defense.
  • The Volunteers have never finished below .500 in consecutive seasons.

Click here for a Tennessee roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
28.9
Yardage Per Game: 385.29 (217 passing, 168.29 rushing)
Turnovers: 14 (4 fumbles, 10 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
18.4
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 269.71 (155.86 passing, 113.85 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 15 (6 fumbles, 9 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Jonthan Crompton – 14 TD, 10 INT, 1,475 yds, 57.7% completion; Averages 210.71 yds per game
Receiving: Gerald Jones 22 for 281, 3 TD; Denarius Moore 16 for 241, 2 TD; Quintin Hancock 17 for 194, 1 TD
Rushing: Montario Hardesty 143 carries for 720 yds, 6 TD, 102.9 per game

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Rico McCoy 65 (35 solo); Eric Berry 55 (35); Dan Williams 35 (14)
Tackles for Loss: LaMarcus Thompson 6 for -31 yds; Eric Berry 5 for -9 yds

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Daniel Lincoln 23-24 XP, 9-14 FG, Long: 49 yds
Punting: Chad Cunningham 28 punts, 40.93 yd average

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The 411 on the Vanderbilt Commodores

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What happened last week…The Commodores lost to Georgia for their fourth straight SEC loss of the season. Vanderbilt remains winless in the conference.  Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…Vanderbilt beat South Carolina 24-17 in Nashville for their second consecutive win over the Gamecocks. Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson is a Columbia native and attended Eau Claire High School.
  • Johnson and South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman were both assistant football coaches together at Furman University.
  • Three active Vanderbilt players (DE Teriall Brannon (Spartanburg), OT Kyle Fischer (Columbia), and PK Ryan Fowler(Taylors)) come from South Carolina.
  • Vanderbilt’s defense ranks among the top six in the SEC in total defense, scoring defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency and first downs allowed.

Click here for a Vanderbilt roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
17.6
Yardage Per Game: 330.14 (150.57 passing, 179.57 rushing)
Turnovers: 10 (3 fumbles, 7 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
18.3
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 304.14 (133.57 passing, 170.57 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 15 (6 fumbles, 9 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Larry Smith – 7 TD, 3 INT, 967 yds, 45.8% completion; Averages 138.1 yds per game
Receiving: John Cole 19 rec for 200 yds; Udom Umoh 15 rec for 190 yds, 1 TD; Brandon Barden 14 rec for 160 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Warren Norman 79 carries for 450 yds, 3 TD, 64.29 yds per game; Zac Stacy 74 carries for 314 yds, 1 TD, 52.3 yds per game

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Chris Marve 65 tackles (31 solo); Patrick Benoist 58 (23 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Casey Heyward 7.5 for -17 yds; Chris Marve 5 for -19 yds

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Ryan Fowler 8-12 FG, Long 41 yds; 13-13 XP
Punting: Brett Upson 50 punts, 42.23 per kick average

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The 411 on the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide

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What happened last week…The Tide rolled into Oxford and smothered Ole Miss with solid defense to win 22-3 and remain unbeaten.  Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…Alabama rolled up 338 yards of rushing offense en route to a 37-14 win in Columbia on Sept. 17, 2005.

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • Alabama’s defense has held their opponents to under 100 yards rushing in 17 of their last 20 games.
  • Teams have only a 24% conversion rate on third down against the Tide defense.
  • Alabama RB Mark Ingram is one of only three running backs in the country with 10 touchdowns and a 100+ yard rushing per game average this season.
  • The Crimson Tide ranks 7th in the country in time of possession, keeping the ball for an average of 34:08.
  • Cornerback and return specialist Javier Arenas needs 150 yards to be come the SEC’s all-time leader in punt return yardage. He needs 216 yards to break Wes Welker’s NCAA record of 1,761 punt return yards.

Click here for an Alabama roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
37
Yardage Per Game: 444.6 (221.17 passing, 223.5 rushing)
Turnovers: 4 (3 fumbles, 1 interception)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
12.5
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 220.5 (154.83 passing, 65.67 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 13 (4 fumbles, 9 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Greg McElroy – 9 TD, 1 INT, 1233 yds, 60.8% completion; Averages 205.5 yds per game
Receiving: Marquis Maze 12 rec for 242 yds, 2 TD; Colin Peek 17 rec for 192 yds, 1 TD; Julio Jones 13 rec for 175 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: RB Mark Ingram 111 carries, 659 yds, 7 TD; Averages 109.83 yds per game

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Rolando McClain 42 (27 solo); Mark Barron 32 (17 solo); Javier Arenas 31 (22 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Eryk Anders 5.5 for -35 yds; Marcell Dareus 5.5 for -29; Rolando McClain 5.5 for -26

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
K Leigh Tiffin 14-16 FG, Long 49 yds; 22-24 XP
Punting: P P.J. Fitzgerald 27 punts, 42 yard average

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The 411 on the Kentucky Wildcats

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What happened last week…The Wildcats kept it close against Alabama in the 1st quarter but ended on the wrong side of things, losing 38-20 in Lexington.  Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…the Wildcats lost their ninth straight game to South Carolina, losing 24-17 in Lexington.  Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • Kentucky is looking for their first win over a ranked team since defeating No. 1 LSU at home in 2007.
  • The Wildcats are facing one of the SEC’s top-3 defenses for the third consecutive week. Florida, Alabama and South Carolina are 1-2-3 in the conference.
  • UK running back Derrick Locke leads the conference and is 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards. He averages 173 per game.
  • Kentucky senior Calvin Harrison attended Richland Northeast High School in Columbia.
  • Kentucky’s Gene McCaskill and South Carolina’s C.C. Whitlock were teammates at Chester High School. Matt Lentz and Nathan Pepper were teammates at Greenville High School.

Click here for a Kentucky Roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
25
Yardage Per Game: 328.5 (170.5 passing, 158 rushing)
Turnovers: 9 (3 fumbles, 6 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
26.5
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 353.25 (163 passing, 190.25 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 2 (2 fumbles, 3 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Passing:
Mike Hartline – 5 TD, 6 INT, 653 yds, 60.2% completion; Averages 163 yds per game
Receiving: Randall Cobb 21 rec, 248 yds, 3 TD; Chris Matthews 14 rec, 125 yds, 1 TD; Derrick Locke 10 rec, 110 yds
Rushing: RB Derrick Locke 56 carries, 244 yds, 2 TD; Averages 61 yds per game

Defensive Leaders
Tackles:
Micah Johnson 35 tackles (12 solo); Calvin Harrison 29 tackles (17 solo); Winston Guy, Jr. 29 tackles (13 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Micah Johnson 3.5 for -5 yds; DeQuin Evans 3 for -21 yards

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
K Lones Seiber 3-4 FG, Long 49 yds; 13-13 XP
Punting: P Ryan Tydlacka 18 punts, 39.94 yard average

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