- Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama roll past No. 24 Texas A&M 47-28
- No. 3 Georgia falls to South Carolina 20-17 after missed FG in overtime
- Burrow’s three TDs lift No. 5 LSU over No. 7 Florida 42-28
- Defense delivers as Tennessee tops Mississippi State 20-10
- Bryant bounces back to lead Missouri over Ole Miss 38-27
- Lynn Bowden’s 3 TDs rally Kentucky past Arkansas 24-20
- Oblad, Magyar lead UNLV over Vanderbilt 34-10
SEC Players of the Week
Joe Burrow from LSU and Lynn Bowden from Kentucky were selected as the SEC’s Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Burrow completed 21-of-24 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 42-28 win over No. 7 Florida. He managed an offense that racked up 42 points, 511 total yards and averaged 10.6 yards per play against a Gator defense that came into the game allowing only 9.5 points and 276.3 yards per game. Bowden, a converted receiving making his first career start at quarterback, accounted for 274 yards of total offense (196 rushing, 78 passing) to lead the Wildcats to a 24-20 win over Arkansas. Defensively, South Carolina’s Israel Mukaumu was selected as the league’s Player of the Week after recording 11 tackles and intercepting three Georgia passes, returning one 53 yards for a touchdown, to lead the Gamecocks to a 20-17 double-overtime upset of No. 3 Georgia.
Sugar Bowl Projections
Allstate Sugar Bowl, January 1, 2020
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Texas vs. LSU (LSU replaces Georgia)
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Texas vs. LSU (LSU replaces Alabama)
CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): LSU vs. Texas (no change)
Sporting News (Bill Bender): Georgia vs. Baylor (Baylor replaces Texas)
247Sports (Brad Crawford): Texas vs. Florida (Florida replaces LSU)
Saturday Down South (Jim Tomlin): Florida vs. Texas (Florida replaces LSU)
College Football News (Pete Fiutak): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
All-American (Stewart Mandel): Texas vs. LSU (LSU replaces Alabama)
The Stadium (Brett McMurphy): Texas vs. LSU (LSU replaces Alabama)
Orlando Sentinel (Brant Parsons): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
Sports Illustrated (Michael Shapiro): LSU vs. Baylor (replaces Oklahoma vs. Georgia)
USA Today (Erick Smith): Baylor vs. LSU (replaces Texas vs. Georgia)
Manning Award Stars of the Week
While 30 quarterbacks are on the Manning Award Watch List, every quarterback in the country remains eligible for the honor. Below are our selections for the top eight quarterback performances of the past week. Click below to be directed to Facebook to vote.
Jack Abraham, Southern Miss (29-of-36, 421 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 85.8)
Abraham records his third career 400-yard game to go with a season-high in touchdowns as he leads the Golden Eagles to a 45-27 C-USA win over North Texas.
Lynn Bowden, Jr., Kentucky (7-of-11, 78 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, QBR: 95.7)
Bowden, who makes his first career start, rushes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 24-yard score with 6:53 remaining as the Wildcats defeat Arkansas, 24-20, in SEC action.
Joe Burrow, LSU (21-of-24, 293 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.1)
After LSU fell behind early in the second half, Burrow led the Tigers to three unanswered touchdowns and a total of 511 yards against one of the top defenses in the country in a 42-28 SEC victory over No. 7 and previously undefeated Florida.
Evan Conley, Louisville (12-of-18, 196 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 99.2)
Conley also rushes for 79 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown run, to lead the Cardinals to a wild 62-59 ACC victory over Wake Forest on the road.
Jayden Daniels, Arizona State (26-of-36, 363 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 75.3)
Daniels connects on 6-of-8 passes on the final drive, capping it with a 17-yard rushing score with 34 seconds left, as the Sun Devils come from behind for a 38-34 win over Washington State.
Patrick O’Brien, Colorado State (25-of-34, 420 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 83.7)
O’Brien tallies a career-high in passing yards and touchdowns as he helps the Rams snap a four-game losing streak with a 35-21 MW road win over New Mexico.
Jack Plummer, Purdue (33-of-41, 420 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 91.9)
Plummer registers career-bests in yards and touchdowns as he leads the Boilermakers to a 40-14 Big Ten win over Maryland.
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (21-of-34, 293 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 91.8)
Tagovailoa, who tallies his fifth 4-TD game of the season, sets the Alabama record for career touchdown passes (81) as he leads the Crimson Tide to a 47-28 SEC road win over No. 24 Texas A&M.