- Tagovailoa’s career day propels No. 2 Alabama over South Carolina, 47-23, in SEC opener
- No. 3 Georgia romps to another win, 55-0 over Arkansas State
- Burrow clinical, No. 4 LSU downs Northwestern State 65-14
- Whitlow, Nix lead No. 8 Auburn past Kent State 55-16
- No. 9 Florida rallies past Kentucky 29-21 in SEC opener
- Spiller helps No. 16 Texas A&M to 62-3 rout of Lamar
- Thompson leads Kansas State past Mississippi State 31-24
- Tennessee finally gets first win with 45-0 blowout of Chattanooga
- Ole Miss holds off Southeastern Louisiana 40-29
- Starkel makes first start, leads Arkansas over Colorado State 55-34
- Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO
SEC Players of the Week
The SEC Offensive Player of the Week is Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who set a career-high with 444 passing yards, the third most in a single-game in school history, in the Crimson Tide’s 47-23 SEC opening win over South Carolina. He led the Tide to points on seven of the nine drives in which he played and became the first Tide quarterback to throw for 400 yards and five TDs in a game. Florida linebacker David Reese II is the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after notching a career-high 16 tackles to key the Gator defense which held Kentucky scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Gators came from behind for the SEC-opening victory.
Sugar Bowl Projections
Allstate Sugar Bowl, January 1, 2020
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Texas vs. Georgia (Georgia replaces LSU)
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Texas vs. LSU (no change)
CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): LSU vs. Texas (no change)
Sporting News (Bill Bender): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
247Sports (Brad Crawford): Texas vs. LSU (no change)
Saturday Down South: LSU vs. Oklahoma (no change)
College Football News (Pete Fiutak): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
Orlando Sentinel (Brant Parsons): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
Action Network: Texas vs. LSU (no change)
All-American (Stewart Mandel): Texas vs. Alabama (Alabama replaces LSU)
The Stadium (Brett McMurphy): Oklahoma vs. LSU (no change)
Sports Illustrated (Michael Shapiro): Oklahoma vs. Georgia (no change)
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 (28-of-36, 463 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 95.4)
Abraham set a career-high in passing yards with his second career 400-yard game and connected on a 64-yard TD in the fourth quarter to key the Golden Eagles’ 47-42 road win over Troy.
Dillon Gabriel, UCF (22-of-30, 347 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 96.3)
Gabriel, a freshman making his second career start, led the Knights to scores on six of their first seven possessions as they dominated Stanford in a 45-27 victory.
Anthony Gordon, Washington State (36-of-48, 440 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 71.3)
Gordon, who registered his third straight 400-yard game to open the season, tossed a pair of 39-yard TDs, including one for the go-ahead score in the third quarter as the Cougars topped Houston, 31-24, on the road.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (15-of-20, 289 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.8)
Hurts added 150 rushing yards and a touchdown – he had 200 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the first half alone – in a 48-14 road win over UCLA.
Malcolm Perry, Navy (5-of-7, 151 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.8)
Perry also runs for 156 yards, his seventh 100-yard rushing effort in his last 10 games, and four touchdowns as the Midshipmen cruise to a 42-10 win over East Carolina.
Chris Robison, FAU (33-of-41, 366 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 75.4)
Robison set a career-best for touchdowns as he led the Owls to their first win of the year, 41-31, over Ball State on the road.
Carter Stanley, Kansas (20-of-27, 238 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 89.8)
Stanley matched his career-best in touchdowns as he keyed a 48-24 win over Boston College – the Jayhawks’ first road win over a Power 5 team in nearly 11 years.
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (28-of-36, 444 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 97.2)
Tagovailoa recorded a career-high in passing yards with the third-most in school history and matched his best in passing TDs as the Crimson Tide topped South Carolina, 47-23, in an SEC road game.