- Tua, Smith lead No. 2 Alabama to 59-31 rout of Ole Miss
- Nix helps No. 7 Auburn rout Mississippi State 56-23
- Trask, No. 9 Florida handle FCS’s Towson in Swamp, 38-0
- Mond throws 3 TDs as No. 23 Texas A&M beats Arkansas 31-27
- Defense, Dowdle lead South Carolina to 24-7 win over Kentucky
- Vaughn, Neal lead Vanderbilt over Northern Illinois 24-18
SEC Players of the Week
Alabama’s DeVonta Smith was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after catching 11 passes for 274 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-31 league victory over Ole Miss. His five touchdowns tied the SEC single-game record and his 274 yards rank sixth in SEC annals. Defensively, South Carolina’s D.J. Wonnum collected Player of the Week honors for the conference. In an impressive 24-7 win over Kentucky, the senior defensive end was credited with five tackles, a career-high three sacks, a forced fumble and as quarterback hurry.
Sugar Bowl Projections
Allstate Sugar Bowl, January 1, 2020
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Texas vs. Georgia (no change)
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)
Saturday Down South (Jim Tomlin: LSU vs. Texas (Texas replaces Oklahoma)
247Sports (Brad Crawford): Oklahoma vs. LSU (Oklahoma replaces Texas)
College Football News (Pete Fiutak): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
All-American (Stewart Mandel): Texas vs. Alabama (no change)
Orlando Sentinel (Brant Parsons): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
The Stadium (Brett McMurphy): Texas vs. LSU (no change)
Sports Illustrated (Michael Shapiro): Oklahoma vs. Georgia (no change)
USA Today (Erick Smith): Texas vs. Georgia (no change)
Athlon (Steve Lassan): LSU vs. Oklahoma
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.
Shane Buechele, SMU (21-of-25, 226 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 96.9)
Buechele, who adds a rushing touchdown, keys a 48-21 road win over USF in the Mustangs’ AAC opener which also lifts them to 5-0 for the first time since 1983.
Sean Clifford, Penn State (26-of-31, 398 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 98.6)
Clifford, who also runs for 54 yards and a touchdown, tallies his first career 300-yard game while leading the Nittany Lions to scores on their first four possessions as they roll to a 59-0 Big Ten road win over Maryland.
Layne Hatcher, Arkansas State (25-of-35, 440 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INT, QBR: 69.8)
Hatcher, making his first career start, connects on a 92-yard touchdown pass on his first drive and then continues to roll as he leads the Red Wolves to a 50-43 Sun Belt road victory over Troy.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (17-of-24, 415 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 98.9)
Hurts, who also rushes for 70 yards and a touchdown, tallies his first career 400-yard passing game as the Sooners rolled to a 55-16 Big 12 win over Texas Tech.
Davis Mills, Stanford (18-of-25, 245 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 85.8)
Mills, who has career-bests in yards and touchdowns, throws for a first down and runs for another to set up the game-winning field goal with one second to go in a 31-28 Pac-12 road win over Oregon State to snap a three-game losing streak.
Tanner Morgan, Minnesota (21-of-22, 396 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.4)
Morgan was near-perfect as he set the Big Ten record for completion percentage while tallying his career-high in passing yards and touchdowns in a 38-31 Big Ten road win over Purdue.
Bo Nix, Auburn (16-of-21, 335 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 99.5)
Nix, who also rushes for 56 yards and a touchdown, records his first career 300-yard game as he leads the Tigers to a 56-23 SEC win over Mississippi State.
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (26-of-36, 418 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 93.7)
Tagovailoa sets the school-record for touchdown passes while also rushing for a score (his 81st career TD, another school-record) as he helps the Crimson Tide erase their first deficit of the season as they cruise to a 59-31 SEC win over Ole Miss.