Around the SEC

Alabama (1-0, 1-0 in SEC)

Next game: vs. Western Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, WPCH

Huddle up: LB C.J. Mosley tied Antonio Langham (1990-93) with his third interception return for a TD in the Crimson Tide's opening win over Michigan. … CB Dee Milliner was the SEC DB of the week five tackles, four deflections and an interception. … Freshman RB T.J. Yeldon has impressed his teammates, who might soon compared him to Trent Richardson or Mark Ingram. "We know," OG Anthony Steen told the media this week. "We just look at each other. You've got to know something like that." Yeldon rushed for 111 yards and a TD on 11 carries in his debut.

Tweetable fact: Alabama plays its first SEC game at Arkansas next Saturday.

Arkansas (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Huddle up: OT Jason Peacock (Baldwin) is expected to be eligible after being suspended for the opener for an offseason arrest. "At this point, I would say, yeah, we're expecting to have him back," coach John L. Smith said this week. … Arkansas scored 49 points and had 564 yards of offense, but Smith wasn't pleased. "Our expectations are to do better than we did. I know as a football team, our guys walk off the field … pleased that it was a win, but they're not pleased with how well we played because we can do a lot better.

Tweetable fact: This week marks the 13th consecutive poll Arkansas has been in the top 10, dating to Oct. 2, 2011.

Auburn (0-1, 0-0)

Next game: at Mississippi State, noon Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: C Reese Dismukes will play Saturday after being suspended for the opener for his arrest. Tunde Fariyike (Upson-Lee) started in his place. … FB Jay Prosch, who transferred from Illinois in the winter, will play despite the death of his mother, Iris Prosch, who died from cancer Monday, coach Gene Chizik said. He received a hardship waiver from the NCAA and was immediately eligible to play. … DE Corey Lemonier had eight tackles and two sacks in the opener, and Dee Ford had two sacks, but Auburn didn't have a sack in the second half. "I saw some flat-out missed tackles," defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said.

Tweetable fact: Auburn is 45-28-5 in SEC openers, including 18-1 in its past 19 league openers.

Florida (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: Sophomore Jeff Driskel will start this week after going 10-for-16 for 114 yards, including a 50-yard TD pass, in the opening win over Bowling Green. "It's been a lifelong dream to be a quarterback at a university like this," Driskel said this week. Fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett also played in the opener, but Driskel played the entire second half. … Entering this season, the Gators' five starters on the OL had a combined 79 career starts, the second highest total for Florida since 2006. … Offensive coordinator Brent Pease apologized for his "potty mouth" after being caught cussing in the coaches' box by ESPN's cameras. "My mother said to be careful, and I need to watch my mouth," he said.

Tweetable fact: The Gators are 1-7-2 in games in Texas, their only win coming against Rice in 1977.

Kentucky (0-1, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Kent State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, CSS

Huddle up: The Wildcats had 373 yards of total offense in their 50-35 loss to Louisville, their best total since putting up 398 yards against Mississippi on Nov. 5. … QB Maxwell Smith had a career-high 35 completions in 50 attempts for 280 yards and two TDs. He completed passes to 11 receivers. … TE Ronnie Shields (Stephenson) and FS Ashely Lowery (White County), both sophomores, made their first career starts. Shields had two catches for 9 yards and Lowery had eight tackles.

Tweetable fact: The Wildcats have won six consecutive home openers, dating to 2005.

LSU (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Washington, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: QB Zach Mettenberger (Oconee County) was 19-for-26 for 192 yards, a TD and an interception in his first career start despite briefly leaving the game after being sacked in the first quarter. Mettenberger passed his concussion tests and returned to the game. "I had to count backwards from 100 by threes. So I was pretty proud about that," he said. … The Tigers rushed for 316 yards in the opener, the most for any SEC team in Week 1. … Washington coach Steve Sarkisian tried to prepare the Huskies for Tiger Stadium by bringing a 300-pound tiger named Sheena to Tuesday's practice.

Tweetable fact: With its 41-14 win over North Texas, the Tigers improved to 28-0 in non-conference games under Les Miles.

Mississippi (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Texas-El Paso, 7 p.m. Saturday, FSSO

Huddle up: Redshirt freshman LB Denzel Nkemdiche (Grayson) led the Rebels with eight tackles, including a league-leading three tackles for loss, in his first game. He's the older brother of Grayson DE Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's top recruit who has committed to Clemson. … Bo Wallace will continue to start at QB after passing for 264 yards and rushing for 82 in his Mississippi debut, but coach Hugh Freeze said Barry Brunetti will play against Texas-El Paso. "We're not going to change up too much at this point," Freeze said. "They both did some really good things."

Tweetable fact: Ole Miss' 49 points were the most it's scored in a game since posting 55 against Fresno State in 2010.

Mississippi State (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Auburn, noon Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: The Bulldogs have won 17 of 18 games when they've won the turnover battle the past three seasons. When they've lost it, they've lost eight of 12 games. They forced three turnovers in their victory over Jackson State without losing one. … TE Malcolm Johnson (pectoral) will miss his second consecutive game. He had 206 yards and three TDs last season. … Mississippi State has lost 12 consecutive conference openers, seven of those against Auburn.

Tweetable fact: The Bulldogs are 0-12 against Auburn, Arkansas, LSU and Alabama under Dan Mullen.

Missouri (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Georgia, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: DT Sheldon Richardson wasn't available for interviews earlier this week after he said the Bulldogs played "old-man football" Saturday. "Sheldon just got carried away a little bit, but I'll handle that internally," coach Gary Pinkel said. … LB Will Ebner (stinger) and OG Jack Meiners (knee) are questionable, but Ebner said he will play against Georgia. … The Tigers scored four non-offensive TDs in their opening 62-10 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. They returned two punts, an interception and a fumble for scores.

Tweetable fact: Missouri has 49 victories since 2007, the ninth-most in the country in that span.

South Carolina (1-0, 1-0)

Next game: vs. East Carolina, 12:21 p.m. Saturday, WPCH

Huddle up: Dylan Thompson would start at QB if Connor Shaw (Flowery Branch) can’t play, coach Steve Spurrier has said this week. Shaw injured his right shoulder in the opening victory over Vanderbilt on Aug. 30. Thompson played two possessions while Shaw was being treated. … The Gamecocks passed for only 67 yards in the victory. … RB Marcus Lattimore was the SEC offensive player of the week after rushing for 110 yards and two TDs in his first game since his season-ending knee injury Oct. 15.

Tweetable fact: A victory would extend South Carolina's winning streak to six games, tying for the third longest in school history.

Tennessee (1-0, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Georgia State, 4 p.m. Saturday

Huddle up: Bill Curry will be the first coach to lead four different teams against Tennessee. He was 3-0 as coach of Alabama, 2-4-1 at Georgia Tech and 0-7 as coach of Kentucky. … Coach Derek Dooley has listed Marlin Lane, Rajion Neal (Sandy Creek) and Devrin Young as the co-starters at TB this week. Dooley was impressed by Lane, who rushed for 75 yards on nine carries in the opener. Neal had 53 yards on 22 carries. … RT Ja'Wuan James (North Gwinnett) has started all 26 games of his career at Tennessee. He was a preseason all-SEC selection. … FS Brian Randolph (Kell) had eight tackles in the opening victory over N.C. State.

Tweetable fact: DB Brent Brewer (Sandy Creek) played baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers' organization for four years.

Texas A&M (7-6, 4-5 in Big 12)

Next game: vs. Florida, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: LB Steven Jenkins and reserve S Howard Matthews were suspended for the Louisiana Tech game, which was postponed until Oct. 13, and will play against Florida. They'll sit out against Louisiana Tech, coach Kevin Sumlin said. "A lot of things have changed since the storm, and they will still be suspended for the Louisiana Tech game. That won't change." … Sumlin on Florida: "For me they were extremely vanilla in their approach. Coach [Will] Muschamp talked about wanting to run the ball and throw play action off of that, and they did that."

Tweetable fact: The Aggies are 25-2 in home openers since 1985, including a 20-game win streak from 1988-2007.

Vanderbilt (0-1, 0-1)

Next game: at Northwestern, 8 p.m. Saturday

Huddle up: RB Zac Stacy needs 47 yards to move into sixth on Vanderbilt's career rushing list. He had 48 yards on 13 carries in the Commodores' opening loss to South Carolina to give him 2,050 for his career. Lonnie Sadler rushed for 2,096 from 1972-75. Stacy also has 20 career rushing TDs, tying him for fourth on the school's list. … Eleven freshmen made their debuts, including LB Darreon Herring (Stephenson).

Tweetable fact: Jordan Rodgers' 78-yard TD pass to Jordan Matthews was a career long for both players.