AROUND THE SEC

Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC)

Next game: vs. Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS

Huddle up: WR Amari Cooper leads the SEC with 79 catches (fourth in the FBS) and 1,215 yards (second). He’s tied for the conference lead with 10 TDs. … DE Jarran Reed had 15 tackles in Saturday’s win at LSU after entering with 20 for the season. … The Iron Bowl will be televised by ESPN at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 29 because Alabama will have reached its limit of five CBS appearances this season.

Tweetable fact: Alabama has led the SEC in total defense the past six seasons, the first team in conference history to do that.

Arkansas (4-5, 0-5)

Next game: vs. LSU, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: This will be the seventh consecutive game against a ranked SEC team for Arkansas, a school record, but the first one outside the top 10 in five consecutive games. … S Alan Turner has started 21 consecutive games to lead Arkansas. … The Razorbacks rank No. 1 in the SEC and No. 4 in the FBS in time of possession (34:15 per game). … Junior Jonathan Williams and sophomore Alex Collins need 123 and 160 yards to each top 1,000 yards this season.

Tweetable fact: Arkansas has scored on five of its nine game-opening drives.

Auburn (7-2, 4-2)

Next game: at Georgia, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: WR Duke Williams (knee), who leads Auburn with 38 catches for 609 yards and five receiving TDs, likely will return for the Iron Bowl on Nov. 29. Auburn will rely on Sammie Coates, Quan Bray (Troup) and Ricardo Louis against Georgia. … RB Cameron Artis-Payne’s 221 yards is the highest by a SEC player this season, surpassing Alex Collins’ 212 yards against Texas Tech. … Auburn has forced six turnovers in the red zone, including three interceptions by Jonathan Jones (Carrollton). He leads Auburn with five.

Tweetable fact: Auburn has outscored its opponents 93-34 in the fourth quarter.

Florida (5-3, 4-3)

Next game: vs. South Carolina, noon Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: Will Muschamp said South Carolina has the best offense the Gators have seen this season. The Gamecocks rank No. 2 in the SEC in passing and fifth in total offense. … QB Treon Harris is the SEC’s co-newcomer of the week after he threw for a career-high 215 yards and rushed for a career-high 49 yards and two TDs in the win over Vanderbilt. … Muschamp said DT Leon Orr won’t return to the team.

Tweetable fact: Florida has one turnover in two consecutive wins after committing 15 in losing three of four.

Kentucky (5-5, 2-5)

Next game: at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: Mark Stoops on WR Demarco Robinson (M.L. King): “He is one of the guys on offense (who) you can really count on. You know what you’re getting out of Demarco, and I think that’s the big difference between this year and last year.” Robinson is second on the team with 30 catches for 438 yards. … Stanley “Boom” Williams (George Walton) leads Kentucky with 361 yards rushing. … Kentucky has 13 interceptions in 2014 after finishing with three in 2013.

Tweetable fact: Kentucky’s five victories have surpassed its total from 2012 and 2013 combined (four wins).

LSU (7-3, 3-3)

Next game: at Arkansas, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: TE Logan Stokes said he didn’t intentionally pull down Alabama LB Reggie Ragland’s pants after a play Saturday. “I’m actually a great prankster, so if I was going to pants him, it would have been a lot better job than that,” he said. … QB Anthony Jennings (Marietta), who is 8-2 as a starter, is 80-of-170 for 1,266 yards, nine TDs and six interceptions. … The forecast for Saturday includes the potential for snow and temperatures in the 30s.

Tweetable fact: LSU needs one win for its 15th consecutive season with at least eight victories, the longest streak in the FBS.

Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2)

Next game: at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22, CBS

Huddle up: Ole Miss will play its final two games on CBS, the first time its played consecutive games on that network since 2010. … The Rebels are 8-2 for the first time since 2003, matching last season’s win total, when the Rebels went 8-5. … Ole Miss had a season-high 640 yards in the win over Presbyterian, the second most in school history behind 751 against Troy last year. … Ole Miss had a pair of 100-yard rushers for the first time since defeating Louisiana-Lafayette in 2010.

Tweetable fact: Ole Miss leads the FBS with 19 interceptions.

Mississippi State (9-0, 5-0)

Next game: at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS

Huddle up: Dak Prescott set the school’s single-season mark with 3,010 yards of offense, moving past Tyler Russell’s former record of 2,892 yards, set in 2012. … RB Josh Robinson is second in the SEC with 984 yards and tied for first with 11 TDs. … DE Preston Smith (Stephenson) leads the Bulldogs with seven sacks, 14 hurries and 11.5 tackles for loss. He also has two interceptions. … Mississippi State has won seven consecutive SEC games.

Tweetable fact: Mississippi State has won 12 consecutive games, its longest winning streak in 70 years and the second-longest in school history.

Missouri (7-2, 4-1)

Next game: at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: WR Darius White (groin) is practicing and should play. He’s missed most the past five games. … John Gibson is starting for CB Aarion Penton, who is indefinitely suspended after a marijuana arrest. … Cortland Browning will start for S Braylon Webb, who is suspended for the first half for a targeting call. … RB/KR Marcus Murphy leads FBS active players with 2,686 career return yards. He has 4,464 career all-purpose yards.

Tweetable fact: Missouri has won eight consecutive road games, the third-longest streak in the FBS behind FSU and Ohio State (10 each).

South Carolina (4-5, 2-5)

Next game: at Florida, noon Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: South Carolina ranks last in the SEC in total defense (460.6 yards), rushing defense (223.4 yards), scoring defense (34.1 points) and sacks (eight). … South Carolina has been outscored 66-28 in the fourth quarter and OT of losses to Missouri, Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee. … South Carolina has had trouble with running QBs, including giving up 166 yards to Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs (Alpharetta). Florida QB Treon Harris rushed for 49 yards Saturday.

Tweetable fact: South Carolina has lost four consecutive SEC games for the first time since the last two of 2007 and the first two of 2008.

Tennessee (4-5, 1-4)

Next game: vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: Rapper Lil Jon was at Sunday’s practice because Tennessee has been using his “Turn Down For What.” “He wanted to come by and holler at us and tell us to keep fighting and get to a bowl game,” LB A.J. Johnson (Gainesville) told The Tennessean. … WR Josh Smith (ankle) won’t play again this season. He was injured in the loss to Oklahoma and likely will receive a medical redshirt. … DE Derek Barnett ranks tied for third in the SEC with seven sacks.

Tweetable fact: Tennessee has won 28 of 29 games against Kentucky since 1985.

Texas A&M (7-3, 3-3)

Next game: vs. Missouri, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: Texas A&M is 2-0 in the games Kyle Allen has started at QB, after he threw for 277 yards and four TDs against Auburn. Former starter Kenny Hill returns from a two-game suspension and will be the backup. … Coach Kevin Sumlin on Missouri, which has won its past three games and eight consecutive on the road: “All I know is they’re playing pretty good right now.” … Tommy Sanders (Crisp County) ranks third on the depth chart at OLB.

Tweetable fact: This will be the fourth time in five seasons that Missouri will play at Texas A&M.

Vanderbilt (3-7, 0-6)

Next game: at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, TBD

Huddle up: TB Ralph Webb broke Kwane Doster’s freshman rushing record of 798 yards and has 843 yards this season, ninth on the school’s all-time single-season list. … Freshman QB Johnny McCrary (Cedar Grove) has thrown at least one TD pass in four consecutive games and has nine this season. … DT Barron Dixon (Chattahoochee) made his first career start. … Vanderbilt had converted six of its past seven fourth-down opportunities. … K Tommy Openshaw’s 48-yard field goal set a career high.

Tweetable fact: Vanderbilt had won 10 consecutive November games before Saturday’s loss to Florida.

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