AROUND THE SEC

Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC)

Next game: at LSU, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, CBS

Huddle up: WR Amari Cooper set a school record with 224 receiving yards on nine catches and two TDs in the win at Tennessee. The former mark was 221, set by current Falcons WR Julio Jones in 2010. … LT Cam Robinson (ankle) will be sidelined for a “couple of weeks,” Nick Saban said. … Alabama has scored at least 30 points in the past five games against Tennessee. … LB Xzavier Dickson (Griffin) has a team-high 6.5 sacks.

Tweetable fact: Alabama has scored in 177 consecutive games, the longest streak in program history.

Arkansas (4-4, 0-4)

Next game: at Mississippi State, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: Arkansas will play an SEC team ranked in the top 10 for the fifth time this season, a first for a FBS team. The Razorbacks have played No. 6 Auburn, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Alabama and No. 10 Georgia. … Arkansas is 0-12 against SEC teams under Bret Bielema, but 7-1 in nonconference games. … Adam McFain’s 49-yard FG was only the third FG for Arkansas this season and the first longer than 25 yards.

Tweetable fact: Arkansas ranks fifth in the FBS and first in the SEC in time of possession at 33:41.

Auburn (6-1, 3-1)

Next game: at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: Nick Marshall (Wilcox County) has eight career 100-yard rushing games, a school record for a QB. He has 1,649 career rushing yards, breaking Cam Newton’s mark (1,473). … DB Jonathan Jones (Carrollton) had two interceptions for the second consecutive game. … Auburn and California have agreed to play in 2019 and 2020. … Ricardo Louis had 102 yards rushing Saturday to become the first Auburn WR with 100 yards rushing in a game.

Tweetable fact: Auburn has had 20 or more first downs in 15 of its past 16 games, including 12 consecutive games.

Florida (3-3, 2-3)

Next game: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS

Huddle up: LB Neiron Ball (Jackson) on coach Will Muschamp, from the Gainesville Sun: “He’s a team guy. You can just talk to him; you can talk to him as a coach and as a person.” … Treon Harris, who will start at QB, has played only 77 snaps this season. … Florida ranks fifth in the FBS in red-zone efficiency, converting 21 of 22 trips, with 13 TDs and eight FGs. … Georgia has won three consecutive in the series.

Tweetable fact: Florida has committed 15 turnovers in its past four games, three of them losses.

Kentucky (5-3, 2-3)

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

Huddle up: LB Bud Dupree (Wilkinson County) had 10 tackles, a sack and two hurries, one of which resulted in a Dak Prescott interception in the loss to Mississippi State. … Coach Mark Stoops on DE Jabari Johnson (Stephenson): “A year ago when we first got here and through last year trying to find the right spot for him, and he just hung in there and continues to work and he always has a great attitude.” He has 10 tackles after making five Saturday.

Tweetable fact: Kentucky’s five wins equal the total from the past two seasons.

LSU (7-2, 3-2)

Next game: vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, CBS

Huddle up: LSU rallied for its 24th fourth-quarter comeback win — including three this season — under coach Les Miles in the 10-7 win over Ole Miss. … QB Anthony Jennings (Marietta) is 8-1 as a starter. … Freshman RB Leonard Fournette had 211 all-purpose yards, which included 113 yards rushing, in the victory. It’s the second game in which he’s surpassed 200 all-purpose yards. … LB Kendell Beckwith had a career-high 10 tackles in the upset.

Tweetable fact: LSU has defeated at least one top-10 opponent at Tiger Stadium in each of the past five seasons.

Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1)

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

Huddle up: DT Robert Nkemdiche (Grayson), LT Laremy Tunsil (biceps) and S Cody Prewitt have practiced this week and should play Saturday. … LB Denzel Nkemdiche (Grayson) broke his ankle and will miss the rest of the season. … CB Mike Hilton (Sandy Creek) had eight tackles and intercepted a pass for the second consecutive game. … QB Bo Wallace has started all 34 games of his collegiate career. … Will Gleeson had four punts downed inside the 10 in Saturday’s loss to LSU.

Tweetable fact: Ole Miss has outscored opponents 62-3 in the first quarter.

Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0)

Next game: vs. Arkansas, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: QB Dak Prescott will be ready to play despite wearing a boot after Saturday’s win at Kentucky. It was for “fashion,” he joked. … Mississippi State is No. 1 in the SEC in total offense (531.4 yards), fewest penalties (32), sacks (3.9) and red-zone defense (61 percent). … Mississippi State has won 10 consecutive games, the second longest streak in the FBS, behind FSU’s 23-game streak. … DT Kaleb Eulls had a career-high two sacks in Saturday’s win.

Tweetable fact: Mississippi State has trailed only 7 minutes and 19 seconds in 420 minutes this season.

Missouri (6-2, 3-1)

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

Huddle up: Coach Gary Pinkel on QB Maty Mauk: “I don’t think he lost his confidence. I think that was blown out of proportion.” Mauk threw two TDs on Saturday after throwing five interceptions in the previous two games. … DEs Markus Golden and Shane Ray have combined for 14 sacks and 23 tackles for loss. … WR Darius White (groin) likely won’t play Saturday. He has 17 catches for 239 yards. … Missouri went 4-0 last November on its way to winning the SEC East.

Tweetable fact: Missouri’s remaining opponents are a combined 4-14 in the SEC.

South Carolina (4-4, 2-4)

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

Huddle up: South Carolina will wear black uniforms for the first time since losing to Florida in 2009. “Maybe it’ll put a little inspiration in our guys,” Steve Spurrier said. … South Carolina is 10-2 against the “Orange Crush” portion — Tennessee, Florida and Clemson — of its schedule the past four years. … South Carolina is minus-4 in turnover ratio, 12th in the SEC. … Dylan Thompson is second in the SEC with 20 TD passes.

Tweetable fact: South Carolina won its last four games in 2011, final five in 2012 and last six in 2013.

Tennessee (3-5, 0-4)

Next game: at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: If QB Justin Worley (shoulder) can’t play, Tennessee will turn to Joshua Dobbs (Alpharetta), who rushed for 75 and was 19-of-32 for 192 yards and two TDs last week against Alabama. … DL Trevarris Saulsberry (knee) will not play, but OTs Marcus Jackson and Coleman Thomas (ankle) could both play. … WR Josh Smith (ankle) might be a candidate to redshirt, coach Butch Jones said. … LB A.J. Johnson (Gainesville) leads the SEC with 86 tackles.

Tweetable fact: Tennessee is 0-3 on the road in 2014 and has lost three consecutive games at South Carolina.

Texas A&M (5-3, 2-3)

Next game: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, noon Saturday, SEC Network

Huddle up: Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen competed for the starting QB job this week. Hill leads the SEC with 23 TD passes, but the offense has struggled in the Aggies’ three-game losing streak. … Texas A&M will wear vintage-style uniforms to honor the 1939 national championship team. … RB Trey Williams needs 67 all-purpose yards to become the 15th Aggie with 3,000 in a career. … The Nov. 8 game against Auburn will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m.

Tweetable fact: Texas A&M hasn’t lost four consecutive games since losing its final four in 2005.

Vanderbilt (2-6, 0-5)

Next game: vs. Old Dominion, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Huddle up: Johnny McCrary (Cedar Grove) will make his second consecutive — and career — start Saturday. He threw for 196 yards and two TDs in the loss to Missouri. “Johnny is always loose,” TE Davis Dudchock said this week. … Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke (Collins Hill) threw for a season-high 471 yards last week. He has 21 TD passes this season. … LB Nigel Bowden (Central Macon) leads Vanderbilt with 65 tackles. … Vanderbilt is 12-1 in its past 13 games against non-SEC teams.

Tweetable fact: Freshmen lead Vanderbilt in passing, rushing, receiving and tackles.

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