SEC Bloggers Week Eleven Review
BG is Billy Gomila, BH is Brian Harbach, GH is Gabe Harris , RM is Russ Mitchell, and BS is Barrett Sallee.
1. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss
BG: Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss – Dare I make a Mighty Mouse joke? He IS the Ole Miss offense.
BH: Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss – In an already crowded list for All-SEC Running back, McCluster has forced his way into the discussion.
GH: Dexter McCluster , RB, Ole Miss – More than 300 yards of offense and 4 TDs. Why is this just the 3rd game he's had over 15 touches?
RM: Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss – Wonder what the season might have been had Nutt not waited until the Arkansas game to unleash McCluster. In the last 3 games, all against SEC foes (he didn't play against N. AZ), DM has rushed for nearly 600 yards (591), averaging 8.6 /ypc. Good enough by itself, however, he's also added 196 yards receiving during that span, for a combined total of 787 yards. In 3 games?! A stellar 9.6 yards /touch. Next up: LSU in Oxford.
BS: Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss – I think he is still running.
2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Joe Haden, CB, Florida – Notched every defensive stat but a safety; not bad for a cornerback.
BH: Bacarri Rambo, DB, Georgia – The hit that knocked him unconscious saved the game for UGA; sacrificing his body to make a great play.
GH: Joe Haden, CB, Florida – Filled up the stat sheet as Florida's D continues to carry this team.
RM: Joe Haden, CB, Florida – Dominating performance on an afternoon his O struggled to convert on key possessions. (Nod to LSU's senior LB Perry Riley, with 14 tackles in a game that LSU's O struggled to convert on key possessions.)
BS: Joe Haden, CB, Florida – 11 tackles, two TFL's, two forced fumbles, one interception and one sack. Not bad sir.
3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Demond Washington, KR, Auburn – Had the weekend's top return, and kept Auburn going on the road.
BH: Demond Washington, KR, Auburn – 99.9 yard kickoff return for a TD that kept Auburn in the game against UGA.
GH: Demond Washington, KR, Auburn – 229 total return yards were 4th most in SEC history.
RM: Brandon James, PR, Florida – His 17 yards /per PR on 5 attempts gave the Gators critical field position; though the team struggled to score off his efforts. (Nod to Auburn KR Demond Washington.)
BS: Demond Washington, KR, Auburn – 99-yard KO return for TD ties the ball game with Georgia. 229 total return yards
4. COACH OF THE WEEK
BG: Mark Richt, Georgia – Nobody needed a win more to silence the noise from outside his program.
BH: Mark Richt, Georgia – Needed a win over a decent team in the worst way, and he got it by sticking with Joe Cox 2 weeks ago.
GH: Mark Richt, Georgia – Pulled out a must win game versus a big rival.
RM: Houston Nutt, Ole Miss – The Rebs have to be getting tired, and are playing without Greg Hardy, yet Nutt marshaled the troop(s) for a big home win against a surging Tennessee team.
BS: Willie Martinez, Georgia – This will probably be the last time Martinez can be put here. After giving up 145 yards in the first quarter, Georgia only gave up 208 for the remainder of the game.
5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK
BG: Auburn v. Georgia – The fact that this ended up being such a good game was also the upset of the week.
BH: Auburn v. Georgia – Not sure what more you could ask for from an SEC rivalry game.
GH: Auburn v. Georgia – Georgia made a couple more plays in a great back and forth game.
RM: Tennessee v. Ole Miss – Score wasn't close, but it was hard to look away from McCluster. Wonder which Ole Miss team will show up next week?
BS: Auburn v. Georgia – Another classic in the "Deep South's Oldest Rivalry."
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BG: Jarrett Lee – Not that he played that badly, but that LSU's coaches let him throw 22 passes.
BH: Tennessee Defense – We all knew Ole Miss plays better at home, but we never expected the Vol Defense to give up that many points and that many yards.
GH: Tennessee – I thought this team had turned the corner towards a New Year's Day bowl game.
RM: Tennessee Defense – What was that? The Vols Rushing D just dropped from 3rd to 7th "best" in the SEC.
BS: Georgia Defense – They picked the right time to tighten up. If they had waited another quarter, the Auburn game would have been lost.
7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BG: Gary Crowton – Worst offensive game plan I've seen; maybe ever.
BH: Jarrett Lee – 7/22 against La. Tech, at home; we want him to erase the memories of last year's pick sixes, but maybe he can't.
GH: Auburn's running game – Held to 105 yards below their season average.
RM: Jevan Snead – How can this kid possibly be struggling with McCluster getting all the attention? Stat line from Sat.: 13/20, 133 yards, zero TD and 1 INT. He's now the 9th best QB in the conference (Passing Efficiency); only Tyson Lee (MSU) and Larry Smith (Vandy) are below him. (Thru 11/14; Min 75% of games played and 10 attempts/game.) That loud noise you hear is Snead's big NFL contract crashing to earth. (Nod to Tennessee's disappearing act.)
BS: LSU – You struggled against Louisiana Tech? Seriously? (RM Note: It's been more than 100 years since the last time La. Tech led the Tigers. How much pressure is on Jordan Jefferson to return for Ole Miss?)
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