Originally posted on SouthernGameday  |  Last updated 11/5/13
  With title hopes starting to shape up, week 10 was ultimately once again the week of the offense in the SEC. In a week marked by a heated rivalry, the tenacity of veteran leaders and the growth of rising talent, we take a look back and break down the week that was.   Maty Mauk (Missouri): Now ranked eighth in the BCS standings heading into week 11, Missouri proved yet again that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Not letting their first loss of the season get in the way, the Tigers are still the team to beat in the SEC East. Playing undoubtedly his best game in three starts, the freshman QB has quickly stepped into his role with the poise of a veteran leader. Accounting for 277 total yards passing and three TDs, Mauk did not step there. Leading the team in rushing as well, Mauk displayed his ability to scramble while racking up 114-yards on 13 carries in Missouri's 31-3 win over Tennessee.   Tre Mason (Auburn): Continuing to mount on confidence in a "turn-around" year for the Tigers, head coach Gus Malzhan's team is proving with each passing week that they certainly are not the pushover team from 2012. This week, it was Mason that carried the load for the Tigers with four TDs in their 35-17 win over Arkansas. Earning 168-yards on 32 carries, Mason led Auburn to their fifth straight win of the season. With 233 total yards of rushing for Auburn, it was certainly Mason's ground work that became the most pivotal. Although Arkansas pulled within two possessions of Auburn in the third quarter, it was that final fourth quarter, 12-yard run from Mason that put the game away. With their win, Auburn now sits ninth in the BCS standings.   Connor Shaw (South Carolina): After missing practice earlier in the week with a virus, Shaw seemed to pick up right where he left off to guide the Gamecocks yet again in another victory. With a 34-16 win over Mississippi State on Saturday, South Carolina has now won 15 straight home games and tied for the longest win streak in school history. Although only going 10-of-20 on attempts and 147-yards total, do not let that fool you. Showing up when it was most important, it was Shaw's four TD tosses that ultimately drove the Gamecocks to victory. It was also those four TDs that matched his personal best for TDs in a game and kept South Carolina in the hunt for an SEC East title.   Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M): Once again, it seems like it would not be a Saturday without mentioning "Johnny Football". Love him or hate him, he once again did what he does best...and that is win. Coming out of the first quarter with a close 9-7 lead over the UTEP Miners, Manziel rallied the troops on the sidelines with a motivational speech that obviously worked. With just a little over three minutes left before the half, the Aggies stretched to a 29-7 lead and never looked back. With their 57-7 blow-out win, A&M scored 40 or more points for the 12th straight game and held the visiting Miners to the fewest yards allowed under head coach Kevin Sumlin. For Manziel, he tied his career high with six TDs in just three quarters of play. With a total of 564-yards of total offense, 273 of those came from Manziel's arm.   Todd Gurley/Aaron Murray combo (Georgia): This week, the return of Gurley combined with the poise of Murray in the pocket, led the Bulldogs in a close and heated 23-20 victory over the Florida Gators. Showing just how important his presence is to the Georgia offense, Gurley racked up 100-yards rushing and 87-yards receiving. After missing three games with a sprained ankle, Gurley certainly became a momentum shift in favor of the Bulldogs. Also bringing his "A-game" on Saturday was Murray, who seized the moment and never backed down to the Gators. Proving that he knew the importance of a win over Florida not only for his career, but for his team, Murray certainly played a game that will go down as one of his best. Going 16-of-25, the senior leader also looked back to his old self following a disappointing loss to Vandy by earning 258-yards passing. With the lethal combo of Gurley and Murray, this win marked the third consecutive in the series for the Bulldogs. The last time Georgia took three in a row was 1987-89.    
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