Found September 30, 2013 on The Farm Club:
#12 South Carolina 28   UCF 25  This was every bit the dog fight it was expected to be, Connor Shaw left the game in the first quarter and the Gamecocks limped to the half down 10 and shutout.  Then Mike Davis took over and scored three-second half touchdowns on the ground to lead the Carolina comeback. “Whatever the coaches call, I am here for,” Davis said.  “I didn’t have any frustrations at all.  I believe in our team and we all consider ourselves as brothers so we always believe in each other…We stuck to the same things that we do.  If one person goes down, the other person has to step up.” It was a costly win for the Gamecocks who not only lost Shaw but back up running back Brandon Willis as well.  According to Steve Spurrier Shaw should be able to return two weeks and Willis is expected to miss three weeks. It will be up to Dylan Thomas to lead South Carolina the next two weeks when they host Kentucky and Travel to Arkansas.  The good news for Gamecock fans is that with Spurrier’s two QB system Thompson has seen playing time in SEC play.  Tennessee 31 South Alabama 24 This game was the ultimate Jackal and Hyde story, in the first half the Vols decisively dominated South Alabama on both sides of the ball and raced to a 24-7 lead.  Then as has become the norm the Tennessee offense lost momentum and several mistakes including interceptions, penalties and a blocked field goal allowed the Jaguars to fight back into the game.  With the game on the line, the Vol defense stood strong and preserved an ugly win. “I never want to diminish winning.  Let’s get that straight right now.  Tennessee won the football game.  We said we needed to have three wins at this point.  We have three wins at this point,” Said Butch Jones after the game.  “We won the football game and this team didn’t quit.  We found a way to win.  To me, that’s one of the first steps of learning how to win managing your adversities, being resilient, persevering and finding a way to win.  You look at all the great teams.  They find ways to win football games when maybe you don’t bring your “A” game, but you find a way to win.  I’m proud of our kids.” The Vols will have to bring their “A” Saturday when they host 9th ranked Georgia. #9 Georgia 44 #6 LSU  41 Remember when the Dawgs were dead after losing to Clemson in week one?  After wins over #12 South Carolina  and #6 LSU Georgia looks just fine. Aaron Murray led a game winning Touchdown drive capped off by a 25 yard TD passs to Justin Scott Wesley to put  the Bulldogs on top for good with 1:47 to play in a wild back and forth shootout. “We’ve grown up a lot this past month,” Murray said. “I think everyone in the nation knows what Georgia football is about now. We’re a tough group of guys. We’re fighters.” Zach Mettenberger was the better QB statistically throwing for 372 yards and 3 Touchdowns but Georgia dominated the ground game and Gurshall combined for 196 yards on the ground while the Tigers could only total 77 yards in the run game. Up next, Georgia hits the road to face Tennessee, while LSU travels to Starkville to face Mississippi State. #1 Alabama 25 #21 Ole Miss This was a statement game for both teams, Alabama proved they are still the top dog in the SEC and the Rebels showed us that they have a few more steps to take before they join the elite of the league. Saturday’s game was classic Nick Saban; Alabama didn’t get into the end zone until early in the third quarter.  However, thanks to the Tide defense, Ole Miss never got close. With its shutout of Ole Miss, Alabama now has nine over the past five seasons, more than any other FBS team. “We really wanted to stay in the game the whole time, especially after all the talking they did,” linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “We really didn’t pay attention to it, but we still heard it. For us to leave a zero on the board, it did a lot of talking for us on the field.” Alabama now turns their focus to Georgia State while Ole Miss completes their tour of the Yellow Hammer state when they face Auburn. #10 Texas A&M at Arkansas This game was closer than expected, but in the end the expected result, an A&M win still happened.  Johnny Football was Johny Football in the first half throwing for 253 yards and 2 TD’s in the first 30 minutes then the Aggie running game and defense did their job to hold off the Hawgs. “He did a lot of big things,” Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith said. “We only got to him one time, but he’s a great player. Like I said before, he made a lot of moves. Give credit to that offensive line. They were good too.” Despite holding Arkansas back enough to get the win the A&M defense still have up 483 total yards and 33 points, this must improve for A&M to be a legit SEC or BCS title contender they won’t be able to outscore everyone. The Aggies have a bye week before visiting Ole Miss while Arkansas visits the swamp. #20 Florida 24  Kentucky 7 No Driskel no problem, in his first career start Tyler Murphy threw for 156 yards  and accounted for two scores and that along with 176 yards on the ground from Matt Jones along with an always stingy Gator Defense was enough to get Florida the win. “It’s been a long week for us psychologically and mentally as much as anything,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said of the injuries’ effect. “I’m very pleased with how our guys pulled together and came up here and did what we did.” Florida now returns home to host Arkansas while Kentucky visits South Carolina Vanderbilt 52 UAB 24 The offense looked better (granted it was against inferior competition) racking up 540 total yards and 52 points in a win over Alabama Birmingham Saturday, but Vandy looked far from elite defensively surrendering 362 yards  and 24 points to the Blazers. Now on top of the distraction from the offseason rape case Vandy  will also have to deal with the distraction that comes with their Head Coach James Franklin being the top candidate to replace Lane Kiffin. Translation: Long season ahead for the Dores. Next week Vanderbilt host Missouri . Missouri  41 Arkansas 19 After a slow first half James Franklin threw two 3rd quarter touchdowns and the Tigers had a 21 point third to race past Arkansas State.  The Tigers now turn to SEC play and that begins with a trip to Nashville to face Vandy. The post NCAAF: SEC Rewind Week 5 appeared first on The Farm Club.

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