SEC lunchtime links
September, 23, 2013
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com
Another busy weekend of SEC football is in the books. Let's take a look at some of the notables from the week that was and what's coming up this weekend around the SEC:
- The Alabama running game has been statistically poor so far this season. The Crimson Tide, traditionally a strong running team, are averaging 132 yards per game, which is last in the SEC and 90th in the country.
- LSU allowed Auburn to run 85 plays and gain multiple chunks of yardage in the second-half in a 35-21 win on Saturday. Les Miles said the Tigers can play -- and close -- better.
- The return of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger -- who was kicked off Georgia -- to Athens, Ga., is a compelling one. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt even gave Mettenberger's mother, Tammy, the week off from work. She's an administrative assistant in Georgia's football office.
- With Jeff Driskel injured and out for the year, Florida is ready to move forward with Tyler Murphy.
- "The Book of Manning" documentary, part of ESPN's SEC Storied series, shows the family's strong bond.
- Though Tennessee sits at 2-2, coach Butch Jones said there's "no panic" and remains optimistic after the Volunteers loss Saturday to Florida.
- Texas A&M's struggling defense showed some progress in the Aggies' 42-13 win over SMU on Saturday.
- Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is known as quite the prankster by those around the Wildcats' football program.
- Jonathan Krause's performance on Saturday suggests that he could be the key complement to Jordan Matthews in Vanderbilt's receiving corps.
- A look at the catch percentage of Ole Miss' receivers after three games.
7:00 2nd Qtr 1 Mississippi State 17 Kentucky 7 1:01 1st Qtr Vanderbilt 0 Missouri 3 7:15 PM ET 3 Ole Miss 24 LSU 7:30 PM ET South Carolina 5 Auburn 7:30 PM ET 4 Alabama Tennessee Final UAB 17 Arkansas 45