SEC Headlines 10/8/2012

SEC West

1. LSU leads the SEC with 50 penalties – 11 turnovers so far are one more than they had in 14 games last year.

2. LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander expected to miss the rest of the season - reportedly broke his ankle Saturday against Florida.

3. Auburn not ready to name a starting quarterback yet for Saturday – Gene Chizik says he’ll work more with the offense this week.

4. Auburn receiver Quan Bray returns to practice - status for Ole Miss game this weekend unclear.

5. Arkansas – last in the nation in turnover margin entering Saturday’s game - won the turnover battle against Auburn.

6. Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech -now a matchup of two top 25 teams.

7. A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is must-see football. “The Admiral” is a believer.

8. Midseason awards at Alabama - AJ McCarron and C.J. Mosley are MVPs. Impressive stats from the Crimson Tide.

9. One red flag for undefeated Mississippi State - outscored 34-24 in the second half of its last three wins.

10. Along with Auburn’s Kiehl Frazier, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is tied for the SEC lead in interceptions with eight.

SEC East

11. Both Mississippi State and Tennessee made coaching changes after the 2008 season.  The Bulldogs are now an undefeated top 25 team – Tennessee – “still trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

12. What about Jadeveon Clowney for the Heisman?

13. Bruce Feldman: “Aaron Murray’s Heisman hopes went down with a big thud.” A house Murray shares with linebacker Christian Robinson “egged and rolled.” Robinson provides perspective – “ more important things in life than wins and losses.”

14. Difficult weekend for Murray – his dad has thyroid cancer, undergoing surgery today.

15. Mark Richt on Saturday’s game: “I wouldn’t say it was a flat performance. I would say that South Carolina physically whipped us.”

16. Injuries at Mizzou – “it’s becoming painfully obvious to the Tigers that O-line depth is a requisite for SEC competitiveness.” Quarterback James Franklin expected to miss Alabama game.

17. Injuries at Kentucky -two quarterbacks, two running backs and they lost two starting safeties on Saturday.

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