Here’s a look at the SEC’s top performers from the final week of the regular season:
Arkansas RB Alex Collins: In the cold rain, Missouri had to know what was coming. Brandon Allen wasn’t looking to throw the ball in those conditions. So it was Collins’ turn, and Arkansas’ talented running back delivered, running for 130 yards and three touchdowns. In doing so, Collins became just the third SEC player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons, joining former Georgia great Herschel Walker and fellow Razorback Darren McFadden.
LSU RB Leonard Fournette: He lost the Heisman Trophy the moment he was stuffed by Alabama’s defense, but that doesn’t mean Fournette isn’t still a special player in the midst of a special season. LSU’s talented sophomore finished with 159 yards against Texas A&M, passing Charles Alexander for the most rushing yards in a single season in school history (1,741).
Alabama K Adam Griffith: He was the scapegoat of the Kick Six in 2013, and his career since then has been filled with ups and downs. But Alabama’s junior place-kicker didn’t let any ghosts from the past dominate him in his return to Jordan-Hare Stadium. Griffith carried a struggling offense in the first half, making all four field goals he attempted, including a 50-yarder in which Auburn put a return man under the goalpost in case he came up short again.
Alabama RB Derrick Henry: The march to the Heisman Trophy continues for Alabama’s junior running back. Henry never showed signs of fatigue against Auburn, rushing the ball a school-record 46 times for 271 yards and a touchdown.
Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly: When Kelly doesn’t turn the ball over, the Rebs’ offense is lethal. We saw that again Saturday night when Kelly completed 21 of 30 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 38-27 victory over Mississippi State. He also ran the ball 11 times for 74 yards and a score.