Sunday, October 7, 2012
SEC helmet stickers: Week 6
By Chris Low
We hand out our helmet stickers for Week 6 in the SEC:
Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State: He caught nine passes for 104 yards in helping the Bulldogs stay unbeaten in a 27-14 win over Kentucky. Bumphis caught a 27-yard touchdown pass over the middle in the third quarter to complete the Bulldogs’ scoring. It was the 18th touchdown of his career, which set a Mississippi State record. Bumphis passed Eric Moulds and Justin Jenkins.
Florida’s offensive line: Coach Will Muschamp said coming into the season that the offensive line was the most improved part of the team. Never was that improvement more evident than the second half Saturday when the Gators’ offensive line took over the game in the 14-6 win over LSU. Florida ended the game by running the ball 25 straight times and didn’t throw a single pass in the fourth quarter. Mike Gillislee finished with a career-high 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries -- all this against an LSU defensive line considered to be one of the best in the country.
Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas: The Hogs’ defense had taken it on the chin this season, but not Saturday. Flowers led a spirited effort from the defense in a 24-7 win over Auburn, snapping Arkansas’ four-game losing streak. He had 3.5 of the Hogs’ eight sacks and also had two quarterback hurries. Arkansas forced five turnovers, and Auburn managed just 40 rushing yards in what was a dominant defensive performance by the Hogs.
Kevin Minter, LB, LSU: It’s rare that we give a helmet sticker to a player on the losing team, but Minter was sensational in LSU’s 14-6 loss to Florida. He had a career-high 20 tackles, including 17 solo tackles, and also recorded two sacks and a forced fumble.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier: What a huge win for Spurrier’s Gamecocks. They outclassed Georgia in every phase, and Spurrier has done what a lot of people thought wasn’t possible. He’s moved the Gamecocks into elite status in the SEC. They’re likely to go to No. 3 in the latest polls after their 35-7 dismantling of No. 5 Georgia and have positioned themselves to be in the hunt for the national championship. The win Saturday was Spurrier’s 250th overall as a coach (both pro and college).