It was a late night in the SEC thanks to the Alabama-Florida game.
But before we close up shop for the night, let’s hand out the helmet stickers for Week 5:
Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis: Dan Mullen felt like the Bulldogs weren’t getting the ball to Bumphis enough, so they gave him a shot in the Wildcat formation in the 49-16 win over Alcorn State. Bumphis carried four times for 38 yards and also caught a career-high nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli: Even though he didn’t have big yardage numbers, Masoli passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Ole Miss to a 42-35 win over Kentucky. The Rebels are having to outscore people, and Masoli is making a habit of coming up with big plays. He has five touchdown passes in his past two games.
Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton: We might as well reserve a helmet sticker every Saturday night for Newton, who had three more touchdown passes in Auburn’s 52-3 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Newton was 14-of-19 for 245 yards, including a 94-yard touchdown pass to Emory Blake. Newton now leads the SEC with 12 touchdown passes.
LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard: The defense saved LSU (again) in a 16-14 win over Tennessee. Sheppard had a team-high 10 tackles, including a sack, and also broke up a pass, as the Tigers held the Vols to 217 total yards and sacked quarterback Matt Simms five times.
Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw: Playing his best game of the season, Upshaw spearheaded the Alabama defensive effort in the 31-6 win over Florida with four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Upshaw was also playing on a sore ankle, but gutted it out against the Gators.