SEC helmet stickers


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

In the end, the most anticipated Saturday of the season in the SEC didn't produce any thrillers in the marquee matchups.

Arkansas and Tennessee both pulled off surprises in how convincingly they won, while Alabama and Florida continued to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Lots of candidates for this week's helmet stickers, although a couple were no-brainers:

Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes: He's the igniter of the Florida defense and one of the best linebackers in the country. Spikes got the Gators going early on defense Saturday in their 13-3 win over LSU, and they never looked back. He finished with a team-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. He also forced a fumble and was LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson's worst nightmare all night long.

Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton: If the Vols would have had this version of Crompton all season, who knows what their record would be right now. The fifth-year senior quarterback was outstanding in the 45-19 win over Georgia. He was 20-of-27 for 310 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in what was easily the best game of his career. With all the abuse Crompton has taken at Tennessee, he deserves some good things to happen to him.

South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery: One of the Gamecocks' most prized signees this past February, Jeffery had his official coming-out party in the 28-26 win over Kentucky with three touchdown catches. He had five catches in his first five games before going off on the Wildcats, who were missing their two starting cornerbacks. Two of Jeffery's touchdown catches were as good as you're going to see. He pulled in a 28-yarder with one hand and made a sweet adjustment on a fade route to catch a 22-yarder. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound freshman finished with seven catches for 138 yards.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram: A week after he ran for 140 yards against Kentucky, Ingram rolled up a career-high 172 yards in the 22-3 over Ole Miss. His 36-yard run was the game's only touchdown. He's now scored a touchdown in 14 of his 20 games at Alabama and established himself as one of the more versatile running backs in college football.

Arkansas defensive coordinator Willy Robinson: It hasn't been a lot of fun heading up the Hogs' defense this season, but Robinson had his guys ready Saturday against previously unbeaten Auburn. The Tigers were held to under 400 yards of total offense for the first time all season, and Arkansas played its best all-around game defensively of the season in a 44-23 win over Auburn.