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Friday, September 28, 2012
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By Edward Aschoff

Here's your weekly dose of news and notes from ESPN Stats & Information and the SEC: Missouri at Central Florida
This is the first meeting between the schools … This will mark Missouri's first game in the state of Florida since 1988 at Miami … Missouri is second in the nation in fumbles recovered (eight), behind only Louisiana Tech (nine) … Junior linebacker Andrew Wilson is tied for first nationally, averaging 1.00 forced fumbles per game … In USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin’s latest computer ratings, Missouri has the nation’s toughest schedule.

Arkansas at Texas A&M
These teams have played in 68 previous times, with Arkansas holding a 41-24-3 series advantage … The teams have played three years straight prior to this year, with the Razorbacks winning all three meetings … Arkansas and Navy are the only schools in the NCAA to have a 1.000 winning percentage in Texas since the start of the 2009 season with a minimum of four games played in the state … Aggies junior defensive end Damontre Moore leads the nation in sacks per game (2.0) and is tied for the national lead in tackles for loss per game (2.67). Tennessee at Georgia
Tennessee holds a 21-18-2 series lead against Georgia … In games in Athens, Tennessee holds a 10-9-1 advantage … Georgia has won the past two meetings … Six of the past seven meetings in the series have been decided by at least 12 points, with the exception being Georgia’s 20-12 win in 2011 … This season, the Bulldogs have 40-plus points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history … The Vols have accumulated 2,055 offensive yards after four games, the highest total through the first four games in Tennessee history … The Vols lead the SEC and are seventh nationally in least sacks allowed per total pass attempts (2/156) … Georgia has won 14 consecutive regular-season games dating to last season (sans the SEC championship game/bowl), the second longest such streak in the nation (LSU -- 17). Towson at LSU
This is the first meeting between the teams … LSU is 4-0 for the sixth straight year, longest streak in school history … LSU is 30-0 under Les Miles in nonconference regular-season games … LSU has won 36 straight nonconference games in Tiger Stadium, a streak that dates to 2001 … Sixteen players on LSU’s defense have recorded either a sack or a tackle for loss, with another three being responsible for a turnover.

South Carolina at Kentucky
South Carolina leads the series with Kentucky, 15-7-1, leading 8-4 in games in Lexington … The Gamecocks have won eight straight dating to last season, the second longest winning streak in school history, topped only by their nine-game winning streak that started the 1984 season … The No. 6 national ranking is the best for South Carolina since 2007 … Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips was wide receivers coach at South Carolina in 2002 ... South Carolina won 54-3 last season in Columbia, while Kentucky won 31-28 in Lexington in 2010 … Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith is third in the SEC and 17th nationally in total offense at 316.3 yards per game. Ole Miss at Alabama
Alabama leads the series with Ole Miss, 45-9-2 … The Tide has won eight straight against the Rebels with the last Ole Miss win coming in 2003 … Ole Miss opens SEC play on the road for the eighth time in the past 10 seasons, and kicks off SEC play against Alabama for first time since 2004 … The Rebels are 3-1 for the first time since 2009 … The Crimson Tide has not trailed after the first quarter in its past 18 games, starting with the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Michigan State … Alabama has been ranked in the past 70 AP polls, the longest streak in the nation … Ole Miss junior running back Jeff Scott is fifth in the SEC in rushing yards per game (89.3), and sophomore receiver Donte Moncrief is fifth in the league in receiving yards per game (85.8) … Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron leads the SEC in passing efficiency (188.6), and kicker Cade Foster is third in the SEC in touchback percentage (14-of-18 / 77.78 percent) and leads league in most 40-plus-yard field goals (four).