All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches took part in the weekly teleconference on Wednesday, fielding questions from reporters before this weekend's action.
DALLAS, October 2, 2013 – Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the 170 candidates for the 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.® The nominees also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The 170 semifinalists represent the most ever since 2006 when the NFF increased the nomination standards to require a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA.
Georgia earned the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 28.
University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops held his weekly news conference on Monday morning at Wildcat Den in preparation of Kentucky's SEC road game at South Carolina this Saturday.
University of Kentucky senior placekicker Joe Mansour has been named Honorable Mention Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after scoring a rushing touchdown on a fake field goal attempt in Kentucky's battle with top-20 ranked Florida last Saturday.
The Southeastern Conference has announced its football television selections and kickoff times for games the weekend of Oct. 12.
The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its Football Players of the Week, recognizing performances from the fifth week of the 2013 season.
Seven Southeastern Conference football teams are ranked among the nation’s top-25, including four in the top-10, according to the latest Associated Press Top-25 College Football Poll, released Sunday.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week.
Austyn Carta-Samuels passed for 334 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Vanderbilt thumped UAB, 52-24 on Saturday in Nashville.
Mike Evans caught six passes for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Texas A&M got past Arkansas 45-33 on Saturday night at Razorback Stadium.
James Franklin passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns as Missouri beat Arkansas State, 41-19 on Saturday night in Columbia.
Matt Jones rushed for 176 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Murphy threw for 156 yards and a score as No. 20 Florida beat Kentucky 24-7 on Saturday night, its 27th straight win over the Wildcats. Murphy also rushed for a 3-yard TD in his first career start for the Gators (3-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who closed a difficult week on a high note after losing starting quarterback Jeff Driskel and defensive tackle Dominique Easley to season-ending injuries. Jones outgained Kentucky by himself while he and Murphy provided all of the Gators' touchdowns in the first half to extend the longest active winning streak over a major opponent. Florida gave Gator wide receivers coach Joker Phillips a happy return after his firing last fall as Wildcats coach.
Matt Jones rushed 27 times for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Florida Gators beat the Kentucky Wildcats 24-7 on Saturday night in Lexington.
Alabama used a strong defensive effort to blank Ole Miss 25-0 on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
ATHENS, Ga. – No. 9 Georgia hosted No. 6 LSU in another top-10 showdown at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, and the Bulldogs won a 44-41 offensive battle thanks to a late stop from its defense. Quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger stole the show, combining for 670 yards through the air and seven touchdowns in the contest, which featured 943 yards of total offense between the two teams.
ORLANDO, Fla. – South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier returned to the Sunshine State on Saturday, this time to take on Central Florida at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando. After fighting back from an early 10-point deficit, the Gamecocks survived a back-and-forth battle to pull out a 28-25 win over UCF.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee returned to the friendly confines of Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon and the Volunteers fought off a stingy South Alabama squad for a 31-24 win. Running back Raijon Neal spearheaded the effort for the Vols (3-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) with 169 yards and a score on the ground.