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Southeastern Conference Digest: November 23, 2016 (via Crimson Magazine)

WEEK 13 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, NOV. 24:

LSU (6-4, 4-3 SEC) at Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC), Series: LSU leads, 31-20-3, 6:30 p.m. CT • ESPN, Last: LSU, 19-7 (2015 in Baton Rouge), College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)

FRIDAY, NOV. 25:

Arkansas (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at Missouri (3-8, 1-6 SEC), Series: MIZ leads, 4-3, 1:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: ARK, 28-3 (2015 in Fayetteville), Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field / Memorial Stadium (71,168)

SATURDAY, NOV. 26:

Georgia Tech (7-4) at Georgia (7-4, 4-4 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 65-38-5, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UGA, 13-7 (2015 in Atlanta), Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Kentucky (6-5, 4-4 SEC) at Louisville (9-2),  Series: Series tied, 14-14, 11 a.m. CT • ESPN,  Last: UL, 38-24 (2015 at Lexington), Louisville, Ky.  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, (55,000)

Mississippi State (4-7, 2-5 SEC) at Ole Miss (5-6, 2-5 SEC), Series: UM leads, 63-43-6, 2:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UM, 38-27 (2015 at Starkville), Oxford, Miss. • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038) 

Auburn (8-3, 5-2 SEC) at Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC),  Series: UA leads, 44-35-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UA, 29-13 (2015 at Auburn), Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

Tennessee (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC), Series: UT leads, 75-30-5, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UT, 53-28 (2015 at Knoxville),  Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)

South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) at Clemson (10-1),  Series: CU leads, 67-42-4, 6:30 p.m. CT • ESPN, Last: CU, 37-32 (2015 at Columbia), Clemson, S.C.  • Memorial Stadium (81,500)

Florida (8-2, 6-2 SEC) at Florida State (8-3), Series: UF leads, 34-24-2, 7 p.m. CT • ABC,  Last: FSU, 27-2 (2015 at Gainesville), Tallahassee, Fla.  • Doak Campbell Stadium, (82,300)


SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

OFFENSE:
RAWLEIGH WILLIAMS III, RB, ARKANSAS:
• Became the first non-QB in college football this season to rush for four touchdowns and pass for a touchdown in a game this season.
• Just the fourth player in Arkansas history to run for over 200 yards in an SEC game.
• Set new career-highs for rushing yards and TDs in the first half against Mississippi State with 191 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries.
• Had a hand in five of Arkansas’ first six touchdowns in the game with four coming on the ground and the fifth coming on a 1-yard TD pass on fourth-and-goal in the third quarter.


• Arkansas improved to 7-0 all-time and 6-0 this season when Williams runs for over 100 yards.
• Reclaimed the SEC rushing lead (1,209) and moved into a tie in the conference with six 100-yard games this season.
• Only player in the SEC to run for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a game this season.
• Opened the game with a career-long 72-yard TD run on the second play from scrimmage.

DEFENSE:
DAVID REESE, LB, FLORIDA:
• Reese, filling in at linebacker for injured senior Jarrad Davis, led Florida in tackles for the second consecutive week.
• With his 12 tackles, Reese also surpassed his career-high of 11 that he had set the last game against South Carolina.
• Reese helped limit LSU to 219 rushing yards, under its season average of 233.6 yards per game, which ranked third in the SEC.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
EDDY PINEIRO, PK, FLORIDA:
• Pineiro accounted for 10 of Florida’s 16 points, connecting on field goals of 36, 26 and 34 yards and also adding a PAT.
• His five kickoffs averaged 63.2 yards per kick, and four went for touchbacks, limiting LSU’s kickoff return game (LSU’s only kickoff return resulted in a fumble, which was recovered by Florida at LSU’s 21-yard line).

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN:
WILL HOLDEN, LT, VANDERBILT:
• Holden earned superb 93 percent blocking grade, topped by three  domination  blocks,  while  playing  all  76  offensive  snaps in Vanderbilt's impressive 38-17 victory over Ole Miss Saturday.
• Holden contributed key blocks on two of Ralph Webb's three rushing  touchdowns,  which  came  during  a  31-0  run  after  the Commodores fell behind 10-0 early in the first quarter. He also limited Ole Miss' standout DE Marquis Haynes to three assisted tackles,  and  did  not  allow  a  single  pressure  while  protecting the quarterback's blind side.

DAN SKIPPER, OL, ARKANSAS:
• Helped Arkansas run and pass for a combined 661 yards of offense on the road at Mississippi State, good for the fourth-most in program history and the most ever in an SEC game.
• Graded out at a career-best 97 percent over 69 plays at left tackle.
• Arkansas averaged 9.9 yards per play – good for fourth-most in program history – en route to a season-high 58 points.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN:
DEREK BARNETT, DE, TENNESSEE:
• Had a very impactful and disruptive day as he helped lead Mizzou to a much-needed 26-17 win at home over Vanderbilt, breaking Mizzou’s 5-game losing streak (and 11-game conference losing streak).  Ended the game with 9 tackles, including 2.5 QB sacks, and 3.5 tackles for loss in all.
• Also forced a fumble on one of his sacks, while getting loose for a pair of QB pressures.
• Vanderbilt had allowed only 15 sacks on the season in 9 previous games coming into Saturday, but Harris and his line mates were very effective, as they combined for 6.0 sacks total, for 41 yards in losses.
• Harris ranks 4th in the SEC through 10 games with 8.0 QB sacks, and is also 7th in the league in tackles for loss (11.0).

FRESHMAN:
YRIE CLEVELAND, WR, FLORIDA:
• Tennessee's Derek Barnett recorded six tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry in UT's win over Missouri.
• Barnett sacked Drew Lock in the third quarter to record his career-best 11th sack on the season. Barnett's 11.0 sacks in SEC games are the most in the conference.
• Barnett's sack was also the 31st of his career. He is now one sack away from tying Reggie White's Tennessee career record of 32.0. Barnett's 31.0 career sacks also rank second among all active FBS players.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL REPORT:

SEC  Player  of  the  Week  –  Ole  Miss’  Sebastian  Saiz,  a  6-foot-9,  240-pound  senior  forward  from  Madrid,  Spain,  averaged  19.7  points and  12.3  rebounds  in  wins  over  UMass,  Oral Roberts  and  Saint  Joseph’s  last  week.  He  posted  a  double-double  with  22  points  and  a  career-high 19 rebounds in Ole Miss’ thrilling comeback win  over  UMass. 
Saiz  capped  an  11-0  run  with  a  game-winning  put  back  with  3.3  seconds  left.  He finished a single rebound shy of becoming the first Rebel since Walter Actwood in 1975 to post a  20-point,  20-rebound  game.  He  hauled  in  11  points and added six ebounds in Ole Miss’ come-from-behind win over Oral Roberts in the opening round of the Paradise Jam.
Saiz then recorded his 11th career double-double with a career-high 26 points  and  12  rebounds  in  the  Rebels’  win  over  Saint  Joseph’s  to  advance  to  the  Paradise  Jam
championship game
•  SEC  Freshman  of  the  Week  –  Kentucky’s Malik  Monk,  a  6-foot-3,  200-pound  guard  from  Lepanto,  Ark.,  averaged  18.5  points  and  four  rebounds  in  wins  over  13th-ranked  Michigan  State and Duquesne.
Monk scored a career-high 23  points,  knocking  down  a  career-high  seven  3-pointers while adding a team-best six rebounds against  the  Spartans.  Followed  that  up  with  14  points in the win over Duquesne.
•  Kentucky has been ranked No. 1 in each of the last  four  seasons  and  six  of  the  last  eight  years.  This marks the Wildcats’ 123rd week atop the AP Top 25 all-time.
•  According  to  KenPom.com,  seven  SEC  teams  rank  among  the  50  most  nexperienced  teams  in  the  nation. 
Mississippi  State  ranks  350  out  of  351 teams in terms of experience while Missouri
is 347th, Kentucky 344th, Tennessee 337th, LSU 336th, Auburn 315th and Texas A&M 303rd.

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