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FWtCT SEC Recap - Week Eight 2015

I'm here to recap all the action around the SEC.

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Arkansas 54, Auburn 46 (4OT)

Did anyone expect this game to be this crazy? After Auburn made a field goal at the last second to send this one into overtime, this became a shootout. Score after score, clutch play after clutch play, and Arkansas was able to outrun the Tigers in this footrace. Brandon Allen had a big time performance in this one, especially in overtime, completing 19 of his 31 passes for 233 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The running game is what led both of these teams, Auburn being led by Peyton Barber, who rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns from 37 carries. For Arkansas, Alex Collins rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown from 25 carries. Looking ahead, Arkansas still has some ways to go for a bowl game, and Auburn has a really tough stretch and will have a difficult time getting the two wins they need.

Alabama 19, Tennessee 14

In an Alabama-dominated rivalry in recent years, for a little while, this one looked like Tennessee could finally slay the dragon, but similar to many Tennessee results this year, it wasn't meant to be. Neither one of the quarterbacks could get much going; this was a ground game. For the Volunteers, Jalen Hurd rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown from 18 carries. But, in what seems like a broken record at this point for Alabama, Derrick Henry had an incredible performance. He rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns from 28 carries. Not too shabby. It was an ugly game for Alabama, and another heartbreaker for Tennessee.

Vanderbilt 10, Missouri 3

They finally did it. Vanderbilt beat an SEC team under Derek Mason. And, as expected, it was as ugly of a game as you could've imagined. Vanderbilt barely got over 300 total yards while Missouri limped to 188. With the exception of domination by Vanderbilt's defense, Ralph Webb was the reason for this Commodore victory. He rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown from 26 yards. Without a doubt, Ralph Webb is Vanderbilt's most explosive player on offense. It was a huge momentum booster for Vanderbilt and an absolutely horrid loss for the two-time defending East champions.

Ole Miss 23, Texas A&M 3

Right when we thought Ole Miss was done in the race for the SEC West, they do this. They flat out dominate Texas A&M. They held the Aggies to just 192 total yards while producing 471. That'll win some games. Also, the return of Laremy Tunsil was a huge difference for the Rebels. They were actually able to run the ball effectively, totaling 230 yards on the ground. Although Chad Kelly had a pretty mediocre game, throwing two touchdowns to three interceptions, the Rebel defense and running game were able to do the job. It's a huge game for Ole Miss to get back on track, and at this point, Texas A&M is doing exactly what they were doing last year. An incredibly hot start with a train bursting into flames ending.

LSU 48, Western Kentucky 20

This game was actually kind of interesting before the 2nd half. Western Kentucky really didn't play poorly, especially through the air. Hilltopper quarterback Brandon Doughty completed 37 of his 61 passes for 325 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. With that being said, their defense was non-existent. They have up 497 total yards and let Brandon Harris have a field day, throwing for 286 yards and three touchdowns from 11 completions. Leonard Fournette also had another good outing (is it really a surprise anymore?), rushing for 150 yards and a touchdown from 26 carries.