- Alabama put the hammer on any hopes for a rebound by Arkansas, by a 52-0 margin.
- Florida and Tennessee jockeyed for position under their second-year coaches and the Gators prevailed, 37-20.
- The Crimson Tide is No. 6 nationally in total defense despite the tough early schedule that included Michigan and Arkansas. (At least Arkansas was considered tough going in.)
- LSU, however, is just above the Tide at No. 3 in the nation. The Tigers' toughest foe was Pac-12 opponent Washington.
- 'Bama is also No. 3 in the nation in scoring defense, after two consecutive shutouts, and allowing only 14 points to Denard Robinson and Michigan.
- Tide again: QB A.J. McCarron is No. 3 in the nation in passing efficiency, with 7 TDs and 0 INTs. No Heisman buzz of note for McCarron, though.
- OK, not Tide: Georgia's freshman running back Todd Gurley is averaging 9.9 yards per carry.
- ESPN Heisman Watch: 8-T. Jarvis Jones, Georgia; 11-T. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina; 13-T. Aaron Murray, Georgia.
- SEC in the AP poll: 1. Alabama; 2. LSU; 5. Georgia; 7. South Carolina; 14. Florida; 23. Mississippi State.
- Arkansas will try to get healthy vs. Rutgers.
- Auburn was the second SEC school to go into overtime against Louisiana-Monroe, but the Tigers escaped with a win, unlike Arkansas.
- But Kentucky wasn't so lucky in its matchup with a Sun Belt team, losing 32-31 to Western Kentucky.