Week 13 SEC Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

    Week 13 SEC football scores, picks recaps, and quick game analysis.

    November 29, 2015


    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Alabama at Auburn

    Final Score: Alabama 29, Auburn 13
    Pick: Alabama 30, Auburn 13
    Line: Alabama -13.5, o/u: 48.5

    Alabama won the SEC West title as Derrick Henry barreled for 271 yards and closed out with a 25-yard dagger of a scoring run. Auburn stayed in the game by forcing four Adam Griffith field goals and getting a miraculous 77-yard Jason Smith touchdown catch on a ball he tipped to himself for the score, but 19-13 was as close as it would get in the second half. The Tigers took a 6-3 lead in the first quarter, but Griffith field goals from 40, 26 and 50 yards out gave the Tide the lead for good. A brilliant play by Jake Coker, escaping and finding ArDarius Stewart for a 34-yard score, and Griffith’s 47-yard field goal in the fourth were enough to stay ahead. Auburn gained 260 yards – 11 fewer than Henry rushing yards.

    Player of the Game: Alabama RB Derrick Henry ran 46 times for 271 yards and a score.

    Clemson at South Carolina

    Final Score: Clemson 37, South Carolina 32
    Pick: Clemson 35, South Carolina 17
    Line: Clemson -17.5, o/u: 55

    Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and found Deon Cain on a beautiful 55-yard touchdown, but Clemson had to fight to hang on. The Tigers were up 21-3 in the third quarter, but Perry Orth went to work for the Gamecocks with two third quarter touchdown passes including a 57-yard play to Pharoh Cooper, and he made it close late with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Shon Carson with one second to play, but Clemson led all the way. USC pulled within three in the fourth on a one-yard Carson run, but Watson ran for a three-yard touchdown and Greg Huegel hit a 36-yard field goal to provide a little breathing room. Clemson turned it over three times, but outgained the Gamecocks 515 yards to 402.

    Player of the Game: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson completed 20-of-27 passes for 279 yards and a score, and ran 21 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns.

    Louisville at Kentucky

    Final Score: Louisville 38, Kentucky 24
    Pick: Kentucky 24, Louisville 23
    Line: Louisville -4, o/u: 53.5

    Kentucky blew its shot at bowl eligibility – at least with six wins – after getting up 21-0 in the first quarter and getting outscored 38-3 the rest of the way. Josh Forrest picked off a pass for an 81-yard score for the Cats, and then the Louisville ground game went off with Lamar Jackson running for touchdowns from 16 and 13 yards out, with the second one coming to put the game well out of reach late. Brandon Radcliff ran for two touchdowns, and James Quick caught a 35-yard touchdown pass as part of run of 31 unanswered second half points.

    Player of the Game: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson completed 8-of-21 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and a pick, and ran 17 times for 186 yards and two scores.

    Georgia at Georgia Tech

    Final Score: Georgia 13, Georgia Tech 7
    Pick: Georgia 28, Georgia Tech 20
    Line: Georgia -5, o/u: 48.5

    Georgia struggled, but it got a touchdown off the opening drive on a 34-yard Sony Michel run, and added Marshall Morgan field goals in both the third and fourth quarters on the way to a 13-0 lead. Georgia Tech got on the board late on a 15-yard Ricky Jeune catch, but the team’s final drive was snuffed out by a pick. Georgia outgained Georgia Tech 402 yards to 276.

    Player of the Game: Georgia RB Sony Michel ran 24 times for 149 yards and a score and caught three passes for 38 yards.

    Ole Miss at Mississippi State

    Final Score: Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 27
    Pick: Ole Miss 34, Mississippi State 31
    Line: Ole Miss -1, o/u: 64

    Ole Miss took the Egg Bowl right away with a 21-0 first quarter. Chad Kelly ran for a 27-yard score, found Damore’ea Stringfellow for a two-yard score, and Tony Bridges took a Dak Prescott pass 45 yards for a pick-six. The Bulldogs fought back with a good second half, with Prescott running for a score and throwing two touchdown passes to Malik Dear from 13 and seven yards out, but the Rebels stayed ahead with a 38-yard Jordan Wilkins score. Prescott finished with a MSU-leading 63 rushing yards and a score, and threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns with a pick in his final home game.

    Player of the Game: Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly completed 21-of-30 passes for 236 yards and two scores, and ran 11 times for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

    Florida State at Florida

    Final Score: Florida State 27, Florida 2
    Pick: Florida State 26, Florida 20
    Line: Florida State -2, o/u: 43

    Dalvin Cook ran for fourth quarter touchdowns from 25 and 29 yards out, Roberto Aguayo nailed field goals from 45 and 51 yards away, and Jeremy Kerr caught a one-yard touchdown pass as Florida State dominated the Gators in the Swamp. The lone positive for Florida came in the fourth on a safety when FSU QB Sean Maguire fell on a fumble, but it was hardly enough to overcome a rocky day from the offense. Kelvin Taylor ran for 136 yards for the Gators, but the offense kept stalling. FSU only converted 2-of-14 third down chances, but converted both fourth down tries.

    Player of the Game: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook ran 26 times for 183 yards and two scores.

    Texas A&M at LSU

    Final Score: LSU 19, Texas A&M 7
    Pick: LSU 30, Texas A&M 23
    Line: LSU -5.5, o/u: 53.5

    Les Miles will still be the LSU head coach, helped partly, apparently, but the crowd’s response to him, and partly because of a big day from the ground game with Leonard Fournette running for 159 yards and Derrius Guice for 73 yards. Trent Domingue gave the Tigers a 6-0 first quarter lead on kicks from 32 and 38 yards out, but Texas A&M took the lead with it only score on an eight-yard Ricky Seals-Jones catch. The Tigers scored 13 unanswered points on a 50-yard dash from Guice in the third, and a four-yard run from Fournette in the fourth. The two teams combined for 19 penalties.

    Player of the Game: LSU RB Leonard Fournette ran 32 times for 159 yards and a score.

    Vanderbilt at Tennessee

    Final Score: Tennessee 53, Vanderbilt 28
    Pick: Tennessee 27, Vanderbilt 10
    Line: Tennessee -17.5, o/u: 41

    Tennessee barreled its way for 331 rushing yards and three scores, and Joshua Dobbs threw two touchdown passes as the Tennessee offense rolled to a dominant win – at least after the first 17 minutes. Vanderbilt hung around with a Darrius Sims seven-yard touchdown run and a 12-yard Trent Sherfield scoring play, but the Vols went off with 36 straight points including the second Von Pearson touchdown catch of the game and a Cameron Sutton punt return for a touchdown. Vandy QB Kyle Shurmur threw for 209 yards and three scores.

    Player of the Game: Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs completed 13-of-21 passes for 140 yards and two scores, and ran 11 times for 93 yards and a touchdown.

    Missouri at Arkansas

    Final Score: Arkansas 28, Missouri 3
    Pick: Arkansas 31, Missouri 16
    Line: Arkansas -14 o/u: 45.5

    Alex Collins ran for three first half touchdowns from four, seven, and 25 yards out, and Kody Walker added a nine-yard score as Arkansas easily rolled past Mizzou in Gary Pinkel’s final game. The Tigers managed just 171 yards of total offense and a 35-yard Andrew Baggett field goal, partly because the Arkansas offense was always on the field. Missouri converted just one of 13 third down chances; Arkansas held the ball for over 40 minutes.

    Player of the Game: Arkansas RB Alex Collins ran 30 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns.

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