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2016 SEC football Week 12 recaps, results, scores and updates

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Louisiana Lafayette vs. Georgia

by Christopher Novak

Georgia reeled off their third-straight win Saturday to go into the annual meeting with Georgia Tech at 7-4. The Bulldogs defeated the Ragin’ Cajuns 35-21 and never trailed in the game after jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The ‘Dawgs held a lead as large as 28 points, which came around in the fourth quarter following a 49-yard TD reception by Nick Chubb. Chubb also scored on a rushing touchdown and finished the day with 108 yards on the ground. Jacob Eason finished 13-19 with 165 yards through the air, two TDs and one INT.


UTSA vs. Texas A&M

by Tom Stephenson

It wasn’t a great afternoon for the Aggies as they had a surprisingly difficult game against the upstart UTSA Roadrunners. You probably wanted to get your backup quarterback some snaps, but that didn’t happen as UTSA was within two touchdowns going into the fourth quarter. That said, this game wasn’t totally competitive: A&M outgained UTSA 431-252 and the score was only close because the Aggies settled for three field goals. But this probably wasn’t how you wanted a tuneup for next week’s matchup with LSU to go.


Western Carolina vs. South Carolina

by Christopher Novak

It wasn’t easy to attain bowl eligibility but South Carolina managed to strike their sixth tally in the win column on Saturday afternoon. Western Carolina managed to put up an eyesore-inducing 31 points against the usually stout Gamecocks defense, but South Carolina was able to outscore them by double digits, winning 44-31. Rico Dowdle and Deebo Samuel stood out for the Gamecocks as they each scored 2+ TDs, with Samuel getting three on his own. Samuel found the end zone twice on in the second quarter via rushing TDs and also returned a kickoff 100 yards in the first quarter.


Austin Peay vs. Kentucky

by Christopher Novak

Like South Carolina, Kentucky needed a win to become bowl eligible. Unlike the Gamecocks, it’s been a while since the ‘Cats have gone bowling as they haven’t played in a postseason game since 2010. That drought ended on Saturday night with Kentucky’s 49-13 victory in the books against the Austin Peay Governors. For a while, it looked like UK was going to let this opportunity slip between their fingers as they struggled with Austin Peay in the opening salvo. However, Kentucky would soon pull away and blow Austin Peay out of the water, winning by 36 points. Congrats to the ‘Cats!


Arkansas vs. Mississippi State

by Christopher Novak

Apparently, Arkansas and Mississippi State felt left out after Mizzou and Tennessee scored 100 points. So, they decided to do it themselves, too. The two teams combined for 1,194 yards, and it was the Hogs who prevailed over the Bulldogs, 58-42. Arkansas rushed for 357 yards against the Bulldogs with Rawleigh Williams amassing 205 yards on just 16 carries. Williams also found the end zone four (4) times on the afternoon with runs as long as 72 yards. Devwah Whaley complemented RW3 with a 112-yard effort on 19 yards with a touchdown to boot. Austin Allen would throw for 303 yards, two touchdowns and zero picks in the victory.


Chattanooga vs. Alabama

by Christopher Novak

Alabama took one step closer to an unbeaten regular season Saturday with their 31-3 victory over the Chattanooga Mocs. The Tide scored 31 unanswered points after falling in a 3-0 hole to start the game thanks in large part to the play of Calvin Ridley and Gehrig Dieter. Ridley put the first points on the board for the Tide on a 47-yard reception, and Dieter then followed it up with a 1-yard score. Dieter would later score the final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter. Damien Harris squeezed in a touchdown in the middle of the third quarter on a 25-yard run as ‘Bama scored 31+ points for the 10th time this season.


Alabama A&M vs. Auburn

by Niesha Middlebrooks

Auburn had a perfect night for their seniors as they celebrated a win against Alabama A&M on Senior Night to the tune of 55-0. Senior backup QB Jeremy Johnson completed 14 of 19 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. Running back Kam Martin had 21 carries for 176 yards and two touchdowns, as the Tigers rushed for a total of 451 yards. Conversely, Auburn defense only allowed A&M to rush for merely 27 yards. This is a great boost of confidence for Auburn as they will face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl next Saturday.