THE SEC REPORT

The SEC Report: A&M wins huge, Georgia shuts down the Gators,  Arkansas packs it in and it's showdown time with Alabama-LSU

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LAST WEEKEND

Texas A&M finally had the offensive explosion fans have been waiting for all season. Putting 45 points on poor old UTSA, the Aggies showed promise and gave boosters a glimpse of what Jimbo Fisher can build if given enough time. Georgia meanwhile crushed the playoff hopes of Gator fans nationwide by dominating Florida through the first three quarters before winning 24-17. Mississippi State finished off what is left of Arkansas' season stomping them 54-24.

THREE STARS OF LAST WEEKEND

Jake Fromm, Quarterback of Georgia, finally coming closer to pulling it all together in a tough game that they had to have, threw for two touchdowns and over 250 yards in a game that Swift couldn't get going Fromm stepped up big.

Kylin Hill, Runningback of Mississippi State, this guy went ahead and had a monster game, putting over 230 yards and three touchdowns in the stat box.

Isaiah Spiller, Runningback of Texas A&M, ran for 217 yards and also scored three touchdowns in a game where they looked like they just couldn't be stopped. He literally averaged over 10 yards a carry, that's pretty good if you're curious.

THIS WEEKEND

This coming weekend there is one game the entire nation will be watching, the 2:30 game in Bryant-Denny Stadium on CBS amidst The Red Tide, No. 1 LSU comes to No. 2 Alabama. This feels like the big second act of a movie, where the two forces clash for the first but probably not last time this year. The winner is going to the SEC conference championship game and the playoffs, barring an upset between now and then, but the loser if they finish strong enough is possibly still in the top 4 of the country depending on how it all shakes out and therefore still alive for the playoffs. Missouri comes to Georgia, it's amazing how much a few weeks changes things, from leading their division and in control of their own destiny to 2-2 in conference Missouri can still make things interesting with a win against current division leader Georgia. Vanderbilt comes to Florida in a game that Florida can't afford to lose in order to keep pace with the winner of the Georgia-Missouri game.

THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Joe Burrow, Quarterback of LSU, here it is. This is the focus of the entire country and if the kid who is proving himself to be The Man has anything to say about it LSU walks away a winner and sealing up the season and all doubters.

Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback of Alabama. In some ways even after everything I just said about Joe Burrows this game will be about Tua. If he doesn't play then that's going to hang over this game regardless of the outcome. If he does play and they lose then it'll be questioned, if he plays and they win then he's a legend of unimaginable proportions. So yes this is Joe Burrow's game to win, but it's Tua's story that gets written this weekend.

D'Andre Swift, Runningback of Georgia, he literally can run Missouri out of the building this weekend if he performs like he usually does. He's averaging almost 6 yards a carry against SEC teams and Missouri might not be able to stop him from raising that average this weekend.

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Here's a look at what happened in the Lone Star State and with LSU:

Saturday NCAA Football Recap: Texas teams win big in Week 11; LSU holds off Alabama

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LSU 46, Alabama 41

Joe "Superman" Burrow completed 31-of-39 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns, leading the first ranked Tigers to a wild win over No. 2 Alabama on Saturday. 'Bama rallied from a 33-13 halftime deficit to put the Crimson Tide within a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The game lived up to the hype as a duel between high-powered offenses and star quarterbacks. "He's one of the best we've had here," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said of Burrow. "But we've still got four games left and we're going down the road, we're going to try to win every game and we're going to bring a championship back to Louisiana." 20 days after ankle surgery, Alabama quarterback Tug Tagovailoa was 21-of-40 for 418 yards and four touchdowns with an interception and a fumble. Tagovailoa was called a "game-time decision" all week and appeared to be limping after the game, but he kept Alabama in the game. "He said he could play in the game, he wanted to play in the game and he thought he could go out and do a good job," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "I think he was a warrior in terms of what he did." LSU faces Mississippi on the road Saturday night.

Texas 27, Kansas State 24

Once again, kicker Cameron Dicker bailed the Longhorns out with a game-winning field goal. Dicker's flawless 27-yarder lifted Texas to a 27-24 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. "It could have been a really, really bad scene," Texas coach Tom Herman said. "The win is obviously very important for us. The way that it happened, to be down 14-0 in the blink of an eye ... We put ourselves on the ropes (this season) and we took a step toward swinging and scratching and clawing our way off." Dicker has now kicked two game-winners on the final play this season. The first came on a 33-yarder to beat Kansas on Oct. 19. Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson threw for a career-high 253 yards most of which came in the first quarter. Thompson passed for just 36 yards in the second half. "I thought he hung in there really well," Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said. "They were bringing pressure and we were barely getting guys free." The Texas defense looked better than it had all season with a secondary return from All-Big 12 safety Caden Sterns. The secondary didn't force any interception but it kept the opposing receivers from running wide open all over the field. "We showed you all that this is what happens when we're fully healthy," Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn said. "This is a great team. Our defense is really good. We've just been hurt." Texas is on the road against Iowa State No. 16.

Baylor 29, TCU 23

No. 11 Baylor needed three overtimes to hold off TCU and get its 11th consecutive victory. Receiver Denzel Mims made a leaping 4-yard touchdown for the Bears to beat TCU 29-23 on Saturday. Mims matched his three touchdown receptions in regulation with three more in overtime, including a lunging grab for a 20-yard score on fourth down in the second overtime. "I knew it was crunch time and it was time for like grown-man football," said Mims. After being shut out in the first half, Baylor needed kicker John Mayers' 51-yard field goal just to stay in the game with 36 seconds left in regulation. This is the seventh time in two seasons that Baylor has won after a fourth-quarter comeback and the 11th straight win for the Bears since losing to TCU last November. The offensive struggles for the Bears continue as the sole undefeated team in the Big 12 managed only 294 total yards of offense, 90 of which came in overtime. "Winning is never ugly," Rhule said. "I've lost a lot, and I'll take this any day of the week." Baylor hosts No. 9 Oklahoma in a huge Big 12 matchup on Saturday. TCU is on the road Saturday against Texas Tech.

Texas Tech 38, West Virginia 17

Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey threw for one touchdown and moved the offense at will to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth consecutive loss. Duffey's touchdown boosts his total scores to 10 after taking over for the injured Alan Bowman in mid-September. Duffey finished 24-of-34 for 354 yards passing. West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall was intercepted twice and fumbled the ball on fourth down in the first quarter. West Virginia's losing streak is its worst since losing five straight in 2012. Texas Tech hosts TCU nest Saturday.

Texas State 30, South Alabama 28

Texas State kicker Joshua Rowland drilled a 31-yarder late in fourth quarter lifting the Bobcats to a 30-28 victory over South Alabama on Saturday. Quarterback Tyler Vitt completed 23-of-33 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Bobcats first win of the season.

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