Who's Hot, Who's Not


Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.

Who's hot and who's not in the SEC heading into college football's Week 5

Who's Hot

Cobi Hamilton: Arkansas' senior receiver set an SEC record with 303 receiving yards on 10 catches and 3 TDs in a loss to Rutgers. His average per catch (30.3) is also an SEC record, and the yardage was the 14th highest in FBS history. Hamilton has caught a pass in 26 straight games.

Connor Shaw: What shoulder injury? S. Carolina's junior went 20-for-21 passing for 249 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Missouri last week. His completion percentage (95.2) and his 20 straight completions are both second best in SEC history.

Todd Gurley: Georgia's freshman running back had his third 100-yard rushing effort in four games with a career-high 130 yards against Vandy. He leads the SEC in rushing (101.5), scoring (10.5 points per game) and all-purpose yardage (164.2).

Who's Not

Gary Pinkel: Missouri is wearing down at the end of games in the SEC, and its coach has to find answers. In Week 2, Georgia smoked Mizzou in the fourth. Last week, S. Carolina burned the Tigers, who got their lone touchdown with 17 seconds left against reserves.

Arkansas defense: The Hogs' defense is not only the worst in the SEC, it's 99th in the nation, allowing about 459 yards a game. The Razorbacks are having a hard time tackling or covering anyone. The pass defense has allowed 312.2 yards a game and 11 touchdowns.

Jordan Rodgers: Vandy's senior QB was the source of a lot of optimism in Nashville entering this year, but he's been average, completing only 54.4 percent of his passes with 2 TDs and a pick. He didn't get the start two weeks ago, then struggled when given a chance at Georgia.

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