1. LSU leads the SEC with 50 penalties – 11 turnovers so far are one more than they had in 14 games last year.
2. LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander expected to miss the rest of the season - reportedly broke his ankle Saturday against Florida.
3. Auburn not ready to name a starting quarterback yet for Saturday – Gene Chizik says he’ll work more with the offense this week.
4. Auburn receiver Quan Bray returns to practice - status for Ole Miss game this weekend unclear.
5. Arkansas – last in the nation in turnover margin entering Saturday’s game - won the turnover battle against Auburn.
6. Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech -now a matchup of two top 25 teams.
9. One red flag for undefeated Mississippi State - outscored 34-24 in the second half of its last three wins.
10. Along with Auburn’s Kiehl Frazier, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is tied for the SEC lead in interceptions with eight.
11. Both Mississippi State and Tennessee made coaching changes after the 2008 season. The Bulldogs are now an undefeated top 25 team – Tennessee – “still trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
12. What about Jadeveon Clowney for the Heisman?
13. Bruce Feldman: “Aaron Murray’s Heisman hopes went down with a big thud.” A house Murray shares with linebacker Christian Robinson “egged and rolled.” Robinson provides perspective – “ more important things in life than wins and losses.”
14. Difficult weekend for Murray – his dad has thyroid cancer, undergoing surgery today.
15. Mark Richt on Saturday’s game: “I wouldn’t say it was a flat performance. I would say that South Carolina physically whipped us.”
16. Injuries at Mizzou – “it’s becoming painfully obvious to the Tigers that O-line depth is a requisite for SEC competitiveness.” Quarterback James Franklin expected to miss Alabama game.
17. Injuries at Kentucky -two quarterbacks, two running backs and they lost two starting safeties on Saturday.
18. Florida has now outscored its opponents in the fourth quarter 41-0 this season.
19. Will Muschamp wants his Florida Gators to improve their return game and their defense against the screen pass.
20. Can Vanderbilt pressure the quarterback against Florida like they did against Missouri?
21. The SEC has released its players of the week.
22.Is South Carolina the lone SEC threat to Alabama?
23. Tennessee at Mississippi State will feature the league’s best cornerback – Johnthan Banks – against the league’s best wide receiver – Justin Hunter.
24. SEC players, coaches and teams – Athlon’s post-week 6 rankings.
25. Bankrupt Arkansas coach John L. Smith had the majority of his pay deferred – a move that could raise legal questions.
26. A first for the conference – no Big Ten teams in the coaches poll.
27. John Calipari on Nerlens Noel vs. Anthony Davis: “They shouldn’t be compared.”
28. Which SEC team has the toughest non-conference schedule?