It was a survive-and-advance weekend for several SEC teams on Saturday, as numerous ranked teams found themselves in early-season battles.
There were four conference matchups on the Week 3 slate, and each game was pretty tight. No. 1 Alabama pulled out a wild 48-43 win over over No. 19 Mississippi, while No. 16 Georgia won 28-27 at Missouri and No. 20 LSU held on for 23-20 win over Mississippi State. No. 17 Texas A&M had the easiest time with a 29-16 win at Auburn, but the Tigers defense kept the game close until late down on the Plains.
Save for an ugly 38-7 Vanderbilt loss at Georgia Tech, the conference won all of its nonconference affairs. This is a good sign for the SEC, as it went unbeaten last week to help put a rough Week 1 in the rearview.
Players on both sides of the ball turned in terrific performances, making it a pretty well-rounded Week 3 list. Let’s take a look at who earned “top performer” accolades on Saturday. Note that this list is compiled based on overall statistical output, as well as the significance of the player’s outing for his team moving forward.
Rankings courtesy of the Week 3 Associated Press poll.
Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football