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SEC Top Performers: Week 10

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Taking a look at the league’s players of the week. No Gamecocks this time, unfortunately.

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The SEC league office announced its players of the week Monday, highlighted by Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu going nuts against Kentucky.

OFFENSE: QB Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss: Ta’amu threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns, one of which was the game-winner, on 31-of-40 passing. His completion percentage (77.5) is a Rebels program record.

DEFENSE: DB Ronnie Harrison, Alabama, and S Anthony Sherrils, Missouri: Harrison notched six tackles, half a sack, and his third interception of the season for the Crimson Tide in its win against LSU. Sherrils came up with a fumble recovery on a muffed punt and also snagged an interception for the Tigers in their surprising beatdown of Florida, which is officially circling the drain.

SPECIAL TEAMS: P JK Scott, Alabama: Scott punted eight times for 413 yards, with an average of 51.6 yards and a long of 58. Five of his punts went for more than 50 yards.

FRESHMAN: WR DK Metcalf, Ole Miss, and P Aiden Marshall, Auburn: Metcalf tallied 83 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner, for the Rebels. Marshall booted five punts for an average of 47.4 yards and a long of 70 (!).

KEEP AN EYE ON ‘EM

Since there’s only one conference game left on the schedule (which is hard to believe, but here we are), I’m going to try to find something of note about the Gators after their tough day at the office in the Other Columbia.

Florida v Missouri Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

QB Malik Zaire: Zaire was once a heralded dual-threat recruit and then a sought-after transfer from Notre Dame. But he couldn’t separate himself from the other quarterbacks on Florida’s roster, and the Gators have played most of this season with Feliepe Franks under center. Against Missouri and under new interim coach Randy Shannon, however, Florida went with a new look in Zaire. The results were uninspiring: He was 13-of-29 passing for 158 yards and an interception, and also carried the ball six times for 17 yards. Franks ended up getting snaps as well, going 9-of-10 for 98 yards and a touchdown. I don’t really know what’s happening with the Gators’ quarterback situation right now, and I don’t think they do, either.