2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week Eight


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The SEC escaped week seven without many major injuries but teams like South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida are starting to show the strain of playing weekly in-conference games. This is the time of the year when quality recruiting over previous seasons turns into quality depth on the field.

Last week Kentucky caught Arkansas on their upswing, good for the Razorbacks bad for the Wildcats. Kentucky is too banged up to put up much of a fight against any SEC team much less against the Razorbacks when quarterback Tyler Wilson is firing on all cylinders.

Alabama may face their first semi-tough test of the season this weekend against Tennessee. If the Vols home crowd stays in the game, the Tennessee passing attack could cause problems for the Bama defense.

Bama has been lucky this year missing out on playing Missouri and Arkansas without their starting quarterbacks. Chances are the final outcome would not have changed but the points on the scoreboard and challenges the defense would have face certainly made a difference.

South Carolina took a tough loss on the road to LSU and now face an even tougher test on the road against No. 3 Florida. The Gators limp back home after a solid win against Vanderbilt only to face a dangerous Gamecocks team… or do they?

USC is hurting on both sides of the ball after the physical game against LSU last weekend. Not only is defensive end Jadeveon Clowney limping around on an injured foot but running back Marcus Lattimore is not expected to start. This places more of the emphasis of the offense on quarterback Connor Shaw, tough times for Gamecock fans.

LSU gets a change of pace in offensive styles from South Carolina’s grind it out offense to A&M’s wide open passing offense. This week will be the Aggies’ first real taste of elite SEC football. Good thing for A&M they get the Tigers at home.

MSU gets a tough draw against Middle Tennessee State. MTS will not sneak up on anyone after upsetting Georgia Tech earlier in the season. Another gift for MSU is MTS’ top running back is out making life much easier in Starkville this weekend.

The bye could not come at a better time for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Next week against Ole Miss every able body that can return should return including preseason All-SEC tight end Chris Gragg. Gragg creates matchup problems for any defensive coordinator and his absence since Sept. 22 has been felt on the field for Arkansas.

Week Seven SEC Scores

Kentucky 7 at Arkansas 49

Auburn 20 at Ole Miss 41

No. 1 Alabama 42 at Missouri 10

No. 4 Florida 31 at Vanderbilt 17

No. 22 Texas A&M 59 at Louisiana Tech 57

No. 3 South Carolina 21 at LSU 23

Tennessee 31 at No. 19 Mississippi State 41

On a Bye



Ole Miss

Week Eight SEC Games

No. 6 LSU at No. 20 Texas A&M

Auburn at Vanderbilt

No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida

No. 13 Georgia at Kentucky

No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State at No. 15 Mississippi State


WR Chris Black, out for season, shoulder (8-10-12)

CB Travell Dixon, left team (8-11-12)

DB Jarrick Williams, out for season, knee (8-11-12)

RB/FB Jaslston Fowler, out for season, knee (9-10-12)

WR DeAndrew White, out for season, knee (10-1-12)

RB Dee Hart, out for season, knee (10-1-12)

WR Kevin Norwood probable vs. Tennessee, leg

DL LaMichael Fanning, questionable vs. Tennessee, disciplinary

WR Christion Jones, probable vs. Tennessee, ankle

RB Eddie Lacy, probable vs. Tennessee, hand

QB AJ McCarron, probable vs. Tennessee, knee


TE Jeremy Sprinkle, out for season, wrist

WR Marquel Wade, out for season, disciplinary reasons

FB Kiero Small, out for season, foot (9-6-12)

RB/FB Kody Walker, out for season, leg, (9-9-12)

DE Tenarius Wright, out for season, shoulder (10-10-12)

LB Alonzo Highsmith, out for season, foot (10-8-12)


OL Christian Westerman, out vs. Vanderbilt, unknown

CB Chris Davis, questionable vs. Vanderbilt, unknown

QB Kiehl Frazier, out vs. Vanderbilt, shoulder

QB Clint Moseley, to start vs. Vanderbilt

C Reese Dismukes, questionable vs. Vanderbilt, unknown

DE Dee Ford, questionable vs. Vanderbilt, unknown


WR Michael McNeely, out for season, foot (8-24-12)

DE Ronald Powell, out indefinitely, ACL (8-21-12)

LS Drew Ferris, out indefinitely, collarbone (9-03-12)

LB Jelani Jenkins, probable vs. USC, thumb

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

OT Matt Patchan, out indefinitely, pectoral (10-9-12)

OL Jonotthan Harrison, probable vs. USC, arm

OL Xavier Nixon, probable vs. USC, unknown

WR Latroy Pittman, questionable vs. USC, ankle

DT Dominique Easley, probable vs. USC, knee

OL James Wilson, probable vs. USC, eye


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

OL Hunter Long, probable vs. Kentucky, foot

RB Brandon Harton, out, thumb (9-28-12)

WR Michael Bennett, out for season, ACL (10-3-12)

RB Ken Malcome, probable vs. Kentucky, illness

DE Dexter Morant, questionable vs. Kentucky, illness

FB Dustin Royston, probable vs. Kentucky, illness

LB Jarvis Jones, doubtful vs. Kentucky, ankle

DE Sterling Bailey, out indefinitely, thumb

LB Brandon Burrows, out indefinitely, hand


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

QB Maxwell Smith, out indefinitely, shoulder

CB Marcus Caffey, out for season, grades

RB CoShik Williams, out for season, hip

S Ashely Lowery, probable vs. Georgia, concussion

DB Dakotah Tyler, out for season, ACL (10-1-12)

S Mikie Benton, doubtful vs. Georgia, ankle

S Martavius Neloms, out vs. Georgia, hamstring

QB Patrick Towles, out vs. Georgia, ankle

CB Carter Rice, doubtful vs. Georgia, unknown

RB Josh Clemons, out for season, knee


CB Tyrann Mathieu, out for season, dismissed (8-10-12)

OT Chris Faulk, out for season, knee (9-7-12)

TE Tyler Edwards, out for season, academics

LB Tahj Jones, out for season, academics

OT Evan Washington, out for season, academics

LB D.J. Welter, out for season, academics

DE Jordan Allen, out for season, undisclosed

WR Travin Dural, out for season, knee

RB Alfred Blue, out indefinitely, knee (9-18-12)

FB J.C. Copeland, probable vs. Texas A&M, ankle

OT Alex Hurst, out indefinitely, personal

OG Josh Williford, probable vs. Texas A&M, concussion

LB Kwon Alexander, out for season, ankle

Mississippi State

No injuries reported


WR Wesley Leftwich, out indefinitely, food poisoning

RB Henry Josey, out for season, knee

OG Travis Ruth, out for the season, triceps

OL Logan Adkison, out for season, dismissal

OT Taylor Chappell, out for season, knee

OL Jack Meiners, out indefinitely, knee

QB James Franklin, out indefinitely, knee

OL Mitch Morse, out indefinitely, knee

Ole Miss

LB D.T. Shackelford, out for season, knee (8-4-12)

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

WR Korvic Neat, probable vs. Auburn, groin

WR Collins Moore, out for season, shoulder (10-8-12)

South Carolina

RB Shon Carson, out indefinitely, wrist

S Sheldon Royster, out for season, left team

RB Brandon Wilds, out indefinitely, ankle

OT Mike Matulis, probable vs. LSU, shoulder

CB Akeem Auguste, questionable vs. LSU, ankle

DT Byron Jerideau, questionable vs. Florida, ankle

RB Marcus Lattimore, questionable vs. Florida, hip

DT Kelcy Quarles, doubtful vs. Florida, shoulder

DE Jadeveon Clowney, probable vs. Florida, foot

OT Cody Gibson, questionable vs. Florida, illness


WR Da’Rick Rogers, left team, transfer

LB LaTroy Lewis, out for season, knee

PK George Bullock, out for season, broken leg

Texas A&M

RB Brandon Williams, out for season, eligibility

RB Will Randolph, left team, undisclosed

TE Hutson Prioleau, left team, personal (8-7-12)

DB Steven Campbell, out for season, concussion (10-17-12)

DB Deshazor Everett, probable vs. LSU, shoulder

OL Shep Klinnke, out for season, foot (10-9-12)

DL Spencer Nealy, questionable vs. LSU, leg

WR Ryan Swope, questionable vs. LSU, concussion


LB Tristan Strong, left team, personal

DE Thad McHaney, out for season, back (9-7-12)

WR Jordan Matthews, questionable vs. Auburn, ankle

CB Steven Clarke, questionable vs. Auburn, unknown