2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week 13 and Conference Overview


Nov 17, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Another great week of college football has come and gone with then No. 1 Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon being upset in intra-conference games leaving one to openly question just how much the football gods truly loves SEC football.

The SEC is full of top tier match-ups throughout the conference in Week 13 starting with Alabama verses Auburn.

Alabama is back in control of their destiny. The Tide has to close out against Auburn this week, assuming they beat the Tigers, and close out against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game for a chance to defend their title in Miami.

LSU will look to avoid an upset against Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Tigers still have a shot at a possible SEC Championship Game berth and a BCS Championship Game berth if Alabama and Texas A&M both lose this weekend.

Florida might have something to say about the national championship game if they take care of business against FSU this week. A romp over No. 10 FSU will add to the Gators impressive 2012 college football resume.

South Carolina is on shaky ground and will have their hands full with in-state rival Clemson. Clemson’s passing attack should prove to be a nice match-up against the Gamecocks tough defense. If Tajh Boyd has time to throw an upset of sorts could be in the making.

When Kentucky travels to Tennessee on Saturday the game will feature a unique situation rarely found in college football, both coaches will be lame duck signal callers on the sidelines.

Kentucky’s Joker Phillips and Tennessee’s Derek Dooley have both been notified they will not be brought back to coach their respective teams in 2013; as predicted on Razorbackers last week.

Look for trick plays, big gambles, and lots of shots down the field from both teams as neither has nothing to lose and nothing to play for. Look for Tennessee to send Dooley off the field a winner.

Hugh Freeze has turned the Ole Miss program around now he needs to establish that the state of Mississippi is his by beating Mississippi State. Only problem is Dan Mullen is looking to establish his own mark on the state by beating the first-year SEC head coach.

Should be a tight and exciting game once the ball is kicked off in Oxford at 7 p.m. ET.

All eyes will be on the score board, where applicable, to see the final score of the No. 1 Notre Dame match-up against USC, a game being held in Los Angeles.

The Irish may have cashed in their lucky stars when Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley was knocked out of the game against UCLA last week. Barkley will not suit up leaving a redshirt freshman with the task of beating the top team in the land.

If Notre Dame stumbles and the rest of the BCS Top Five wins, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida should occupy the top three spots in the rankings.

If Oregon and Kansas State should both be defeated again this week, LSU will slide up to No. 4, depending on how badly Notre Dame loses, making an interesting situation for the BCS.

No two ways around it, the SEC would have two teams in the BCS Championship Game for the second year in a row.

Should the games play out this way count on college football fans outside of SEC country to cry foul and dismiss college football until the playoff system comes into effect. In turn SEC fans will tell the rest of college football to not lose games and you will not have anything to complain about.

Week 13 SEC Games

Auburn at No. 2 Alabama

No. 7 LSU at Arkansas

Georgia Tech at No. 3 Georgia

Kentucky at Tennessee

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State

Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Missouri at No. 9 Texas A&M

No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson

Week 12 SEC Scores

Western Carolina 0 at No. 4 Alabama 49

Arkansas 14 at Mississippi State 45

Wofford 7 at South Carolina 24

Jacksonville State 0 at No. 6 Florida 23

Georgia Southern 14 at No. 5 Georgia 45

Alabama A&M 7 at Auburn 51

Sam Houston State 28 at No. 8 Texas A&M 47

Mississippi 35 at No. 7 LSU 41

Syracuse 31 at Missouri 27

Tennessee 18 at Vanderbilt 41

Samford 3 at Kentucky 41

SEC Injury Report for Week 13


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)

DB John Fulton, probable vs. Auburn, toe

RB Eddie Lacy, probable vs. Auburn, hand

WR Kevin Norwood, probable vs. Auburn, leg

RB T.J. Yeldon, probable vs. Auburn, foot


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)

TE Chris Gragg, out for season, leg

DE Colton Miles-Nash, questionable vs. LSU, knee

S Rohan Gaines, probable vs. LSU, concussion


OL Christian Westerman, questionable vs. Georgia, leg

CB Chris Davis, questionable vs. Alabama, concusion

QB Clint Moseley, questionable vs. Alabama, ankle

LB Justin Garrett, questionable vs. Alabama, unknown

DT Ryan Smith, probable vs. Alabama, unknown

OL Avery Young, out for season (10-22-12)

DB Erique Florence, questionable vs. Alabama, unknown

TE Philp Lutzenkirchen, out for season, hip (10-21-12)

LB Jake Holland, questionable vs. Alabama, ankle


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)

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

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

OL Xavier Nixon, probable vs. FSU., knee

WR Solomon Patton, out for season, arm

OG Ian Silberman, questionable vs. FSU, shoulder

WR Andre Debose, probable vs. FSU, knee

DB De’Ante Saunders, doubtful vs. FSU, knee

OL Jonotthan Harrison, probable vs. FSU, elbow

OL James Wilson, probable vs. FSU, knee


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

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

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

FB Merritt Hall, probable vs. Georgia Tech, ankle

LB Chase Vasser, out for the season, shoulder (11-13-12)

DE Sterling Bailey, out indefinitely, thumb

LB Brandon Burrows, out indefinitely, hand

OG Chris Burnette, probable vs. Georgia Tech, thumb

DE Arby Jones, out for season, ankle (10-22-12)

WR Marlon Brown, out indefinitely, knee (11-4-12)

OG Chris Burnette, probable vs. Georgia Tech, shoulder


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

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

RB Josh Clemons, out for season, knee

DT Donte Rumph, questiobable vs. Tennessee, knee

LB Pancho Thomas, out, wrist (10-29-12)

DB Cody Quinn, questionable vs. Tennessee, hamstring

LB Jabari Johnson, doubtful vs. Tennessee, hamstring

S Ashley Lowery, out for season, hand

DE Collins Ukwu, doubtful vs. Tennessee, back


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 for season, knee (9-18-12)

OT Alex Hurst, out indefinitely, personal

LB Kwon Alexander, out for season, ankle

OG Josh Williford, out indefinitely, concussion

TE Nic Jacobs, out indefinitely, suspension

LB Luke Muncie, out vs. Arkansas, illness

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

OL Mitch Morse, out indefinitely, knee

OT Justin Britt, out for season, knee (11-4-12)

DL Sheldon Richardson, questionable vs. A&M, suspension served

DB E.J. Gaines, status unknown vs. A&M

QB James Franklin, questionable vs. A&M, concussion

RB Russell Hansbrough, questionable vs. A&M, unknown injury

Ole Miss

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

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

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

CB Wesley Pendleton, doubtful vs. MSU, ankle

LB Aaron Garbutt, questionable vs. MSU, illness

S Trae Elston, questionable vs. MSU, toe

RB Randall Mackey, probable vs. MSU, illness

CB Charles Sawyer, questionable vs. MSU, shoulder

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, out for season, shoulder (11-6-12)

RB Marcus Lattimore, out for season, knee (10-27-12)

DE Jadeveon Clowney, probable vs. Clemson, foot

S Sharrod Golightly, doubtful vs. Clemson, hamstring

WR DeAngelo Smith, probable vs. Clemson, concussion

QB Connor Shaw, probable vs. Clemson, foot

WR Bruce Ellington, probable vs. Clemson, hand


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)

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

RB Christine Michael, doubtful vs. Missouri, suspension


LB Tristan Strong, left team, personal

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

WR Jacquese Kirk, probable vs. Wake Forest, unknown

C Spencer Pulley, out indefinitely, unknown

K Carey Spear, questionable, vs. Wake Forest, concussion