Here’s a look at the SEC’s best individual performances from Week 10:
Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas: Before the season, we knew Allen was efficient. He proved that last year. But could he put the Razorbacks on his shoulders and win a game? On Saturday, he proved he could do that, too. Allen helped Arkansas keep pace with Ole Miss by completing 33 of his 45 pass attempts for 442 yards and six touchdowns. On the game’s final play, he ran in the game-winning two-point conversion to give Arkansas a 53-52 victory.
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama: Is it safe to say a new Heisman front-runner has emerged? Leonard Fournette entered Saturday’s Alabama-LSU as the favorite, but he was held to 31 yards on 19 carries. Meanwhile, his counterpart Henry carried it a career-high 38 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide past LSU, 30-16. Henry, who entered Saturday as the SEC’s No. 2 rusher, closed the gap between he and Fournette. He now has 1,254 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year.
Sony Michel, RB, Georgia: Keith Marshall got most of the attention for that violent stiff-arm he threw, but Michel was the star in Saturday’s 27-3 win over Kentucky. After struggling the past two games, Michel looked like the running back we saw against Tennessee last month, rushing for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. He and Marshall carried the Georgia offense in what was a must-win game.
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State: It feels like forever ago when the Bulldogs beat Missouri, 31-13, on a cold, rainy Thursday night, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include Prescott on this week’s helmet stickers. The Mississippi State quarterback continued his torrid pace of late by throwing for 303 yards and four touchdowns on 27 of 40 passing. Prescott also led his team in rushing with 47 yards on 14 carries.
A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama: So who else saw Robinson jump over a grown man like a hurdle to block that extra point? The guy is 6-foot-4, 312 pounds. He’s not supposed to be able to do that. Robinson also had three tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup to anchor an Alabama front seven that was dominant in the Tide’s 30-16 win over LSU.
Jovon Robinson, RB, Auburn: Where has this guy been all year? In a matter of two weeks, Robinson has gone from virtual unknown – he had four carries coming in – to one of the SEC’s better running backs. Robinson led Auburn last week with 92 yards rushing, but he topped that Saturday with 159 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. The former No. 1 player in the ESPN JC 50 put the Tigers on his back and carried them to a 26-10 win over Texas A&M.