A little bit of this and a little bit of that as we point toward Week 7 in the SEC. Thanks to ESPN's Stats & Information group for its help:
It's been a struggle for several of the SEC's quarterbacks this season. In fact, there are 10 FBS automatic qualifying schools that have more interceptions than touchdown passes this season, and five of them are from the SEC -- Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
This is the first time since a 14-week stretch during the 1958 and 1959 seasons that LSU has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for three consecutive weeks.
Is it any coincidence that LSU and Alabama are among the leaders nationally in taking care of the football? LSU leads the nation with three turnovers lost, and Alabama is tied for 21st nationally with seven turnovers lost.
Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson has fumbled just once in 451 career touches and hasn't lost a fumble in 38 straight games. The last time he lost a fumble came against Ole Miss in 2009.
LSU hasn't turned the ball over in its last three games, a span of 38 offensive possessions.
Tennessee has a better all-time record against LSU than any other SEC school. The Vols are 20-8-3 all-time in the series.
Alabama has allowed only 42 points this season, the fewest among FBS schools. That is the fewest they’ve allowed through the first six games of any season since 1992 when they gave up 36 points. The Crimson Tide finished 13-0 that season and won the national championship. That 1992 defense remains one of the most revered defenses in Alabama school history. This season, Alabama’s defense ranks in the top four nationally in total defense (3rd), rushing defense (1st) and pass defense (4th).
Alabama and LSU are two of four teams this season to be ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing, pass efficiency, total and scoring defense. The other two are Michigan State and UCF.
Alabama has outscored its opponents in the fourth quarter by a 52-8 margin. The Crimson Tide average 7.06 yards per play in the final quarter and are limiting opponents to an average of 2.89 yards per play.
Alabama's defense has allowed only four rushes of more than 10 yards this season, which leads the country. Florida State and Louisville are tied for second, each giving up 11 runs that went for more than 10 yards.
Going back to last season, Ole Miss has lost eight straight SEC games. That's tied with Arizona for the longest active conference losing streak among FBS automatic qualifying schools.
South Carolina is playing its first of three straight SEC road games -- at Mississippi State, at Tennessee at No. 10-ranked Arkansas. Since the 1992 expansion in the SEC, this is only the 10th time that a team has played three consecutive true road games, all against intra-conference foes. Of the previous nine teams to do it, only Florida in 1995 and Georgia in 2005 managed to win all three. Both of those teams went on to win the SEC championship.
Mississippi State's three wins this season have come against teams with a combined 3-14 record -- Memphis, Louisiana Tech and UAB.
Florida hasn’t won at Auburn since 1999, and the past four meetings between these two schools have been decided in the final minute. Auburn won 20-17 in 2007 on Wes Byrum's 43-yard field goal as time expired. Auburn won 27-17 in 2006 when Patrick Lee returned a fumble for a touchdown on the game's final play. Florida held on to win 30-23 in 2002 when Auburn was stopped on fourth down in overtime, and Auburn won 23-20 in 2001 on Damon Duval's 44-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining.
Florida has given up 464 rushing yards in its two losses to LSU and Alabama the last two weeks. Auburn comes into this game ranked third in the SEC in rushing and ran for a season-high 291 yards last week in a 38-14 loss at Arkansas.
The Gainesville Sun is reporting that true freshman Jacoby Brissett will make his second straight start at quarterback for Florida in Saturday's game at Auburn. Last week, Brissett became the first true freshman quarterback in Florida history to take his first snap as the starter.
Under Gene Chizik, Auburn is 9-0 in games decided by four points or less, including 5-0 in SEC games.
Georgia is riding a four-game winning streak after defeating Tennessee 20-12 last week and has outscored the opposition 130-35 during that streak. The Bulldogs have held their opponents to just two offensive touchdowns in the past four games.
Vanderbilt revamped its offensive front for the Alabama game last week, switching the entire left side of the line. After starting four games at center, Wesley Johnson moved back to left tackle, the position he started at all 12 games of the 2010 season. Ryan Seymour moved from left tackle to left guard, giving the Commodores a more physical presence inside. The ability to move Johnson and Seymour came as Logan Stewart returned to full health. Stewart, who started at center as he did in 2010, is fully recovered from a preseason illness.