SEC Team & Player Midseason Awards

by | Oct 28, 2020 | College Football | 0 comments

Only five more regular-season games remain in the SEC’s COVID-19 Conference-Games only schedule.

Here is my midseason awards for both teams and players.

BEST TEAM – Alabama 

Undefeated Tide keeps rolling, defeating opponents by 22 PPG, and outgaining them by 140 yards per game. 

Saban’s boys continue to dominate the SEC

SURPRISE TEAM – Arkansas

Hogs ended their 20-game conference losing streak and would be 3-1 if not for a botched call at Auburn. 

Arkansas 20-game conference losing streak is history thanks to leading the SEC with 13 turnovers forced.

DISAPPOINTING TEAM – LSU

Losing at home to Mississippi State gets worse every week. Pass defense is awful and couldn’t score on four tries from the one-yard line at Missouri.

MOST FORTUNATE/LUCKIEST TEAM – Auburn

What does it say about a team when the SEC concedes mistakes which would have reversed wins against Arkansas and Ole Miss? Instead, War Eagle is 3-2, which includes their first loss against South Carolina since 1933.

Auburn’s fortunate outcomes concerning questionable officiating which resulted in admissions of fault by the conference, has them sitting at 3-2 instead of 1-4.

BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THEM – Tennesee

Since taking an eight-game win streak and leading 21-17 heading into the half at Georgia…POOF!!!!!!

Opponents have outscored the Vols 99-25 since, and whatever hopes existed to join the East’s elite have disappeared.

BEST TEAM OUTSIDE OF ALABAMA – Texas A&M

Jimbo Fisher’s boys caught a lousy break facing Saban’s wrecking crew in Week 2. Kellen Mond and the defense increase in confidence every week. Victory over Florida could vault Aggies to finish 9-1 and a spot in the CFB Playoff.

MOST ENTERTAINING TEAM – Ole Miss

What else do you expect from a Lane Kiffin coached team? Between their offensive firepower and Kiffin fined for sending out a negative Twitter post about the officiating, it’s the most fun a 1-4 team can create. 

Kiffin’s presence in the SEC is always entertaining

PLAYER AWARDS

MVP: RB Najee Harris, Alabama 

Harris leads the SEC in rushing yards (595), TD (14), and yards from scrimmage (742). He’s scored a TD in each of his last 12 games, totaling 1,368 rushing yards and 26 TD over that span.

Najee Harris production leads the conference in rushing yards, TD and yards from scrimmage.

BEST PLAYER: WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

Smith’s production and ability to consistently make plays – great plays – makes him the best playmaker in College Football today.

BEST FRESHMAN: RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn

Despite rushing for 46 yards in the Tigers’ first two games, Bigsby’s impact over the last three games is phenomenal. The Freshman from Lagrange, Georgia, totaled 386 yards rushing and two TD’s while averaging just under six YPC (5.8) over that span.

Rushing Yards/Production
2020 Season
First 2 GamesLast 3 Games
Tank Bigsby
Carries1460
Yards46386
Auburn
Carries52124
Yards130692

Tank Bigsby leads Freshman in rushing yards and a big reason Auburn’s running game is once again lethal after a poor start.

BIGGEST SURPRISE/IMPROVEMENT: WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

Perhaps it’s a bit of a stretch to call Moore’s production this season a surprise after posting solid numbers his first two seasons at Ole Miss. However, Moore’s improvement this season is noticeable. His 47 receptions and 591 receiving yards both lead the SEC.

MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER: RB Kevin Harris, South Carolina

The Gamecocks Sophomore RB ranks second in the conference in rushing yards (535), TD (9), and yards from scrimmage (634).

Kevin Harris ranks second in the SEC in rushing yards, TD and yards from scrimmage

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER: LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

Ojulari’s speed and presence single-handedly defeated Tennesee and has stood out among his peers. His three sacks, two fumble recoveries rank among the best in the conference.

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