Check out the best of “SEC Twitter” from Saturday
It was a wild Saturday in the SEC, with Florida continuing its voodoo against Tennessee, Texas A&M rallying to beat Arkansas in overtime again, the Leonard Fournette show rolling on and even Kentucky knocking off a ranked team for the first time in five years.
Social media has become an essential part of the college football experience, so here at SECCountry.com, we’re going to take a look back at the best of “SEC Twitter,” a collection of offerings from fans, media members and players around the conference.
A great place to start any Saturday is going to be on location with “SEC Nation.” The SEC Network crew was in Gainesville, Fla., for the showdown between the Gators and the Vols.
Predictably, there was a lot of love in the crowd for a certain former quarterback on the “SEC Nation” set:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 26, 2015
Florida-Tennessee is not what anyone would call the friendliest of rivalries:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 26, 2015
The early games were a chance for two of the best running backs in the country, and one of the best bands in the land, to shine. We’re running out of superlatives for Mr. Fournette, who continues to amaze with his on-field heroics and off-field humility.
Fournette ran for 244 yards and had a long touchdown run called back because of a penalty. Even when Syracuse thought they had LSU, Fournette found a way:
WHAT JUST HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/h0lGNJ9X22
— The LSU Logo (@LSU_Logo) September 26, 2015
It seems like every week there is new historical perspective for Fournette:
Leonard @_fournette is at 466 rushing yards this season. That is the most rushing yards through 3 games in LSU history.
— LSU Football (@LSUfball) September 26, 2015
Leonard Fournette is 1st player in LSU history with 2 straight 200-yard run games #LSUvsCUSE
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 26, 2015
Meanwhile, UGA tailback Nick Chubb kept racking up 100-yard games as well. Someone who knows a little about doing that between the hedges chimed in:
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) September 27, 2015
It’s not just Chubb for the Bulldogs. UGA might suddenly be the most balanced team in the league, thanks to this guy:
Georgia QB Greyson Lambert is 35 of his last 37 going back to the Vanderbilt game.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) September 27, 2015
The big star in UGA’s snoozer though, was the Southern band. People in Athens were excited to see the Human Jukebox in person, and they did not disappoint. Enjoy:
Back in Gainesville, the Gators and Vols waged another classic. It was well, a little weird, and plenty imperfect:
Tennessee's leading rusher and receiver is a quarterback. Leading passer is a wide receiver. Today in a nutshell.
— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) September 26, 2015
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) September 27, 2015
The Vols led this game by 13 points (not 14, if you’re near a UT fan … don’t ask), before the Gators and new hero Will Grier staged a dramatic comeback:
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) September 26, 2015
The man who used to wear No. 7 in The Swamp approved:
Very impressed with the new #7 @willgrier_FL. Lots of toughness, grit and perseverance. And exceptional on key 4th downs down the stretch!!
— Danny Wuerffel (@DannyWuerffel) September 27, 2015
As did a key recruit:
— Nikko Tan (@TheNikkoTan) September 27, 2015
Tennessee fans, understandably, did not:
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) September 26, 2015
Meanwhile, Mark Stoops might really have something cookin’ for Kentucky. Dorian Baker went from goat last week against Florida to one of the heroes against Missouri.
OBJ, is that you? https://t.co/Bw4a3CKSnK
— Big Blue Nation (@BigB1ue9ation) September 27, 2015
Dorian Baker right before he grabbed that one handed catch: pic.twitter.com/uxM9mk1Mq5
— Ryan Jones (@creativetakeoff) September 27, 2015
The Wildcats are 3-1 with a game coming up against Eastern Kentucky and a bye week before struggling Auburn comes to Commonwealth Stadium. Life is pretty good right for Stoops and Co.:
Happy family. pic.twitter.com/BLRI6oNZcm
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) September 27, 2015
Also, a special shout out to the best football dad in the SEC, Stanley “Boom” Williams, Sr.:
— Charles Bertram (@cbertramHL) September 26, 2015
Down in the heart of Texas, the Aggies rallied against the Razorbacks at JerryWorld for a second straight year. Dez Bryant might be injured right now, but a future NFL star did some work on his home field:
Christian Kirk has 3 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. It's his third 100-yard receiving day in 4 games. That matches FR record at A&M.
— Gabe Bock (@GabeBock) September 27, 2015
This was a gut-punch loss for Arkansas. The Razorbacks controlled the ball, racked up a lot of yards and had the Aggies frustrated at times on offense. And yet …
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 27, 2015
Arkansas had 457 total yards and a 19-minute advantage in time of possession and lost.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) September 27, 2015
Kevin Sumlin sticks a pin in his Bret Bielema voodoo doll AGAIN.
— Ron Higgins (@RonHigg) September 27, 2015
The reaction in the Texas A&M locker room was … positive:
— AggieFBLife (@aggiefblife) September 27, 2015
There is trouble on The Plains for the aforementioned Tigers, and Mississippi State capitalized. While the running backs are dominating the headlines, there is a quarterback in Starkville, Miss., who might still have something to say about the SEC Player of the Year debate:
— Bill Martin (@MSUBillMartin) September 27, 2015
Finally, there isn’t anywhere we could end an “SEC Twitter” rewind from Saturday but here:
— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) September 27, 2015