Welcome to the Week 7 edition of SEC Record Book Update, in which we prime you for another weekend of Southeastern Conference milestones.
Alabama is still rolling toward a 37-year-old record (set by, of course, Alabama), Georgia running back Nick Chubb is 122 yards away from the top-5 in career rushing yards, and Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk is still neck-and-neck with Alabama’s Calvin Ridley in career receptions (190 apiece).
Oh, and if you haven’t been paying attention to Auburn, you should. Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson has 11 rushing touchdowns in his past three games.
Here’s a more detailed look at the weekend ahead:
- Alabama has won 18 consecutive SEC games. The win over Texas A&M moved Alabama into a sixth-place tie with another Alabama team (1991-93), and the Crimson Tide needs two more wins to tie Tennessee (1937-1940) for fifth. The all-time record is 27, held by Alabama (1976-1980). Bear Bryant (three appearances) is the only other coach besides Nick Saban (two appearances) with multiple entries in the top-10 of this category.
- Georgia running back Nick Chubb is now seventh in career SEC rushing yards with 4,042. He passed Florida’s Emmitt Smith (1987-89), Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon (2006-09) and LSU’s Charles Alexander (1975-78) last weekend with 138 yards at Vanderbilt. If Chubb rushes for 9 yards vs. Missouri this Saturday, he’ll pass LSU’s Dalton Hilliard (1982-85) for sixth place. If he rushes for 122 yards, he’ll also pass Florida’s Errict Rhett (1990-93) for fifth.
- Chubb scored 2 rushing touchdowns at Vandy, giving him 37 on his career and moving him past a four-player group that included former Georgia running backs Todd Gurley (2012-14) and Lars Tate (1984-87). He’s now in a 16th-place tie with Ole Miss’ Deuce McAllister (1997-2000). If he scores 2 more this weekend vs. Missouri, he’ll move past South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore (2010-12) for sole possession of 15th place.
- Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb (3,592 career rushing yards) ran past Alabama’s Shaun Alexander (1996-1999) and Derrick Henry (2013-2015) to gain sole possession of 15th place. He needs 112 at Ole Miss to pass Arkansas’ Alex Collins (2013-15) for 13th.
- Both Chubb (10th with 4,384) and Webb (15th with 4,083) have solid chances to move up in career combined yards from scrimmage. Chubb’s next target: Florida’s Emmitt Smith (1987-89), who is 7 yards in front. Webb’s next target: Auburn’s Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (2001-04), who is 90 yards ahead. (College Football Reference)
- Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk now has 190 career receptions, moving him past Vanderbilt’s Boo Mitchell (1985-88) and Kentucky’s Keenan Burton (2003-07) for sole possession of 14th place. If he catches 5 more at Florida, he can pass Alabama’s DJ Hall (2004-07) and Kentucky’s Anthony White (1996-99) for sole possession of 12th place.
- Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley also has 190 career receptions. So — assuming he passes Kirk — he needs 5 receptions for sole possession of 12th place.
- Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (56 career touchdowns accounted for) is tied with Ole Miss’ Archie Manning (1968-1970) for 41st on the career touchdowns-responsible-for list. Both players have 56. If Fitzgerald scores 3 touchdowns vs. BYU this Saturday, he can climb past a handful of notable players (including Georgia’s Matthew Stafford and Auburn’s Nick Marshall) for sole possession of 36th place. (College Football Reference)
- Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson (407 career points) posted 14 points against Ole Miss to move past Georgia’s Blair Walsh (2008-2o11) for the SEC’s all-time record.
- Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (5,121 career combined passing and rushing yards) needs 289 more yards to pass Jay Barker (1991-94) for seventh place.
- Hurts (48 career touchdowns accounted for) accounted for 2 total touchdowns against Ole Miss, which broke a tie with Mark Ingram (2008-10) for fifth-most all-time. He needs 3 more to pass Shaun Alexander (1996-99) for fourth.
- Hurts tossed 1 touchdown pass to reach 30 and move past Harry Gilmer (1944-47) and Walter Lewis (1980-83) for 10th on the career list. If he throws 1 more against Arkansas, he can pass a trio of Crimson Tide quarterbacks for seventh.
- Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (190 career receptions) needs 5 more to pass DJ Hall (2004-07) for second place, and 33 more this season to pass Amari Cooper (2012-14) and become Alabama’s all-time receptions leader.
- Ridley (2,204 receiving yards) still needs 450 yards to pass Jones for third in that category.
- Ridley (16 receiving touchdowns) also needs 1 touchdown reception to break a tie with Newsome and tie Hall for third, all-time. He needs 2 touchdown receptions to tie Dennis Homan (1965-67) for second. Cooper holds the all-time record with 31.
- Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen (33 passing touchdowns) threw 1 against South Carolina to move past Barry Lunney Jr. (1992-95) for sole possession of seventh place. He still needs 15 more to pass Casey Dick (2005-08) for sixth.
- Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson (26 rushing touchdowns) ran for 3 more against Ole Miss, giving him 11 in his past three games. He passed a four-player group and now owns sole possession of seventh place. Johnson needs 4 more rushing scores to pass Ronnie Brown (2000-04) for sixth.
- Georgia running back Nick Chubb (37 rushing touchdowns) scored twice to pass Todd Gurley (2012-14) and Lars Tate (1984-87) for second place. Herschel Walker (1980-82) holds the all-time record with 49.
- Georgia safety Dominick Sanders (13 career interceptions) needs 1 more to break a tie with a group of four players — including Kirby Smart (1995-98) — for fifth all-time.
- LSU running back Derrius Guice (2,187 rushing yards) needs 31 vs. Auburn to pass Garry James (1982-85) for 10th. He needs 52 to pass Rondell Mealey (1996-99) for ninth, and 131 to pass Charles Scott (2006-09) for eighth.
- Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (3,441 passing yards) holds 10th place in the Bulldogs’ record book. He has 32 career touchdown passes, good for sixth place. If Fitzgerald throws 3 more, he will take sole possession of fourth place.
- Missouri quarterback Drew Lock (6,356 combined passing and rushing yards) collected 355 at Kentucky to pass Corby Jones (1995-98) for seventh, all-time. He needs 104 to pass Phil Bradley (1977-1980) for sixth and 285 to pass Jeff Handy (1991-94) for fifth.
- Missouri receiver J’mon Moore (1,793 receiving yards) passed Linzy Collins (1989-1990) for 10th, and now needs 53 to pass Jared Perry (2006-09) for ninth.
- South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore (13 interceptions) broke a tie with Dick Harris (1969-71) for second place and needs 1 more to tie Bo Davies (1969-1971) for the all-time record.
- Texas A&M receiver Christian Kirk (3,872 all-purpose yards) is currently in sixth place during the Aggies’ win over South Carolina. He needs 315 more to pass Leeland McElroy (1993-95) for fifth.
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