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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 20

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 20
Briefly

UT-Alabama game
will be on ESPN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — ESPN will televise second-ranked Alabama’s game at Tennessee Saturday night.
The Southeastern Con-ference announced Sunday that the game will kick off at 6:45 p.m.
The Crimson Tide is 7-0 and coming off a win over Mississippi. The Volunteers just routed Mississippi State, 34-3.
CBS will broadcast the Georgia-LSU game.
ESPN will also televise Auburn’s visit to West Virginia Thursday night.

Top OVC honors
go to Perrilloux

Jacksonville State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was named both the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week after an 18-for-20 performance that included four touchdown passes during his team’s 31-21 triumph over Murray State on Saturday.
Perrilloux, who will lead his Gamecocks to Martin for a Thursday night OVC matchup with UTM, surpassed the 1,400-yard passing mark on the season thanks to his efforts against the Racers.
Otherwise, Jacksonville State’s Alexander Henderson earned the league’s top defender award for the week, while Gamecock kicker Gavin Hallford shared the Specialist of the Week honors with Tennessee State’s Eric Benson.
Eastern Illinois’ Desmin Ward shared the Newcomer of the Week award with Perrilloux.

Permanent captains
selected at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has named six Vols players as permanent team captains to serve for the rest of the season.
Fulmer on Friday named four seniors as captains. They are defensive end Robert Ayers, offensive tackle Ramon Foster, wide receiver Lucas Taylor and linebacker Ellix Wilson.
Junior tailback Montario Hardesty and sophomore safety Eric Berry also will serve as captains.

New Vanderbilt QB
gets passing grade

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson says new starting quarterback Mackenzi Adams played well despite losing to Georgia in an SEC matchup.
Adams made his first start this season for the Commodores in a 24-14 loss to Georgia on Saturday. The junior completed 16-of-32 passes for 131 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Adams also rushed for 26 yards.
on four carries and was not sacked.
Johnson said Adams managed the game well and executed the game plan.
The loss dropped Vanderbilt out of The Associated Press Top 25. They had been ranked 22nd going into the game.
For the year, Adams completed 37-of-69 passes for 362 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions

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