SEC Players of the Week

The SEC league office has released its top performers for Week 5:


LSU running back Stevan Ridley: He delivered his second straight 100-yard rushing performance with 123 yards on 22 carries against Tennessee, including the game-winning 1-yard touchdown run. Ridley is averaging an SEC-best 111.4 rushing yards per game.


Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw: He finished with seven total tackles, including four for loss, in Alabama's 31-6 win over Florida. Upshaw also recovered a fumble at the Alabama 1 and had two pass deflections.


Ole Miss receiver Jesse Grandy: He accounted for 145 all-purpose yards, including a 73-yard punt return, in Ole Miss' 42-35 win over Kentucky. Grandy's punt return set up the Rebels' final touchdown. He has returns longer than 50 yards in each of his past two games.


Alabama guard Chance Warmack: He received the top grade on Alabama's offensive line in the 31-6 win over Florida. Warmack had key blocks on both of Mark Ingram's touchdown runs, and he didn't allow any sacks or pressures in the game.


Auburn tackle Nick Fairley: Three of his four tackles in the 52-3 thrashing of Louisiana-Monroe were for losses, and one of those was a sack. Fairley leads the SEC with 11.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.


Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins: He had a team-high 10 carries and rushed for 48 yards in the 49-16 win over Alcorn State. Perkins also had his first career touchdown in the game, a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.