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SEC Players of the Week

10/11/2010

The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 6:

OFFENSE

South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia: He was 17-of-20 passing for 201 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in South Carolina's 35-21 win against Alabama. Garcia started the game 9-for-9 and led the Gamecocks on touchdown drives of 82 and 74 yards in the second half.

DEFENSE

Arkansas safety Tramain Thomas: He had a season-high seven tackles along with an interception, two fumble recoveries, a pass deflection and a half-tackle for loss in Arkansas’ 24-17 win against Texas A&M. His interception came in the end zone as time expired to seal the victory for the Razorbacks.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Auburn place-kicker Wes Byrum: He kicked the game-winning 24-yard field goal as time expired, giving Auburn a 37-34 victory at Kentucky. He also added field goals of 38 and 19 yards for the Tigers. It was the fifth game-winning field goal of his career and third in Auburn’s past seven games (2010 Outback Bowl, 2010 vs. Clemson).

OFFENSIVE LINE

Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod: He graded out at a season-high 96 percent with seven knockdown blocks in Mississippi State’s 47-24 win at Houston. He helped pave the way for the Bulldog offense to grind out 538 total yards, including 409 yards on the ground.

DEFENSIVE LINE

LSU tackle Drake Nevis: He accounted for seven total tackles with 4.5 behind the line of scrimmage, including 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in LSU’s 33-29 win at Florida. He led an LSU defense that held the Gators to 243 total yards and just 12 first downs.

FRESHMAN

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray: He was 17-of-25 passing for 266 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Georgia’s 41-14 win against Tennessee. He added 41 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including a 35-yard scoring run for Georgia's first touchdown.