SEC players of the week

November, 19, 2012
11/19/12
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Here are the SEC players of the week announced by the league Monday:

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  • Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State: Russell was 19-of-32 for 274 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Mississippi State’s 45-14 win over Arkansas. He led the Bulldogs on seven scoring drives against the Razorbacks, including six for touchdowns. Russell broke the single-season school record for completions (201), yards (2,523) and 200-yard passing games (seven) while extending his single-season record of 21 passing touchdowns. He continues to hold lead in single-season school records for completion percentage and passing yards per game.
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  • Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt: Hal posted five total tackles (four solos) and intercepted two passes in Vanderbilt’s 41-18 win over Tennessee. Vanderbilt’s pass defense held the Vols to 154 passing yards, which was 180 yards under Tennessee’s league-leading average of 334.0 yards per game. Hal had interception returns of 30 and 36 yards, both deep into Tennessee territory.
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  • Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: Beckham returned a punt 89 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown that helped propel LSU to a 41-35 come-from-behind win over Ole Miss. The punt return came with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest and with the Tigers trailing, 35-28. Beckham finished the game with three punt returns for 109 yards and also caught two passes for 13 yards.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
  • P.J. Lonergan, C, LSU: Lonergan played all 76 snaps against Ole Miss, despite playing the entire game with an arm injury. Lonergan had 10 knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack in the game. He helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that racked up 427 total yards (145 rushing, 282 passing). LSU had four offensive drives of 60-yards-or-more, converting three for touchdowns.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
  • Donte Rumph, DT, Kentucky: Rumph totaled five tackles (four solos) with a sack (minus-7 yards) and caused a fumble in Kentucky’s 34-3 win against Samford. In the second quarter, Rumph recorded a sack and knocked out the football, which Tristian Johnson returned 25 yards for a touchdown. The Wildcats defense limited Samford to minus-2 yards rushing on 27 attempts and recorded five sacks of Bulldog quarterbacks. Samford had 102 total offensive yards for the game.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
  • Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Manziel completed 14 of 20 passes for 267 yards with three touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 47-28 win over Sam Houston State. Manziel became the first SEC player, first freshman and fifth NCAA FBS player to have 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. He logged his eighth straight game with 300 or more total yards, while breaking the school record for total offense in a season (4,161 yards).

For more top performances from the weekend, click here.

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