Monday, November 29, 2010
SEC Players of the Week
By Chris Low
The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 13:
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton: He completed 13 of 20 passes for 216 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed for 39 yards on 22 carries and another touchdown in leading Auburn from 24 points down to rally past Alabama for a 28-27 win.
Arkansas linebacker Jerico Nelson: He led the Razorbacks with 11 total tackles, including two for loss, a sack for a loss of 5 yards and one quarterback hurry in Arkansas’ 31-23 win against LSU in Little Rock. The Hogs limited the Tigers to just 71 yards of total offense in the second half.
South Carolina punter/place-kicker Spencer Lanning: He was 3-of-4 on field goal attempts, hitting from 46, 25 and 37 yards, and punted seven times for a 42.7-yard average in South Carolina’s 29-7 win at Clemson. Four of his seven punts started Clemson drives inside its own 20-yard line.
Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod: He helped pave the way for the Bulldogs to amass 498 total yards, including 210 on the ground, in Mississippi State's 31-23 victory at Ole Miss. Sherrod graded out at 92 percent with six knockdowns, his eighth 90 percent score of the season.
Auburn tackle Nick Fairley: He finished with four tackles, including two sacks, in Auburn’s 28-27 win at Alabama. Fairley now has 20 tackles for loss on the season. He forced and recovered a fumble on the same play, which stopped an Alabama drive at the Auburn 8-yard line just before halftime.
Georgia tackle Abry Jones: He exploded for a career-high 16 tackles -- one of three Bulldogs with 16 -- and had two tackles for loss and forced a fumble in Georgia’s 42-34 win over Georgia Tech.
Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins: He tallied 319 all-purpose yards, the second-highest total in school history, in Mississippi State’s 31-23 win at Ole Miss. Perkins caught three passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 98 yards on 13 carries and had 65 kick return and 16 punt return yards.
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray: He completed 20 of 38 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Tennessee’s 24-14 win against Kentucky. He threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as the Vols established a 14-7 halftime lead.