Monday, November 21, 2011
SEC players of the week
By Edward Aschoff
Here are the league's players of the week:
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: Wilson completed 32 of 43 passes for 365 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Arkansas’ 44-17 win against Mississippi State. His 32 completions set a new Arkansas single-game record previously held by Joe Ferguson (31, vs. Texas A&M, 1971). The number is also the highest in a conference game this season. His 365 yards is the second-highest of his career and the most against an SEC opponent. It was also his fourth 300-plus passing yardage game of the season, most in the SEC. Wilson completed five passes of 20 or more yards and 10 of 15 or more.
Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ron Brooks, CB, LSU: Brooks had four tackles, one sack (minus-11 yards), a forced and recovered fumble and returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown in LSU’s 52-3 win at Ole Miss. His interception came on the first Rebel drive of the game and his sack came in the third drive of the contest.
Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky: Trevathan recorded 17 total tackles, had three tackles for loss (minus-9 yards), including a sack (minus-6) and caused two fumbles in Kentucky’s 19-10 loss at Georgia. The 17 stops ties his career high, which he has recorded three times in Kentucky’s last four games.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Blair Walsh, K, Georgia: Walsh tied his career high, going 4-for-4 on field goals in Georgia’s 19-10 win against Kentucky. He connected on three 39-yard field goal attempts and also had a 25-yarder in the contest. His 13 points (also had an extra point) now give him 394 in his career, which puts him second in SEC and UGA history behind former Bulldog Billy Bennett (409 points). Walsh’s four field goals were Georgia’s only points of the contest until early in the fourth quarter.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Will Blackwell, OG, LSU: Blackwell led the LSU offensive line with nine knockdown blocks in the Tigers’ 52-3 win at Ole Miss. He helped pave the way for LSU to achieve a season-best 353 rushing yards. LSU had five players with 50 or more rushing yards. The Tigers' offensive line did not allow a sack against the Rebels as LSU amassed 458 total yards in scoring a season-best 52 points.
Co- DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Malik Jackson, DT, Tennessee: Playing in his final game in Neyland Stadium, Jackson recorded six total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, including a half-sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback pressures in Tennessee’s 27-21 overtime win against Vanderbilt. The Vols held Vanderbilt to 90 rushing yards on 36 carries and recorded two sacks.
Abry Jones, DE, Georgia: Jones tallied four tackles, including 1.5 for losses, in Georgia’s 19-10 win against Kentucky. Georgia limited Kentucky to just 23 rushing yards on 21 attempts (1.1 yards per carry). The Wildcats had just one rushing gain of more than 10 yards against the Bulldogs.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Curt Maggitt, LB, Tennessee: Maggitt recorded seven tackles, with 2.5 for losses, in Tennessee’s 27-21 overtime win against Vanderbilt. He tallied a key tackle for loss on a third-and-5 early in the second quarter when he stopped Vandy’s Zac Stacy for a 1-yard loss, which led to a missed field goal.
Here are some other players with top performances from the weekend.