Monday, October 26, 2009
SEC Players of the Week
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 8:
Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss: Tallied 260 all-purpose yards and a touchdown as Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 30-17. He took a middle screen from Jevan Snead and turned it into a 64-yard TD reception. McCluster became the first Ole Miss player in the modern era (records dating back to 1965) to top the 100-yard mark in both rushing and receiving in the same game.
Harry Coleman, LB, LSU: Recorded nine total tackles, including a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles, in LSU’s 31-10 win over Auburn. Both of his fumbles led to points.
Leigh Tiffin, PK, Alabama: Connected on four field goals -- Alabama’s only points of the game -- in the Crimson Tide’s 12-10 win against Tennessee. Tiffin’s field goals were from 38, 50, 22 and 49 yards.
Jorge Gonzalez, T, Kentucky: Led an offensive line that accounted for 330 yards and averaged 6.3 yards per play in Kentucky’s 36-13 win against Louisiana-Monroe. He graded out at 86 percent and did not allow a sack against the Warhawks.
Terrence Cody, T, Alabama: Blocked two field goals and had two tackles in Alabama’s 12-10 victory over Tennessee. His second blocked field goal of the contest came on the last play of the game on an attempted 44-yard field goal to preserve the Crimson Tide win.
Johnthan Banks, DB, Mississippi State: Intercepted a pair of Florida passes and ran both back for touchdowns in Mississippi State’s 29-19 loss to Florida. He becomes the first MSU player to ever return two interceptions for scores in the same game and only the third player in SEC history with a pair of pick-sixes.