Monday, November 5, 2012
SEC players of the week
By Edward Aschoff
Here are the SEC's players of the week announced by the league Monday:
SEC Co-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia: Murray went 21-for-28, including 13-for-15 in the second half, for 384 yards and four touchdowns during Georgia’s 37-10 win over Ole Miss. He hit 11 different receivers and connected with four different targets for touchdowns against the Rebels.
- Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee: Bray completed 29 of 47 passes for 530 yards with five TDs and no interceptions in the Vols’ 55-48 win against Troy. In the fourth quarter, Bray was 9-of-17 for 175 yards and two touchdowns, bringing the Vols back from a 40-34 deficit.
Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama: Hubbard had a career-high and game-high tying 12 total tackles, including 2.5 for losses, in Alabama’s 21-17 win at LSU. Hubbard was in on the tackle stopping an LSU fourth-and-1 attempt at the Alabama 24-yard line in the fourth quarter. He was also in on quarterback sack for minus-7 yards early in second quarter, forcing LSU to punt. The Alabama defense finished the game with 10.0 tackles for loss, including three sacks. Alabama ranks first nationally in scoring defense (9.1 ppg) and second in total defense (228.9 ypg).
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Carey Spear, K, Vanderbilt: Spear connected on both of his field goal attempts and all three of his PAT attempts in Vanderbilt’s 40-0 win at Kentucky. His 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was a career long. Spear is second in the SEC in field goals per game (1.44) and third in field goal percentage (81.3). Spear is just three field goals shy of matching the Vanderbilt single-season record for field goals, held jointly by Ryan Fowler (2009) and Ricky Anderson (1984).
SEC Co-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
SEC Co-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
- La'el Collins, OG, LSU: Collins played all 84 offensive snaps in LSU’s 21-17 loss to top-ranked Alabama, leading the Tigers with nine knockdowns as the Tigers racked up 22 first downs, 139 rushing yards, 296 passing yards and 435 total yards -- all were the most given up this year by the nation’s top-rated defense.
- Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt: Johnson earned an 87 percent blocking grade on the strength of eight knockdown blocks and five blocks that directly led to either Commodore touchdowns or first downs, in a 40-0 win at Kentucky.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
- Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas: Smith had team-high eight total tackles, with 1.5 for losses, including a sack, with a fumble recovery, two pass deflections and two quarterback pressures in Arkansas’ 19-15 win against Tulsa.
- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: Floyd tallied five total tackles (all solos), with a team-high three for losses, and one quarterback pressure, in Florida’s 14-7 win against Missouri.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Manziel completed 30 of 36 passes for 311 yards and also rushed for 129 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 38-13 win at Mississippi State. Manziel directed an Aggies offense that tallied 693 total yards on 97 offensive plays and just one turnover.
For other top SEC performances from the weekend, check the SEC's official website.