Monday, November 11, 2013
SEC announces players of the week
By Edward Aschoff
Here are the players of the week in the SEC, as announced by the league Monday:
OFFENSE: Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Rushed for a career-high 214 on 14 carries with two rushing touchdowns while completing 3 of 7 passes for 35 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
DEFENSE: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
- His 214 yards are the most by a player in the SEC this season and tied for the third-highest by an Auburn quarterback in program history.
- Had 164 yards on eight carries (20.5 per rush) in the first half. The 164 yards in the first half tied for the fifth-best rushing half in school history.
- The 214 rushing yards are tied for the 16th most in school history and he became the first Auburn player since Cam Newton in 2010 to rush for 200 yards in a game.
- Averaged 15.29 yards per rush, which is the second-best average (min. 10 att) in school history and eighth-best in SEC history.
- Of the 30 best single-game rushing performances in FBS this season, Marshall’s 15.29 yards per rush is second only to Army’s Terry Baggett (16.89 ypr) versus Eastern Michigan.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Chris Davis, RS, Auburn
- Signal caller on Alabama defense, led team with 12 tackles - 7 solo. Also had 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups.
- Mosley is Tide's top tackler on season with 71 total stops.
- Was the personal protector on the fake punt who took the snap and handed it off to Jarrick Williams which resulted in a key first down and eventual touchdown on that drive.
FRESHMAN: Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri
- Had two punt returns for 127 yards, including an 85-yard return for touchdown in the second quarter. The 85-yard punt return was the third longest in school history and longest since 1970 and was the first punt return touchdown by an Auburn player since 1970.
- The 127 punt return yards are the second most in school history and are the most in the SEC this season and are the fifth-best in FBS this season.
OFFENSIVE LINE: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
- Tied Mizzou’s school record for touchdown passes in a game with his five scoring throws, a mark only matched by the Tigers’ all-time leader in passing and current NFL QB Chase Daniel (who accomplished the feat four times in his Mizzou career).
- Finished the game with 203 yards passing, 5 touchdowns (zero interceptions), and 24 rushing yards.
- Four of the five touchdown passes went to wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from distances of 8 yards, 7 yards, 22 yards and 7 yards, with a touchdown toss to tailback Henry Josey (6 yards) following Mauk’s first 7-yard pass to Green-Beckham.
- Mauk completed 17 of 28 passes (60.7 percent) while guiding Mizzou’s offense to 427 yards of total offense while only having possession for 22:34 to UK’s 37:26.
DEFENSIVE LINE: Caleb Azubike, DE, Vanderbilt
- Helped Ole Miss pile up 531 total yards and allow no sacks in a 34-24 win over Arkansas.
- The Rebels surpassed 500 total yards for the third straight game and the fourth time this year.
- Ole Miss finished with a season high in passing yards (419).
- Has allowed only one sack all season.
- Azubike's constant pressure on Florida quarterbacks helped cause four Gator turnovers, including three interceptions, in Vanderbilt's 34-17 victory in Gainesville.
- Azubike was credited with two sacks, resulting in 32 lost yards, and a pair of quarterback hurries to spearhead the Commodore defensive performance.
- The defensive end also earned four total tackles as the Commodores limited the Gators to 39 rushing yards.