Williams wins third straight SEC weekly honor

Updated: October 20, 2003, 11:34 AM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Auburn tailback Carnell Williams won his third straight Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week honor Monday.

Williams rushed for 161 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in the 17th-ranked Tigers' 45-13 victory over Mississippi State and is the first player to win the award three straight weeks.

He had touchdown runs of 72, 3, 22, 17, 2 and 6 yards to fall one short of Showboat Boykin's league mark. Williams only carried twice after halftime.

Florida cornerback Keiwan Ratliff was the defensive player of the week, while Georgia's Sean Jones won special teams honors.

Ratliff had three interceptions and three pass deflections in Florida's 33-28 win at Arkansas. He returned his third interception 44 yards for a touchdown, and the first two picks set up a field goal and a touchdown.

Ratliff also became Florida's career leader in punt return yardage (784) with three returns for 21 yards.

Jones blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt on the final play of No. 4 Georgia's 27-8 victory over Vanderbilt. He also recovered an onside kick and returned it 41 yards to set up a fourth-quarter touchdown that gave the Bulldogs the final margin.

On defense, Jones had a career-high 14 tackles and returned an interception 31 yards.

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