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Southeastern Conference Football players of the week

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Oct. 3)  

 

OFFENSE

CHARLES SCOTT
Running Back
LSU
6-0, 234, Senior Saline, La. (Jonesboro-Hodge HS)

   • Scott rushed for a season-best 95 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in LSU's 20-13 win at Georgia.   • Both touchdown runs came in the final three minutes of the contest as LSU overcame two fourth-quarter deficits to win in Athens for the first time since 1987.   • His second score was a 33-yard scamper that put the Tigers ahead for good at 20-13 with less than a minute left to play in the game.   • His first TD came on a two-yard plunge that gave the Tigers a 12-7 lead with 2:53 left in the game.   • Also caught one pass for 15 yards in the game.

DEFENSE

ROLANDO McCLAIN
Linebacker
ALABAMA
6-4, 258, Junior, Decatur, Ala. (HS)

   • McClain led the Crimson Tide defense with a game-high 12 tackles (eight solos) with an interception, forced fumble and a pass deflection in Alabama's 38-20 win at Kentucky.   • His forced fumble led to a 45-yard fumble return by Courtney Upshaw for a touchdown and gave the Tide a 21-6 halftime lead.   • His 21-yard interception return to the UK 38 on the first possession of the third quarter set up a touchdown two plays later and gave Alabama a 28-6 lead.   • His pass deflection to teammate Eryk Anders for an interception at the UK 47 led to a third quarter field and a 31-6 Crimson Tide lead.

SPECIAL TEAMS


WES BYRUM
Kicker
AUBURN
6-2, 209, Junior, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

   • Accounted for 14 of Auburn's points, including four field goals and two point-after attempts, in a 26-22 win at Tennessee.   • His four field goals are a career-high, connecting from 29, 43, 19 and 22 yards.   • The 22-yarder with 39 seconds remaining iced Tigers' first road win of season.   • Four field goals are the most fin a game by an Auburn kicker since 2004.   • His lone miss was 46-yarder with 1:30 in first half-his first miss on season after nailing first nine attempts.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

JOHN JERRY
Tackle
OLE MISS
6-6, 335, Senior, Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS)

   • Jerry anchored an Ole Miss offense that accounted for 397 total yards and 35:49 time of possession in the Rebels' 23-7 win at Vanderbilt.   • Jerry finished the game with 14 finishes, 4 knock downs, graded 85% in run game and 97% in passing game.   • The Rebel offensive line allowed just one sack and had just 15 lost rushing yards in 43 attempts.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

TENARIUS WRIGHT
Defensive End
ARKANSAS
6-1, 238, Freshman, Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS)

   • Wright recorded three tackles, with two for losses, including a sack and two caused fumbles in Arkansas' 47-19 win against Texas A&M.   •  His first forced fumble came midway through the second quarter.  Texas A&M trailed 14-10, but had the ball on the Arkansas nine-yard line when Wright stripped A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson and UA's Jerry Franklin scooped the ball and ran 85 yards for a touchdown.   • His second forced fumble came on the Aggies' last drive of the game in the fourth quarter and stopped an A&M drive at the Arkansas 37-yard line.

FRESHMAN

 ONTERIO McCALEBB
Running Back/Return Specialist
AUBURN
5-10, 164, Fort Meade, Fla. (HS/Hargrave Military Academy)

   • McCalebb accumulated a game-high 204 all-purpose yards in Auburn's 26-22 win at Tennessee.   • Among his all-purpose yards were 51 yards rushing, 62 yards receiving, 91 yards on kickoff returns.   • His 52 yard kickoff return with 4:19 remaining in game set up game clinching field goal with :39 left.   • His 204 all-purpose yards were a career-best and team season high.

     OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 5

RB MARK INGRAM (Alabama) -- Rushed for 140 yards on 22 carries and a pair of touchdowns against Kentucky.

QB RYAN MALLETT (Arkansas) -- Completed 17-of-27 passes for 271 yards with four touchdowns and an interception against Texas A&M.

RB BEN TATE (Auburn) -- Accounted for 180 all-purpose yards, including 128 rushing yards on 25 carries and a touchdown, against Tennessee.

LB RENNIE CURRAN (Georgia) -- Had a career and game-high 16 total tackles, with 1.5 for losses, including a half-sack, against LSU.

WR A.J. GREEN (Georgia) -- Had five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown against LSU.

PK LONES SEIBER (Kentucky) -- Connected on two 49-yard field goals against Alabama.

RB/RS TRINDON HOLLIDAY (LSU) -- Logged 124 all-purpose yards against Georgia, including 40-yard return that set up game-winning touchdown.

WR SHAY HODGE (Ole Miss) -- Had a game-high eight catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Vanderbilt.

LB PATRICK TRAHAN (Ole Miss) -- Registered a career-high 11 tackles, including two sacks, against Vanderbilt.

RB ANTHONY DIXON (Mississippi State) -- Rushed for a game-high 106 yards on 18 carries against Georgia Tech.

DL PERNELL McPHEE (Mississippi State) -- Had career-high 11 total tackles with 3.5 for losses including a sack against Georgia Tech.

WR MOE BROWN (South Carolina) -- Caught six passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns against South Carolina State.

RB JARVIS GILES (South Carolina) -- Freshman rushed for 74 yards on 11 carries against South Carolina State.

RB MONTARIO HARDESTY (Tennessee) -- Rushed for 90 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown against Auburn.

RB WARREN NORMAN (Vanderbilt) -- Accumulated 241 all-purpose yards, including 86 rushing, 143 on kickoff returns and 12 receiving, against Ole Miss.

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