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SEC players of the week

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Oct. 17)

OFFENSE

MARK INGRAM

Running Back

ALABAMA

  • 5-10 215 Sophomore Flint, Mich. (Southwestern Academy)
  • Ingram rushed for a career-high 246 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown and also caught two passes for 23 yards in Alabama's 20-6 win against South Carolina.
  • Ingram's rushing total is the highest ever in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium and third most in Alabama history.
  • In Alabama's fourth-quarter 68-yard scoring drive, Ingram carried the ball on all six plays, ending in a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Tide ahead, 20-6.
  • Ingram had 146 yards on the first half, including a game-long 54 yarder, which set up an Alabama field goal.
  • Ingram leads the SEC, averaging 129.3 rushing yards per game, and 11 touchdowns.

DEFENSE

MICAH JOHNSON

Linebacker

KENTUCKY

  • 6-2 258 Senior Fort Campbell, Ky. (HS)
  • Johnson had a game-high 14 tackles, eight solo and six assists, in Kentucky's 21-14 win at Auburn.
  • He was also credited with one tackle for loss (-1 yard). Play came on Auburn's finel drive, on 2nd-and 2, forcing third down conversion attempt.
  • As a team, Kentucky limited Auburn to seven offensive points and 315 offensive yards, season lows in both categories; Auburn entered the game averaging 38.3 points and 489.8 yards total offense per game.
  • Johnson is fifth in the SEC in average tackles per game (8.7).

SPECIAL TEAMS

CALEB STURGIS

Kicker

FLORIDA

  • 5-10 190 Sophomore St. Augustine, Fla. (HS)
  • Sturgis' game-winning 27-yard field goal in Florida's 23-20 win against Arkansas was the Gators' first game-winner since a Matt Leach 33-yard field goal with 33 seconds to beat Georgia 16-13 on Nov. 1, 2003.
  • Sturgis was successful on a 51-yard field goal attempt goal with 10:53 to play in the third quarter. It was the longest since Leach connected on a 52-yard attempt against Georgia on Oct. 30, 2004.
  • The field goal was the third-longest in the SEC this season.
  • He is now 10-for-12 (.833) on the season, 4-for-5 from between 20-29 yards, 5-for-6 from between 30-39 yards and 1-for-1 from beyond 50 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

DAVERIN GERALDS

Center

OLE MISS

  • 6-2 305 Senior Baton Rouge, La. (Scottlandville HS)
  • Geralds anchored an offensive line which helped produce 501 yards of total offense in a 48-13 victory over UAB.
  • The Rebel offense averaged 7.8 yards on 64 total offensive plays. The offensive line did not allow a sack in the game.
  • Geralds was credited with four knock-downs and four finishes, while grading 91 percent in the run game and 95 percent in the passing game.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

GENO ATKINS

Defensive Tackle

GEORGIA

  • 6-1 290 Senior Pembroke Pines, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
  • Atkins matched his career high with eight tackles, including one tackle for loss, during Georgia's 34-10 road win over Vanderbilt.
  • Atkins came off of the bench to tie for second on the Bulldogs in tackles versus the Commodores.
  • He helped anchor a defensive front which held the Commodores under 300 yards of total offense and shut the Commodores out during the first and fourth quarters.

FRESHMAN

COREY BROOMFIELD

Defensive Back

MISSISSIPPI STATE

  • 5-10 170

Palm Bay, Fla. (Bayside HS)

  • Broomfield recorded five total tackles (all solos) with one for a loss (-2 yards), two interceptions and a pass deflection in Mississippi State's 27-6 win at Middle Tennessee.
  • Broomfield's first pick came early in the fourth quarter halting an MTSU drive in Bulldog territory.
  • Broomfield ended Middle Tennessee's next drive on an interception.
  • The Bulldogs held the Blue Raiders to 248 total yards, including 42 on the ground, and forced four turnovers (all interceptions).

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 7

LB ROLANDO McCLAIN (Alabama) - Had seven tackles (5 solos) with one for a loss, a pass deflection and two QB pressures against South Carolina.

DT DEQUINTA JONES (Arkansas) -- Had five total tackles with two sacks (-19 yards) against Florida.

WR GREG CHILDS (Arkansas) -- Had four catches for 135 yards and a touchdown against Florida.

RB DENNIS JOHNSON (Arkansas) -- Had 246 all-purpose yards, including 107 yards rushing on 14 carries, against Florida.

RB BEN TATE (Auburn) -- Rushed for 132 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown against Kentucky.

LB JOSH BYNES (Auburn) -- Had team-high 9 total tackles (6 solos) with a sack (-7 yards) and a quarterback pressure against Kentucky.

DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM (Florida) -- Had six tackles, with four for losses, including two sacks against Arkansas.

WR A.J. GREEN (Georgia) -- Had three catches for 95 yards, including a 65-yard TD reception against Vanderbilt.

QB/WR RANDALL COBB (Kentucky) -- Had 109 yards rushing on 12 carries and a 4-yard TD run, which was the game-winner in the 4th quarter, against Auburn.

QB JEVAN SNEAD (Ole Miss) -- Completed 15-of-22 passes for 240 yards with 3 TDs against UAB.

RB ANTHONY DIXON (Mississippi State) -- Became Miss. State's all-time leading rusher with 135 yards on 27 carries and two TDs against Middle Tennessee.

WR ALSHON JEFFERY (South Carolina) -- Had four catches for 83 yards against Alabama.

LB SHAQ WILSON (South Carolina) -- Had team-high tying 11 tackles (4 solos) with 1.5 for losses (-2) and an interception against Alabama.

RB WARREN NORMAN (Vanderbilt) -- Rushed for team-high 52 yards on 14 carries, had two catches for 27 yards and had 71 kickoff return yards on 4 attempts against Georgia.

LB CHRIS MARVE (Vanderbilt) -- Had team-high tying 9 tackles (7 solos) with one for a 3-yard loss against Georgia.

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