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Razorbacks DeMarcus Love and Jerry Franklin earn SEC honors

From the Southeastern Conference

SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Nov. 18-20)

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JORDAN JEFFERSON

Quarterback

LSU

6-5 • 224 • Jr. • St. Rose, La.

 

• Jefferson threw for a career-high 254 yards and one touchdown and added 45 rushing yards and another score in LSU's 43-36 win against Ole Miss.

 

• He completed 13-of-17 passes (76.5 percent) against the Rebels, in LSU's best offensive game of the season with 470 total yards.

 

• Jeffeson also scored on a two-point conversion on LSU's final touchdown which gave the Tigers the final winning margin.

 

• He guided the Tigers on three fourth-quarter drives, including the game-winning score with 44 seconds left in the contest.

 

• LSU's 470 yards were the most by the Tigers since Georgia in 2008, a span of 30 games.

 

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JERRY FRANKLIN

Linebacker

ARKANSAS

6-1 • 241 • Jr. • Marion, Ark.

 

• Franklin tallied a career-high 20 tackles (eight solos) in Arkansas' 38-31 double-overtime victory at Mississippi State.

 

• He matched his career-high with two tackles for loss (-5 yards), including a sack for -4 yards.

 

• State's offense ran 100 plays during the game with Franklin recording stops on 20 percent of those plays.

 

• Franklin's 20 tackles were the most by any player in the nation this past week and ied for the fourth-highest single-game total in the nation this season.

 

• The mark is tied for the 10th highest in a single game in Arkansas history and were the most by a Razorback since Ken Hamlin's 22 against Troy in 2002.

 

SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JOSH JASPER

Punter / Kicker

LSU

5-11 • 171 • Sr. • Memphis, Tenn.

 

• Jasper scored 11 points, including three field goals and two extra-points, in LSU's 43-36 win against Ole Miss.

 

• In his only punt attempt, he hit a 43-yarder that started an Ole Miss drive at its own 4-yard line. He also had one touchback on nine kickoff attempts.

 

• Ole Miss' average starting field position on punts and kickoffs was its own 25-yard line.

 

• Jasper's field goals were from 24, 25 and 31 yards.

 

• This season, Jasper has hit 23-of-27 field goals and 29-of-30 extra-points, en route to a team-high 98 points this season.

 

• He is second in SEC history in career FG percentage (85.7 / 42 of 49).

 

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

DeMARCUS LOVE

Tackle

ARKANSAS

6-5 • 315 • Sr. • Lancaster, Texas

 

• Love and the offensive line paved the way for Arkansas' 488 yards of total offense on 61 plays, an average of 8.0 yards per play, in the Razorbacks' 38-31 double-overtime win at Mississippi State.

 

• Love was key in blocking for Knile Davis' 187 yards rushing and Ryan Mallett's 305 passing yards.

 

• Mississippi State came into the contest ranked #16 in scoring defense.

 

SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

GERALD WILLIAMS

End

TENNESSEE

6-3 • 245 • Sr. • Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

 

• Williams notched a career-high eight tackles (six solos), including a pair of tackles-for-loss, a sack and a quarterback pressure in Tennessee's 24-10 win at Vanderbilt.

 

• He also blocked a Vanderbilt 45-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter. It was the Vols' first blocked FG since Dan Williams tipped Kentucky's second OT three-point attempt in 2007.

 

• For the first three quarters, the Vol defense held the Commodores to 155 total yards on 53 attempts, an average of 2.92 yards per attempt.

 

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

MARCUS LATTIMORE

Running Back

SOUTH CAROLINA

6-0 • 218 • Duncan, S.C.

 

• Lattimore rushed for 102 yards on seven carries with three touchdowns in South Carolina's 69-24 win against Troy.

 

• Lattimore scored all three of his touchdowns in the first 6:30 of the game. He scored on a 17-yard run on Carolina's first play from scrimmage. He also added an 8-yard TD run and a 5-yard scamper in the Gamecocks' ensuing drives.

 

• Lattimore has scored 19 touchdowns this season, which is one shy of the SEC freshman record held by Reggie Cobb of Tennessee (20 in 1987).

 

• His 1,066 rushing yards this season is also 7th among freshmen in SEC history. He needs 47 yards to move to 6th (Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 1,113 in 2005).

 

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 12

 

OL WILLIAM VLACHOS (Alabama) -- Received the top grade among Alabama offensive linemen while the Tide amassed 478 yards against Georgia State.

 

CB DEE MILLINER (Alabama) -- True freshman had four solo tackles with two for losses, one interception and two pass deflections against Georgia State.

 

RB KNILE DAVIS (Arkansas) -- Posted career-high totals with 30 carries and 187 yards with two rushing TDs and caught game-winning TD in second OT against Mississippi State.

 

RB CHRIS RAINEY (Florida) -- Led Gators with 111 all-purpose yards with 87 rushing and 23 receiving yards against Appalachian State.

 

LB RONALD POWELL (Florida) -- Tallied career-high nine total tackles (six solos) with one for a loss against Appalachian State.

 

OT JOSEPH BARKSDALE (LSU) -- Played 60 snaps and had seven knockdowns as LSU had season-best 470 yards against Ole Miss.

 

LB JONATHAN CORNELL (Ole Miss) -- Tallied 10 total tackles, with two for losses, including a sack, against LSU.

 

RB VICK BALLARD (Miss. State) -- Rushed for 150 yards on 33 carries and three TDs against Arkansas.

 

QB CHRIS RELF (Miss. State) -- Completed 20-of-30 passes for 224 yards and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas.

 

OG ROKEVIOUS WATKINS (South Carolina) -- Received game ball after Gamecocks rolled up 461 total yars on 61 plays vs. Troy, including 320 yards on 29 plays in the first half.

 

WR JUSTIN HUNTER (Tennessee) -- Set school freshman record with his six TD catch of the season, a 15-yarder, against Vanderbilt.

 

DB CASEY HAYWARD (Vanderbilt) -- Tallied five total tackles with one for a loss, an interception and two pass deflections against Tennessee.

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