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Mizzou's Maty Mauk named SEC Freshman of the Week

BIRMINGHAM (SECDigitalNetwork.com) - The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its Football Players of the Week, recognizing performances from the 11th week of the 2013 season.

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 TD and INT
• His 214 yards are the most by a player in the SEC this season and tied for the third-highest by an Auburn QB 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 AU 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.

DEFENSE: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
• Signal caller on Alabama defense, led team with 12 tackles - 7 solo.
• Also had 1.5 TFL and 2 PBU *Held LSU to 284 total yards, just 52 in second half.
• Outscored LSU 21-3 in 2nd half and held Tigers to just one third down conversion.
• UA leads nation in scoring defense at 10.6 ppg.
• 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.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Chris Davis, RS, Auburn
• 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.
• His punt return for TD was the first by an Auburn player since 1970.
• The 127 punt return yards are the second most in school history.
• The 127 punt return yards are the most in the SEC this season and are the fifth-best in FBS this season.

FRESHMAN: Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri
• Led #9 Mizzou (#8 BCS) on the road past Kentucky by a score of 48-17 on Saturday in Lexington, Ky., helping the Tigers improve to 9-1 and 5-1 in SEC action.
• 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 also tacking on 24 rushing yards.
• Four of the five TD passes went to wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from distances of 8 yards, 7 yards, 22 yards and 7 yards, with a TD 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.
• Mauk is now 3-1 as a starter in relief of injured senior co-captain QB James Franklin.  Mauk also came in to get a "save" at Georgia in the 4th quarter of MU's 41-26 win on Oct. 12th, when he replaced the injured Franklin and extended MU's tenuous 28-26 lead at the time.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
• 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.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Caleb Azubike, DE, Vanderbilt
• 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 quarterback 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.
• The win marked Vanderbilt's first in the Swamp since 1945, and ended a 22-game Commodore losing streak in the series.

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