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Mizzou DT Harrold Brantley named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its Football Players of the Week, recognizing performances from the 13th week of the 2013 season.

OFFENSE: Terrence Magee, RB, LSU
• Rushed for a career-high 149 yards and 1 TD on 13 carries in win over No. 9 Texas A&M.
• Had a 65-yard run on LSU's third possession of the game that setup his 1-yard TD run to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead in the contest.
• Averaged 11.5 yards per carry as the Tigers racked up 324 yards on the ground, the most in an SEC game for the Tigers since a 52-3 win over Ole Miss in 2011.  

DEFENSE: Chase Garnham, LB, Vanderbilt
• Garnham paced the Commodore defense with 10 total tackles, including seven solo stops and a tackle for loss, in Vanderbilt's 14-10 victory over Tennessee.
• The 10-tackle total tied a career high for the three-year starting linebacker.
• Garnham's performance was a key factor in Vanderbilt limiting the Volunteer offense to 237 total yards and the fewest points scored by Tennessee against Vanderbilt since 1968.
• The victory in Knoxville marked the first time Vanderbilt has notched consecutive wins over Tennessee for the first time since the 1920s.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Harrold Brantley, DT, Missouri
• Had two huge plays that impacted the outcome of Mizzou's 24-10 road win Saturday at #24 Ole Miss, as he first blocked a Rebel field goal attempt in the 1st quarter to snuff out a scoring threat.  Mizzou led 7-0 at the time, and Ole Miss drove to the Tiger 1-yardline before being forced to settle for a 23-yard try.  Brantley got a big push and blocked the kick to give Mizzou back the ball with its lead intact.  Fellow freshman Josh Augusta was initially credited with the block, but after film review, it was definitely Brantley.
• Later, in the third quarter, after Ole Miss scored on its opening possession of the half to cut MU's lead to 17-10, Mizzou's offense went 3-and-out, but on 4th-and-2 from the MU 20-yardline, Brantley's number was called on a fake punt.  Serving as one of the shield protectors for the punt, Brantley took the direct snap and raced around to the left edge to daylight.  He made a nice move to shake one potential tackler near the first down line, and raced 26-yards to the Tiger 46-yardline to squelch the Ole Miss momentum.

Co-FRESHMAN: Rashard Robinson, DB, LSU
• In first career start, shut down Texas A&M's top receiver Mike Evans, holding him to just 4 catches and 51 yards.
• Matched with Evans in man-to-man coverage for most of the day and limited the SEC's leading receiver to his season SEC-low for receptions (4) and second-lowest yardage output in an SEC game this year (51) … Also held him without a TD.
• Evans came in with a league-best 12 receiving TDs … Had 2 tackles and his first career interception in the game … Interception came on A&M's first possession of second half and resulted in a LSU touchdown 9 plays later that stretched the Tiger lead to 31-10.

CO-FRESHMAN: Paris Head, DB, Vanderbilt
• Inserted into the Vanderbilt defensive secondary after injuries forced both starting cornerbacks to the sidelines, Head contributed two key interceptions in the Commodores' 14-10 victory over Tennessee.
• Head's second pick ended a Tennessee threat deep in Vanderbilt territory in the fourth quarter. His interception of a Volunteer fake field goal attempt came at the Vanderbilt 10-yard line with Tennessee leading 10-7.  
• Head's performance at cornerback helped the Commodores limit Tennessee to 53 passing yards, 237 total yards. The secondary also picked off three Volunteer passes.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Gabe Jackson, OL, Mississippi State
• Jackson was credited with three pancake blocks and was instrumental in the Bulldogs totaling 488 yards of offense, including 209 on the ground.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Garrison Smith, DE, Georgia
• Smith was Georgia's second-leading tackler against Kentucky with seven tackles, including two sacks for 10 yards and three tackles for loss of 11 yards.
• He also forced a pair of fumbles, one of those leading to a Bulldog touchdown.
• Smith moved to fourth on the team's tackle list with 58.
• He helped anchor a defense that held Kentucky to 211 total yards on offense, including just 62 on the ground.

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