Monday, November 4, 2013
SEC players of the week
By Edward Aschoff
Here are the SEC players of the week as released by the league on Monday:
OFFENSE: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
DEFENSE: Victor Hampton, DB, South Carolina
- Rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries to lead Auburn to a 35-17 win at Arkansas. His four rushing touchdowns and 32 carries were both career-highs.
- Became the first Auburn player since Cam Newton at Kentucky in 2010 to rush for four or more touchdowns in a game.
- It was his fourth 100-yard rushing game in the last six contests.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Marshall Morgan, PK, Georgia
- Hampton was credited with eight tackles including six solo stops. He had three pass breakups and forced and recovered a fumble.
- The Gamecocks defense forced five turnovers.
FRESHMAN: Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri
- Morgan scored 11 points in the Bulldogs’ 23-20 win over Florida, including 3 for 3 on field goals.
- He highlighted his performance by drilling a 32-yard field goal as time expired in the first half and a 49-yarder earlier in the game.
- Morgan leads the SEC in scoring at 10.2 pts/game and is 13-for-15 on the year (misses from 52 and 39).
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: Justin Britt, LT, Missouri
- Led the No. 10 Tigers to a 31-3 victory Saturday over Tennessee to improve Mizzou to 8-1, 4-1 in SEC play. Accounted for 277 yards of total offense, as he became the first Mizzou QB since 2011 (James Franklin vs. North Carolina) to throw and rush for 100 yards in a game.
- Ended the night with 163 yards passing and 3 touchdowns (zero interceptions) and ran for a career-high 114 yards on 13 carries (an 8.8 avg. per attempt).
- His touchdown passes came from 9, 26 and 40 yards to three different receivers, and he did not take a sack on the night.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Garrison Smith, NG, Georgia
- Britt had another all-star performance as he helped pave and protect the way for a 502-yard night of total offense for Mizzou in its 31-3 win against Tennessee. Britt graded out at 94 percent, and he had five knockdown blocks, three pancake blocks and two cut blocks. Additionally, Britt allowed zero QB pressures and zero QB sacks.
- Mizzou rushed for 339 yards Saturday against Tennessee, marking its biggest rushing total in a conference game since 2003, when the Tigers ran for 376 yards in a 45-7 win against Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2003.
- Smith recorded a career-high nine tackles, including 2.5 sacks for loss of 12 yards, during Georgia’s 23-20 win over Florida.
- After coming into the game with 1.5 sacks this year and only a single sack during the first three years of his career, Smith is third on the team with four sacks and third with a total of 44 tackles this season.
- He led a defense that surrendered only a pair of touchdowns (which had drives of 14 and 50 yards) and a field goal.