LSU awards tracker: Week 4
September, 25, 2012
By Gary Laney | ESPN.com
Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDefensive end Sam Montgomery had two sacks against Auburn on Saturday to highlight an excellent performance.BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here's how LSU players on awards watch lists are doing through four games:
DE Barkevious Mingo (Bednarik, Nagurski, Rotary Lombardi): Slowed by an ankle injury, Mingo is still sackless for the season and has just one tackle for loss. He does lead the team in quarterback hurries with five.
DE Sam Montgomery (Bednarik, Nagurski, Rotary Lombardi): Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week against Auburn after getting his second sack of the season and 3.5 tackles for loss, giving him six on the season. Has played best against better opponents.
S Eric Reid (Bednarik, Nagurski): Third on team with 20 tackles and has an interception and three passes broken up in a solid start.
C P.J. Lonergan (Rimington): An injury has caused him to miss a start and miss time last week against Auburn. LSU's success rushing (247.5 yards per game) helps.
TE Chase Clement (Mackey): His two receptions for 10 yards won't likely keep him as a candidate, although his run blocking remains valuable in the Tigers' power attack.
K Drew Alleman (Lou Groza): He's 20-for-20 on extra points and 5-for-7 on field goals. A rushed miss on a 34-yard attempt in the closing minute of the Auburn game hurts.
P Brad Wing (Ray Guy): Still booming them at a 45.4-yard average. He's booting more touchbacks than a year ago (three in three games), but he's still got seven inside the 20.
OT Alex Hurst (Outland, Rotary Lombardi): LSU's rushing success helps, but he's hurt by the Tigers' pass protection issues with seven sacks allowed in four games.
DT Bennie Logan (Outland): Never a big stat guy, Logan's numbers (12 tackles, two for loss) might not inspire voters, although his play has been consistently solid.
LB Kevin Minter (Butkus): After a quiet game against Auburn, he still leads Tigers with 25 tackles and three passes broken up to go with four tackles for loss.
Others: Defensive tackle Anthony Johnson has 4.5 tackles for loss and has been increasingly productive since becoming a starter two games ago, giving him a chance to join the Outland Trophy picture if he keeps producing
SEC West strong in AP top 25
12:00 PM ET Tennessee 12 Georgia 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky 3:30 PM ET Arkansas 6 Texas A&M 4:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech 5 Auburn 7:00 PM ET Missouri 13 South Carolina 7:30 PM ET Memphis 10 Ole Miss 7:30 PM ET New Mexico State 17 LSU