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SEC Weekly Honors Announced

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OFFENSE

Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

• Totaled 27 carries for 212 yards (7.9 avg.) and 2 TDs in 49-28 win at Texas Tech.

• His 212 rushing yards were the ninth-most in school history and the most since Darren McFadden rushed for an SEC record 321 yards vs. South Carolina in 2007.

• Helped the Razorbacks accumulate 438 rushing yards on the afternoon, the second consecutive game Arkansas has rushed for 430-plus yards.

• Put an exclamation mark on the impressive non-conference victory with an 84-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, the eighth longest TD run in school history.

• Collins now leads the SEC with 411 total rushing yards and ranks second with five rushing TDs on the season (behind his teammate RB Jonathan Williams who has six).

• Helped Arkansas control the clock with a 40:39 to 19:21 time of possession advantage and run for seven TDs, the most rushing TDs Arkansas has rushed for in a single-game since 2001.

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• The road win was Arkansas' first since Oct. 6, 2012 at Auburn and the Razorbacks' first non-conference road win since Sept. 13, 2003 at Texas.

DEFENSE

Shane Ray, DL, Missouri

• The younger half of Mizzou's dynamic defensive end duo (with senior Markus Golden), Ray had himself a career game in Mizzou's 38-10 win over UCF Saturday. Ray tied a career high with 7 tackles and 2.0 QB sacks (his 2nd-straight 2-sack game), and established a new career-high with 4.0 tackles for loss (26 yards in all) as the Tiger defense pitched a 2nd-half shutout. All 7 of Ray's tackles vs. UCF were solo stops.

• Ray's sacks on Saturday came in big situations, with the first on a 3rd-and-8 from the UCF 47-yardline and the second on a 4th-and-3 from the MU 25-yardline in the 4th quarter. The latter sack forced a fumble which was recovered by Mizzou to end the Knight scoring threat.

• Through 3 games, Ray leads the SEC and ranks 2nd in the NCAA in tackles for loss per game (2.5) while he's currently 2nd in the league and 5th nationally in QB sacks per game (1.67).

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kyle Christy, P, Florida

• Recorded six punts for 292 yards (48.7 yds/punt avg.), 4 inside the 20 and 3 fair caught against Kentucky.

• Five of Christy's nine punts this season have gone for 50+ yards (4 vs. Kentucky).

• Kicked a season-high 61-yard punt; six yards shy of matching career-long.

• Christy ranks first in the SEC with a 48.6 season punting average through Week 3.

FRESHMAN

Garrett Johnson, WR, Kentucky

• Caught six passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns at Florida.

• 154 receiving yards is a Kentucky freshman record.

• First UK freshman to catch two touchdowns in a game since Randall Cobb in 2008.

• Caught TD passes of 60 and 33 yards, both of which put UK ahead at the time.

• Averaged 25.7 yards per reception.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina

• The senior left tackle helped the Gamecock offense roll up 38 points and 447 yards of offense in a 38-35 win over No. 6 Georgia.

• The Gamecocks had 176 yards on the ground and 271 through the air. Carolina recorded four scoring drives of exactly 75 yards in the contest.

• Robinson graded out at 86 percent while giving up no pressures or sacks.

• He had 11 knockdown blocks including three pancakes. When the Gamecocks needed to ground out yards late in the game, most plays went to the left side, manned by Robinson and senior All-America guard A.J. Cann.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State

• Smith continued his torrid start, blocking his second field goal of the season, collecting a game-high two sacks and forcing a fumble for the fourth time in his career all in three quarters of football.

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• On South Alabama's second possession of the game, Smith blocked his nation-leading second field goal on a 31-yard attempt.

• He tied a career high with two sacks, which was the most by an MSU player since he did it against LSU last season.

• In the third quarter he forced a fumble with USA in the redzone, not allowing MSU to give up a touchdown on the day in a 35-3

victory. The Jaguars managed only 57 yards rushing.