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SEC weekly football honors

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CO-OFFENSE
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

• Game captain who set school record with sixth straight 100-yd receiving game.
• Set the Alabama school record for career receiving touchdowns (20).
• Hauled in 10 catches for 201 yds with three touchdowns.
• Cooper leads the nation in receptions and receiving yards.
• Just the fourth player in UA history to have three or more TD catches.
• Only time in Alabama history with a passer over 400 (Blake Sims), receiver over 200 (Cooper) and rusher over 100 (Derrick Henry).
• UA offense has gone over 500 yards in each of first four games.
• Offense currently ranks sixth nationally in terms of total offense.

Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
• Prescott turned in one of the most impressive performances in school history, accounting for 373 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead MSU to its first win over LSU in Tiger Stadium since 1991.
• Prescott rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries, including a dazzling 56-yard TD run in the third quarter against an LSU defense that had not allowed a point in the last 10 quarters entering the game.
• He also was an efficient 15-of-24 through the air for 268 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
• LSU came in having not allowed a passing TD all season. It was Prescott's third straight game of both 200 yards passing/100 yards rushing. He leads the nation in that category.
• The win was MSU's first over a top-10 team on the road since 1986. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Prescott's 89.9 QBR was the second-highest vs. LSU in last 10 years.
• The only QB with better QBR vs. LSU was Georgia's David Greene in 2004 (93.8).

DEFENSE

Joshua Holsey, DB, Auburn
• Career-high and game-high 11 tackles while helping the Tigers to a 20-14 win at No. 20 Kansas State.
• Part of an Auburn defense that held K-State to 40 yards rushing and 285 yards of total offense.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Darrius Sims, KR, Vanderbilt
• Sims became the first player in Southeastern Conference history to register two kickoff returns in a single game in a remarkable individual performance against ranked South Carolina.
• Sims' touchdown returns of 91 and 100 yards also matched an NCAA record achieved previously by 17 players, most recently in 2012.
• Sims also became the player in modern-day Vanderbilt history to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
• The performance left Sims ranked No. 4 in the NCAA with a 36.5-yard average on 10 kickoff returns this season. Sims is the only player this season in the NCAA with multiple touchdowns on kickoff returns.

FRESHMAN

Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
• Michel took over against Troy with 10 carries for a career-high 155 yards (15.5 avg.) and three touchdowns in just his third collegiate game.
• He had a 75-yard run which was the longest for Georgia since the 2013 opener and added one catch for five yards as the Bulldogs.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Ben Beckwith, OL, Mississippi State
• Beckwith graded out the highest and collected five knockdowns in MSU's first win at No. 8 LSU since 1991.
• Beckwith paved the way and provided protection for 570 yards of total offense, the most allowed by LSU since prior to 2005 (Miles era).
• The Bulldogs racked up 302 yards rushing on the ground, the squad's most since 333 yards at Auburn in 2011.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
• Dominated the Northern Illinois offensive line as he made a team-high nine tackles (four solo), 1.0 sack, 2.0 TFLs and forced a fumble.
• Forced his first fumble of the season by knocking the ball away from NIU QB Drew Hare. The ball was recovered by teammate Darius Philon and returned for a 14-yard touchdown. It was Arkansas' first fumble return for a touchdown since 2011.
• Flowers recorded his 35th and 36th career tackle for loss, extending his lead as the SEC's all-time active leader. The two tackles for loss also moved him into a tie for fifth on Arkansas' all-time career charts.
• The sack was the 13th on Flowers' career, ranking him second on the SEC's all-time active charts and tied for 13th in Razorback history.
• His nine tackles tie his season-high and are the most from a Razorback defensive lineman this season
• Helped Arkansas snap Northern Illinois' 17-game winning streak in true road games, the longest streak in the nation.