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SEC football week 12 honors

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OFFENSE
Russell Hansbrough, RB, Missouri

• Playing in his home state of Texas, Hansbrough led Mizzou to a huge 34-27 road win at #24 Texas A&M Saturday evening, thanks to his career-high 199 rushing yards. He averaged 9.9 yards per carry, as he rushed 20 times, which included TD runs of 49 and 45 yards on consecutive 3rd-quarter possessions as the Tigers rallied from a 13-6 halftime deficit.
• Hansbrough's 199 yards marked the most rushing yards by a Tiger running back in a conference game since Oct. 10, 1998, when All-American Devin West ran for 252 yards (on 40 carries, 6.3 avg.) at Iowa State. The total also ranks 13th on Mizzou's single-game rushing list.
• Thanks to Hansbrough's career night (his previous rushing best was 126 vs. South Dakota State on Aug. 30, 2014), Mizzou ran for a season-high 335 yards, surpassing the previous season best of 244 yards, while amassing a season-best 587 yards of total offense.
• Hansbrough leads Mizzou with 790 rushing yards and 9 TDs on the year, while he's averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. He now ranks 10th in the SEC in rushing with his 79.0 per game average.

DEFENSE
Nick Perry, S, Alabama

• Had the best game of his career with a game-high and career-high 12 tackles (9 solo) including a half TFL.
• Recorded one of three Dak Prescott interceptions when he picked him off at the UA 22-yard line to end a seven-play, 50-yard drive and keep the Tide ahead 5-0 in the 2nd quarter.
• Helped Alabama take a 19-3 halftime lead as defense limited conference's top offense to 146 total yards in the first two quarters.
• Three of his tackles came on third down with the first stopping the Bulldogs short on a third and six rush on the following drive in the 2nd quarter.
• The defense also got on the board first in the game with its first safety of the year in the first quarter .
• The victory was the first-ever for Alabama over a No. 1 team at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
• UA now ranks second nationally in scoring defense and sixth nationally in total defense.

Martrell Spaight, LB, Arkansas
• Led the Razorbacks with 10 tackles (five solo) and posted 1.0 sack, 1.0 TFL and forced a fumble in the 17-0 shutout victory over No. 17 LSU
• His sack of LSU QB Anthony Jennings came on LSU's second possession of the game, stalling a drive that led to a Tigers punt
• Stripped Jennings midway through the fourth quarter as Arkansas recovered to preserve the first Razorback shutout against an SEC team since 2002 at South Carolina
• Helped the Razorback defense limit LSU to -1 yards in the first quarter, their lowest output in a quarter this season
• The Razorback defense held LSU to just 123 yards of total offense, the lowest output for the Tigers since Oct. 6, 2012
• Has made nine or more stops in six consecutive games
• Leads the Razorbacks in tackles in seven of the 10 games played this season

SPECIAL TEAMS
JK Scott, P, Alabama

• True freshman punted seven times for 319 yards (45.6 average) in the win over No. 1 Mississippi State.
• Dropped five of the seven inside the 20.
• Leads the nation with 53.5 percent (23-of-43) of his punts inside the 20.
• Helped Alabama take a 19-3 lead at halftime with all four of his punts landing inside the 20 and Mississippi State's average start in the first half was the 15-yard line.
• Long punt was 56 yards.
• Alabama ranks second nationally in net punting (43.28) and Scott is second individually in the NCAA stats with an average of 46.8 yards per punt.
• The victory was the first-ever for Alabama over a No. 1 team at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

FRESHMAN
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

• Chubb had his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game thanks to 144 yards on 19 carries (7.6 avg.) and two touchdowns, including a 9-yard run on a 4th-and-1 situation to put the Bulldogs' up 14-7, and two catches for 48 yards during Georgia's 34-7 win over #9 Auburn.
• He became the 12th Bulldog in school history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season; Chubb is the first freshman to reach 1,000+ since Todd Gurley in 2012 (1,385).
• Chubb has started the last five games at tailback and has 815 yards on 121 carries (6.7 yds/carry) and seven rushing touchdowns.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Dan Skipper, OT, Arkansas

• Graded out at 83 percent, the team's highest mark in the 17-0 shutout win over No. 17 LSU.
• Part of an offensive line that allowed just one sack against the SEC's best pass defense.
• Protected QB Brandon Allen as he completed 16 of 27 passes for 169 yards against the SEC's best pass defense.
• Matched a team high with seven knockdowns against a stout LSU run defense.
• Did not miss an assignment on any of his 62 plays.
• Helped the Razorback offense score 17 points against the third-best defense in the SEC.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

• Recorded seven tackles, 2.0 sacks, and 4.0 tackles for loss in Tennessee's 50-16 win over Kentucky.
• Extended his Tennessee freshman record in sacks (9) and tackles for loss (18).
• Ranks third in the SEC in sacks (9) and tied for 1st in tackles for loss (18).
• Has multi-sack efforts in three of his last four games (8 total) and last two consecutive.
• Has 15 tackles for loss in his last six games.