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Week four Players of the Week

1147 days ago
SEC staff
Photo: B.C. Romano

OFFENSE

LSU Tigers Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
• Reset his career-high for rushing yards for the third straight game with 244 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries in 34-24 win over Syracuse.
• The 244 rushing yards rank No. 3 in LSU history and represents the most in a road game for an LSU player ... Averaged 9.4 yards per carry.
• Had a 87 yard touchdown run negated by penalty in the second half.
• Scored on runs of 62 and 14 yards against Syracuse defense that went into game ranked No. 3 in nation against the run, allowing just 46.7 yards a contest.
• Became quickest player to 500 and 600 yards in a season in school history....First player in LSU history with back-to-back 200-yard rushing games.
• With 631 yards in first 3 games, it's the most by any player in the FBS over last 15 years ... Game also marked his 6th straight 100-yard game and eighth of career (LSU 7-1 in those games).

DEFENSE

Mississippi State Bulldogs Richie Brown, LB, Mississippi State
• Brown finished with a game-high and career highs in tackles (13), sacks (2) and tackles for loss (3.0) in a 17-9 road win at No. 25 Auburn.
• Of Brown's 13 tackles, 12 were of the solo variety as MSU held Auburn without a touchdown for the first time in a game in the Gus Malzahn era (since 2013).
• The 12 solo tackles tied for the most by an SEC player in a conference game this season.
• Brown has collected 10-plus tackles in three of his first four games. Brown and the Bulldogs held Auburn to zero touchdowns on four redzone chances.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Texas A&M Aggies Christian Kirk, KR/WR, Texas A&M
• Kirk returned four kickoffs for 77 yards to go along with his 173 receiving yards and five rushing yards for a total of 255 all-purpose yards against Arkansas.
• Kirk caught eight passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns including the 20-yard game-winner in overtime.

FRESHMAN

Florida Gators Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
• Hauled in five catches for a career-high 112 receiving yards .
• Only the second true freshman in Florida Gator history to have a 100-yard receiving game.
• Caught the go-ahead 64-yard touchdown reception on fourth and 14 to give Florida the fourth-quarter comeback victory against Tennessee.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Ole Miss Rebels Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss
• Started at LT for the third straight game and helped lead Ole Miss to a hard-fought victory over Vanderbilt.
• Helped pave the way for a 133-yard rushing performance for Jaylen Walton.
• Ole Miss piled up 472 total yards of offense and has eclipsed 400 yards in every game this year.
• The Rebels capitalized on five of six red-zone chances and have converted 20 of 21 chances inside the 20 this year.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Kentucky Wildcats Cory Johnson, DT, Kentucky
• Had a career-high 11 tackles in Kentucky's win over Missouri, UK's first win over a ranked opponent since 2010.
• Combined with Josh Forrest on a 15-yard quarterback sack.
• Three of his tackles came on third downs, forcing Missouri punts.
• Seven of his tackles came on plays gaining three yards or less.
• Helped limit Mizzou to 13 points vs. an offense that came in averaging 23.3 points per game.