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Week 11: Football Players of the Week

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OFFENSE
Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama

  • Became the first quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 300 yards (347) and rush for 100 yards (100) in the same game.
  • Accounted for 447 yards of total offense, which ranks as the third-best total in school history.
  • His five total touchdowns - 4 passing and 1 rushing - tied the Alabama record for touchdowns responsibility in a game, matching Shaun Alexander, Santonio Beard and Gary Hollingsworth.
  • Hurts completed 28-of-37 passes (75.7 percent) for 347 yards passing and five touchdowns, which is the second most passing scores in a game in school history.
  • He also rushed 11 times for 100 yards and one touchdown, averaging 9.1 yards per carry.
  • Hurts finished with a passer rating of 184.72 and averaged nearly a first down (9.3 yards per play) every time he touched the football.
  • He now has 27 total touchdowns this season (16 passing, 11 rushing) in 10 games to rank fifth in single-season history at Alabama.
  • His 735 rushing yards now ranks second among quarterbacks in program history.

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

  • Rushed for a career-best 252 yards and 2 TDs in 38-10 win over Arkansas.
  • Broke the LSU record for longest rushing TD with a 96-yard run in the fourth quarter.
  • It was also the longest scoring play from scrimmage in LSU history.
  • Averaged 12.0 yards per carry as the Tigers racked up 390 rushing and five rushing TDs in the win over the Razorbacks.
  • The 252 yards is the second-highest total in school history.

DEFENSE
Maurice Smith, DB, Georgia

  • Smith had a third quarter interception and returned it 34 yards for the Bulldogs' only touchdown during the 13-7 win over #8 Auburn.
  • This was Smith's second pick this year and the first he returned for a score since his high school playing career.
  • Smith also had three tackles during a Georgia defensive effort that held Auburn to just 7 points which matches a career low under coach Gus Malzahn with the Tigers.
  • The Tigers had been averaging 494.1 yards per game this season and 43.0 points per game over the last five contests coming into Saturday. Auburn finished the game with only 164 total yards and was just 2-for-12-on third downs. Under Malzahn, the Tigers were averaging 32.4 points in road games coming in to the contest.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Gary Wunderlich, PK, Ole Miss

  • Nailed three field goals including the game-winning 39-yarder with 37 seconds left to lift Ole Miss at eighth-ranked Texas A&M.
  • Also connected on FGs of 25 and 24 yards while making two PATs.
  • Punted four times for a 40.5-yard average, including a 47-yarder.
  • Moved into third place in school history in career points scored (252) and third on the career FGs made list (44).

FRESHMAN
Shea Patterson, QB, Ole Miss

  • ​Shattered records and led a fourth-quarter comeback win in his debut for Ole Miss at eighth-ranked Texas A&M.
  • Trailing by 15 in the 4th quarter, Patterson tossed a pair of touchdowns and set up the game-winning field goal with 37 seconds left.
  • Set Rebel records for passing yards (338) and total yards (402) in a single game by a freshman.
  • Completed 25 of 42 passes and rushed for 64 yards on 15 attempts.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Martez Ivey, OL, Florida

  • Ivey, the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in Week 9, and the rest of the Gator offensive line did well in protecting Florida in both rushing and passing.
  • Florida gave up just one sack and allowed no QB hurries, which aided quarterback Austin Appleby in throwing for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and it also helped running back Jordan Scarlett to a career-high 134 yards on the ground and his second game of 100+ yards this year.

Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

  • Played every snap (67) in LSU's 38-10 win over Arkansas.
  • Led LSU with 11 knockdown blocks as the Tigers racked up 547 total yards, including 390 on the ground, in the victory.
  • LSU averaged 7.6 yards on 51 rushing attempts ... Helped pave the way for Derrius Guice's 252 rushing yards, the second-highest total in LSU history.
  • Guice also scored on the longest play from scrimmage in LSU history, a 96-yard run in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach.
  • Its the fourth time in five games under Ed Orgeron that LSU has broken an offensive school record.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

  • Had a very impactful and disruptive day as he helped lead Mizzou to a much-needed 26-17 win at home over Vanderbilt, breaking Mizzou's 5-game losing streak (and 11-game conference losing streak). Ended the game with 9 tackles, including 2.5 QB sacks, and 3.5 tackles for loss in all.
  • Also forced a fumble on one of his sacks, while getting loose for a pair of QB pressures.
  • Vanderbilt had allowed only 15 sacks on the season in 9 previous games coming into Saturday, but Harris and his line mates were very effective, as they combined for 6.0 sacks total, for 41 yards in losses.
  • Harris ranks 4th in the SEC through 10 games with 8.0 QB sacks, and is also 7th in the league in tackles for loss (11.0).