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Week 3: Football Players of the Week

92 days ago
SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

  • In just his third career start, engineered an 11-point second half comeback for LSU in the 22-21 win over No. 7 Auburn.
  • Threw a 71-yard TD pass to Derrick Dillon with 8:18 left in game to pull LSU to within 21-19 ... Drove the Tigers 52 yards on 14 plays, which included two third-down conversions and one fourth-down conversion, to setup game-winning field goal as time expired.
  • Completed 15-of-34 passes for a career-best 249 yards and a TD ... Rushed for 22 yards.
  • Is now 3-0 as LSU's starter as the Tigers went without a turnover for the third straight game.

DEFENSE
Christian Miller, LB, Alabama

  • Miller turned in a career game in Oxford as the Crimson Tide held the league's No. 1 scoring offense to seven points - 54.5 points below the Rebels' season average.
  • Registered a career-best 2.5 sacks for a loss of 11 yards.
  • Recorded a career-high five tackles with three solo stops
  • Tide limited the Rebels to 248 yards of total offense, a staggering 348 yards below their season average.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Cole Tracy, PK, LSU

  • Kicked game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired to lead LSU to a 22-21 comeback win over No. 7 Auburn.
  • The 42-yarder was his third field goal of the game and capped an 11-point comeback for LSU ... Made field goals of 33 yards (2nd quarter) and 27-yards (3rd quarter).
  • His third quarter field goal made it a one score game at 21-13.
  • Is believed to be the first kicker to have a "walk-off" field goal to win a game in regulation for LSU since Oct. 25, 1941 vs. Florida.

FRESHMAN
Jalen Knox, WR, Missouri

  • True freshman wideout stepped up for the injured Emanuel Hall and delivered in a big way, as he caught 5 passes for 110 yards (both career highs) and his first collegiate touchdown, in helping Mizzou to a big 40-37 road win at Purdue Saturday evening.
  • His score came on a beautiful skinny post route that he caught in stride from QB Drew Lock early in the second quarter that he took untouched for a 59-yard TD which put the Tigers on top, 20-10.
  • Knox's output marked only the 5th time in program history that a true freshman has had a 100-yard receiving game.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

  • Jenkins did not allow any QB pressures as MSU's offense racked up 607 yards of total offense in a 56-10 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • The Bulldogs amassed 331 yards rushing and averaged 8.5 yards per play.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins has only allowed 1 hurry this entire season on 84 total pass blocks.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Jabari Zuniga, DL, Florida

  • Zuniga was a force to be reckoned with on the Gators defensive line against Colorado State. The junior started his third straight game at defensive end and produced a career-high 2.5 sacks for a loss of 25 yards. He also recorded five tackles and a quarterback hurry.
  • He was part of a defensive line that sacked Colorado State's KJ Carta-Samuels five times throughout the game and recorded five sacks for the first time since the 2017 season opener against Michigan.