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Week 10: Football Players of the Week

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Jordan Ta'amu, QB, Ole Miss

  • Tossed for career highs of 382 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner with five seconds left to capture an SEC road win at Kentucky.
  • Completed 31-of-40 passes, including eight of his final nine attempts on the game-winning drive.
  • The 77.5 completion percentage set an Ole Miss single-game record (minimum of 40 attempts), breaking Stewart Patridge's mark of 76.7 percent in 1997.
  • Became the first QB in Rebel history to total 750 yards in back-to-back SEC games (368 yards last week).


Ronnie Harrison, DB, Alabama

  • The junior safety helped key another strong defensive performance for the top-ranked Crimson Tide in a 24-10 win over No. 19 LSU.
  • He finished with six tackles, three solo stops and half of a sack (-3 yards) to lead the Alabama defense in production points.
  • Harrison also recorded his third interception of the season and returned is six yards to setup the Tide's second touchdown.
  • He helped limit the Tigers to just 155 yards passing and a completion percentage of just 48.4 percent for a passer rating of just 83.94.

Anthony Sherrils, S, Missouri

  • Came up with two key turnovers Saturday against Florida that the Tigers converted into 14 points that keyed Mizzou's 45-16 win over Florida.
  • Had 6 tackles and added a fumble recovery in the first quarter and an interception in the second quarter to help the cause.
  • Fumble recovery came on punt coverage unit, as he jumped on a muffed punt at the Gator 11-yardline in the first quarter to set up Mizzou's first score and a 7-0 lead. His interception (first of the season) came in the second quarter with MU leading 21-3, and that turned into points as well as the offense drove for a TD and a 28-3 lead.
  • Also made a tackle at the goal line that kept a Florida running back from scoring a TD, and after a loss on the next snap, Florida had to settle for a field goal, as the Tiger defense kept the Gators out of the endzone until just five minutes left in the game, with the TD coming against the reserve unit.

JK Scott, P, Alabama

  • JK Scott flipped the field for the Crimson Tide throughout the game and was critical to Alabama's 24-10 victory over No. 19 LSU.

  • He punted eight times for 413 yards, averaging 51.6 yards per punt with a long of 58.

  • Pinned six of his eight kicks inside the Tigers' 20 yard line with four downed inside the 11 yard line

  • Had five punts of 50 or more yards and two more 48 yard punts.

  • Forced five fair catches and had two more punts downed

  • Allowed just one return for two yards, to average 51.4 net yards per punt

  • Had placed 63 percent (20 of 32) of his punts inside the opponent's 20 yard line this season with 19 fair catches, only two touchbacks and only one punt returned (2 yards) while averaging 41.16 net yards per punt.

DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

  • Tied a career high with two touchdown catches, including the spectacular game-winner with five seconds left to capture an SEC road win at Kentucky.

  • Finished the day with five catches for a game-high 83 yards.

  • The first touchdown grab for 58 yards was Ole Miss' seventh TD catch this season greater than 50 yards.

  • Leads all SEC freshman in receptions, receiving yards and TD catches.

Aidan Marshall, P, Auburn

  • True freshman had a career day, with five punts for an average of 47.4 yards, including a 70 yarder.
  • His 47.4 per-punt average was the fourth best by an Auburn punter in the last 10 years (min. 5 punts). 70-yard punt in the second quarter was the longest by an Auburn punter since Kody Bliss's 71-yarder in 2006 since Tulane and was the sixth-longest punt in Auburn history.
  • It was the longest Auburn punt in an SEC game in 17 years (Damon Duval 70 yarder at Ole Miss in 2000).
  • His efforts resulted in no returns/return yards by Texas A&M's Christian Kirk, who entered the game averaging 13.8 yards per return.

Braden Smith, RG, Auburn

  • Helped Auburn register 496 yards of total offense, including 228 on the ground and 268 in air.
  • Part of an Auburn offense that scored 42 points, marking the fifth time in the last six SEC games the Tigers have scored 40 or more points.
  • Graded out at 87 percent with a season-high 13 blocks, including eight that led to first downs or touchdowns.

Josiah Coatney, DL, Ole Miss

  • Tallied a career-best two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in Ole Miss' come-from-behind road win at Kentucky.
  • Finished the game with five total tackles, including four solos.
  • Led an Ole Miss defense that forced four straight 3-and-outs in the second half after the Rebels fell behind by 10 points.
  • Helped the D amass four sacks, their second-most this season, and register their fourth straight game with at least three sacks.