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Week 1: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
Scottie Phillips, RB, Ole Miss

  • Rushed for 204 yards with two touchdowns in leading Ole Miss past Texas Tech in Houston.
  • His 204 yards are the most by a Rebel running back making his debut.
  • Became just the eighth running back to run for over 200 yards in a game. 
  • It was the 10th overall 200-yard performance in program history.

CO-DEFENSE
Darrell Williams, LB, Auburn

  • Had a career-high and team-leading eight tackles (one TFL, one fumble recovery) in the Tigers' 21-16 win over No. 6 Washington.
  • Two huge red zone plays in the second half, recovering a fumble in the third quarter to stop a Washington scoring opportunity and on the next drive made a pass deflection early in the fourth quarter to stop a would-be Washington touchdown.
  • Led a Tiger defense that held Washington (with eight returning starters) to just 16 points, 20 below its season average of 36.2 in 2017.

Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU

  • In first career start, the sophomore recorded a career-best 7 tackles to go along with an interception in the 33-17 victory.
  • Returned the interception 45 yards for a touchdown, pushing the LSU lead to 27-3 late in the second quarter.
  • Overall, paced a defense that limited Miami to 83 rushing yards and 342 total yards.
  • LSU's defense sacked the Miami quarterback four times and forced two turnovers in the victory.

CO-SPECIAL TEAMS
Luke Logan, PK, Ole Miss

  • Drilled all four field goals and all five PATs to lead Ole Miss past Texas Tech in Houston.
  • Connected on FGs of 24, 29, 39 and 23 yards as he began his first season as the starting placekicker.
  • The 39-yarder marked his career long, while the FG and PAT totals were also personal highs.

Cole Tracy, PK, LSU

  • In LSU debut, the graduate transfer was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, including a school-record tying 54-yarder in the third quarter that put the Tigers up 33-3.
  • Opened scoring with a 43-yarder in the first quarter giving LSU a 3-0 lead.
  • Added a pair of 21-yard field goals to complete the perfect LSU debut.
  • Finished with 15 total points, which ranks tied for fourth in LSU history for points in a game by a kicker.
  • The four field goals was one shy of tying the school record and it's the most for a kicker in his LSU debut.

FRESHMAN
Jaylen Waddle, WR/PR, Alabama

  • Waddle proved to be effective on multiple fronts in his first career game at Alabama.
  • He returned four punts for 80 yards with a long return of 31 yards.
  • He also came off the bench as the Tide's fourth wide receiver to catch three passes for 66 yards, including a long of 49 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Greg Little, OL, Ole Miss

  • Paved the way for an impressive Ole Miss offense in the Rebels' 47-27 win over Texas Tech in Houston.
  • Cleared paths for Scottie Phillips to post just the 10th 200-yard rushing performance in school history.
  • The Rebels piled up 546 yards against a veteran Red Raider defense that was considered one of the Big 12's best.
  • Ole Miss converted three touchdown drives that took less than 50 seconds.

CO-DEFENSIVE LINE
Nick Coe, DL, Auburn

  • Had two tackles, both for loss, one quarterback sack and a forced fumble in Auburn's 21-16 win over No. 6 Washington.
  • Led Auburn with 36 production points, including four pressures and one QB knockdown.
  • Sack and forced fumble on the Auburn 3-yard line (recovered by Darrell Williams) stopped a Washington scoring opportunity late in the third quarter.
  • On Washington's last possession, tackled RB Myles Gaskin for a 3-yard loss, forcing the Huskies into a third-and-long situation.

Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

  • In his first career start on the defensive line, Williams led the team in tackles and tackles for loss.
  • Accounted for six total tackles with 3.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards.
  • He added one pass deflection and one quarterback hurry to his production sheet.
  • The Crimson Tide held the Cardinals to just 16 rushing yards for the game on 26 attempts for an average of 0.6 yards per carry.