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Week 10: Football Players of the Week

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OFFENSE
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

  • Led Mizzou to the program's first road win over a ranked team since 2014, as he threw for 250 yards (the most against Florida this year) and 3 touchdowns (most against Florida this year) in a convincing 38-17 win in the Swamp at 13th-ranked Florida.
  • Completed 24-of-32 passes with no turnovers against a defense that came into the game ranked 8th nationally in turnovers gained (18 total), and his QB rating of 171.56 came against a defense which came into the game ranked 23rd in pass efficiency defense (110.42 rating).
  • Mizzou's 38 points and 471 yards of total offense marked season highs against the Florida defense, which came into the game ranked 20th in scoring defense, allowing just 19.0 points per game, and 28th in total defense (336.5 ypg).
  • Lock completed passes to 10 different receivers on the day, and he also converted a couple of critical third downs on scrambles to move the chains.
  • Lock's big day moved him into 3rd place on the SEC career touchdowns chart, with 90, and he passed Tim Tebox and Chris Leak of Florida (88 each) and Tennessee's Peyton Manning (89) on the way. He also moved past Florida's Danny Wuerffel into 6th place on the SEC passing yardage chart, with 11,089 yards.

D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

  • Swift went off for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries (9.8 yards a carry average) during the 34-17 road win at Kentucky.
  • His performance included a career-long 83-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs downed the #9 Wildcats to clinch the SEC East.

DEFENSE
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

  • Williams led the Crimson Tide in production points in a 29-0 shutout win at No.3 LSU to share Alabama Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Tigers.
  • Led the team with 10 total tackles, including seven solo stops.
  • Recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks (18 yards) and 3.5 tackles for loss (-19 yards).
  • Helped limit LSU to just 12 rushing yards as the Tide racked up five total sacks.
  • The Tigers managed just 196 total yards while punting on their first nine drives.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Deebo Samuel, KR, South Carolina

  • Samuel took the opening kick 90 yards to paydirt to set the tone in a wild 48-44 Carolina win at Ole Miss.
  • It was his fourth-career kickoff return for a touchdown, most in school history.
  • Later in the fourth quarter after the Rebels had opened up a 10-point advantage, Samuel returned a kick 38 yards inside Ole Miss territory, setting up another Carolina touchdown.
  • For the day, Samuel returned five kicks for 178 yards, a 35.6-yard average.

FRESHMAN
Seth Williams, WR, Auburn

  • True freshman two catches for 22 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner, in Auburn's fourth-quarter comeback against #25 Texas A&M
  • The game-winning catch came with 1:41 remaining in the fourth quarter (Auburn trailed by 10 points until 5:14 in the fourth quarter)
  • First freshman to catch two touchdown passes in a game since Ronney Daniels in 1999 (two at Georgia).
  • First freshman to score a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter or later to win a game since Kodi Burns in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl (in overtime).

OFFENSIVE LINE
Jonah Williams, LT, Alabama

  • Williams once again turned in an elite performance, this time against one of the best defenses in college, as the Crimson Tide shutout No. 3 LSU in Death Valley
  • Williams led an offensive line that as a unit earned Alabama Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Recorded six knockdown blocks for the second straight game and third time this season as the Tide averaged 7.6 yards per carry on the ground.
  • Helped the Crimson Tide roll up 576 yards of total offense, including 281 on the ground, which is the most the Tide has rushed for against LSU since gaining 300 yards in 2002.
  • Williams did allow a sack or a pressure or commit a penalty.
  • The Alabama offensive line ranks fourth nationally and first in the SEC, allowing just .67 sacks per game.
  • Has not allowed a sack in 535 plays from scrimmage this season.

Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

  • Anchored an offensive line that allowed the Bulldogs to churn out 444 total yards of offense and 34 points at #9 Kentucky, including a season-high 331 on the ground; UK's defense came into the game with the nation's top-ranked Scoring Defense giving up just 13 pts/game.
  • Played in 70 plays and graded out at 87 percent after registering three knockdown blocks and missing no assignments.
  • Left tackle on a youthful offensive line that has been constantly shuffled around this year because of injuries.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Nick Coe, DL, Auburn

  • Three tackles including 1.0 sacks, 2.0 tackles for loss (minus 14), a forced fumble and two pressures
  • His strip sack on the last play of the game sealed the come-from-behind victory for the Tigers.
  • All of his tackles were third (4) or fourth (1) down stops
  • Led all defensive players with 43 production points.