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Week 8: Football Players of the Week

72 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics

OFFENSE
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

  • Trask was 23-of-29 for 356 yards passing and six touchdown passes in Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas on Saturday. Trask also committed zero turnovers against a defense which entered the game with the No. 3 turnover margin (+8) and had the No. 24 passing efficiency defense in the country. The Trask-led Florida offense totaled 593 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per play against the Razorbacks, who entered the game allowing 401.5 yards per game on average. 
  • Under the direction of Trask, Florida posted its first 60-point game against an SEC opponent since a 63-5 win over Kentucky on Oct. 25, 2008. Trask became the seventh quarterback in SEC history to throw for six passing touchdowns multiple times in a career, and the fifth to do it multiple times in the same season. Trask also joined Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) and Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996) as the only Gators in history to post multiple seasons of 25 passing touchdowns.
  • With six touchdown passes tonight, Kyle Trask broke Tua Tagovailoa's SEC record for the most touchdown passes through the first six games of a season (Tua had 27 in the first six games of 2019).

Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

  • Broke the Ole Miss single-game passing record with 513 yards in leading the Rebels past South Carolina.
  • Completed 28 of 32 passes for 513 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for another score.
  • His 533 total yards are the second most in school history, behind Archie Manning's 540 total yards in 1969.
  • It marked his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season, tied for third-best in school history.
  • Moved into a tie for fifth on Ole Miss' single-season record list with 22 passing TDs and tied for ninth on the Rebel career charts with 30 scoring passes.

DEFENSE
Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

  • Totaled a career-high 15 tackles in Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt.
  • Also had a tackle for loss.
  • Fifth-straight game with double-figure tackles, first Wildcat to do that since 2010.
  • Second-straight game with a career high, as he had 13 tackles vs. Georgia.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Chance Poore, K, Kentucky

  • Had a perfect day, making all six kicks in Kentucky's 38-35 win over Vanderbilt.
  • Made one field goal and five extra points.
  • His field goal came on the final play of the first half, giving the Wildcats momentum heading into halftime.
  • His first kickoff of the game hugged the sideline and ended with Vanderbilt starting on its own one-yard line, setting up a punt which UK turned into a touchdown on the ensuing possession

FRESHMAN
J.J. Weaver, LB, Kentucky

  • Totaled four tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup in Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt.
  • His pass breakup in the fourth quarter helped force a Vanderbilt punt

OFFENSIVE LINE
Landon Young, OT, Kentucky

  • Played superbly, while honoring the memory of offensive line coach John Schlarman, in Kentucky's 38-35 win over Vanderbilt.
  • Graded at 91 percent, led the team in knockdown blocks with 10, and had 14 blocks at the point of attack.
  • Did not have any missed assignments or penalties, and did not allow any quarterback sacks or pressures.
  • Wore jersey No. 65 in honor of Schlarman, who passed away on Thursday and had worn that number during his playing days at UK.
  • Helped the Wildcats to 458 yards total offense, averaging 8.3 yards per offensive play -- UK's highest average per play vs. an SEC opponent since 2010.
  • UK rushed for 308 yards, averaging 8.8 yards per attempt, and did not lose yardage on any offensive play in the game.
  • Helped Chris Rodriguez Jr. to a career-high 149 rushing yards

Nick Broeker, OL, Ole Miss

  • Paved the way for an historic 708 total yards of offense in leading Ole Miss past South Carolina.
  • It marked the third most offensive yards in school history and the most ever in an SEC contest.
  • Protected Matt Corral, who tossed for a school-record 513 yards.
  • The Rebel offense also rushed for 195 yards.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Zachary Carter, DL, Florida

  • Carter contributed to Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas on Saturday with a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and added three tackles and a sack.
  • Carter's fumble return for a touchdown was Florida's first defensive touchdown since Jonathan Greenard's 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Vanderbilt last season.