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Week 10: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

  • The junior quarterback continued his stellar play as the Alabama offense scored 42 points in the Iron Bowl against the SEC's No. 3 scoring defense.
  • Finished with 302 passing yards and a career-best five touchdowns in the 42-13 win over No. 22 Auburn.
  • It was his sixth game with at least 290 passing yards while his five passing touchdowns tied an Iron Bowl record.
  • Jones posted a passer rating of 230.26 on his 26 attempts.
  • Averaged 16.8 yards per completion and 11.6 yards per attempt.
  • Connected on touchdown passes of 66, 7, 24, 58 and 24 yards.
  • Completed six throws of at least 24 yards (66, 26, 25, 58, 24 & 24) .
  • Leads all Power 5 quarterbacks with a 208.0 passer efficiency rating and his 341 passing yards per game ranks fourth nationally.

Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

  • Set a school record for Ole Miss passing yards in the Egg Bowl, completing 24 of 36 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Rebels past the Bulldogs.
  • Engineered a nine-play, 77-yard TD drive with 4:48 left to help clinch the victory.
  • It was his sixth 300-yard game of the season, the third best single-season effort in school history.
  • Moved into sole possession of fifth place on Ole Miss' single-season list with 24 passing TDs while also climbing to sixth on the career charts with 32 scoring passes.

DEFENSE
Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A&M

  • Middle linebacker recorded nine tackles on the night and broke up a pass and intercepted one pass for 15 yards and a score in the third quarter of the Aggies' victory.
  • The Aggie defense limited LSU to 36 net rushing yards and 267 yards of total offense with 81 yards coming on the Tigers' final drive.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Kadarius Toney, PR, Florida

  • Toney returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown which proved to be the decisive score in the game as Florida defeated Kentucky, 34-10, on Saturday.
  • With the Gators trailing 10-7 late in the first half, Toney's return for a touchdown flipped the game's momentum back to Florida, giving them a 14-10 edge at halftime, which was a lead that the Gators wouldn't lose again.
  • Toney is the third Gator since at least 1996 to score a passing, rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown in a career, joining Jacquez Green and Antonio Callaway.
  • Toney's 50-yard punt return touchdown was the Gators' first punt return touchdown since Freddie Swain's 85-yarder for a touchdown against Colorado State on Sept. 15, 2018.

Sarah Fuller, PK, Vanderbilt

  • Fuller made history Saturday, becoming the first woman ever to officially take the field during a football game in a and major conference football game.
  • Served as the Commodores' primary kicker during the team's contest at Missouri.
  • She took the opening kickoff of the second half against the Tigers, as her perfectly-executed kick sailed 30 yards and was downed at the Missouri 35-yard line. She joined the likes of New Mexico's Katie Hnida and Kent State's April Goss as the only females to appear in a Football Bowl Subdivision contest.

FRESHMAN
Connor Bazelak, QB, Missouri

  • Was sensational as he improved to 5-1 as a starting quarterback in his young career ... Was highly productive and efficient despite not throwing a touchdown Saturday, going 30-of-37 (81%) with 318 passing yards.
  • It stood as his second game this season with a completion percentage greater than 81% and 300-plus passing yards ... Since 2000, Bazelak and Chase Daniel, a 2007 Heisman finalist, are the only Tiger QBs with multiple contests of 81% or higher completion percentage.
  • He was the first Mizzou QB to complete 30 passes in a game since Kelly Bryant did so in last year's season-opener at Wyoming.
  • In his six career starts, Mizzou's freshman QB is now 134-for-183 (73.2%) for 1,416 yards and five touchdowns against only one INT, most importantly winning five of those six games.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Ben Cleveland, OG, Georgia

  • Cleveland had 48 snaps and graded out at 90 percent during the Bulldogs' 45-16 win over South Carolina.
  • He had five "knockdown" blocks and surrendered no pressures or sacks from his spot.
  • Cleveland and the offensive line allowed the running backs to churn out 332 yards (most for the Bulldogs since 2018) and score the most points in history versus South Carolina in Columbia (45).

DEFENSIVE LINE
DeMarvin Leal, DL/DE, Texas A&M

  • Leal played both defensive tackle and defensive end against LSU and recorded seven tackles on the night, one tackle for loss of one yard and was credited with two quarterback hurries into incompletions.
  • Coach Fisher mentioned the number of times he moved the quarterback off of his mark with his pass rush while holding the edge on the running game.
  • The Aggie defense limited LSU to 36 net rushing yards and 267 yards of total offense with 81 yards coming on the Tigers' final drive.