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Week 2: Football Players of the Week

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Chris Rodriguez Jr., RB, Kentucky

  • Had 27 rushes for 206 yards - both career highs - and also had two rushing touchdowns
  • Caught a five-yard touchdown pass, finishing the game with three total TDs
  • Became the eighth player in school history to rush for at least 200 yards in a game and it is the most ever for a Wildcat in an SEC opener
  • Two weeks into the season, he leads the SEC in rushing with 165.5 yards per game
  • Helped lead Kentucky to a 35-28 win over Missouri

Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia

  • In his sixth career start and first since game six of last year, Bennett torched UAB to tie a school record with five touchdown passes (all in the opening half) after going 10-for-12 for 288 yards
  • Bennett started his day 5-for-5 with four scoring strikes of 73, 12, 89 and 61 yards as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 35-0 halftime edge
  • His scoring pass to freshman tight end Brock Bowers for 89 yards was the ninth-longest passing play in Georgia history
  • Bennett finished the game with a monstrous pass efficiency rating of 422.4

Hayden Henry, LB, Arkansas

  • Made a career-high 15 tackles in Arkansas' win over No. 15 Texas and added 2.5 tackles for loss.
  • Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Part of a defense that shutout Texas in the first half for the first time since Iowa State did so in 2015. As a team, limited Texas to under 120 passing yards in a game for the first time since 2015.
  • The Arkansas-native helped the Razorbacks earn the No. 20 spot in this week's AP Poll, the first time the program has been ranked since 2016.

Parker White, PK, South Carolina

  • White connected on a 39-yard game-tying field goal with 6:46 remaining in the contest, then converted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Gamecocks to a 20-17 come-from-behind win over East Carolina.
  • White's game-winner was the sixth of his career in the 4th quarter or later.

Joseph Bulovas, PK, Vanderbilt

  • Made a 38-yard FG with 18 seconds left to lift Vanderbilt to a 24-21 victory at Colorado State.
  • The senior was also 3-for-3 on point-after attempts.
  • The kick gave Vanderbilt its first road win since the 2018 season.

Jayden Peevy, DL, Texas A&M

  • The super senior from Bellaire, Texas, was second on the team with seven stops up front including five solo tackles.
  • He had two tackles for losses of six yards and broke up one pass. He also intercepted a pass in the first quarter.
  • The Aggie defense would come up with a goal-line stand in the second quarter after Colorado reached the five-yard lined and faced a third-and-two.
  • The defense allowed one yard on third down but stuffed the fourth-down attempt with Peevy being involved on the stop on both third and fourth downs.

Charles Cross, Mississippi State

  • Cross played 65 offensive snaps, including 51 in pass protection at left tackle.
  • Led MSU's offensive line with a 73.6 overall grade from PFF. His 88.8 pass-blocking grade also led the team and ranked third in the SEC on the week.
  • He did not allow a single pressure in the Bulldogs' win over Power 5 opponent NC State.

Cam Little, PK Arkansas

  • Went 4-for-4 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs in Arkansas' win over No. 15 Texas.
  • First Arkansas kicker to make four field goals in a game since 2018 and the first freshman to do so since 2007.
  • Tied for third in single-game school history with four made field goals.
  • First Arkansas kicker to make four field goals and four PATs in a game since 2007.