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Week 3: Football Players of the Week

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OFFENSIVE
Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

  • Became the first player in SEC history with three passing TDs and four rushing TDs in a single game in leading Ole Miss past Tulane.
  • The seven total TDs tied the school record set in 1951 by Showboat Boykin against Mississippi State.
  • Finished the game 23-of-31 for 335 yards, three passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • Also rushed for 68 yards and a career-high four TDs on the ground.


DEFENSIVE
Will Anderson, LB, Alabama

  • Anderson led the Crimson Tide in production points as the Tide defeated No. 9 Florida in Gainesville
  • Finished with seven total tackles with four solo stops
  • Recorded a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards)
  • Alabama coaches credited Anderson with four pressures

Nolan Smith, OLB, Georgia

  • Smith ignited the Bulldog defense with a career-high eight tackles during Georgia's 40-13 dismantling of South Carolina
  • He had 1.5 sacks in his performance, including splitting one with Jordan Davis that resulted in a Gamecocks safety before the half
  • Smith also forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by the Bulldogs and led to Georgia's fifth touchdown of the game
  • Thanks in part to Smith's performance, the Bulldog defense has only allowed a single touchdown this year


SPECIAL TEAMS
Nik Constantinou, P, Texas A&M

  • The sophomore punter from Melbourne, Australia, punted four times for 182 yards and averaged 45.5 yards per punt and all four punts were killed inside the 20-yard line.
  • His long was a 61-yard effort that was killed at the five-yard line.
  • His next punt forced a fair catch at the Lobo eight-yard line.
  • His third punt went out of bounds at the UNM 13-yard line and his final punt went 53 yards where it was killed at the New Mexico nine-yard line so three of his four punts were killed inside the 10-yard line.


DEFENSIVE LINE
BJ Ojulari, DE, LSU

  • Had three tackles, including 2.5 sacks in helping LSU to a 49-21 win over Central Michigan.
  • His 2.5 sacks totaled 13 yards in losses.
  • As a unit, LSU recorded five sacks and 15.0 tackles for LSU.
  • LSU held Central Michigan to 56 rushing yards and 284 total yards in the win.


OFFENSIVE LINE
Jeremy James, OL, Ole Miss

  • Paved the way for a landmark Ole Miss offense that amassed 41 first downs, tying the SEC record.
  • Helped the Rebels total 707 offensive yards, which marked the fourth-most ever by an Ole Miss team.
  • Did not allow a sack.
  • The Rebels converted on 7-of-8 trips to the red zone.

Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

  • Paved the way for an Arkansas offense that posted 633 total yards in a 45-10 win against Georgia Southern, the eighth-best mark in program history.
  • Helped Arkansas register 200 or more rushing yards in every game this season. The Razorbacks are one of five teams in the country to rush for 240+ yards in three games.
  • For the season, Pro Football Focus grades Stromberg as the SEC's top center, earning an offensive grade of 77.3.


FRESHMAN
Adonais Mitchell, WR, Georgia

  • Mitchell posted career highs of four catches for a team-high 77 yards and his first career touchdown during the victory over the Gamecocks
  • He hauled in a career-long 38 yarder for a score from JT Daniels to give the Bulldogs a 21-6 edge in the second quarter
  • Mitchell's other three catches went for first downs, including two on third-and-long situations