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Week 3: Football Players of the Week

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OFFENSIVE


 Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

  • Bowers posted the fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career and scored three touchdowns in a game for the second time during his two Bulldog years during the 48-7 rout at South Carolina.
  • He had a team-high five receptions for 121 yards and two scores, including a 78-yard touchdown catch that put Georgia up 31-0 in the third quarter.
  • Bowers also had a 5-yard rushing score for the game's first points in the opening period.
  • This marked the second time in his career that he has tallied two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the same game (2021, @ Vanderbilt).

DEFENSIVE


 Jay Ward, S, LSU

  • Led LSU with 11 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, and added an interception in the win over Mississippi State.
  • Key part of LSU defense that limited Mississippi State to 3-of-14 on third-down conversions and 1-of-4 on fourth down conversions.
  • Intercepted pass late in fourth quarter to seal the win.
  • LSU's defense held Mississippi State to nearly 200 yards below its season average as the Bulldogs managed only 289 yards of total offense (75 rushing, 214 passing).

SPECIAL TEAMS


 Nik Constantinou, P/H, Texas A&M

  • Constantinou had six punts on the night and three of the kicks were downed inside the Miami 10-yard line.
  • One was killed at the one, another at the eight and one at the nine-yard line.
  • He averaged 44.3 per punt and the Hurricanes tried to return two of the punts for a negative three yards.

FRESHMAN


 AJ Swann, QB, Vanderbilt

  • Posted an impressive outing in his first career start at Northern Illinois.
  • Finished 18-of-28 for 255 passing yards with four touchdowns through the air.
  • Became just the second SEC true freshman quarterback since 2002 to throw for at least four touchdowns in their first career start.
  • His 255 passing yards marked the fourth-most by a Vanderbilt true freshman quarterback since 2000.
  • Swann became just the third Vanderbilt quarterback to throw for 250 or more yards and at least four touchdowns in a road game since 1996.
  • Currently leads the SEC in passing efficiency with a mark of 188.6, while ranking second among freshman passers in the FBS.

OFFENSIVE LINE


 Nick Broeker, OL, Ole Miss

  • Paved the way for a Rebel rushing attack that amassed 316 yards on the ground and scored all six touchdowns on the day.
  • Rebels recorded most rushing yards against a non-SEC Power 5 opponent since at least 1967.
  • First time since Oct. 27, 1979 vs. Vanderbilt that three Ole Miss rushers tallied multiple scores.
  • Graded out at 96 percent.
  • Totaled six knockdowns with zero pressures, zero sacks allowed.

DEFENSIVE LINE

 BJ Ojulari, DE, LSU

  • Had 4 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in win over Mississippi State.
  • LSU's defense held Mississippi State to nearly 200 yards below its season average as the Bulldogs managed only 289 yards of total offense (75 rushing, 214 passing).
  • On six second half possessions, LSU defense allowed only a field goal, forced three punts, one 4th down stop and had an interception.