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Week 6: Football Players of the Week

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 Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi State

  • Threw for 395 yards with 31 completions and three touchdowns to help lead State to a dominant win over No. 25 Arkansas.
  • Broke the SEC career record with 946 completions in just 28 career games (Previously held by Aaron Murray, who had 921 completions in 52 career games).
  • Posted the highest passing grade among SEC quarterbacks according to PFF (81.7)
  • Had no turnovers for the third straight week.
  • It marked the fifth time in six games this season he has passed for more than 300 yards.
  • Ranks 1st nationally in passing yards (351.7) and completions per game (33.6).
  • Leads the SEC in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and completion percentage.

 Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

  • Broke the Ole Miss single-game record for receiving yards in leading the Rebels past Vanderbilt.
  • Hauled in nine passes, including two TDs, for 247 yards, which broke Elijah Moore's 2020 record of 238 yards also at Vanderbilt.
  • The 247-yard performance stands as the 13th-best single-game performance in SEC history and most in the FBS this season.
  • With 72 and 71-yard touchdown catches, he is the first Rebel receiver to record multiple TD receptions of 70 or more yards in the same game since A.J. Brown collected scoring grabs of 77 and 71 yards against South Alabama in 2017.


 Jaydon Hill, CB, Florida

  • In his second game back from injury, Jaydon Hill recorded two interceptions, including a 49-yard interception return touchdown in the first quarter and an interception to halt Missouri's drive deep in Florida territory.
  • They were Hill's first-career interceptions and first-career touchdown.
  • Hill is the first Florida player with two interceptions and a pick-six in the same game since CJ Gardner-Johnson vs. Michigan in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, 2018.
  • Hill's first interception represented Florida's longest pick-six since Ventrell Miller's 82-yard interception return touchdown vs. Idaho on Nov. 17, 2018.


 Chase McGrath, PK, Tennessee

  • McGrath drilled 4-of-5 field goals and converted all four of his extra points in a stellar special teams effort as No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 25 LSU for the first time since 2005 by a score of 40-13.
  • The four made field goals tied for the fifth-most in a game in school history and the most by a Vol since 2015. McGrath connected on three first-half field goals that allowed the Vols to seize momentum, including a 32-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
  • He made a pair of 32-yarders, a 35-yarder and a 38-yarder.
  • His 16 total points was one shy of a school single-game record for points by a kicker.
  • McGrath is now 8-of-10 on field goals on the year and 28-of-28 on PATs.


 Branson Robinson, RB, Georgia

  • Robinson had career highs of 12 carries for 98 yards, including a career long 30 yarder, and scored his first touchdown during the Bulldogs' dismantling of the Tigers.
  • Thanks in part to Robinson's day, the Bulldogs tallied 292 yards on the ground and 208 through the air to average 7.0 yards per play.


 Jovaughn Gwyn, OL, South Carolina

  • Gwyn graded out at 88 percent in the Gamecocks' in the Gamecocks' 24-14 upset win at No. 13 Kentucky.
  • He did not allow any pressures or quarterback sacks while recording two pancake blocks and a pair of knockdowns.
  • The Gamecocks totaled 356 yards of offense in a balanced attack, netting 179 on the ground and 177 through the air.
  • MarShawn Lloyd recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of his career with 110 yards on 22 carries.


 Byron Young, DE, Tennessee

  • Young was dominant as No. 8 Tennessee shut down No. 25 LSU by a score of 40-13, representing the Vols' largest margin of victory on the road vs. a ranked opponent since defeating No. 12 Alabama 41-14 in Birmingham on Oct. 14, 1995.
  • He collected a career-best 2.5 sacks and tied his career high with 2.5 tackles for loss, while finishing with five total tackles and five total QB pressures according to Pro Football Focus.
  • Young's 2.5 sacks were the most by an SEC player this week and tied for the most by any SEC player in a game all season (Anderson, Alabama; Domenick, Arkansas).
  • The 2.5 sacks were also the most by a Vol in a game since 2020.
  • Young and the Vols limited the Tigers to a season-low 55 yards rushing.