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Week 12: Football Players of the Week

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OFFENSIVE

 Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

  • Rattler had arguably the best game by a quarterback in Carolina school history in the win over No. 5 Tennessee.
  • Rattler completed 30-of-37 passes for 438 yards and a school-record six touchdowns with no interceptions.
  • The 30 completions, 438 yards and six TDs were all career highs. The 438 yards was the fourth-highest single game mark in school history.
  • Twelve different players had receptions, including a 15-yarder by Rattler from Dakereon Joyner.
  • He was named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Division I National Performer of the Week.

 Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas

  • The sophomore turned in a breakout performance in Arkansas' 42-27 win over No. 14 Ole Miss Saturday, compiling career highs in rushing yards with 232 on 24 carries (9.7 yards per touch) and touchdowns with three. Sanders also snared a career high five receptions for 29 yards.
  • Sanders became the second Razorback in the last 25 seasons to tally 200 rushing yards and three rushing scores against a ranked opponent, joining former Hog RB Darren McFadden.
  • Sanders became the program record holder for most rushing yards in a game against Ole Miss, surpassing RB Fred Talley's 214 rushing yards against Ole Miss in 2000.
  • In his dominant performance against the Rebels, Sanders became just the third SEC player since 2000 to rush for 200 yards and record at least five receptions in a game.
  • Scored touchdowns on runs of 68, 20 and 8 yards.
  • Had five carries for 20+ yards against Ole Miss.
  • Has totaled 100+ yards on the ground in seven games this season.

DEFENSIVE

 Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

  • Led Arkansas' defense in the Razorbacks' 42-27 win over No. 14 Ole Miss, logging his sixth double-digit tackle game of the season with 10 stops, one interception, one fumble recovery and 0.5 tackle for loss.
  • Became the third Arkansas player this season to intercept a pass and recover a fumble in a game.
  • Finishing with 0.5 tackle for loss in the victory, Sanders' 12.5 tackles for loss this season are the most by a Hog defender since LB Alonzo Highsmith totaled 12.5 tackles for loss in 2011. Sanders has recorded a tackle for loss in three consecutive games.
  • Came up with a crucial interception with 1:07 remaining in the second quarter, picking off an Ole Miss pass at Arkansas' own 39-yard line and returning it for 13 yards to the Ole Miss 48 and allow the Razorback offense to string together a touchdown drive to take a 35-6 lead into half.
  • Anchored a Razorback defense that did not allow an Ole Miss touchdown over the first three quarters.
  • Leads SEC in sacks with 8.5 on the season.

SPECIAL TEAMS

 Jack Podlesny, PK, Georgia

  • With temperatures in the 30s and winds gusting in the 20s, Podlesny drilled all three of his field goals and knocked down his only PAT to help deliver Georgia a 16-6 victory.
  • The Bulldogs only had three possessions in the opening half and Podlesny finished each of them with field goals in the range of 24 to 37 yards to give his team a 9-0 edge going into the half.
  • He also had two touchbacks on his kickoffs and added another point late in the third quarter to help Georgia outdistance themselves from the Wildcats.

 Wesley Schelling, LS, Vanderbilt

  • Recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown in the matchup against Florida.
  • Became the fifth FBS long snapper since 2003 to record a touchdown.
  • The fumble recovery marked Vanderbilt's fourth non-offensive score on the season.
  • Executed all nine long snaps for the Commodores' special teams unit.

FRESHMAN

 Quinshon Judkins, RB, Ole Miss

  • Rushed for 214 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries at Arkansas.
  • The 214 yards ranks No. 10 in Ole Miss single-game history.
  • Raised his season rushing total to 1,382 yards to shatter Kayo Dottley's 73-year-old Rebel single-season record of 1,312 yards set in 1949.
  • Tied Georgia's Todd Gurley for fourth all-time among SEC freshmen in rushing yards and is also the fourth SEC freshmen ever to record at least eight 100-yard rushing games.
  • The 24 carries pushes him to 229 on the season, which ranks No. 3 in Ole Miss single-season history and just five away from BenJarvus Green-Ellis' 2006 record of 234.

OFFENSIVE LINE

 Jaylen Nichols, LT, South Carolina

  • Nichols graded out at 90 percent with no quarterback pressures or sacks in the Gamecocks' 63-38 win over No. 5 Tennessee.
  • The Gamecocks rolled up 606 yards of offense, including 153 on the ground and 453 through the air.
  • Carolina's 63 points was its second-highest points scored in an SEC; the most by a Carolina team against a top-5 opponent; the most by an unranked team against an AP top-5 opponent in the poll era (since 1936); the most points by an unranked SEC team vs a ranked SEC team ever in regulation; and the most points allowed by Tennessee in an SEC game.

 Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

  • Making his 43rd career start and playing in 68 snaps, Stromberg helped Arkansas' offensive line control the line of scrimmage in a 42-27 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss.
  • Allowed zero sacks, pressures or hurries and was penalized zero times against the Rebels.
  • Paved way for Arkansas RB Raheim Sanders, who carved up career highs in rushing yards (232), rushing touchdowns (3) and receptions (5). Sanders averaged 9.7 yards per touch and burst five carries for 20+ yards.
  • Keyed an offensive line that has allowed Arkansas to have a 100-yard rusher in 10 of its last 12 games dating back to the 2021 season. The Hogs have rushed for 200 yards in an SEC-leading eight games this season.
  • Protected Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson, who threw for 168 yards (17-for-22) and three touchdowns. Jefferson filed a 77.3 completion percentage against the Rebels.
  • Allowed Arkansas' offense rack up 503 yards of total offense, averaging 7.7 yards per play.
  • Blocked for a Razorback rushing attack that registered a season high 335 yards on the ground.

DEFENSIVE LINE

 Nazir Stackhouse, DL, Georgia

  • Stackhouse matched his career high with five tackles (including 0.5 tackles for loss) and had two QB hurries during Georgia's 16-6 victory.
  • He stopped five plays that totaled nine yards, including a 1-yard loss on a 4th-and-1 situation on the Wildcats' first drive.
  • Stackhouse anchored the middle of a defense that held Kentucky to just 89 yards rushing on 25 tries (3.6 avg.) and scoreless through three quarters.