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SEC Football Players of the Week: Week 12

17 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Missouri Athletics

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Jayden Daniels  LSU
QB • Sr. San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Tied the LSU record for TDs responsible for in a game with 8 (6 pass, 2 rush) in 56-14 win over Georgia State ... Tied the mark previously set by Joe Burrow vs. Oklahoma in 2019 CFP Semifinal game.
  • Had more TD passes than incompletions as he went 25-of-30 for 413 yards ... Added 96 rushing yards on 10 carries.
  • Had his second consecutive game of 500+ yards of total offense, and the third in 2023 ... LSU scored TDs on all 8 offensive possessions and didn't punt for the third game this year.
  • LSU racked up 582 total yards (413 passing, 169 rushing) and was faced with only 6 third-down opportunities (converted 5). Went over the 1,000-yard mark for rushing yards with his season total standing at 1,014.
  • Accounted for 6 plays of 20+ yards, including TD passes of 70, 40 and 27 yards.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Brady Cook  Missouri
QB • Jr. St. Louis, Mo
  • Finished the night 20-of-34 for 331 yards and two TDs - one passing and one rushing - as Mizzou came from behind to knock off Florida 33-31 and pick up win No. 9 for the first time since 2014.
  • The junior from St. Louis also engineered a 12-play, 62-yard drive in 90 seconds to set up Harrison Mevis' 30-yard game winner with five seconds left.
  • He had a 77-yard pitch and catch to WR Theo Wease Jr. for the Tigers' longest play from scrimmage and longest scoring play of the season. Cook scampered for a 1-yard TD, his seventh score on the ground this season.
  • He became the fifth Mizzou signal caller to throw for 3,000 or more yards in a season (3,077) and surpassed 6,000 career yards passing and 7,000 yards of career total offense. Cook needs 94 rushing yards to become the third Mizzou QB to amass 6,000+ yards passing and 1,000+ yards rushing in a career.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Nathaniel Watson  Mississippi State
LB • Gr. Maplesville, Ala.
  • Watson set a career-high with 21 tackles while adding a sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
  • His 21 tackles are the most in a single game by an SEC defender since 2017 and the most by any Bulldog in a single-game since 2000.
  • His 21 tackles are tied for the 4th most by any FBS player in a single-game this season. It is also the most tackles in a single-game by any Power 5 player this season.
  • He is 1 of just 5 FBS players to have 20+ tackles in a single-game this season
  • Watson, who entered Saturday as the SEC sacks leader, added another sack to his total and now has 10 on the year. He is 1 of just 8 FBS players with double-digit sacks.
  • With his forced fumble on Saturday, Watson set a new career-best for forced fumbles in a season with two.
  • Watson now has 116 tackles on the year, 2nd most in the SEC, and a new single-season career-high. He broke his previous career-high of 113 set last year. Watson has now led the team in tackles in five of the last six games.
  • Watson has recorded at least a half TFL in every game this season.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Alfahiym Walcott  Arkansas
LB • Sr. Wilmington, N.C.
  • Finished with five tackles and two interceptions, including an interception return touchdown, to power Arkansas to a 44-20 win vs. Florida International on Nov. 18.
  • Became the first Arkansas defender since Chris Houston at Mississippi State in 2006 to intercept two passes and return one for a touchdown in a game.
  • He was the only SEC defender with multiple interceptions in Week 12. First Razorback with two interceptions in a game since Jalen Catalon in 2021 vs. Rice.
  • Crucial part of an Arkansas defense that has scored a nation-leading five defensive touchdowns this season: four interception return touchdowns and one fumble return touchdown.
  • Filed 32 interception return yards.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Harrison Mevis  Missouri
PK • Sr. Warsaw, Ind.
  • Kicked four field goals on the night, from 22, 38, 24 and the 30-yard game winner with five seconds remaining.
  • The game winner was his second of the season (K-State, 61-yarder at the gun).
  • He surpassed Georgia's Rodrigo Blankenship and Leigh Tiffin for third on the SEC all-time career field goals list (84).
  • Mevis also tacked on a perfect 3-for-3 effort on PAT attempts. His 15-point outing hiked his career total to 401, becoming the eighth kicker in SEC history to surpass the 400-point mark.
  • Mizzou's four field goals were the most since Mevis converted four kicks against Georgia (Oct. 1, 2022).
  • Averaged 64.0 yards per kickoff with touchbacks on six of eight kicks.

Offensive Lineman of the Week
Xavier Delgado  Missouri
OL • Gr. Glendale, Ariz.
  • Helped block for Cody Schrader's 148 yards rushing and an offense which averaged 5.5 yards per rush and 7.6 yards per play.
  • Mizzou topped the 500-yard mark for total offense for the fifth time this season, including four such performances during SEC play.
  • Mizzou's highest graded offensive lineman.

Defensive Lineman of the Week
Jordan Strachan  South Carolina
E • Gr. Kingsland, Ga.
  • Credited with a pair of sacks, including a strip sack in the final minute to secure the Gamecock victory.
  • The sack and forced fumble that was recovered by teammate Tonka Hemingway came at midfield with just two minutes remaining and the Gamecocks clinging to a three-point lead.
  • Helped a defense that limited the Wildcats to just 293 total yards of offense, including just 122 on the ground and 171 through the air.

Co-Freshman of the Week
Kyle Ferrie  Mississippi State
PK • Fr. Searcy, Ark.
  • Ferrie had a career day going 4-for-4 in field goals.
  • Ferrie was also a perfect 3-for-3 on PATs.
  • Had two field goals of 40+ yards including a game-long 48-yarder for MSU's first points of the game.
  • Field goal distances: 48, 29, 41 and 30.
  • 1 of just 3 SEC kickers this season to go 4-for-4 or better on field goals in a single-game.
  • Tied for the most made field goals by any SEC kicker in week 12.
  • Ferrie was the only SEC kicker to make multiple 40+ yard field goals in week 12.
  • His 48 yard field goal was the second longest kick by any kicker in week 12.

Co-Freshman of the Week
Isaiah Augustave  Arkansas
RB • Fr. Naples, Fla.
  • Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game, guiding Arkansas to a 44-20 victory against Florida International on Nov. 18.
  • Compiled season highs in carries (14) and rushing yards (101), averaging 7.2 yards per carry.
  • Became the first Arkansas true freshman RB to tally 100 yards on the ground in a single game since RB Rashod Dubinion did in the Liberty Bowl against Kansas on Dec. 28, 2022.
  • Part of a Razorback rushing attack that accumulated a season-high 323 rushing yards. It was Arkansas' most rushing yards since putting up 394 yards on the ground in the 2022 Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas.