SEC Football Players of the Week: Week 2

SEC Football Players of the Week: Week 2

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Offensive Player of the Week

Spencer Rattler South Carolina
QB • RS-So. Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Rattler completed 25 of 27 passes (92.6 percent) for 345 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth in the Gamecocks’ 47-21 win over Furman, the sixth team in the FCS.
  • Rattler completed his first 15 passes of the competition with TD passes of 36, 7, and 42 yards.
  • It was his best at the end of the first half when he led Carolina on 3 plays and 75 yards in 20 seconds with no timeouts, with only 3 seconds left on the clock.

Co-defensive player of the week

Jet Johnson Mississippi
lb • gr. Tupelo, Miss.
  • He led the team in tackles with 11. This was his eighth career career streak with 10 or more tackles.
  • His 11 tackles are the best of the season.
  • He had the best sack of the season in the win over Arizona. He’s increased his season total to two, and he’s a team best. His sacks this season equaled his single-season career best, which was set last season.
  • He recorded two interceptions in the game, the first multi-interception game of his career. He is tied for the SEC lead in most interceptions this season.
  • The interceptions were the first since November 24, 2021. This interception came against Ole Miss.
  • He is the first Bulldog to have two interceptions in a game since Emmanuel Forbes had two interceptions against Texas A&M in 2022.
  • He had a season-best two tackles for loss in the win over Arizona.
  • He ranks 12th in the SEC for total tackles (17), but his 10 solo tackles to date are tied for eighth.
  • He is tied for fifth in the SEC in total sacks and seventh in tackles for loss.
  • Tied for leading the SEC in interceptions (2) and forced fumbles (2).
  • PFF’s highest defense score for the season is 82.3.
  • He led Auburn in tackles for the second consecutive week, hitting a game-best 12 in the win over Cal, including nine solo stops.
  • In his first career start, he also recorded a TFL (1.5) and a sack (1.0) for the second straight week and added two QB pressures and a pass breakup.
  • He came up with an 11-yard sack in the third and 10 in the fourth quarter to push Cal to the edge of field goal range. The Bears then missed the attempt before Auburn went ahead for the go-ahead touchdown
  • Nine of his 12 tackles came in the second half, when Auburn held Cal scoreless.
  • The ten points allowed in a game tied for the fewest the Tigers allowed against a Power 5 opponent since a 34-3 defeat of Arkansas on September 22, 2018.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Caden Davis Miss Oli
PK • Fr. Coppell, Texas
  • He was perfect on the day including a pair of huge field goals in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Ole Miss on the way back at Tulane.
  • He drilled a 56-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining to help freeze the game for the Rebels. It was the fourth-longest FG in Ole Miss history and the longest by the Rebels since 1988.
  • He finished 3-of-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs.

Offensive Lineman of the Week

Eli Cox Kentucky
C/OG • Fr. Nicholasville, Kentucky
  • She played every shot and had an 86 percent shot in UK’s 28-17 win over Eastern Kentucky.
  • Recorded five knockdown blocks.
  • No sacks or quarterback pressures were allowed and there were no penalties.
  • He started as a right guard and also played as a midfielder with all the good snaps.
  • He finished with three tackles, 2.0 for loss along with a pair of sacks for a loss of 15 yards in the Tigers’ win over MTSU.
  • This is the second multi-sack performance of his career and the first in a Missouri uniform.

Co-defensive lineman of the week

Trajan Jeffcoat Arkansas
DL • RS-Sr. Columbia, SC
  • He had three tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss (-11), including 1.5 sacks for a loss of nine yards, in the win over Kent State.
  • He recorded a career-high 1.5 sacks in the win.
  • He combined with Jaheim Thomas for a sack for a loss of seven yards on third down, which led to a Kent State field goal in the first quarter.
  • A sack was recorded for a five-yard loss on third down to force a Kent State punt in the first quarter.
  • He was instrumental in standing on the goal line in the fourth quarter by combining with Landon Jackson for tackle for a four-yard loss on fourth-and-goal.
  • He helped the Hogs control the line of scrimmage against the Golden Flashes, allowing just 26 total yards on the day – the fewest yards for a Razorback opponent since against New Mexico State (11) in 2017.

freshman of the week

London Humphreys Vanderbilt
WR • Fr. Nashville, Tenn.
  • He led all players with 109 yards on four receptions at Wake Forest.
  • He posted the first 100-yard game of his career.
  • The 48-yard catch set up a TD that pulled the Commodores within 17-14 late in the second quarter.
  • He also scored Vandy’s final points with a 30-yard fourth-quarter TD reception.
  • The effort helped him finish the weekend first in the SEC and fourth nationally among freshmen in total receiving yards posted so far this season.
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