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Nix, Hunter named SEC Players of the Week

ByJASON CALDWELL 18 minutes ago


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—With his performance in Auburn's 24-19 win over the LSU Tigers last Saturday night in Baton Rouge, the first for the program in Tiger Stadium since 1999, quarterback Bo Nix has been named a co-offensive player of the week by the Southeastern Conference. Throwing for 255 yards and a touchdown while adding a game-high 74 yards rushing, Nix directed touchdown drives of 75 and 92 yards in the fourth quarter to engineer the comeback.

Also honored was true freshman running back Jarquez Hunter following his strong performance in the win. On the game in crunch time for Auburn against LSU, he had two big runs to set up his game-winning touchdown on the final drive. For the game he had 65 yards rushing on just six carries with 53 of those yards coming on the final drive. For the season Hunter leads the nation with 10.6 yards per carry.

For the season Nix is completing 59 percent of his passes for 979 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. He also has 133 yards rushing and a touchdown this year. Hunter leads Auburn with 447 rushing yards on just 42 carries and has three touchdowns.

Auburn (4-1, 1-0) returns home this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to take on No. 2 Georgia (5-0, 3-0) in a nationally televised game on CBS.



Bo Nix, QB, Auburn

  • Threw for 255 yards and one touchdown while rushing for a game-high 74 yards and one touchdown while leading Auburn to its first win at LSU since 1999
  • Led Auburn to a 13-point come-from-behind SEC road win for the first time since Tigers beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2010 (down 24)
  • Down nine, directed Auburn to fourth quarter TD drives of 75 and 92 yards for the win
  • His 74 yards rushing were a season-high and second most of his career.

Jarquez Hunter, RB, Auburn

  • Rushed for 65 yards on six carries and one touchdown in Auburn's come-from-behind win at LSU, its first in Tiger Stadium since 1999
  • 53 of his 65 yards came on Auburn's game winning touchdown drive that included a 44-yard run and was capped by a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:11 remaining.
  • Averaging 10.6 yards per carry, tops in FBS this season


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