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AUBURN, Alabama—Part of a pass rush that helped to change the game in the third quarter for the Auburn Tigers with back-to-back sacks of Arkansas quarterback K.J. Jefferson, the second leading to a fumble and touchdown recovery, junior Colby Wooden has been named the SEC defensive lineman of the week for his two-sack performance in the win over the Razorbacks.

Finishing the football game with four tackles, the two sacks and also a quarterback pressure, Wooden was a key performer for the Tigers in a game that hinged on the ability to get after Jefferson.

"Coming in, we knew that he would get out, and we had gaps open,” fellow Auburn junior Derick Hall said of the game. “I think that was critical for us in the first half. We came in during halftime and made the adjustment to be able to contain them a little bit better, just get more push inside.

“Just be able to change up our rushes on the outside and just bought-in together and knowing that we had a defensive front that could get the job done. Going out and then not giving up any points in the fourth quarter was huge. Like I said, we play great defense in spurts, so if we're able to put that kind of defense together for a whole game, we're pretty hard to beat."

For the season Wooden is fourth on the team with 32 tackles, is tied for the team lead with Hall in sacks with four, and leads the team with seven tackles for a loss.

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Ty Davis-Price, RB, LSU

  • Set the LSU single-game rushing record with 287 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in leading the Tigers to a 49-42 win over 20th-ranked Florida.
  • A junior from Baton Rouge, he became the first player in LSU history to rush for more than 200 yards against the Gators ... Davis-Price's 287 rushing yards were the most ever against a Florida defense, breaking the previous mark of 238 set by Georgia's Heisman Trophy winning running back Herschel Walker in 1980.
  • It also stands as the 10th-highest single-game rushing total in Southeastern Conference history ... Davis-Price scored on runs of 18, 40 and 25 yards as he averaged a staggering 8.0 yards per carry on 36 attempts.
  • The 36 rushing attempts tie for the sixth-highest total in LSU history, while his 8.0 yards per carry set the school mark on a minimum of 30 carries in a game.

Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

  • Accounted for 426 yards, including a career-high 195 on the ground, in leading Ole Miss at Tennessee.
  • Became the first Rebel to rush 30 times in a game since 2007 (BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Missouri).
  • Finished the game 21-of-38 for 231 yards and two passing touchdowns. Moved into No. 3 in total offense and passing touchdowns in the Ole Miss career record book.

Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama

  • Anderson was a wrecking crew for the Alabama defense in Starkville against Mississippi State
  • He became just the third player in school history to record four sacks in a single game, joining Derrick Thomas and Leroy Cook
  • His four sacks accounted for -35 yards rushing as the Tide held State to minus-one yard rushing for the game
  • He was officially credited with six total tackles, including five solo stops
  • His four tackles for loss give him 15 on the season, which leads the nation at 2.1 per game
  • Alabama coaches credited him with 6 quarterback pressures
  • Anderson also batted down a pass
  • Helped hold State to 18.8 points below their season average and 72 yards below their passing offense average entering the game

Kai Kroeger, P, South Carolina

  • Kroeger had four punts for 227 yards against Vanderbilt on Saturday, a 56.8-yard average with all four going for 50-plus yards (54, 70, 53 and 50).
  • Three of the sophomore's four punts were placed inside the 20. He boomed a career-long 70-yard punt, the longest for a Gamecock since Joseph Charlton had a 73-yarder in 2017.
  • Vandy had 0 return yards, so the Gamecocks had a net of 56.8 yards per punt.

Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn

  • Four tackles including 2.0 (minus 13) quarterback sacks and 2.0 TFLs
  • Two sacks were a career high

Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia

  • Carter finished with six tackles, including a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss, and blocked an extra point during Georgia's 30-13 beatdown of #11 Kentucky
  • With Georgia leading 14-7, Carter sacked the Kentucky quarterback to force a 4th-and-15 situation and help the Bulldogs head into the locker room up by a touchdown
  • He finished his day by blocking the Wildcat extra point after Kentucky pushed in their second touchdown with just :04 left in the game
  • Carter was one of the anchors in the middle as Kentucky managed only four first downs on the ground and just 3.5 yards/play

Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M

  • The returning All-American offensive lineman moved against this week moving back to left guard from his left tackle position against Alabama.
  • The offensive line plowed the way for 283 net yards rushing with Isaiah Spiller gaining 168 and Devon Achane gaining 124 yards.
  • The offensive line allowed one quarterback sack on 25 pass attempts.

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

  • Bowers hauled in six catches for a game-high 101 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia left #11 Kentucky behind 30-13
  • He helped the Bulldogs distance themselves 21-7 from the Wildcats with an acrobatic 27-yard catch in the end zone
  • In the fourth quarter, Bowers put the game out of reach for Kentucky as he caught a 20-yard touchdown catch that was lofted over the hands of the Wildcats
  • Bowers tied the mark for most TD catches by a TE in school history dating back to at least 1968 (Leonard Pope, 6 in 2004).


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