The Southeastern Conference office has announced the players of the week in college football for Week 7 of the 2010 season.
Below you will find those players along with other notable performances throughout the conference provided by the SEC office.
To get a detailed breakdown of Week 7 in the SEC, read this post.
SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Oct. 16, 2010)
SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
6-6 • 250 • Jr. • College Park, Ga.
• Newton rushed for 188 yards and three TDs on 25 carries and completed 10-of-14 passes for 140 yards and another score in Auburn’s 65-43 win against Arkansas.
• In the decisive fourth quarter, Newton was 4-of-4 passing for 52 yards and a TD and also rushed for another score.
6-6 • 210 • Sr. • Canton, Ohio
• Hartline completed 32-of-42 passes for 349 yards with four TDs and no interceptions in Kentucky’s 31-28 win over South Carolina.
• His 24-yard TD pass to Randall Cobb with 1:15 left in the game was the game-winning score.
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
6-4 • 245 • Sr. • Vancleave, Miss.
• White posted 11 total tackles (nine solos) including 4.5 tackles for loss (-20 yards) in Mississippi State’s 10-7 win at Florida.
• Among White’s 4.5 TFL’s was two sacks for minus 16 yards.
• The Bulldog defense held Florida to its lowest point total in five years in the win and held the Gators to only 25 total yards in the first quarter and 17 rushing yards on 17 attempts in the first half.
• White is currently second in the conference in tackles for loss (12.0) and tied for second with 5.0 sacks and also ranks fifth in the SEC with 57 total tackles on the season.
SEC Co-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
6-1 • 201 • Jr. • Louisville, Ky.
• Tydlacka averaged 41.5 yards on six punts, with three inside the 20 yard line, in Kentucky’s 31-28 win over South Carolina.
• The average starting field position for Carolina on the six punts was it’s own 19-yard line. His last punt put Carolina at it’s own 5-yard line in the fourth quarter.
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
5-10 • 182 • Jr. • Birmingham, Ala.
• Maze had six punt returns for 125 yards, subbing for the injured Julio Jones, in Alabama’s 23-10 win against Ole Miss.
• The yardage was the third largest punt return yardage total in school history. He also caught three passes for 42 yards.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
6-3 • 300 • Jr. • Centreville, Ala.
• Jones started the 29th game of his career and anchored an offense that accumulated 547 total yards during a 43-0 shutout of Vanderbilt.
• He posted a team-high 19 knockdowns and helped the Bulldogs control the ball for 37:15 minutes of the game.
• Combining with his teammates to give up no sacks to QB Aaron Murray, Jones graded out at 83 percent, including 100 percent on passing plays.
• This was Georgia’s second straight 40-point game and second consecutive game with at least 400 total yards.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
6-5 • 298 • Jr. • Mobile, Ala.
• Fairley registered a career high eight total tackles, including five solos, in Auburn’s 65-43 win against Arkansas.
• He also had one tackle for loss and two QB pressures against the Razorbacks.
• Fairley is tied for second in the SEC in sacks (5.0) and leads the league in total tackles for loss (13.5).
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
6-1 • 209 • Tampa, Fla.
• Murray completed 15-of-24 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Georgia’s 43-0 win against Vanderbilt.
• Murray added 36 yards rushing on six carries against the Commodores.
• His 323 total offensive yards against Vanderbilt was a career-high.
• He directed Georgia to scores on seven of 10 drives when he was at the controls of the Bulldog offense.
OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK SEVEN
SAF MARK BARRON (Alabama) — Tied for team-high with seven total tackles (5 solos), with an interception, tackle for loss (-4) and quarterback pressure against Ole Miss.
WR GREG?CHILDS (Arkansas) — Had game-high nine catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns against Auburn.
SS AHMAD BLACK (Florida) — Credited with 10 total tackles (six solos) with a pass deflection against Mississippi State.
RB MICHAEL FORD (LSU) — The freshmen rushed for a career-best 86 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns against McNeese State.
LB KELVIN SHEPPARD (LSU) — Had a game-high 11 total tackles (three solos) with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against McNeese State.
CB MARCUS TEMPLE (Ole Miss) — Registered game-high eight total tackles (six solos) with one for a loss (-4 yards) and a fumble recovery against Alabama.
RB VICK BALLARD (Mississippi State) — Rushed for 98 yards on 20 carries against Florida.
QB STEPHEN GARCIA (South Carolina) — Completed 20-of-32 passes for 382 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against Kentucky.
LB JOHN STOKES (Vanderbilt) — Led the Commodores with 11 total tackles (five solos) against Georgia.
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