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SEC Top Performers: Week 7

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Taking a look at the league’s players of the week, as well as names to watch out for.

D.J. Wonnum was honored for the second week in a row by the SEC office.
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The SEC league office named its players of the week Monday, and the Gamecocks’ D.J. Wonnum was honored for the second straight week.

OFFENSE: WR/PR DJ Chark, LSU, and QB Shea Patterson, Ole Miss: Chark’s 75-yard punt return for a touchdown started the Tigers’ biggest comeback in school history as they notched a big upset of Auburn. He also led LSU with five receptions for 150 yards. Patterson completed 22-of-35 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns, and added his first rushing score, as the Rebels beat up on Vanderbilt.

DEFENSE: LB Devin White, LSU: White was everywhere for the Tigers, racking up 15 tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, and a quarterback hurry. LSU may have been down after losing to Troy, but they’re clearly not out.

SPECIAL TEAMS: PK Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M: LaCamera was perfect with four made field goals and an extra point. He kicked the game-winner with less than a minute left to boost the Aggies to a road victory over Florida.

FRESHMAN: QB Jake Fromm, Georgia: Fromm was 18-of-26 passing for 326 yards and two touchdowns, also adding a rushing score, in the Bulldogs’ romp over Missouri. Georgia rolled up 696 yards of total offense and was a perfect 6-for-6 in the red zone. Once just a stand-in for the injured Jacob Eason, Fromm has been a key to Georgia’s success.

DEFENSIVE LINE: D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina: Wonnum continues to enjoy a breakout sophomore season for the Gamecocks. A week after harassing Arkansas, he was a disruptive force against Tennessee with six tackles and two sacks that totaled 12 lost yards.

KEEP AN EYE ON ‘EM

QB Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt: Finally, Kyle Shurmur Watch is directly relevant to the Gamecocks. Shurmur had his worst performance of the season against a struggling Ole Miss team, going 13-of-29 passing for 174 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. The Commodores come to Columbia on Oct. 28 after their own bye week.

Florida freshman running back Malik Davis is pretty good, but these uniforms were emphatically not.
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RB Malik Davis, Florida: The freshman is one of the few consistent pieces of the Gators’ offense. He ran for 94 yards against A&M on 15 carries, and while he has only two touchdowns this season, he’s averaging 6.7 yards per rush with 506 yards on 75 touches.