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.
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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.
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.