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SEC Top Performers: Week 8

Taking a look at the league’s players of the week.

Derrius Guice is back.
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The SEC league office named its players of the week Monday, and it’s a list heavy on Western Division players given that most of the East was idle.

OFFENSE: RB Derrius Guice, LSU: Guice finally had the type of breakout game pundits have been expecting from him this year, rolling up 276 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown in the Tigers’ 40-24 win against Ole Miss. With that performance, he became just the third player in SEC history to have three 250-yard rushing games.

DEFENSE: DB Levi Wallace, Alabama, and DE Jeff Holland, Auburn: Wallace notched six tackles, two sacks, and a quarterback hurry in helping the Crimson Tide suffocate overmatched Tennessee. Holland was a one-man wrecking machine against Arkansas, as he had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles with a fumble recovery for the Tigers.

SPECIAL TEAMS: PK Connor Culp, LSU: Culp as a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals for the Tigers with a long of 47. His four makes in a single game is tied for second in program history.

FRESHMAN: DL Nick Coe, Auburn, and TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri: Coe tallied six tackles, including half a sack and half a tackle for loss, to lead the Tigers. Okweugbunam caught five passes for 47 yards and three scores, all in the first quarter, as Missouri crushed Idaho 68-21.