The SEC league office announced its players of the week Monday, highlighted by Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson and his huge game against then-No. 1 Georgia.
OFFENSE: RB Kerryon Johnson, Auburn: Johnson rushed for 167 yards while adding two catches for 66 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers torched the Bulldogs 40-17 in a game that wasn’t even as close as that score would indicate. With 16 touchdowns, Johnson is now tied for the most in conference play with Tim Tebow and Cam Newton since 2000. This guy is really underrated.
DEFENSE: LB Devin White, LSU: White led the Tigers with 14 tackles, including a half-tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry as LSU handled Arkansas 33-10. White is the SEC’s leading tackler with 103.
SPECIAL TEAMS: PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn: Carlson was a perfect 4-for-4 on his extra points and also his field goal attempts, hitting from 54, 37, 30 and 37 yards.
FRESHMEN: QB Nick Starkel, Texas A&M, and RB Larry Rountree III, Missouri: Starting for the first time since the UCLA season opener, Starkel went 21-of-30 passing for 416 yards against New Mexico. Rountree helped the Tigers romp past Tennessee, rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown. His five rushing scores are most among SEC freshmen.