Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers was honored Monday night by the SEC as the conference recognized him as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his outstanding Week 4 performance.

Flowers virtually lived in the Northern Illinois backfield Saturday night, recording nine tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and also forced a fumble. His forced fumble keyed a 14-yard return for a touchdown by defensive tackle Darius Philon to put the Hogs up 14-0 in the first quarter.

The senior defensive lineman appeared on SEC Network to talk about receiving the weekly conference honor.

“It’s definitely an honor,” Flowers said on SEC Now. “Just being in a big-time conference, they’re going to run the ball and when you have such a group of elite players around the league and to be considered one of the top players is definitely an honor.”

In addition to talking about the award, Flowers discussed the current state of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He described on SEC Now the difference between last year’s Arkansas team and the 2014 Razorbacks.

“Most definitely the attitude,” Flowers said to Maria Taylor of the SEC Network. “We have a lot of guys in the locker room that look to win. We just have that winning mentality now and I feel like that’s the biggest change from last year to this year.”

Flowers also credited the team’s strongest position group – the running backs – for keeping the defense, especially himself, fresh throughout the game, which has enabled him to put up solid numbers throughout each of the team’s first four games.

“It’s big for a defense, especially defensive line. Anytime we can sit back and rest our legs, grab a drink and talk a game plan is big,” he added. “Those running backs are going to keep doing what they’re doig to control the clock.”