SEC announces Week 11 Players of the Week
LSU beat Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday in a way few teams have over the years. In fact, the Tigers’ 46 points were the most the Crimson Tide have allowed in a game during the Nick Saban era.
Because of that dominant performance, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire were named the SEC co-Offensive Players of the Week, which was announced along with the conference’s other weekly awards on Monday.
Burrow went 31-for-39 for 393 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers’ offense. Meanwhile, Edwards-Helaire rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns while also notching nine receptions for 77 yards and a score in the Tigers’ impressive victory.
LSU was already ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll, but Burrow and Edwards-Helaire may have helped the Tigers take over the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings after they were ranked No. 2 last week.
Here are all the SEC Players of the Week for Week 11:
Offensive Players of the Week: Joe Burrow, LSU QB/Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU RB
Defensive Player of the Week: Daniel Bituli, Tennessee LB
Special Teams Player of the Week: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia K
Offensive Lineman of the Week: Ben Cleveland, Georgia OL
Defensive Lineman of the Week: Jonathan Greenard, Florida DL
Freshmen of the Week: John Rhys Plumlee, Ole Miss QB/Mohamoud Diabate, Florida LB