SEC announces Week 3 Players of the Week
Both quarterbacks in the Alabama-South Carolina excelled to the point of being honored by the SEC office.
Players from Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas and Auburn were honored.
There were several historic performances that were in the conversation to change school records.
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
The junior QB led seven scoring drives — five touchdowns — in nine total drives as the Crimson Tide posted a 47-23 win in the Tide’s SEC opener at South Carolina. He set a career high 444 passing yards, which is the third most in a single game in school history. Became the first quarterback in school history to throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns in a game. Registered a 227.21 passer efficiency with no interceptions. Had 10 explosive receptions of at least 17 yards, including a long of 81 yards touchdown strike to Henry Ruggs III. His 28 completions, where were the fifth most in a game in school history, accounted for 17 first downs for an average of 15.9 yards per catch.
- David Reese II, LB, Florida
Reese II finished with a game and career-high 16 tackles (13 solo, 3 assists) to top his previous career-high of 14. He stopped Kentucky’s Asim Rose on a 4th and 1 run to set up the Florida comeback at the end of the third quarter. Reese II leads the Gators in total tackles (23).
- Connor Limpert, PK, Arkansas
He was 2-of-2 on field goal attempts in 55-34 victory over Colorado State with field goals of 54 and 22 yards.
- Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama
The junior transfer started at right guard and played 58 snaps while not allowing a hurry, pressure or sack
Did not miss an assignment on 58 snaps and helped the Crimson Tide roll up 576 yards of total offense that averages out to 8.9 yards per play.
- Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
Led the Auburn defensive front with six tackles, 2.5 quarterback sacks (minus 7 yards) and 2.5 tackle for loss
Part of an Auburn defense that held Kent State to 2.9 yards rushing per play. That made him second in SEC in tackles for a loss (4.5) and tied for third in SEC in sacks (2.5).
- Ryan Hilinski, QB, South Carolina
Making his first against an FBS opponent, completed 36-of-57 passes for 324 yards with two touchdowns against Alabama. The 57 attempts were the second-most in a single-game in school history, topped only by the 58 that Steve Taneyhill threw against East Carolina in 1994, while the 36 completions ranks third in school history, topped only by Taneyhill on two occasions – 39 vs. ECU in ’94 and 38 vs. Mississippi State in 1995. Hilinski became just the second freshman in program history to throw for more than 300 yards against an SEC opponent, joining Todd Ellis, who threw for 342 yards against Georgia in 1986.