You know the saying: “Respect your elders.”

It seems like every year, underclassmen are becoming more and more prominent in the college game. In recent years, we’ve seen the younger crowd take home prestigious awards that had always been held down by juniors and seniors.

Here at Saturday Down South, we don’t overlook the old men of the college game. Let’s run down five of the best seniors from this past week.

Blake Sims, Alabama

The quarterback controversy in Tuscaloosa is well behind us at this point, with Sims putting a stop to it by playing lights out all season. He went crazy against Florida, throwing for 445 yards, second best in school history, and 4 TDs as the Crimson Tide came roaring back to crush the Gators. Sims’ rapport with Amari Cooper is out of this world, as he’s hit the receiver for 10 or more catches in three of the Tide’s four games; in the one he didn’t, Cooper had 9 catches. One tiny downer: Sims’ 69.7 completion percentage was actually his lowest on the season.

Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State

Lewis was a game breaker for the Bulldogs in their win in Tiger Stadium over the weekend. He was Dak Prescott’s favorite target, with 5 catches for 116 yards, both tops on the team. He also made one of the biggest plays of the night, finding a crease in the LSU secondary after Prescott scrambled around and taking the catch the distance for a 74-yard TD that put Mississippi State up by 21 midway through the third quarter.

Bud Sasser, Missouri

Sure, the Tigers took a bad home loss to Indiana, but you certainly can’t blame Sasser for that. The wide receiver had 11 catches for 142 yards, and eight of them gave Missouri a first down. The 11 grabs were a career high for Sasser, who has already eclipsed his previous career high in receiving yards for a season in just four games.

David Andrews, Georgia

The Bulldogs ran for 367 yards in their steamrolling of Troy, and Andrews, a senior center, was in the middle of it as always. He has started 30 straight games for Georgia, the longest such streak on the team. Andrews helped UGA run for a very impressive 9.4 yards per carry and 5 rushing scores in the 66-0 win.

Ben Beckwith, Mississippi State

The Bulldogs’ right guard became the first former walk-on player to win SEC Player of the Week honors when he took home the conference’s award as the top lineman from this past week. Beckwith was credited with 5 knockdown blocks in Mississippi State’s huge win over LSU, and helped key a rushing attack that accumulated 302 yards.