SEC Players of the Week: Somebody had a better game than Derrick Henry?
The SEC Players of the Week were handed out Monday, and with a convincing win over LSU on Saturday, three Alabama players were honored.
There was one noticeable omission, however: RB Derrick Henry, who fueled the victory over LSU by running for 210 yards and three touchdowns.
The SEC instead tabbed Arkansas QB Brandon Allen with the offensive player of the week, which you can’t really fault them for.
Allen’s numbers, 33-for-45 for 442 yards and six touchdowns, were impressive, but Henry’s best game of his Alabama career against the SEC’s former top team should’ve earned him his fourth SEC Player of the Week Award on the year.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 9, 2015
Henry goes from a distant candidate for the Heisman to quite possibly the front-runner in just one game. Arkansas still has four losses and is just playing for the best Bowl game at this point. Advantage: Henry.
Florida DL Alex McCalister won the award this week after sacking Vanderbilt’s QB Johnny McCrary nearly as many times (2.5) as McCrary threw completions (3). In a 9-7 battle in Gainesville, just about every defensive player had a case.