Week 3 in the SEC wasn’t without its share of stars and top performances.
A look at the weekend’s All-SEC team:
QB Jacob Eason, Georgia
308 passing yards, 3 TDs
It took Eason all of three weeks to flash the brilliance that made him the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the Class of 2016. The freshman demonstrated a steady hand and calm under pressure to lead Georgia to a late win against host Missouri. Eason connected on 29 of 55 passes, including the game-winning 4th-and-10 scoring strike to Isaiah McKenzie with 1:29 to play in the 28-27 win.
RB Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky
136 rushing yards, 4 TDs
It was a big weekend for running backs in the conference, but the relatively-unknown Snell outscored them all in Kentucky’s victory against New Mexico State. The freshman didn’t lead the Wildcats in rushing — that distinction belonged to Stanley “Boom” Williams and his 181 yards. Snell needed just 17 carries to do all his damage as the host Wildcats outlasted the Aggies 62-42.
WR J’Mon Moore, Missouri
196 receiving yards, 2 TDs
Moore is 30 yards shy of eclipsing his 2015 receiving total after three weeks this season, courtesy of his big Week 3 performance against Georgia. The junior — who now has 320 yards on the year to lead the SEC — also hauled in 2 touchdowns en route to becoming arguably the conference’s top wide receiver so far in 2016.
TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss
138 receiving yards, TD
Engram lands on this list for the second time in three weeks after posting 138 receiving yards, the second-highest tally in his career. The senior found the end zone on a 63-yard connection with Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, but the Rebels fell short of upending Alabama for a third consecutive year.
OL Florida Gators
0 sacks allowed, 255 rushing yards
The offensive line continues to be a strength for Florida as the Gators once again failed to surrender a sack to an opposing defense — allowing 1 all year and none since Week 1, after giving up the most sacks in the nation last year. Jim McElwain’s unit gave up just 1 tackle-for-loss, while opening a path for the four different Gators running backs to each score a touchdown and combine for 255 yards on the ground.
DE Charles Harris, Missouri
7 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, QB hurry, pass breakup
Harris set a personal season-high for tackles, and his 3-sack performance was the Tigers’ first since Michael Sam did it in 2013. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost, but his stat line is worthy of acknowledgement.
DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, Arkansas
4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups
Ledbetter was a major factor in Arkansas’ Week 3 win over Texas State. He now has 2.5 sacks on the season, good for a tie for seventh in the SEC.
LB Arden Key, LSU
5 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 sacks, forced fumble, QB hurry
The sophomore terrorized Mississippi State all night, and his strip sack of Damian Williams sealed a 23-20 win for the Tigers. That was the first forced fumble of Key’s career, and he’s had sacks in each of the Tigers’ first three games (5 overall to lead the SEC).
S Juwuan Briscoe, Georgia
3 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, forced fumble, INT, pass breakup
Briscoe recovered after being burned early in the game Mizzou’s J’Mon Moore by posting perhaps the best game of his career. The Georgia safety picked off Tigers quarterback Drew Lock and broke up another pass. But it was his forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries, including one that sealed the game for the Bulldogs, that made the difference.
K Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M
5-for-5 FGs (46, 35, 31, 25, 26), 2 PAT
LaCamera accounted for 17 of Texas A&M’s 29 points over Auburn in Week 3, connecting on all 7 of his kicks. The sophomore now leads the SEC with 9 made field goals on the year.
PR Eddie Jackson, Alabama
2 returns, 95 yards
Jackson made this list last week as the defensive back player of the week. Against Ole Miss, however, it was his 85-yard punt return touchdown just before halftime that cut the Rebels’ lead to 24-17 and set the stage for a 31-point Crimson Tide second half. Kentucky’s Charles Walker had 101 yards, best among all returners in the SEC, but needed five runs to get there. Jackson piled up 6 fewer yards total in 3 fewer returns.