SEC Week 3 Players of the Week
Leonard Fournette once again leads the pack of SEC players named Players of the Week. The Heisman Trophy hopeful was named a Co-Offensive Player of the Week after his monster performance helped LSU to a lopsided over Auburn.
Here is the complete list of this week’s top SEC performers:
Leonard Fournette (RB, LSU)
Fournette had the type of game LSU fans will remember for a long time. The sophomore tallied a career-high 228 yards rushing — his fifth straight 100-yard game dating back to last season — and three touchdowns on only 19 carries. Fournette’s 387 yards on the ground are the most ever by an LSU player through the first two games of the season.
Greyson Lambert (QB, Georgia)
Lambert shares Offensive Player of the Week with Fournette after he went 24-for-25 passing in a win over South Carolina, setting all kinds of passing records, ranging from NCAA to SEC and program feats. Lambert’s 330 yards passing and three touchdowns also turned some heads. If he can keep that type of production up, the Bulldogs offense could be a nightmare for opposing defenses, considering the assumption that the Bulldogs’ strength offensively rests with Nick Chubb and the running game.
Robert Nkemdiche (DE, Ole Miss)
Nkemdiche made a number of big plays against Alabama en route to a Rebels win. The junior didn’t even have to play a role on offense, which he’s done the first couple weeks. He finished the win over Alabama with six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one half-sack.
Gary Wunderlich (PK, Ole Miss)
Ole Miss beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and that doesn’t happen without perfection in the Rebels’ kicking game. Wunderlich connected on field goals of 32, 34 and 45 yards, setting a career-high for three made in one game.
Preston Williams (WR, Tennessee)
Williams was a factor in the Vols’ 55-10 win over Western Carolina. He finished with three catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Vadal Alexander (OT, LSU)
Alexander is not only in charge of blocking for Fournette, but he’s also the Tigers’ workhorse. He played all of LSU’s 65 offensive snaps. He also collected 13 knockdowns to go along with no sacks or quarterback pressures allowed.
Jonathan Bullard (DL, Florida)
If the Gators are going to turn the program around under first-year coach Jim McElwain, Bullard will be a big reason. He was a contributor in Florida narrowly beating Kentucky in Lexington, finishing with two sacks and four solo tackles.