Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week for an SEC-record eighth time, surpassing former Alabama running back Shaun Alexander and Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel. Williams was honored four times in 2003, including three straight from October 4-18.Williams rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Mississippi State on Saturday.
His effort against the Bulldogs moved Williams into fourth all-time on Auburn's rushing list with 2,891 yards. He also moved into second place with 35 rushing touchdowns, just eight away from tying Bo Jackson for the most in Auburn's history.
The game against Mississippi State as Williams' 13th 100-yard game, moving him into a tie with Joe Cribbs for third all-time at Auburn. Bo Jackson is first on the list with 21 while James Brooks is second with 15.
Williams does much of his running after contact and this year has been exceptionally well in that department. A total of 185 of his 225 yards have come after contact this season.
Troy Reddick leads the way for Williams in Saturday's victory.
Reddick was named the SEC's Offensive Lineman of the Week after Auburn's victory over Mississippi State. The Albany, Ga., native graded highest among Auburn's starters, garnering a 93 percent overall grade, which includes 100 percent on assignments. Reddick, who has started 18 games in his career, helped lead an offensive line that allowed Auburn's running backs to gain 283 yards against the Bulldogs.
A junior, Reddick moved to right tackle this fall after playing guard his first two seasons on the Plains. Reddick's improved play has been a big boost to the offensive line already this season.
Alabama's Roman Harper earned Defensive Player of the Week, while Georgia's Gordon Ely-Kelso (Special Teams Player of the Week) and David Pollack (Defensive Lineman of the Week) were honored by the SEC as well.
Williams, Reddick and Auburn host LSU Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game begins at 2:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on CBS.