Lambert shares SEC honor
It took a Heisman Trophy-worthy showing from LSU running back Leonard Fournette to keep Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert from having the SEC offensive player of the week honors all to himself.
Lambert and Fournette were named co-recipients Monday of the award.
Lambert set an NCAA record for completion percentage (minimum of 20 passes) when he connected on 24 of 25 passes for a career-high 330 yards and three touchdowns in Georgia’s 52-20 blowout of South Carolina. Lambert set a Georgia record by completing 20 straight passes all on his last 20 throws.
Fournette rushed for a career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in a 45-21 win against Auburn. He sat out the fourth quarter.
CBS selects UGA-Alabama
Georgia’s much-anticipated SEC showdown with Alabama now has a kickoff time.
The Oct. 3 game in Sanford Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be shown nationally on CBS.
It will be No. 12 Alabama’s first visit to Athens since 2008, a 41-30 Crimson Tide win. The teams last played in the 2012 SEC championship game, also won by Alabama, 32-28.
This will be No. 7 Georgia’s second appearance on CBS this season. The Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt on CBS, 31-14, on Sept. 12.
Georgia hosts Southern (La.) at 12 p.m. Saturday on the SEC Network.
This and that
Georgia’s outside linebackers wrote the initials “RBS” on their wrist bands and towels for last Saturday’s game as a tribute to Rasha Breann Sherrer , the sister of Georgia assistant coach Kevin Sherrer. She was found dead in a double homicide last week in Alabama. “Coach Sherrer is a father figure to all of us,” sophomore Davin Bellamy said. “If he’s hurting then we are, too.” Bellamy said the outside linebackers were playing for both their coach and his sister. Sherrer left the team during the game week, but returned in time for Saturday’s game. … Saturday’s game captains: tailback Sony Michel, quarterback Greyson Lambert, inside linebacker Jake Ganus and defensive lineman Sterling Bailey. ... The SEC Network crew for Georgia-Southern Saturday: Tom Hart, Andre Ware and Laura Rutledge.