Cox Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

ATHENS - Georgia senior quarterback Joe Cox has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance at Arkansas, according to a league announcement on Monday.

This honor comes a day after Cox was name the National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday.

Cox, a native of Charlotte, N.C., completed 18-of-25 passes (72 percent) for a career-high 375 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes. He led the 21st-ranked Bulldogs to a 52-41 win on the road over the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark.

Cox now joins Matthew Stafford (Georgia Tech, 2008), D.J. Shockley (Boise State, 2005) and David Greene (LSU, 2004) as the only Georgia quarterbacks to have five touchdown passes in a single game. For the year, Cox is 50-of-79 for 738 yards and has eight touchdowns and only three interceptions.

Cox connected on scoring plays of 21, 25, 50, 44 and 28 yards as Georgia improved to 2-1, 2-0 in the SEC. The Bulldogs piled up 530 total yards on offense and had their longest scoring drive (7:11) since 1998.

This is the third SEC honor that the Bulldogs have received this season. Sophomore defensive back Brandon Boykin was named the Special Teams Player of the Week and junior right tackle Clint Boling was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week following the South Carolina game.

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