UK's Mitchell earns SEC O-Line award

Kentucky's Kevin Mitchell has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced Monday. He had nine knockdown blocks in UK's 41-7 win over Miami (0hio) on Saturday.

Kentucky's Kevin Mitchell has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Mitchell, a senior from Georgia, graded out at 90 percent in the Wildcats' 41-7 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. The 6-foot-6, 289-pound guard recorded nine knockdown blocks against the Redhawks, did not allow a sack and was not called for a penalty.

On the strength of Mitchell's performance, the UK offense amassed 675 total yards against Miami, the third-highest total in school history.

Georgia's Aaron Murray was the SEC Player of the Week for his effort in the Bulldogs' win over South Carolina. The senior quarterback was 17-of-23 for 309 yards and four touchdowns.

Tennessee's Brian Randolph was the SEC Defensive Player of the Week, intercepting two passses and breaking up another in the Volunteers' win over Western Kentucky.

Missouri's Markus Golden claimed Defensive Lineman of the Week with his 70-yard interception return for a touchdown against Toledo.

LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. was the Special Teams Player of the week with 331 all-purpose yards (the third highest total in school history and eighth highest figure in SEC history) in the Tigers' win over UAB. His day was highlighted by a 109-yard return of a missed field goal attempt for a touchdown, the first of its kind in LSU history.

Alex Collins, a running back at Arkansas, was Freshman of the Week. He currently leads the SEC and ranks sixth among freshmen nationally with 151.5 rushing yards per game. He was the first freshman in Razorback history to begin his career with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, including 172 yards in last week's win over Samford.


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