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Kentucky Wildcats' Mike Edwards, Austin MacGinnis win weekly SEC awards

Kentucky's Mike Edwards and Austin MacGinnis have been honored by the SEC for their performances in the Wildcats' 41-38 victory over Louisville.

Edwards was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles, two interceptions, and a sack to help the Wildcats win the Governor's Cup for the first time since 2010. The sophomore safety from Ohio had two picks of Lamar Jackson, the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, marking the first time an opponent has made two interceptions against the Cardinal star in his college career.

He capped the regular season with 93 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and eight pass break-ups.

MacGinnis was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season after kicking the game-winning 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining against Louisville. 

Earlier this season, MacGinnis beat Mississippi State with a 51-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Cats a 40-38 win.

The junior from Alabama moved into second place on UK's all-time scoring list on Saturday after kicking two field goals and five extra points. MacGinnis has made 15 of 18 field goal attempts this season, including five of six from beyond 40 yards.

This is only the third time in school history that Kentucky has had two players honored for the same game.  In 2007, linebacker Wesley Woodyard was SEC Defensive Player of the Week and guard Jason Leger was SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following a win at Arkansas.  Earlier this season MacGinnis was SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and running back Benny Snell Jr. the SEC Freshman of the Week after defeating Mississippi State.


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