Randall named SEC Player of the Week

LSU senior quarterback Marcus Randall has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 24-21 fourth-quarter comeback win over 12th-ranked Florida on Saturday.

For the game, Randall connected on 18 of 27 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 27 seconds left. Randall also rushed for 46 yards on 10 carries in the game. The 18 completions were one shy of tying his career best of 19 set against Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

With the Tigers trailing 21-17 late in the fourth quarter, Randall, who has also engineered fourth quarter comeback wins over Ole Miss and Kentucky during his career, guided the Tigers on a 6-play, 50-yard drive during the final two minutes of the contest to beat the Gators. Randall clinched the comeback with a 10-yard TD pass to Joseph Addai with only 27 seconds left in the contest.

Randall, a Baton Rouge native, came off the bench in the first quarter with the Tigers already trailing 14-0. From there, Randall ignited the Tiger offense, pulling LSU to within 21-14 with seconds remaining in the first half on a 15-yard TD pass to Early Doucet.

For the game, LSU racked up 464 yards of offense compared to just 236 for the Gators. LSU manufactured 29 first downs in the contest as the Tigers rushed for 210 yards, while throwing for another 254.

The SEC Player of the Week honor is the second of Randall's career. He was named SEC Player of the Week in 2002 after leading the Tigers to a 14-13 win over Ole Miss on Nov. 23.

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