BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/SEC Athletics) - The Southeastern Conference announced its Players of the Week for September 15th's games on Monday. No Ole Miss or Mississippi State players earned Player of the Week honors, but a few did receive an honorable mention.
Mississippi State senior wide receiver Chad Bumphis earned an honorable mention for his record-tying performance against Troy. The Tupelo-native caught three touchdown passes in Saturday's game, tying the school's single-game record and moving him into a three-way tie for the most touchdown catches in school history (17).
Bulldog defensive back Darius Slay also received an honorable mention. The former ICC Indian had six tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery against Troy.
Slay leads MSU with four interceptions on the season, including one returned for a touchdown.
Ole Miss is represented on the list by sophomore wide receiver Donte Moncrief. Moncrief posted a career-high 144 receiving yards on seven catches and a touchdown against Texas.
Moncrief leads the Rebels in receptions (18), receiving yards (320) and receiving touchdowns (3).
The complete list of this week's SEC Players of the Week is listed below.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jeff Driskel (Quarterback - Florida)
• Driskel completed 14-of-20 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards in Florida’s 37-20 win at Tennessee.
• He accounted for 300 of Florida’s 555 total offensive yards, the most for the Gators in an SEC game since 2001.
• Driskel led the Gators to 27 second-half points, throwing both of his touchdowns in the second half, to overcome a 14-10 halftime deficit.
• His TD passes were for 23 and 75 yards and also had a season-long 28 yard rush against the Vols.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kenronte Walker (Safety - Missouri)
• Walker made two plays at the goal line late in the game to preserve Missouri’s 24-20 win over Arizona State.
• With 3:36 left in the 4th quarter and on a 4th-and-goal for Arizona State at the MU 3-yardline, Walker deflected a Sun Devil pass to stop a potential ASU scoring drive.
• On its next defensive stand, with 1:58 left in the game, Walker intercepted a Sun Devil pass on a 3rd-and-9 play at the MU 20-yardline, and returned it 49 yards to seal the Tiger victory.
• Walker ended the game with two tackles with an interception and pass deflection.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cody Parkey (Kicker - Auburn)
• Parkey’s 35 yard field goal in overtime gave Auburn a 31-28 win against Louisiana-Monroe.
• Parkey hit all four of his point-after-touchdown attempts in the game, accounting for seven points in the contest.
• The average starting field position for the Warhawks four possessions on Parkey kickoffs was its own 15-yardline, which included one touchback.
• For the season, Parkey has hit all six field goal attempts and all six of his point-after-touchdown tries. He has made eight straight field goals, dating back to last season.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Chance Warmack (Guard - Alabama)
• Warmack led an Alabama offensive line that totaled 438 total yards (225 rushing and 213 passing) in the Tide’s 52-0 win at Arkansas.
• He posted the offensive line’s highest grade at 91 percent with no pressures, no sacks allowed and no penalties.
• Alabama’s offensive line did not allow a sack in the game and did not have a turnover.
• Alabama’s offense averaged 5.0 yards per rush and 6.7 yards per play against the Razorbacks.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: JaDeveon Clowney (Defensive End - South Carolina)
• Clowney was credited with seven tackles, including 3.5 for losses for minus 17 yards with two sacks, in South Carolina’s 49-6 win over UAB.
• The Gamecock defense held the Blazers to just 89 second-half yards and just 27 rushing yards on 42 carries. South Carolina’s defense sacked UAB quarterbacks six times in the contest.
• Only four of UAB’s 15 offensive drvies were more than six plays with the Gamecock defense holding UAB to five three-downs-and-out.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Johnny Manziel (Quarterback - Texas A&M)
• Manziel completed 20-of-36 passes for 294 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 48-3 win at SMU.
• Manziel set A&M freshman record for passing yards and tied freshman mark for touchdown passes against the Mustangs.
• His 418 total offensive yards and six touchdown responsibility (4 pass & 2 rush) are the most in the SEC this season.