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Hill, Sweat collect SEC weekly honors

Sophomore running back Kylin Hill and senior defensive end Montez Sweat were honored as Southeastern Conference Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 5:51 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - After leading No. 16 Mississippi State to a 31-10 victory at Kansas State to earn the program’s first road victory over a Power 5 non-conference team since 1995, sophomore running back Kylin Hill and senior defensive end Montez Sweat were honored as Southeastern Conference Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Hill led all SEC running backs in Week 2 with a career-best 221 yards rushing on 17 carries to average 12.4 yards per touch en route to being named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. He is the first MSU running back to win the honor since Josh Robinson in 2014.

The Columbus, Mississippi, native was unstoppable, breaking eight tackles over his career rushing performance. He accounted for a career-best three touchdowns with two on the ground and one receiving in MSU’s road win against the Wildcats. Hill is just the second player in program history to record at least 200 yards rushing, two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a game. The feat was first done by Jerious Norwood in the 2005 Egg Bowl.

Hill is the ninth Bulldog in program history to record a 200-yard rushing game and is the first MSU running back to achieve the feat since Anthony Dixon (252) did so against Kentucky on Oct. 31, 2009. Hill’s 227 all-purpose yards were more than Kansas State’s entire team, which finished with 213 yards of total offense. He was the first opponent to rush for 200-yards against the Wildcat defense since Nov. 14, 2015. Hill enters the third week of the season leading the entire SEC with five total touchdowns.

Picking up where he left off last season, Sweat earned his fourth Defensive Lineman of the Week honor of his career, which ties former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Fletcher Cox for the program record.

Sweat continued his dominant play, registering three tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack against the Wildcats. The Stone Mountain, Georgia, native held Kansas State to just 213 yards of total offense, representing the Wildcats fewest since putting up 110 against Oklahoma on Oct. 17, 2015. Sweat has collected at least one tackle for loss in 10 out of his last 11 games, and he has produced at least 0.5 sacks in five straight games dating back to last season.

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