Shea Patterson, QB, Ole Miss, 57-35 W vs. Vanderbilt
22-35 351 YDS 4 TD, 7 CAR 8 YDS 1 TD
Ole Miss got their first conference victory of the season behind the arm of Shea Patterson. The Rebels’ offense relies heavily on Patterson’s ability to be efficient in the passing game. 351 yards and four touchdowns is about as efficient as it gets, and he added a rushing touchdown. Patterson’s performance spearheaded the rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Devin White, LB, LSU, 27-23 W vs. Auburn
15 TKL, 6 SOLO, 1 SKS, 2 TFL
Despite giving up 20 points early, LSU’s defense rebounded and held Auburn to zero points in the second half. Devin White was a force all afternoon in defending the Auburn rushing attack. It was obvious LSU made adjustments, and White executed them well. With 15 tackles and two of them being for a loss, White was the key to LSU’s defensive improvement.
Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State, 35-10 W vs. BYU
19-30 241 YDS 2 TD 2 INT, 15 CAR 103 YDS 6.9 AVG 2 TD
Nick Fitzgerald benefitted from Mississippi State’s week off as he threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. He showed how dynamic he can be in the Mississippi State offense. Fitzgerald was impressive in the Bulldogs 35-10 win over BYU.
Marquis Haynes, DE, Ole Miss, 57-35 W vs. Vanderbilt
8 TKL, 5 SOLO, 3 SKS, 3.5 TFL
Marquis Haynes helped a struggling Ole Miss defense make the plays necessary to win against Vanderbilt. The senior totaled eight tackles and three sacks of Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur. Haynes helped Ole Miss pick up their first SEC win of the year.
D.J. Chark, WR, LSU, 27-23 W vs. Auburn
5 REC 150 YDS, 2 PR 83 YDS 41.5 AVG 1 TD
DJ Chark had five receptions for 150 yards. He also added a crucial punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Auburn. His 150 receiving yards would have been enough for most, but his special teams effort ultimately gave the Bayou Bengals the spark needed to topple Auburn.
D.J. Wonnum, DL, South Carolina, 15-9 W at Tennessee
6 TKL, 6 SOLO, 2 SKS, 2 TFL
DJ Wonnum had six tackles and added two sacks. He helped the Gamecocks defeat Tennessee in a defensive battle that gave South Carolina its second straight win.